Posts

August 01, 2014

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6:30 PM | Don’t buy stock in impossible space drives just yet
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about microwave resonant thrusters.
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4:50 PM | Climate’s effect on Pacific sea levels comes via another ocean
Indian Ocean warming pushes sea levels above background noise.
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3:30 PM | Hydropower no longer majority of renewable energy in the US
Residential and distributed solar power have grown greatly.
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1:00 PM | Understanding chronic pain’s link to depression
Connection between neuronal activity and behavior could help create new drugs.

July 31, 2014

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10:45 PM | NASA announces the instruments for the next Mars rover
Sample return, organic chemical search, and future human habitation feature.
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9:15 PM | Calling Ebola outbreak “unprecedented,” WHO plans $100-million fight
The best we can do is try to stop its spread.
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6:39 PM | Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for millions of years
They also added the most new anatomical features.

July 30, 2014

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6:08 PM | She’s Going Soft! – A commentary on “hard” and “soft” sciences
This week I gave notice that I would be terminating my employment at Promega. This was a very difficult decision as I have really enjoyed the past six years here.  While I am leaving Biotech, I will not be leaving science all together.  Over the past few years, I have used my research, analytical, and […]
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5:54 PM | Sea level rise causing huge increases in “nuisance flooding”
Roads that were once under water every 3 years are now under every 3 months.
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4:41 PM | Algorithm predicts US Supreme Court decisions 70% of time
Supreme Court fantasy league to compete against computer model in upcoming term.
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1:15 PM | When having a hard day, people think drugs wear off faster
They'll also ingest a lot more caffeine if a task is hard.

July 29, 2014

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6:56 PM | Among meats, beef has a beefy environmental footprint
Though popular, it’s much less efficient than other foods.
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6:06 PM | US Council of Economic Advisors: Delay on climate action will cost us
President's advisors put bill at $190 billion a year if we get a 3°C rise.
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2:31 PM | Long-lived Opportunity rover breaks extraterrestrial mileage record
10 years into a 90-day mission, little robot has traveled 25 miles on Mars.

July 28, 2014

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8:02 PM | Carbon coating enables lithium metal battery electrodes
The carbon places a cap on the growth of damaging metal dendrites.
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1:00 AM | Dark matter makes up 80% of the Universe—but where is it all?
We know dark matter exists, but new research aims to pinpoint its exact location.

July 27, 2014

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6:00 PM | Cold-blooded animals keep their protein-making machinery running smoothly
Cold weather slows down chemical reactions, but flies can compensate.
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4:00 PM | All systems "go" as control restored to beleagured sex gecko satellite
Resilient Russian reptiles ready to resume reproductive research.

July 26, 2014

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4:15 PM | Researchers: Forget old experiments, let’s reinvent the wheel
A proposed experiment unintentionally tests conservation of energy.
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2:07 PM | Massive impacts show asteroid has deep crust
Crater that fills a face of the asteroid isn't deep enough to reach the mantle.

July 25, 2014

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6:55 PM | Tracking and combatting our current mass extinction
We're trying to save bird and mammal species, but we may need to replace them.
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5:48 PM | SpaceX wins intermediate victory over US in launch contract case
Air Force has exclusive deal with defense contractors to launch spy satellites.
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5:00 PM | Google X’s “Baseline Study” applies big data techniques to healthcare
Google's newest moonshot hopes to turn healthcare from reactive to proactive.
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12:51 AM | Outlook grim for orbiting Russian zero-G sex geckos
Contact lost with satellite containing five suddenly unlucky lizards.

July 24, 2014

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4:24 PM | Kids really do avoid food that’s good for them
But only if you tell them it's good for them.
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3:22 PM | Researchers learn about gas-giant cores by hammering diamond with lasers
The National Ignition Facility does more than fusion.

July 23, 2014

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10:13 PM | NASA to examine commercializing Mars communication relays
Orbit Mars, send data from rovers back to Earth.
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10:00 PM | Researchers identify possible glitch in Antarctic ice measurements
Even when measuring something enormous, there are devils in the details.
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10:00 PM | Researchers identify possible glitch in Antarctic ice measurements
Even when measuring something enormous, there are devils in the details.
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2:02 PM | Updating how we teach the process of science
This week, I’m with a group of in-service middle school teachers for a week-long workshop on climate science.  It is always inspiring to connect with K-12 teachers to see and hear about their passion for their classrooms and for teaching – and always frustrating to hear that they have to do so with so few resources that include outdated textbooks.  And in those outdated textbooks we will find the “scientific …
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