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August 22, 2014

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1:47 PM | Citizen Scientists As Sentinels: Saving Lives Near The Throat Of Fire
A volunteer group of citizen scientists set up to safeguard communities around the 'Throat of Fire' Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes is saving lives, according to a new paper.read more
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1:45 PM | Brian Hooker proves Andrew Wakefield wrong about vaccines and autism
Here we go again. If there’s anything that ignites the fevered brains (such as they are) of antivaccine activists, it’s a good seeming conspiracy. Indeed, as we’ve seen before, if they can’t find a legitimate one, they’ll either exaggerate one or make one up out of whole cloth. This week, an “alleged” conspiracy has been…
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1:00 PM | Are The Suburbs Killing You?
I’m sure you’ve thought about the effect your genetics, diet, and level of exercise have on your health, but what about where you live? A recent study of 24 cities […]
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1:00 PM | Snowplow, Helicopter – Medieval? Parenting Advice For The Ages
Christine de Pisan instructs her son, Jean de Castel, c.1413. Source: Wikimedia CommonsBy Juanita Feros Ruys, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at University of Sydney read more
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12:45 PM | Science, Cure My Hangover!
In search of the scientific hangover cure Personally, my hangovers have been getting worse and worse and so I am really interested in finding the best scientific strategy to cure a hangover. We’ve all heard of numerous different hangover cures over the years. Some are preventative, drinking a glass of water between each alcoholic drink, […] The post Science, Cure My Hangover! appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:00 PM | Viruses Take Down Massive Algal Blooms - And A Whole Lot Of Carbon Dioxide
Algae is a bad thing in your poor, but in the ocean they are the ultimate source of all organic matter that marine animals depend upon. Using a combination of satellite imagery and laboratory experiments, researchers have evidence showing that algae is sucking up climate-warming carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sinking it to the bottom of the ocean.  And for that, we can thank one other thing people dislike: viruses. read more
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11:56 AM | Electric Picnic 2014 | 17 | Chic
Freak Out and Dance, Dance, Dance   Forget everything you think you know about disco. Sure, we all like to have a little embarrassing dance when ‘Stayin Alive’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ come on. But disco was first and foremost a counter-culture movement. In the 1960s, underground disco clubs in New York were […] The post Electric Picnic 2014 | 17 | Chic appeared first on HeadStuff.
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11:40 AM | Finance at the speed of light
How high-frequency trading is changing the market of the 21st century. Few activities embraced the computer age so actively as trading. Loud and hectic pits have been progressively replaced by silent computer server rooms. Transactions are no less dynamic for it, however. A London-based trader can buy stocks in Frankfurt within 2.21 milliseconds. Light needs […]
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11:30 AM | Is Severe Drought Causing The Western US To Geologically Lift?
Global warming has been implicated in many things, it is certainly being implicated in the latest drought in California, the worst since 2002, which was the worst since the early 1990s -and now it is being linked to a change in tectonic plates. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego say that the loss of water is causing the entire western U.S. to rise up like an uncoiled spring.read more
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11:00 AM | Your Landscaping Could Be Causing Tornados
(Inside Science TV) – When tornadoes hit, they are often quick, deadly and come without warning.In 2013, more than fifty people were killed during tornadoes.“We have tornadoes at daytime, we have tornadoes at night,” said Dev Niyogi, a climatologist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.Now, researchers at Purdue say there are certain areas that may be more likely than others to be hit by tornadoes.“The region just around the city becomes a hotspot for where a […]
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10:58 AM | A spectacular landscape of star formation
A new image shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first is of these, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located 20,000 light-years away, in the Carina–Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The second object, on the right, is a collection of glowing …
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10:55 AM | First direct evidence of ‘spin symmetry’ in atoms
Physicists have observed the first direct evidence of symmetry in the magnetic properties — or nuclear ‘spins’ — of atoms. The advance could spin off practical benefits such as the ability to simulate and better understand exotic materials such as superconductors. Confirming this exotic quantum physics theory, JILA physicists led by theorist Ana Maria Rey …
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10:51 AM | Your toothpaste’s fluorine formed in the stars
The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now-dead stars of the same type as our sun, according to new research by astronomers. Fluorine can be found in everyday products such as toothpaste and fluorine chewing gum. However, the origins of the chemical element have …
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10:49 AM | Neanderthals ‘overlapped’ with modern humans for up to 5,400 years
Neanderthals and modern humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years, according to a new article. For the first time, scientists have constructed a robust timeline showing when the last Neanderthals died out. Significantly, the research paper says there is strong evidence to suggest that Neanderthals disappeared at different times across …
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9:22 AM | Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Dung Doan
Today on Faces – Dung Doan, a Vietnamese young economist tackling diet diversity and gender inequality. In Faces we portray the young scientists of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and give them an open forum to talk about their research and everything else that is important to them. Everybody should feel encouraged to also share […]
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8:24 AM | Jurassic mammals were picky eaters, new study finds
New analyses of tiny fossil mammals from Glamorgan, South Wales are shedding light on the function and diets of our earliest ancestors, a team reports. Mammals and their immediate ancestors from the Jurassic period (201-145 million years ago) developed new characteristics – such as better hearing and teeth capable of precise chewing. By analysing jaw …
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8:09 AM | Daily Recap: 21 August, 2014
21 August 2014 at #LindauEcon14 was marked by great lectures and scientific discussions. Welcome once again to our Daily Recap series on the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Here you will find the highlights of each meeting day.   Video of the Day:         Picture of the Day: For more photos […]
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8:00 AM | In Warm Water
Right now the ocean is glorious. In the evenings, even if the day hasn’t been too hot, you can throw yourself into the saltwater and float between the waves for a while without your teeth chattering. This is not normal. Even in summer (at least for me), any extended taking of the waters requires a wetsuit, if not […]
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7:44 AM | Una aplicación desarrollada en Costa Rica para la prevención del dengue
Según el último informe sobre las Estadísticas Sanitarias Mundiales publicado por la OMS, se calcula que en el mundo hay 2500 millones de personas en riesgo de ser infectadas por el virus del dengue. Actualmente no hay vacuna ni fármacos antivíricos específicos contra esta enfermedad, lo que determina de vital importancia su control y prevención. Costa Rica ha desarrollado una aplicación gratuita que permite a la ciudadanía […]
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7:42 AM | First LOFAR observations of ‘Whirlpool Galaxy’
The team viewed the “Whirlpool Galaxy” Messier 51 (M51), about 30 million light years away, with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in the frequency range 115-175 MHz, just above the normal commercial FM radio frequency band of 88-108 MHz. These results are the first LOFAR observations of a nearby galaxy. LOFAR consists of …
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7:36 AM | Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
The ancestors of today’s crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years. Today, crocodiles are ‘cold-blooded’ animals that mainly live in …
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7:33 AM | 500-million-year reset for immune system
A single factor can reset the immune system of mice to a state likely similar to what it was 500 million years ago, when the first vertebrates emerged. The model, researchers report, could provide an explanation of how the immune system had developed in the course of evolution. The adaptive immune response is unique to …
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6:16 AM | Circle packings with small area
The second of my papers for this year's Graph Drawing symposium is now online: "Balanced Circle Packings for Planar Graphs", arXiv:1408.4902, with Jawaherul Alam, Mike Goodrich, Stephen Kobourov, and Sergey Pupyrev. It's about finding circle packings (interior-disjoint circles whose tangencies form a given graph) where the radii are all within a polynomial factor of each other. Or equivalently, if one normalizes the packing to make the smallest circles have unit radius, then the area of the […]
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4:30 AM | Nobel prize winner: Let’s find dark matter and dark energy
Dark matter and dark energy continue to be cosmological conundra for physicists worldwide. Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt offers his perspective in an
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4:17 AM | Kenneth Huang
St. George’s School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I joined Future Science Leaders because I want to learn more about the different fields of science. I feel FSL will provide me the necessary tools to nurture my passion to discover new ideas. Not only that, the program’s numerous opportunities and experiences will allow […]
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4:14 AM | Maya McGrath
Killarney Secondary Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? To explore future job opportunities, and expand my knowledge on technology, biology, and chemistry. What are your hobbies? -Reading  -Writing  -Studying   -Hanging out with friends  -Listening to music What is your favourite colour? Green What is your favourite celebrity? Johnny Depp What is your favourite sports […]
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4:12 AM | Wendy Tsai
Moscrop Secondary School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? “Science does not know its debt to imagination” – R.W. Emerson    I have joined Future Science Leaders to continue to foster my love and passion for science. I have loved science from a young age and hope that it will one day define me in […]
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4:10 AM | Olivia Harvery
David Thompson Secondary School Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? To meet people with similar interests as me, and to expand my knowledge in different fields of science. What are your hobbies? Reading, basketball, singing, piano, drawing, writing What is your favourite colour? Dark blue    
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4:08 AM | Hebah Hussaina
Fraser Heights Secondary School  Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? Science has always been a huge passion of mine ever since I was young. My favorite questions to ask were ‘Why?’ and ‘How?’ as a response to anything and everything I encountered.  I love learning, especially about topics which I am passionate about. I […]
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4:06 AM | Alice Huang
Moscrop Secondary School  Why have you joined Future Science Leaders? I want to enrich the science curriculum by accomplishing projects and doing more hands on activities that will allow me to connect in depth with different sciences. I also wish to expand my horizons and learn more about the different careers in the STEM fields […]
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