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December 21, 2014

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6:00 PM | Impress Your Friends With Your Super Powers (Of Applied Physics)
These parlor tricks were published by Hugo Gernsback back in the 1920s, but they've been around forever.Read more...
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5:53 PM | This Week In Chemistry: Methane on Mars, & a Nicotine Patch Alternative
Here’s the weekly summary of chemistry research and news, this week featuring stories on the discovery of methane ‘burps’ on Mars, a reaction to join alkenes that can be carried out in whiskey, and a potential improvement on nicotine patches for quitting smoking. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below […]
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1:56 PM | Shelf Life: Turtles and taxonomy | @GrrlScientist
For most people, individual plants or animals can be very beautiful, but for scientists, the real wonder lies in understanding the interrelationships between species and how they fit into the tapestry of life.It might surprise you to learn that every week, scientists are discovering new plant and animal species -- even species that are big enough to be seen with the naked eye. With each now discovery comes the same question: how is this new species related to all the others that we already know […]
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1:56 PM | Shelf Life: Turtles and taxonomy | @GrrlScientist
For most people, individual plants or animals can be very beautiful, but for scientists, the real wonder lies in understanding the interrelationships between species and how they fit into the tapestry of life.It might surprise you to learn that every week, scientists are discovering new plant and animal species -- even species that are big enough to be seen with the naked eye. With each now discovery comes the same question: how is this new species related to all the others that we already know […]
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1:11 AM | Cold Weather Myths: Healthcare Triage Is there a mother out...
Cold Weather Myths: Healthcare Triage Is there a mother out there who doesn’t warn their children that going out in the cold is going to make them sick? Have you heard that old chestnut about losing all of your body’s heat through your head? Do you think drinking alcohol will warm you up? All myths! We’ll discuss them on this week’s Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=60130 By: Healthcare […]
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12:26 AM | Special pleading by Phillipe Grandjean on fluoride
Scientists are as human as anyone else. They aren’t immune to jumping on bandwagons, getting bees in their bonnets, special pleading or selectively interpreting their data to support a pet hypothesis or an obsession. The scientific peer review process restrains … Continue reading →
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12:26 AM | Special pleading by Phillipe Grandjean on fluoride
Scientists are as human as anyone else. They aren’t immune to jumping on bandwagons, getting bees in their bonnets, special pleading or selectively interpreting their data to support a pet hypothesis or an obsession. The scientific peer review process restrains … Continue reading →
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12:22 AM | Why Does Rain Smell? Almost everyone loves the smell of rain,...
Why Does Rain Smell? Almost everyone loves the smell of rain, but where does the smell come from? Join Quick Questions as we stop and smell the chemistry! Hosted by: Michael Aranda By: SciShow. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow

December 20, 2014

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11:33 PM | StarTalk Spotlight: Astronaut Cady Coleman While covering the...
StarTalk Spotlight: Astronaut Cady Coleman While covering the Orion launch for StarTalk Radio, our Social Media Coordinator Stacey Severn interviewed NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and asked her questions provided by our fans on Facebook. Cady discusses the role astronauts have in planning missions to the ISS and the Orion test flight, the biggest hurdle to establishing a permanent human presence in space, long term effect of zero gravity on astronauts, going to Mars, and what can be learned by […]
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10:44 PM | Why do we have Pubic Hair? Contains adult themes. Greg Foot...
Why do we have Pubic Hair? Contains adult themes. Greg Foot looks at why humans have pubic hair - investigating the hormones that cause growth, and the benefits of shaving vs letting it grow. By: Head Squeeze.
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9:54 PM | Ants: Super Soldiers Take a microscopic look at an army of tiny...
Ants: Super Soldiers Take a microscopic look at an army of tiny but ruthless creatures: ants. Chemical warfare and aggressive military-style strategies help them accomplish their one mission in life: ensure the survival of the colony at all costs. By: Earth Touch.
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9:45 PM | scienceandfood: 5 Things About Taste At our 2014 public lecture...
scienceandfood: 5 Things About Taste At our 2014 public lecture How We Taste, Chef Wylie Dufresne, Dr. Dana Small, and Peter Meehan explored the tantalizingly complex concept of flavor. The evening was full of scientific discovery, childhood memories, and culinary innovation. In honor of this enlightening event, here are 5 things you might not know about our sense of taste…
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9:17 PM | New Video: The Science of Rudolph’s Glowing Nose!
Categories: ScienceDr. Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist with an obsession for bioluminescence! Here, she responds to some bad science in the otherwise good video by fellow New Zealand scientists on the ...(Read more...)
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9:06 PM | Questions of Doom: Vikings Discovered America? Today, I...
Questions of Doom: Vikings Discovered America? Today, I consider the question of whether Vikings reached the Americas? Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. By: Archaeosoup.
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7:27 PM | Why Do We Eat Spoiled Food? MinuteEarth provides an energetic...
Why Do We Eat Spoiled Food? MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes! By: Minute Earth. Support on Patreon: www.patreon.com/minuteearth
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7:00 PM | How We Found The World's Deepest Fish – And Why We Must Keep Exploring
Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — recently acquired footage of a strange, never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet. Here, one of the team members describes how they found it, and why it's vital to continue plumbing the ocean's depths.Read more...
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6:46 PM | Antidepressants and the effects on your unborn child
Think you know what causes depression? Well unfortunately scientists don’t have the exact answer, surprised? That’s not the only problem, there is an ever growing concern that we live in […]

Altieri SC, Yang H, O'Brien HJ, Redwine HM, Senturk D, Hensler JG & Andrews AM (2014). Perinatal vs. Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety., Neuropsychopharmacology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523893

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6:38 PM | 9 Tips To Save Your Life Sitting can be lethal - here’s...
9 Tips To Save Your Life Sitting can be lethal - here’s how to counteract it! By: AsapTHOUGHT.
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6:00 PM | Colorado Man Becomes First to Control Two Robotic Arms With Just His Mind (Video)
According to Johns Hopkins University… “A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs.” The man, Leslie Baugh, lost his arms in a freak electrical accident 40 years ago. Baugh is now part of Johns Hopkins’ new “Revolutionizing Prosthetics” program, […]
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5:49 PM | Present Life On Mars Not Ruled Out – Curiosity Rover The...
Present Life On Mars Not Ruled Out – Curiosity Rover The discovery of methane by NASA Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite (SAM) confirms that all the “basic ingredients for life were there, including complex organic compounds” according to Mars Science Laboratory scientist Danny Glavin. Full Story: http://goo.gl/4lviYz By: Video From Space.
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4:14 PM | Great News for Wikipedia Lovers
We were always warned at university about the reliability of Wikipedia and that we shouldn't use it for guidance when working on projects and/or coursework and we're recommended to use Google Scholar and Science Direct for scientific research. Because Wikipedia is an open online encyclopedia in which everyone and anyone can edit and add to the pages, its reliability isn't 100%.However the good news is, is that the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have given access to the […]
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3:16 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 19/12/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:16 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 19/12/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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2:53 PM | Advent Calendar of Science Stories 20: Dot Physics 1976
We’re going to depart from the chronological ordering again, because it’s the weekend and I have to do a bunch of stuff with the kids. Which means I’m in search of a story I can outsource… In this case, I’m outsourcing to myself– this is a genuine out-take from Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist, specifically…
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2:00 PM | Howling Heat Wolves, Sex Weevils, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week
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11:40 AM | When a challenge appraisal goes viral: The psychology behind the “contagion effect” of the #IceBucketChallenge
During the summer of 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge spread rapidly around the world as people raised money for charity by dousing themselves in ice cold water - but what causes such memes to go viral? Descrier - news and culture magazine
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11:02 AM | The best medicine books of 2014 | @GrrlScientist
Today’s “best of” list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine.Today’s list of “best of” are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. This genre always produces a large and (mostly) excellent collection of books, so it was difficult to limit my choices to just “a dozen or so” titles that I think you will enjoy. […]
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11:02 AM | The best medicine books of 2014 | @GrrlScientist
Today’s “best of” list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine.Today’s list of “best of” are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. This genre always produces a large and (mostly) excellent collection of books, so it was difficult to limit my choices to just “a dozen or so” titles that I think you will enjoy. […]
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1:11 AM | Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea Voting is centuries old,...
Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea Voting is centuries old, why can’t we move with the times and use our phones, tablets and computers? Tom Scott lays out why e-voting is such a bad idea. By: Computerphile.
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12:52 AM | Math Teachers at Play (MTaP) Blog Carnival #81
Welcome to the 81st edition of Math Teachers at Play (MTaP) Blog Carnival. I am extremely exited to host this post in my favorite month of the year, December. In case you don’t know much about this carnival I encourage … Continue reading →
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