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April 24, 2014

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1:27 PM | This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Kristy Boyer
Editor’s note: This is an entry in an ongoing series of posts that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The series is inspired by the This Is What A Scientist Looks Like site. This submission comes from Kristy Boyer, an assistant professor of computer science at NC
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1:17 PM | Flame Challenge Finalists 2014: What Is Color?
The finalists for the 2014 “Flame Challenge” have been selected, three written entries and three visual entries. None of these is my entry, alas, but it was worth a shot. I watched the videos last night, and it was sort of interesting to compare what ended up working well with the test audience of 11-year-olds…
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1:05 PM | It’s illegal for anglers to land hammerheads in Florida. It’s time that media coverage pointed that out.
On January 1st, 2012, new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations came into effect, making it illegal for fishermen to land great, smooth, or scalloped hammerhead sharks in Florida waters. The legal term “land” is clearly defined in the Florida Code: “Land,” when used in connection with the harvest of marine organisms, means the physical […]
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1:00 PM | Used Tips – ‘Stats were good’
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12:00 PM | Intel’s John Davies on Global Access to Technology John...
Intel’s John Davies on Global Access to Technology John Davies is Vice President of Intel Corporation and General Manager of the Intel World Ahead program. Here he discusses the importance of affordability and reach in Intel’s efforts to bring suitable technology to everyone in the world. via Big Think.
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11:43 AM | "We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an..."
“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.” - Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking […]
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11:42 AM | Episode 196 – From the Deep
00:00:00 - This week we tackle one of the (literally) biggest debates of the solar system: which planet has the largest mountain? For awhile, Mars seemed the clear winner, but new research suggests Earth might still have a horse in this race. Tune in to find out what Charlie and Abe think of this new discovery, […]
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11:39 AM | scienceisbeauty: Strange attractors, take a look in full...
scienceisbeauty: Strange attractors, take a look in full resolution at this page (by Brian Wissman, The University of Hawai‘i System). According to Wikipedia, “an attractor is a set of physical properties toward which a system tends to evolve” … so what I’m taking from this is that if the world is a system, then it naturally evolves to look awesome.
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11:30 AM | Junior citizen scientists investigate the plight of the bumblebee
The Big Bumblebee Discovery project aims to engage more than 100,000 children in mass participation experimentsAs a small child I enjoyed exploring the miniature world in my back garden. Ladybirds were my particular fascination. The summer of 1976 will be remembered by many for the heat wave that swept across the UK, but for me it was the ladybird population explosion.I was fortunate that my interests in science, and particularly the natural world, were nurtured. My family encouraged my […]
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11:30 AM | Junior citizen scientists investigate the plight of the bumblebee
The Big Bumblebee Discovery project aims to engage more than 100,000 children in mass participation experimentsAs a small child I enjoyed exploring the miniature world in my back garden. Ladybirds were my particular fascination. The summer of 1976 will be remembered by many for the heat wave that swept across the UK, but for me it was the ladybird population explosion.I was fortunate that my interests in science, and particularly the natural world, were nurtured. My family encouraged my […]
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11:00 AM | Used Tips – ‘too far’
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10:56 AM | The future of life detection on Mars: We come in peace, but carry lasers!
        This is a guest post by Samantha Rolfe, a PhD student at the The Open University’s Department of Physical Sciences, where she is researching potential biomarkers on Mars using Raman spectroscopy. You can find her on Twitter, or talking science on … Continue reading →
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10:43 AM | Scientists discover a new ‘hemihelix’ shape using rubber bands
Scientists have discovered a new shape called a hemihelix, which is rarely produced in nature. Descrier - news and culture magazine
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8:00 AM | Letter U: Uranus #IAN1 #atozchallenge
Prior to the invention of the telescope, five planets were known: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Earth, of course, is a planet also, but this was not recognized until the acceptance of the Copernican model of the Solar System. A seventh planet, however, is visible without a telescope: Uranus. Uranus was not recognized as […]
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12:00 AM | Virtual Star Party - April 6, 2014: Saturn...
Virtual Star Party - April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising Tonight’s Views: Moon M42 Orion Nebula M101 Sunspots Jupiter Large and Small Magellanic Clouds with Venus and zodiacal light from Cory M4, Antares and Ophiuchus from Cory Tarantula Nebula from Cory Lunar surface detail Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula M51 Rosette Nebula M81 Mars M104 Sombrero Galaxy Surface of the Sun Saturn (blurry) Triffid Nebula and Lagoon Nebula California Nebula (top and bottom) M42 Orion Nebula Scorpio M108 Hosts: […]

April 23, 2014

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11:00 PM | How Can People Do This to Each Other Dr Joseph Chuman discusses...
How Can People Do This to Each Other Dr Joseph Chuman discusses the Rewanda genocide and other mass atrocities. Duration: 44:22 via NYS Ethical Culture.
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10:41 PM | Why Are American Eggs Illegal In Britain and British Eggs Illegal In America?
It all comes down to the debate over whether or not it’s a good idea to wash eggs before putting them on the shelves. In the United States, USDA standards require that all eggs must be washed before being sold to consumers. The standards specify that American eggs must be washed with an odorless detergent and water that […]
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10:30 PM | ¿Qué es la Ciencia? - Apreciaciones Equivocadas Explica que es...
¿Qué es la Ciencia? - Apreciaciones Equivocadas Explica que es la ciencia y trata sobre las formas equivocadas en que muchos ven a la ciencia hoy en dia, basados usualmente en prejuicios religiosos y suposiciones sin bases, ni evidencias. Video originalmente publicado por Qualiasoup. Adaptado, traducido y re-grabado por JOLULIPA.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lQKYhWpwvg por Jolulipa.
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10:22 PM | Marine Mammals Along California Coast Rescued in Record Numbers
As a leader in rescue and rehabilitation work, Shedd Aquarium has established partnerships with rescue organizations all over the country to respond to animals in need. This week, we are sharing a guest blog post from our partner – The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sick, injured and orphaned…
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10:22 PM | Marine Mammals Along California Coast Rescued in Record Numbers
As a leader in rescue and rehabilitation work, Shedd Aquarium has established partnerships with rescue organizations all over the country to respond to animals in need. This week, we are sharing a guest blog post from our partner – The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sick, injured and orphaned…
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10:22 PM | Marine Mammals Along California Coast Rescued in Record Numbers
As a leader in rescue and rehabilitation work, Shedd Aquarium has established partnerships with rescue organizations all over the country to respond to animals in need. This week, we are sharing a guest blog post from our partner – The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sick, injured and orphaned…
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10:22 PM | Marine Mammals Along California Coast Rescued in Record Numbers
As a leader in rescue and rehabilitation work, Shedd Aquarium has established partnerships with rescue organizations all over the country to respond to animals in need. This week, we are sharing a guest blog post from our partner – The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sick, injured and orphaned…
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10:01 PM | Neil deGrasse Tyson - Flora & Fauna Neil deGrasse Tyson is...
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Flora & Fauna Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, science communicator and agnostic. via SkeptiSketch.
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9:31 PM | Anti-fluoridation advertising deceptive
 Looks like the scientific fight-back against the misinformation coming from anti-fluoridation groups is having some success. This press release from the on-line Making Sense of Fluoride group. The complaints and decisions can be found at: FANNZ Newspaper Advertisement FANNZ Quiz #3 … Continue reading →
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9:31 PM | Anti-fluoridation advertising deceptive
 Looks like the scientific fight-back against the misinformation coming from anti-fluoridation groups is having some success. This press release from the on-line Making Sense of Fluoride group. The complaints and decisions can be found at: FANNZ Newspaper Advertisement FANNZ Quiz #3 … Continue reading →
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9:30 PM | Space Fan News - 133 - Yuri’s Night with Ron Garan &...
Space Fan News - 133 - Yuri’s Night with Ron Garan & Space Shuttle Endeavour! Astronauts and a space party? Sounds like the place for Space Fans! Yuri’s Night is a celebration of the man that gave humanity that first step off of this planet and into space. Yuri Gagarin made the first orbit around our Earth on 12 April 1961 and on this day, Space Fans from across the world get together to celebrate this amazing accomplishment! Scott went out to the California Science Center in […]
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9:11 PM | How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! Robots seem to be...
How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants will change the world! via DNews Channel.
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9:00 PM | Used Tips – ‘Planet of the Apes’
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8:30 PM | Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain...
Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain gives you every day: the gift of neural plasticity — the ways in which your brain actually changes at the cellular level as you learn. via SciShow. Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
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8:00 PM | Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and...
Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes! Alex’s Issue Brief:http://www.foodpolicy.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@fprc/documents/content/cvm_content_477272.pdf via Minute Earth. Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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