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November 01, 2014

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12:30 AM | A Drug that Turns Radioactive Elements into Harmless Chemicals
After the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, scientists around the world went into high gear, trying to figure out how we could respond next time. And for chemists at Berkeley Lab, that means trying to develop a pill that people could take to neutralize radioactive elements in the environment.Read more...
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12:11 AM | What Would A Black Hole Look Like? If you could see a black...
What Would A Black Hole Look Like? If you could see a black hole with your own eyeballs, what would you see? By: Fraser Cain.

October 31, 2014

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11:18 PM | The Darker Side of Black Licorice
Want to test your own knowledge of which candies have tested positive for lead? Check out the “Trick or Treat” app from the team at Youth Radio Interactive.  This Halloween, kids everywhere will be out trick or treating for candy. And while some might worry about the loot rotting our teeth, there’s another more potent risk. Traces…
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11:15 PM | A Fascinating Documentary on Crows, One of the World's Smartest Animals
There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than by snuggling up with this mesmerizing PBS documentary, A Murder of Crows, first aired in 2010 and now available free online. We actually get to see some of the experiments that offered solid evidence that crows are breathtakingly smart tool users.Read more...
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10:06 PM | Rapa Expedition: The Difficulties of Leaving Paradise
After living here in far southern French Polynesia for the past few weeks, leaving is difficult. We've come to love the waters and the life they hold, but will especially miss the wonderful people that call this place home.
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9:44 PM | Doctors, Money, and Conflicts of Interest I’m a doctor. My...
Doctors, Money, and Conflicts of Interest I’m a doctor. My father is a doctor. My colleagues are doctors, the people I train are doctors, lots and lots of my friends are doctors. But that doesn’t meant that doctors sometimes aren’t blind to certain issues like their own financial conflicts of interest. Sometimes we have to poke doctors with a stick. That’s how we show our love. Conflicts of interest are the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage. This episode is […]
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9:04 PM | pbsdigitalstudios: You’re not ready for Halloween until you...
pbsdigitalstudios: You’re not ready for Halloween until you learn about your irrational fears. LIKE SPIDERS. Good news is after making this video I’ve upgraded my policy from “ArachNOPE” to “ArachMAYBE” Watch “Why I’m Scared of Spiders” here:
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8:54 PM | skunkbear: I asked for some pictures of science-themed...
Allen Boudreaux, Neil Degrasse Tyson. Risa Mueller, Pumpkin Pi Heather Randolskunkbear: I asked for some pictures of science-themed jack-o’-lanterns and I’ve already received some amazing ones! Submit MORE #sciencepumpkin pics to nprskunkbear@gmail.com. And check out our Pumpkin Facts video. (Did you know pumpkin beer dates back to the 17th century?) The pumpkin-carvers are: Allen Boudreaux with a stunning portrait of Neil Degrasse Tyson. Ilana Gilg with Emiliania huxleyi: […]
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8:30 PM | The latest measurements of the hole in the Ozone layer over the Antarctic put it at approximately th
The latest measurements of the hole in the Ozone layer over the Antarctic put it at approximately the size of North America. Though that's certainly still a considerably-sized hole at 9 million square miles, NASA reports that the overall measurement has been holding roughly steady since 2010.Read more...
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8:05 PM | Going Up in a Geyser & Humans and Neanderthals Back in 1916...
Going Up in a Geyser & Humans and Neanderthals Back in 1916 an amazing accident took place while constructing the NY subway system. And we learn that humans and Neanderthals got it on. A lot. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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8:05 PM | New Genetic Editing Technique Offers Novel Treatment of Defects
The promises of genetic modifications are endless, longer life, better health, cures for genetic based diseases that would otherwise cause an unimaginable amount of suffering all wiped out. We’ve come a […]

Zuris JA, Thompson DB, Shu Y, Guilinger JP, Bessen JL, Hu JH, Maeder ML, Joung JK, Chen ZY & Liu DR & (2014). Cationic lipid-mediated delivery of proteins enables efficient protein-based genome editing in vitro and in vivo., Nature biotechnology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25357182

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8:05 PM | New Genetic Editing Technique Offers Novel Treatment of Defects
The promises of genetic modifications are endless, longer life, better health, cures for genetic based diseases that would otherwise cause an unimaginable amount of suffering all wiped out. We’ve come a […]

Zuris JA, Thompson DB, Shu Y, Guilinger JP, Bessen JL, Hu JH, Maeder ML, Joung JK, Chen ZY & Liu DR & (2014). Cationic lipid-mediated delivery of proteins enables efficient protein-based genome editing in vitro and in vivo., Nature biotechnology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25357182

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7:23 PM | Meet Afghanistan's Elusive, Endangered "Vampire" Deer
This is a male musk deer, knowing for growing fangs during the breeding season. A recent survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society confirmed that Kashmir musk deer, one of seven related Asian species, still live in Afghanistan's Nuristan Province, some 60 years after its last recorded sighting.Read more...
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7:16 PM | 5 Extremely Invasive Species | What the Stuff?! Invasive...
5 Extremely Invasive Species | What the Stuff?! Invasive species are found around the globe, and some of them seem almost unstoppable. But which are the worst? How Invasive Species Work: http://www.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/invasive-species.htm By: How Stuff Works.
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7:00 PM | Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Been Lost – One Pilot Confirmed Dead
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experienced an "in-flight anomaly" shortly after takeoff this morning. The suborbital space plane was conducting its first rocket- powered test-flight since January . California Highway Patrol now reports one fatality and one major injury following the accident.Read more...
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6:44 PM | Ross Island 2014: Journey’s End
Ken Sims' expedition to Ross Island in Antarctica is wrapping up. Having narrowly obtained the samples he needed, Ken reflects on the dangers endured in this remote ice-desert for the sake of science and exploration.
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6:30 PM | The One Basic Fact About History That Time Travelers Always Forget
One of the staples of time travel stories is the idea that our heroes will visit earlier geological periods in Earth's history. Of course — because they'll want to see dinosaurs with ostrich feathers and giant millipedes. But they generally forget something very important about Earth's past.Read more...
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6:27 PM | What if We Lived on the Moon? What do space pirates say?...
What if We Lived on the Moon? What do space pirates say? “LunARR” By: Vsauce3. T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
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5:40 PM | Watching any scary movies tonight? Here’s the science of...
Watching any scary movies tonight? Here’s the science of why things sound scary. Also features my very best Rod Serling impression. They call it an “impression” because you’re going to be impressed.
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5:38 PM | Could Jupiter Have Become A Star? This video discusses what...
Could Jupiter Have Become A Star? This video discusses what would’ve needed to be necessary in order for Jupiter to have become a star. Adding some humor, and animations in order to emphasize the Science! By: Think Fact.
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5:37 PM | Could We Use Ground-Based Lasers To Propel Rockets Into Space?
A pair of Russian scientists are proposing a radical new propulsion technique that would accelerate a rocket while in flight, by using a ground-based laser. Should it work, it could push aircraft to go beyond Mach 10. Read more...
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5:35 PM | Cancer series part III: Resistance
Cancer is clever. People speak about this extraordinarily diverse and complex group of diseases as if they were one disease and ask us impatiently when we are going to “cure” it. The reality is that many researchers, myself included, don’t believe we ever will “cure” cancer. For a start, trying to develop a single “cure […] The post Cancer series part III: Resistance appeared first on HeadStuff.
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5:35 PM | Cancer series part III: Resistance
Cancer is clever. People speak about this extraordinarily diverse and complex group of diseases as if they were one disease and ask us impatiently when we are going to “cure” it. The reality is that many researchers, myself included, don’t believe we ever will “cure” cancer. For a start, trying to develop a single “cure […] The post Cancer series part III: Resistance appeared first on HeadStuff.
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5:21 PM | UC researchers have found that using a silvery plastic sheet as...
UC researchers have found that using a silvery plastic sheet as a replacement for mulch in pumpkin patches can keep bugs away. The light reflected off the plastic repels insects, keeping them from infecting the plants. So you end up with a much better pumpkin for Halloween! Read more about what other crops UC has helped improve
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4:49 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Do I Grow a Beard? by...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Do I Grow a Beard? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How do I grow a beard?”? Let SciShow explain. Don’t forget to ask YOUR most pressing questions with the hashtag #WMAQ - we’ll answer a bunch of them in a new video November 6. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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4:30 PM | The U.S. Is Spending $4.5-Million To Save The Rarest Fish On Earth
The (4.5-) million dollar question is: Should it be?Read more...
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4:20 PM | Divers Remove 57 Tons Of Junk From Hawaii's Northwestern Islands
A team of 17 divers from the NOAA has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. You're not going to believe the amount of crap they had to pull out. Read more...
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3:59 PM | Statistics Prove The Scariest Movie Ever Made In History Is The Shining
What is the scariest movie ever made in history? You might have a personal favorite, but science has not only determined which horror film is king, but also the most spine chilling scene. Disappointingly the most terrifying scene isn’t a part of the…The post Statistics Prove The Scariest Movie Ever Made In History Is The Shining appeared first on Just Science.
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3:57 PM | 5 Ideas to Keep the Kids Entertained in Bad Weather
It’s happened to the best of us. You have planned a fun-packed day out in the great outdoors with the family and then the weather plays spoilsport. You become distressed and frantically try and think of something that will keep the children occupied…The post 5 Ideas to Keep the Kids Entertained in Bad Weather appeared first on Just Science.
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3:30 PM | What Causes The Hessdalen Lights?
Is Halloween complete without some mysterious lights in the sky? Learn the theory behind the Hessdalen Lights, and why the reality might be scarier than visiting UFOs.Read more...
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