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March 27, 2015

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5:06 AM | No baby boom from cash-for-care benefits
The number of births per woman has declined since cash for childcare benefits were introduced in Norway.
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4:48 AM | Deal With It - Life Is Full Of Uncertainty
Experiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. read more
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3:41 AM | De los grupos sanguíneos al ADN detective
 Herramientas genéticas para determinar la identidad Si Sherlock Holmes y su entrañable colaborador Watson hicieran sus investigaciones en la actualidad, seguramente resolverían muchos crímenes utilizando análisis de ADN, o mejor aun, pertenecerían al grupo de investigaciones de CSI. No es raro para nadie encontrar parecidos entre individuos de una misma familia, esto debido a que cada célula del cuerpo humano (y de cualquier ser vivo) lleva […]
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1:05 AM | Pesty cane toads as cancer treatment? Not so fast…
Is a National pest really a cancer cure? Cane toads by the million lined up for export to China as anti-cancer remedy Researchers at the University of Queensland have discovered that cane toad venom is effective in fighting cancer, with the potency rivalling that of toads found in Asia that are used in Chinese traditional… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Dr. Burzynski’s very busy day Forbes contrasts Burzynski’s clinic with respected medical center Herbal remedies […]
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12:36 AM | Look at the ground
You don’t have to go to exotic places to find cool things. Take a look at your feet, wherever they are, and look carefully. You may see amazing things. Today I found these common grape hyacinths in our yard. But look closely and you’ll see amazing symmetry, smell a fragrance that’s exotic, and see more […]
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12:19 AM | Kidnapped? Hoax? Drugged? Who knows?
What the heck happened here? Denise Huskins’ abduction a hoax, police say – CNN.com. The reported abduction for ransom of Denise Huskins, a Vallejo, California, woman, was nothing but a hoax, police said. Vallejo police Lt. Kenny Park called the case a “wild goose chase” that wasted department resources. Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn,… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Trust in an internet myth turned tragic Science retracted – the doubtful […]
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12:11 AM | Full Metal Jersey | Chapter 3
OUR FINEST HOUR MAY, 2007 It was about one year into Pascal’s reign that we began to see visible improvement. Despite his many detractors, it was difficult to argue that his controversial training methods weren’t getting results. We were the fittest team in the county, regardless of how many cans of Dutch Gold were chugged [...] The post Full Metal Jersey | Chapter 3 appeared first on HeadStuff.

March 26, 2015

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11:07 PM | inappropriatelyadorable:Awesome women in STEM (science,...
inappropriatelyadorable:Awesome women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields!These are true badges of merit
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11:06 PM | thought-cafe:We’ve got your geological periods covered! Crash...
thought-cafe:We’ve got your geological periods covered! Crash Course Big History #5: The Evolutionary Epic. http://youtu.be/92oHNd8vFwo Makes you wonder if they’ll ever make that prequel movie, “Ordivician Park”
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10:59 PM | Australia Passes New Laws Mandating Data Retention For Phone And Internet Use
A new data retention law has been passed by Australia’s Federal Parliament, with both major parties voting in favor of the legislation during a recent vote of the Senate. According to ABC News… “The laws will force telecommunications providers to keep records of phone and internet use for two years and allow security agencies to access the records.”   A number of phone companies are already maintaining their own records, but they are doing […]
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10:59 PM | Binding Pollutants In Water Using Adsorber Particles
In January of 2015 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) lowered the threshold value for bisphenol A in packaging.  The scientific determination behind that is irrelevant at this point, the only times Europe backs off on bizarre science assertions are when it comes to things like making ugly fruit illegal to sell or claiming water does not cure thirst, so companies are stuck with creating dubious alternatives or just using less, but the public is often educated by advertising so they […]
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10:45 PM | nevver:Insects unlocked Hey folks! This awesome set of insect...
nevver:Insects unlocked Hey folks! This awesome set of insect photos is more than just an awesome set of insect photos.Entomologist and small-world-photographer Alex Wild is raising money to launch a high-quality, public domain insect image library called Insects Unlocked. You probably don’t think about this when you post awesome images like these, but someone worked really hard to make them, and often their livelihood depends on making money from those photos. Basically, images […]
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10:40 PM | How The Brain Remembers Pain - And How To Artifically Relieve It
Chronic pain is a common complaint affecting millions of people worldwide. Because it is often a non-specific symptom, proper treatment strategies are more like 'keep doing things until something works'. A new study has identified a cellular mechanism in the brain of mice that contributes to the development of chronic pain, which the authors believe can lead to a novel pharmacological treatment strategy for chronic pain.  read more
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9:20 PM | Get Hard – A Review
It seems pointless to give this movie any kind of review. Have you ever seen a Will Ferrell movie before? Then you probably know what to expect from this one. In fact, you probably know what to expect from this movie by simply looking at the poster. Kevin Hart is corn-rolling Will Ferrell’s hair? But [...] The post Get Hard – A Review appeared first on HeadStuff.
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9:06 PM | How did the chicken cross the sea?
It may sound like the makings of a joke, but answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea may soon provide more than just a punch line. Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Their results, published in the current issue of Molecular Ecology, may aid efforts to curtail the damage of invasive species in the future, and […]
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9:05 PM | Eight Easy Pieces (you can touch but don’t look)
Here’s a bar bet you can’t lose. Actually, it’s more of a kitchen bet, being a quiche cutting conundrum. You’ve just bought a lovely fresh haggis quiche at your local Minus 4 shop and are planning to eat it in one sitting, in your kitchen with a friend. You’ve agreed to share it in the... Read more »
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9:02 PM | Hubble explores the dark side of cosmic collisions
Astronomers using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results, published in the journal Science on 27 March 2015, show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, and narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be. Subject:  Astronomy/Cosmology
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8:55 PM | Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
New study identifies the promise and challenges facing large-scale deployment of solar photovoltaics. In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” Subject:  Technology
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8:47 PM | Look up at the sky on a given night and it will be a tad...
Look up at the sky on a given night and it will be a tad different than the night before, or the night after. The position of stars will change, as will the planets and the phase and path of the moon. But no matter where you are on Earth and what part of the universe you find yourself peering into, one thing remains constant. Space is black.At least space (and the night sky) appears black. True black, the way a physicist might define it, anyway, is the absence of light. Even the most […]
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8:40 PM | Scenes from the White House Science Fair
At the fifth annual White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015, some 30 students shared their hard work on their research projects and collected insights. It was striking how many of these young... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:00 PM | Antibiotic Use In Livestock Could Increase 67 Percent - What Impact On Effectiveness?
Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent from 2010 levels by 2030. What will that mean for the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans?Five countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will experience a growth of 99 percent in antibiotic consumption, compared with an expected 13 percent growth in their human populations over the same period. In the United States, antibiotic consumption in animals represents is the overwhelming majority of total […]
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7:09 PM | Milk and Parkinson's - what's the story?
Milk and Parkinson's - what's the story? 26 March 2015 We get to the bottom of claims in the papers today that drinking milk is the new way to stave off Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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7:03 PM | “Open Source, Open Science” Meeting Report – March 2015
On March 19th and 20th, the Center for Open Science hosted a small meeting in Charlottesville, VA, convened by COS and co-organized by Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) and Titus Brown (UC Davis). People working across the open science ecosystem attended, including publishers, infrastructure non-profits, public policy experts, community builders, and academics. Open Science has […]
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6:29 PM | Dark Matter - Now With More Darkness
Dark matter is an umbrella term for matter that no one has directly detected but must be out there or physics at the very large scale makes even less sense than it makes now. Since it does not reflect, absorb or emit light, it is invisible, so whatever it 'is' is only known to exist via its gravitational effects on matter as we know it.read more
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6:00 PM | Picture of the Week: Capsizing Iceberg
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6:00 PM | From Animal House to Prufrock House: Memories of Caltech in the '60s
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5:44 PM | 15 Breeds Of Dog In England Killed By Mystery Kidney Disease 
At least 30 dogs in England have been killed in less than 18 months by an unknown disease which causes skin lesions and kidney failure, reveals research published in Veterinary Record. The disease is believed to be Alabama rot (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy), a condition which has been seen in the USA in greyhounds for almost 30 years. While there have been occasional reports of the disease in individual dogs outside of the USA, this is the first report of a series of cases […]
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5:43 PM | Got Fresh Milk? Now You Do, Without Being On The Grid
Milk is a key element for household food security and provides a stable income to farmers including women, who are usually in charge of taking care of the milk-producing animals in the low-income countries. Currently pathogen growth in milk is managed with refrigeration or with chemicals. Although bacterial growth in milk is managed with refrigeration in the high-income countries, a high cost of infrastructure and a demand for a permanent electricity supply prevent milk refrigeration in the […]
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5:24 PM | We are still too far from thinking machines
A while back I felt like I have been put to sleep for a decade or so and I have missed out on innovations in AI (artificial intelligence) -- innovations that long-time AI enthusiasts like me have always been dreaming of. Subject:  Artificial Intelligence
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5:15 PM | Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published today in the journal Nature, represent the largest number of particles that have ever been mutually entangled experimentally. The researchers say the technique provides a realistic method to generate large ensembles of entangled atoms, which are key components for realizing more-precise atomic clocks. […]
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