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November 28, 2014

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8:25 PM | Cerebral oxygenation in health and disease: the end…or is it the beginning ??
A few months ago, I got the opportunity to organize a research topic, which represents a collection of articles that addresses a specific research area, to be published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. Phil Ainslie, Niels Secher and I proposed the topic entitled Cerebral oxygenation in health and disease, which was subsequently accepted by […]
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7:49 PM | Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Trailer
It is here: I wonder if we get one trailer a month for a year?
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6:45 PM | Getting Past Dyslexia Myths: How Neuroscience Has Helped
Guest Post by Priya Kalra, Harvrd University  Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. I first came to see our flawed perceptions of dyslexia while tutoring a 4th grader. Despite normal intelligence and effort, he could not read. I saw how the frustration this caused […]
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5:12 PM | Fragmented nature
When you think of nature, what is it that comes to mind? For most westerners it could be epic, unspoilt, wild beauty. For those of a slightly more pessimistic mindset it may be something less idyllic, perhaps mother earth being slowly devoured by her ungrateful children. The fact is that in the west we tend […]
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5:04 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – Beauty Sleep
Happy Fun Science FRIEDay!!! It’s the Turkey Holiday, and aside from eating and socializing, I suspect quite a many of you have also been getting lots of sleep! Despite how little of it some of us get during our normal routine, sleep is important… right? We know that sleep has tons of benefits for the […]
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4:48 PM | Listen to this environmentalist on how we need to deal with climate change
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2:05 PM | A Conundrum Haunts Climate Debate
This tweet caught my eye: Prof Joachim Schellnhuber, at @PIK_climate: “Stabilizing the climate and combating poverty is largely the same thing” #COP20Lima — Damian Carrington (@dpcarrington) November 28, 2014 A greater elaboration on this statement by Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, can be read here. It starts out this […]The post A Conundrum Haunts Climate Debate appeared first on Collide-a-Scape.
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12:00 PM | Flump – Darwin’s manuscripts, Peer Review, Post-doc opportunity and more
It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and . . .
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4:27 AM | Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Large Miocene barnacles with bioimmurations from Maryland
These two beautiful barnacles are from the Calvert Formation (Middle Miocene) exposed near Parker Creek in Maryland. They are likely of the genus Chesaconcavus. Barnacles are most unlikely crustacean arthropods, cousins of shrimp, crabs and lobsters. Most, like these above, cement themselves head-downwards on a hard substrate like a rock or shell (or boat hull), […]

November 27, 2014

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10:37 PM | Charles Manson’s Marriage – why women marry murderers Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen
Charles Manson’s Marriage – why women marry murderers   Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Notorious murderer Charles Manson is  80 years old and in a Californian state prison for a series of killings (by members of a cult/commune ‘Manson Family’), yet he has recently been granted a marriage license to wed 26 year old […]
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7:29 PM | Thanksgiving origin
You know Thanksgiving has a story, linking it to the Pilgrims. I talk about the bigger cultural phenomenon here. But have you actually read the original story? There is a later version with more detail but this is the only nearly contemporary account: You shall understand, that in this little time, that a few of…
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6:14 PM | Thanksgiving power law
In honor of Thanksgiving: take a look at Niall MacKay’s paper Of bombs and boats and mice and men: a random tour through some scaling laws. I mention this because one of the scaling laws there is the time it … Continue reading →
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4:24 PM | a diversion to something icy
In words stolen from the old Monty Python shows – and now for something completely different. I moved away from the pleasant world of my garden to the arctic world I occasionally visit in this article over at Sustainable Collective, check it out here. I’ll get back to garden posts shortly.
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3:42 PM | 5 Easy Activities Proven To Enhance Life (Perfect for Thanksgiving)
Five prosocial activities proven to be perfect for boosting happiness and well-being. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today 10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan How Just One Night’s Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship 6 Rules for a Happy Life and Healthier Environment […]
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2:13 PM | The clients of publishers. Before: readers. Now: authors.
There are two services offered by any publisher: to help you learn what others have written to help you show to others what you have written. These are the two sides of the publishing business. A long time ago, the main reason for the existence of publishers was to spread knowledge, i.e. to offer the … Continue reading The clients of publishers. Before: readers. Now: authors. →
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1:00 PM | More turkeys, please
Domesticated animals are the product of unnatural selection. To view some of the unnatural diversity in turkeys – check out Porter’s Rare Heritage Turkeys. They have the Sweetgrass, the Chocolate Slate, the White Holland, the Red Phoenix, and – my personal favorite – the Pencilled Palm (amongst many more varieties). They even have information on […]
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11:47 AM | Nailing a New Niche of Stem Cells
If my mother-in-law hadn’t just yanked off a toenail, I might not have noticed the news release from researchers at the University of Southern California’s Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Initiative. Their elegant experiments in mice reveal the heretofore unknown collection … Continue reading »The post Nailing a New Niche of Stem Cells appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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8:42 AM | A Little Poisoning Along the Road to ME/CFS
Anyone else been poisoned along the way? Jody Smith tells part of her horror story … Looking at my symptoms, many of which are far less these days and some are gone, it would be easy to figure that I’d just dealing with some heavy-duty menopausal issues. The sleep abnormalities, the brain fog, digestive issues, astonishing weight gain, I was the right age … I fit the menopause profile. But then I remember some of toxins I’ve been exposed to over the decades, and I […]
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5:20 AM | This year’s amazing leaf colours have b
This year’s amazing leaf colours have been ‘brewed’ over a long autumn http://ow.ly/EXY2l
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3:57 AM | Getting Techy With It: GigaScience Technology Update 2014
When it comes to technology, GigaScience has always been open and willing to embrace new ways of integrating technology in its publishing processes, with the ultimate goal of working towards more reproducible, interactive and executable papers. So far, 2014 has been an extremely busy year for Team Giga with regards to various technical developments as the journal continues to push the boundaries of reproducible research and open data. Our team have been busy working on our technical platforms, […]
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2:23 AM | Tsunamis 101
Missed the Living with Risk Exhibition at the Science Centre? Curious about Tsunamis? Or do you simply want to find out a bit more about Nature’s Electrifying Phenomenons? Here’s some vital info that may well help you survive a tsunami, should you ever face one! First of all, WHAT is a TSUNAMI? A series of… Continue reading »

November 26, 2014

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6:35 PM | A Fabulous Menu of Citizen Science for Thanksgiving
We’ve updated and reposted this Thanksgiving Day treat,  from Lily Bui! Dig into this serving of Thanksgiving projects with your friends and family! Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Help researchers take census of winter Monarch butterflies. Count Monarchs in colonies, during the … Continue reading »The post A Fabulous Menu of Citizen Science for Thanksgiving appeared first on CitizenSci.
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6:29 PM | PhD Assistantship in Invasive Weed Ecology and Management Available
We are actively seeking an outstanding student for a PhD project investigating the incorporation of threshold concepts and ecological site descriptions for invasive weed management on western rangelands. A successful candidate will be experienced with field study design and subsequent collection and analysis of ecological data in remote sagebrush landscapes. Travel to multiple field sites […]
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5:15 PM | “Imbeciles” on Twitter Continue to Distract Nassim Taleb
Those of you familiar with Black Swan author Nassim Taleb know he has a formidable mind and an abrasive public persona. It is necessary to separate the two when analyzing his logic, which is what economist/writer Noah Smith does admirably in his Bloomberg column on Taleb’s controversial GMO paper. (More on Smith’s take in a minute.) […]The post “Imbeciles” on Twitter Continue to Distract Nassim Taleb appeared first on Collide-a-Scape.
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4:50 PM | Does the Fairchild Botanical Garden in Miami Have the Largest Community of Introduced Anoles in the World?
AA contributor James Stroud thinks it might. In an informative recent article in the Garden’s magazine, The Tropical Garden (go to page 28), James discusses the species, which range from the glorious red-headed agama to six–count ‘em, six!–introduced anoles, along with the native green. Of course, introduces species are not a good thing, but at least they’re quality […]
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4:43 PM | Interview with Joan Bloch: The connection between bus travel and preterm birth
I spoke with Joan Bloch, PhD, CRNP, about her work on the causes of disparities in preterm birth. Although premature births are declining in America, African-American women are still far more likely than white women to have a baby born … Continue reading »The post Interview with Joan Bloch: The connection between bus travel and preterm birth appeared first on Public Health.
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3:38 PM | Interview with Shawn Otto, Author of “Sins Of Our Fathers”
The literary thriller “Sins of Our Fathers” by Shawn Otto was release just a few days ago. I interviewed Shawn on Atheist Talk Radio last Sunday morning while you were at church. It is a great book and a pretty good interview. The book is about Anglo-Native relationships, gambling, banking, race relations, law, the American…
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3:35 PM | One Amazing Reason Clickbait Can Be Bad For You!
  We’ve known for a while that most people don’t tend to read online news articles the whole way through. Even in eye-tracking studies looking at how people read articles when compelled to sit in a laboratory (with no distractions and nothing better to do), many don’t even bother sticking [...]
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3:27 PM | People Say They Care About Brain Science, But Do They Really?
A new paper published in the journal Science Communication has made the case that brain research is something of an “other world” for most people. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews… Read the rest of this post at the Big Think.
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2:56 PM | How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance
Research reveals which types of music improve which types of athletic performance. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:New Study of Improvising Jazz Pianists Shows Similar Brain Circuits Used for Music and Language 10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour Why Do We Enjoy Listening to Sad Music? How […]
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