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October 31, 2014

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11:00 PM | Starstruck Friday – When Transformers meet Little Red Riding Hood!
This is such a happening week(end) for Science Centre! Last night, our colleagues in the Exhibitions Group were busy with the launch of the Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition. At the same time, our colleagues in the Education Programmes Division have also prepared a slew of fun activities and a cool Science Show for The Not… Continue reading »
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8:12 PM | To some a citation is worth $3 per year
Originally posted on Bits of DNA:Earlier this week US News and World Report (USNWR) released, for the first time, a global ranking of universities including rankings by subject area. In mathematics, the top ten universities are: 1. Berkeley 2.…
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4:09 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 27-31)
Biotech tweets of the week are live! Happy Halloween everyone and thanks to @23aloha for collecting these highlights. $SRPT is the most tiring and frustrating stock of my career— Dan Rosenblum (@sharkbiotech) October 27, 2014 @adamfeuerstein Story stocks are always dangerous.— Roy Friedman (@DewDiligence) October 27, 2014 I get the sense there are definite ulterior motives in play with respect to $PFE walking away from REMOXY. I explain in my blog. $DRRX $PTIE— […]
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3:52 PM | Nutcracker Man or Human Cow?
After discussing orbital forcing of climate and how we can judge its effects in the geological record, I thought I should return to talking about hominins, but not without a smooth segue between the two. Two more proxies can also indirectly tell us what ancient climate was like, and these are are isotopes of carbon, […]
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3:46 PM | Taking Credit for GMO Failures
Earlier this year, the earth scientist Jon Foley wrote an article that laid out why he was skeptical about agricultural biotechnology. Among other things, he said “that GMOs have frequently failed to live up to their potential” because of the way they have been deployed: GMOs have done little to enhance the world’s food security. Mainly, […]The post Taking Credit for GMO Failures appeared first on Collide-a-Scape.
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3:19 PM | Rules of thumb for drug discovery
*The* Chris Lipinski is talking at Winship Nov 5 The post Rules of thumb for drug discovery appeared first on Lab Land.
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2:23 PM | Walker eating bits and a comment on the social side of research
This post has two parts: the first part presents an experiment and the second part is a comment on the social side of research today. Part 1: walker eating bits.  In this post I introduced the walker, which has been also mentioned in the previous post. I made several experiments with the walker, I shall […]
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1:37 PM | Science Blogging and Citations
Paige Brown Jarreau, author of the SciLogs blog From The Lab Bench, recently wrote a lengthy post on the science of science blogging. The post included a lengthy list of related journal articles, and one of them caught my eye: “Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future citations?” With Paige’s blessing, I decided to unpack that particular paper a bit. The full title of the paper is “Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future... Read more
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1:37 PM | Science Blogging and Citations
Paige Brown Jarreau, author of the SciLogs blog From The Lab Bench, recently wrote a lengthy post on the science of science blogging. The post included a lengthy list of related journal articles, and one of them caught my eye: “Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future citations?” With Paige’s blessing, I decided to unpack that particular paper a bit. The full title of the paper is “Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future... Read more
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1:30 PM | The Type of Daydreaming That Makes The Mind More Efficient
Not all daydreaming is bad for focused thinking, new study finds. 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:How The Brain Works During The Two Main Types of Meditation A Blood Test for Depression Mindfulness: 6 Steps to Better Memory, Verbal Reasoning and Improved Concentration Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful The Type of Yoga That Boosts […]
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1:15 PM | The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”
A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:00 PM | The conference hangover
This week I definitely had a ‘hangover’. Two weeks of meetings* left me a strange mixture of excited, enthusiastic, invigorated and completely drained. I have lots of new ideas and enjoyed both making new connections and reconnecting with others. But I can forget how drained I can feel after such intense social activity, even if…
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11:53 AM | Image of the week: ‘ferning’ saliva
The beautiful branching structure of these crystal formations may remind you of minature ferns. If so, you aren’t alone – our image this week depicts of a phenomenon known as “ferning”!  What you are looking at here is a microscope image of human saliva. The ferning pattern of crystallization is used to identify when a woman is at their most […]
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11:44 AM | Happy Flumpaween!
It’s Friday and it’s October 31, so you are in store for a super spoooooky edition of our weekly list . . .
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11:27 AM | Battle of the Lilliputian Brown Anoles
We periodically post pictures, videos and stories of male anoles duking it out with each other [e.g., 1,2], but over on Daffodil’s Photo Blog is evidence that such squabbling starts at a young age. Check out how the little fellas, with barely a dewlap to speak of, nonetheless behave just the same as their elders.
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11:05 AM | More than meets the eye!
The largest Transformers exhibition in Asia has made landfall in Singapore – smack in the jewel of Jurong East – Science Centre Singapore! Celebrating 30 years of evolution of the beloved and Transformers series, the Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition presents a snapshot of the history of Transformers and the scenes and robots of the Transformers… Continue reading »
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11:00 AM | Flashback Friday Halloween Science Roundup: scientific studies to haunt your dreams!
Over the years we’ve featured some creepy studies, with topics ranging from ghosts to vampires to haunted scrotums. Here are a few of our favorites, just in time for All Hallows’ Eve. Enjoy! The case of the haunted scrotum. “On CT scanning of the abdomen and pelvis, the right testis was not identified but the left […]The post Flashback Friday Halloween Science Roundup: scientific studies to haunt your dreams! appeared first on Seriously, Science?.
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5:29 AM | Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Upper Carboniferous seed casts from northeastern Ohio
We haven’t had a paleobotanical fossil of the week for awhile, so here are a couple of nice seed casts from the Upper Carboniferous Massillon Sandstone exposed near Youngstown, Ohio. They fall within the “form genus” Trigonocarpus Brongniart 1828. A form taxon is one that may not have any systematic or evolutionary validity, but it […]
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3:26 AM | Income inequality, social mobility, and sample size
Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog has an infographic that contains the following information: quintile of income distribution first second third fourth fifth % of college graduates from poor families 16 17 26 21 20 % of high school dropouts from rich families 16 35 30 5 14 This comes from a paper entitled […]
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2:57 AM | Remember that time the Pope backed me up?
Recently, I was quoted in an article about an upcoming event on campus. Although only my religious identity was used (ignoring that I’ve also done research and outreach in evolution education, as well as the other details I provided the journalist), I expressed that I was upset at the anti-academic way that the conference was […]

October 30, 2014

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11:09 PM | How much weight is the “Ocean Atlas” really carrying on its shoulders?
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has teamed up with B.R.E.E.F. to create “Ocean Atlas”, the worlds largest underwater sculpture. Underwater reef, diverter of tourists from natural reefs and a new hub for underwater selfies, “Ocean Atlas” is a sculpture of a woman supposedly holding the weight of the ocean on her shoulders. Which of course led my tiny science mind to wonder…exactly how […]
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11:09 PM | How much weight is the “Ocean Atlas” really carrying on its shoulders?
Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has teamed up with B.R.E.E.F. to create “Ocean Atlas”, the worlds largest underwater sculpture. Underwater reef, diverter of tourists from natural reefs and a new hub for underwater selfies, “Ocean Atlas” is a sculpture of a woman supposedly holding the weight of the ocean on her shoulders. Which of course led my tiny science mind to wonder…exactly how […]
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10:04 PM | An App’s Guide to Sustainable Eating
Hi all!  I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging due to a very busy past couple weeks preparing for and getting married!  Everything went wonderfully and I am now back in the swing of things and trying … Continue reading →
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8:31 PM | It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGr
It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGreen: 5 reasons to eat more oatmeal http://t.co/x6JrpMMgYrFiled under: Uncategorized
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8:31 PM | It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGr
It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGreen: 5 reasons to eat more oatmeal http://t.co/x6JrpMMgYrFiled under: Uncategorized
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6:32 PM | Chemlambda quines and DNA pairs, speculation
I’m staring at this space view of the walking machine described first in this post: The picture is a screenshot of the chemlambda gui available for download from this page. The .mol file of the walker is available at this link. What is this: is a walker as described in the ouroboros predecessor post, which […]
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5:59 PM | A Reference List of Excuses for Rape and Death Threats
It must be exhausting to come up with yet another new excuse to treat women horribly, so here’s a list for easy reference. Just pick one and you’ll be instantly believed by a large percentage of the internet, with no other actions necessary on your part! Because ethics in gaming journalism. Because she talked about […]
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5:18 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: almost zombie like brachiopods
The lowly brachiopod.  They make my list because they represent the antithesis of a charismatic organism. Today the attention they get is mostly by mistake. Brachiopods are often confused for mollusks because of their superficial resemblance to clams*. But if it wasn’t for that pesky Permian mass extinction, they might be kicking clam butt all over the place. 99% […]
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5:18 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: almost zombie like brachiopods
The lowly brachiopod.  They make my list because they represent the antithesis of a charismatic organism. Today the attention they get is mostly by mistake. Brachiopods are often confused for mollusks because of their superficial resemblance to clams*. But if it wasn’t for that pesky Permian mass extinction, they might be kicking clam butt all over the place. 99% […]
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4:18 PM | SFN 2014: Put NIH Row on Your Itinerary
As the neuroscientists in the audience prepare for their largest annual scientific gathering, I like to remind my Readers to attend to a chore which will improve their odds of obtaining NIH grant funding. This includes a little bit of homework on your part, so block out an hour or two with your coffee cup. […]
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