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July 18, 2014

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6:00 PM | Fashion Circuit
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5:19 PM | Why Rosie O’Donnell was Wrong to Kill a Hammerhead: The Top 5 Coolest Things About These Strange-Looking Sharks
In 2012, Rosie O’Donnell killed an endangered hammerhead shark for sport, and then mocked the conservationists outraged by her actions. Now, the controversy has resurfaced, with O’Donnell chosen to replace previous co-host Jenny McCarthy on the popular television talk show The View. O’Donnell is an influential public figure, yet still openly refuses to apologize for killing an endangered species. Is this the kind of person we want spreading her opinions on TV? Last Friday, […]
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2:00 PM | Snaphot: The Uncertainty of Hurricane Arthur
My Fourth of July was supposed to be picture perfect this year. We would be spending the week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina at the beach with my […] The post Snaphot: The Uncertainty of Hurricane Arthur appeared first on The Science Writers' Handbook.
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1:04 PM | Dash-pebbled
  The note flapped from the letterbox, not even pushed in far enough to fall through and land with a flutter on the spiny welcome mat that collected stray mud from the soles of our boots.   Written in thick black marker pen on thin yellow paper, it asked: “Is your howse for sale? I […]The post Dash-pebbled appeared first on HeadStuff.
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1:00 PM | No, JAMA does not now recommend chiropractic care first for low back pain
Of all the alternative medical systems out there, chiropractic is one of the oddest. Unlike many of the others, it has a modicum of plausibility, at least for back problems due to musculoskeletal strains. After all, the science-based specialty of physical therapy uses spinal manipulation to treat back problems. Of course, the big difference between…
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12:25 PM | New Music Friday | 5
Featuring new music from: The New Union | The Afghan Whigs | Fatherson | Summer Heart | The Away Days |             Artist: The New Union Song: Believe in Nothing   Artist: The Afghan Whigs Song: Matamoros   Artist: Fatherson Song: Mine for Me   Artist: Summer Heart Song: U […]The post New Music Friday | 5 appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:11 AM | A loo with a view
[This article appeared in the June edition of the Dorset-based  Marshwood Vale Magazine]   The hamlet of Monkton Wyld lies in a deep wooded valley in the far west of Dorset a few miles inland from Lyme Regis. The hamlet is dominated by the Victorian church and neo-gothic rectory, Monkton Wyld Court. For many years, … Continue reading →
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8:23 AM | De overheid mag zich wel eens wat méér met onze gezinnen bemoeien
Scandinavische landen staan bekend als de beste landen om te wonen met kleine kinderen. De voordelen vallen zelfs al op bij een korte reis, zo kwam ik begin deze maand achter toen ik voor werk in Finland was, mijn tweede werkweek na mijn bevallingsverlof. Voorzieningen zijn een stuk beter, en de overheidsbemoeienis heeft ook een positief effect op de gezondheid van de volgende generatie. Mijn... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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8:00 AM | Mouse Medicine to Combat Lyme
Lyme disease is a growing scourge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention receives about 30,000 reports of the disease each year, but agency says the number of actual diagnoses could be ten times higher. Once upon a time, we had a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the disease. But this vaccine, called Lymerix, was withdrawn in 2002, just four short […]
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6:32 AM | Observadora del mar argentino
Valeria Mango pertenece al grupo de más de cincuenta observadores a bordo de buques comerciales del Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP) Argentino. Su tarea es hacer un seguimiento in situ sobre la actividad pesquera, recabando información fundamental para una explotación responsable del recurso. Entre mates virtuales y Skype, nos dedicó esta entrevista. Preservar los recursos naturales El INIDEP asesora a la […]
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6:30 AM | Video of laser flash on Martian rock (NASA)
The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock (starting at :17) result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock. ChemCam’s laser zapping of this particular rock was the first time the team used Curiosity’s arm-mounted Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera to try and capture images of […]
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4:17 AM | Scientific American Editor Testifies at U.S. Senate
At a hearing on the future of federal research investment, a science magazine editor and three noted scientists asked the U.S. Senate to support basic research -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:08 AM | Is independent science journalism doomed?
A debate during the Science in the City festival addressed a question that concerns science journalists around the world: does independent science media have a
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2:16 AM | Elected officials must ignore activists and listen to own voters
A recent US blog article made some very pertinent points about the role of elected officials, such a local body councillors, on important social health issues like fluoridation.  These officials have a responsibilty to avoid pressure from misinfomred activists and … Continue reading →
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12:18 AM | Ultrasmall bacteria from Antarctic Lake raise questions about the limits of life
Imagine you were forced to live in perpetually subzero temperatures, with no oxygen, no light, and way more salt than your system could handle. How would you manage? One way might be to get extremely small. At least, that seems to be what’s happening in a frozen Antarctic lake that’s cut off from the rest…
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12:15 AM | Tour the World’s Street Art with Google Street Art
By far the most enjoyable part of our recent family trip to London was the afternoon my young son and I spent in Shoreditch, groping our way to No Brow, a comics shop I had noticed on an early morning […]test The post Tour the World’s Street Art with Google Street Art appeared first on Australian Science.

July 17, 2014

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11:29 PM | What makes a cancer a cancer? The hallmarks of cancer.
Cancer – the ‘C word’ in far too many of our lives. Wherever you are, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to avoid the news reports and personal stories about people […]
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10:30 PM | Call for Applications: 2nd edition of the South East European Science Journalism Workshop (Deadline: 18 August 2014)
From UNESCO and Balkan School of Science Journalism: "The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), is pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of the specialized South East European (SEE) regional workshop on science journalism will be conducted from 19 to 22 September 2014 in Podgorica, Montenegro, during the Open Science Festival. The relationship between science and society can be challenging. Linking science to society, improving public understanding of […]
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9:10 PM | Research May Reveal Why Some Ear Infections Refuse To Go Away
Common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Originally published:  Jul 18 2014 - 10:00am By:  Patricia Waldron, Contributor Science category:  Biology Human Body Science in Policy and Society News section:  Inside Science News Service […]
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7:23 PM | Laser Rain Makers
What if scientists could make it rain? Originally published:  Jul 17 2014 - 3:15pm By:  Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer Science category:  Earth/Weather Engineering News section:  Inside Science TV Tags:  Lasers […]
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6:06 PM | Publiscize Your Research
Author's Note: I recently came across an article talking about a new website called Publiscize, a platform that helps scientists break down and promote their published research for a lay audience. The platform, a service for science communication straight from researchers themselves, was founded by Robert Seigel, a postdoctoral research fellow in atmospheric sciences at the University of Miami. I contacted Robert to ask him a few questions about this new platform […]
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6:06 PM | Publiscize Your Research
Author's Note: I recently came across an article talking about a new website called Publiscize, a platform that helps scientists break down and promote their published research for a lay audience. The platform, a service for science communication straight from researchers themselves, was founded by Robert Seigel, a postdoctoral research fellow in atmospheric sciences at the University of Miami. I contacted Robert to ask him a few questions about this new platform […]
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6:00 PM | Sea, Temperature, CO2 Levels All Rise in 2013
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5:33 PM | Podcast: How To Fine Tune An Athlete
Jul 17 2014 - 1:15pm By: Chris Gorski, Senior Editor, Inside Science Image courtesy of bogdanhoda via shutterstock Below is a transcript of the podcast: (Inside Science) -- Years ago many sports did not encourage strength training. In baseball, for example, some coaches thought lifting weights reduced flexibility, and therefore would reduce […]
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4:05 PM | This new tune from A Capella Science is the bomb. It’s a...
This new tune from A Capella Science is the bomb. It’s a hip-hop retelling of the difficult day when mankind harnessed nuclear fission and scientific progress came face to face with war… all set to an Eminem song.  Previously: A Capella Science has wowed us with amazing science covers before. Check out Bohemian Gravity and Rolling in the Higgs.
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3:42 PM | Ziploc: There’s No Better Way to Protect Your Select Agent Investment
A lot of interesting testimony came out of yesterday’s House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, which was titled “Review of CDC Anthrax Lab Incident,” but broadly covered the numerous slapstick-’cept-it-ain’t-funny errors around dangerous pathogens research at the … Continue reading →
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3:15 PM | Panel Discussion: Science for the Benefit of Mankind
Now available at the Lindau Mediatheque: the complete Video of this year’s Closing Panel Discussion “Science for the Benefit of Mankind”. On Friday, 4 July, on the last day of the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, a highly anticipated panel discussion took place. Upon invitation of Countess Bettina several high caliber panelists came together to […]
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1:15 PM | A Spoonful of Sugar…
For at least 20 years, epidemiologists have been wondering about what exactly the point is of.... well, what we do. Should we just do the “science bit” and present our results in worthy journals that nobody (except other epidemiologists) reads? Or push the powers that be into using our research to make society a better place? Have we made health policy shortcomings into individual medical issues when they needn't be? A new BMJ paper published this week on “pre-diabetes” […]
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12:00 PM | Andrew Wakefield is still at it blaming vaccines for autism
Ever since I first became aware of the antivaccine movement more than ten years ago, I’ve had little choice but to periodically pay attention to one of the godfathers of the antivaccine movement, Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield is the quack whose dubious case series that The Lancet foolishly published in 1998 launched a million antivaccine quacks.…
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8:00 AM | Dog Days
These are the dog days. Hot as a dog, lazy as a dog, wanting to curl up and take naps like a dog. Please, let us lie, sleeping like them, on these summer afternoons. But the phrase didn’t originate from the habits of our earthly canine companions. Instead, it came from Sirius, the dog star. […]
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