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October 22, 2014

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5:38 PM | Psychologist and neuroscientist Sarah Brosnan - ScienceLives Do...
Psychologist and neuroscientist Sarah Brosnan - ScienceLives Do non-human primates like chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys respond to inequity or unfairness the way humans do? Georgia State psychologist and neuroscientist, Sarah Brosnan is interested in finding out. Brosnan studies the behavior of primates to better understand how they make decisions and cooperate with one another. By: National Science Foundation.

October 21, 2014

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6:27 PM | Walrus Flash Mob & 20 Years of Pot Research scishow: 35,000...
Walrus Flash Mob & 20 Years of Pot Research scishow: 35,000 walruses all hanging out at the same beach in Alaska? Why? Does global warming have anything to do with it? And what have we learned after 20 years of studying the effects of marijuana? SciShow News explains. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow

October 20, 2014

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8:55 PM | 5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for...
5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for Halloween! Here are 5 scary-looking animals that are actually quite harmless for humans! By: factXtract.
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5:27 PM | The great night heron mystery at the National Zoo
Each year, a mysterious group of night herons flock to Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Then, they vanish. In episode three of our series, we go behind […] The post The great night heron mystery at the National Zoo appeared first on Smithsonian Science.
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Tony Angell and John Marzluff
Special thanks to Tony Angell and John Marzluff for answering 5 questions about their recently featured book – Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans Author, illustrator and […]

October 19, 2014

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7:16 PM | Victims of the trade: Gibbon rescue in Thailand It’s no holiday...
Victims of the trade: Gibbon rescue in Thailand It’s no holiday for the gibbons of Thailand. Habitat loss, poaching for traditional medicine and the cruel capture of baby gibbons for both the pet and tourism trade have left all but one species threatened or endangered. Luckily the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in Phuket is looking to change this. Join us as we tour the sanctuary and meet the gibbons that have been saved from the cruel fate of the tourism trade. By: Earth Touch.
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2:30 PM | This Truculent Duck Evolved The Bodily Equivalent Of Brass Knuckles
Everyone, meet the steamer duck. The steamer duck is one bad mother. See those orange nubbins on its wings? Those are keratinized spurs, which the steamer duck has evolved to wallop the living cuss out of any creature hapless enough to cross its path. (See that red stuff on the duck's head? Yeah. That's blood.)Read more...

October 18, 2014

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9:44 PM | Camel cams, gorilla relocation and a manta ray mystery Gold...
Camel cams, gorilla relocation and a manta ray mystery Gold mines in Panama mean trouble for poison dart frogs, training sharks to hunt lionfish, the first-ever aerial orca cam, and a critically endangered gorilla gets a new home! These stories and more in your weekly wildlife news brief! By: Earth Touch.

October 17, 2014

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5:38 PM | Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry on the Paleo Trails Mary Brill...
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry on the Paleo Trails Mary Brill introduces Brian Switek to the paleontological quandary that is the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry’s bone bed, on the Paleo Trails! 75% carnivorous!?! 2/3rds Allosaurs!?! Whatever the stats, Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry = Christmas morning for paleontologists! For more on Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, check out their site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/price/recreation/quarry.html By: Dinologue.
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4:49 PM | Rabbitfish, sergeant majors and a suckerfish hitchhiker You...
Rabbitfish, sergeant majors and a suckerfish hitchhiker You might think deep below the waves is the place to look for the most interesting marine species, but on this dive in Palong, Thailand our crew uncovers an abundance of ocean creatures, from rabbitfish to sergeant majors (and even a hitchhiking remora!), just metres below the surface. By: Earth Touch.

October 16, 2014

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7:16 PM | Mysteries of the Arctic Whales Thanks to the new technology and...
Mysteries of the Arctic Whales Thanks to the new technology and the help from the whales themselves, we are learning more about these Arctic animals more than we ever imagined, as we race against a changing environment. What is the tusk coming out o the the narwhal’s head? How long do bowheads live? Here the answers to those mysteries and more. By: World Science Festival.
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4:49 PM | Porcupine Stink via animalwondersmontana: I know he smells bad...
Porcupine Stink via animalwondersmontana: I know he smells bad because of experience and science, but for me the stink is merely a distant memory of the first week we had him. It was nearly overwhelming. Now I can barely smell him at all. I think that’s a good thing.
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3:21 PM | Nautilus shell deformity puzzles scientists
By John Barrat In the wild, wide milk chocolate-brown stripes adorn the beautiful smooth, white shells of the chambered nautilus, a deep-diving mollusk from the […] The post Nautilus shell deformity puzzles scientists appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

October 15, 2014

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10:33 PM | MBARI:  An Anthology of Deep Sea Squids rhamphotheca: This...
MBARI:  An Anthology of Deep Sea Squids rhamphotheca: This stunning footage of deep-sea squids comes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviors. (via: Monterey Bay Aquarium)
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6:27 PM | Estivation: How Mucus Saved My Life via scishow: Learn how some...
Estivation: How Mucus Saved My Life via scishow: Learn how some animals have adapted to survive in some of the hottest and driest environments in the world, by covering themselves in mucus and calling it good. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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12:00 PM | Frankenstein Meets Genetic Modification
Biology concepts – Frankenstein, asystole, ethics, genetically modified organisms, genetically modified foods, synthetic biology, decomposers, electroconvulsive therapyMary Shelly was wedded to Lord Byron, one of the great poets of the early 19th century. But she was fair writer on her own. Note the bolts on the monster’s neck. These were added by make-up artist Jack P. Pierce. He said they were electrodes, not bolts, even though Mary Shelly never actually wrote that the good doctor […]

Goldstein, D. (2014). Tempest in a Tea Pot: How did the Public Conversation on Genetically Modified Crops Drift so far from the Facts?, Journal of Medical Toxicology, 10 (2) 194-201. DOI: 10.1007/s13181-014-0402-7

Tufarelli V & Laudadio V (2013). Genetically Modified Feeds in Poultry Diet: Safety, Performance and Product Quality., Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24915369

Van Eenennaam AL & Young AE (2014). Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations., Journal of animal science, 92 (10) 4255-78. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25184846

Snell C, Bernheim A, Bergé JB, Kuntz M, Pascal G, Paris A & Ricroch AE (2012). Assessment of the health impact of GM plant diets in long-term and multigenerational animal feeding trials: a literature review., Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 50 (3-4) 1134-48. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22155268

McCall WV, Andrade C & Sienaert P (2014). Searching for the mechanism(s) of ECT's therapeutic effect., The journal of ECT, 30 (2) 87-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24755719

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12:00 PM | Frankenstein Meets Genetic Modification
Biology concepts – Frankenstein, asystole, ethics, genetically modified organisms, genetically modified foods, synthetic biology, decomposers, electroconvulsive therapyMary Shelly was wedded to Lord Byron, one of the great poets of the early 19th century. But she was fair writer on her own. Note the bolts on the monster’s neck. These were added by make-up artist Jack P. Pierce. He said they were electrodes, not bolts, even though Mary Shelly never actually wrote that the good doctor […]

Goldstein, D. (2014). Tempest in a Tea Pot: How did the Public Conversation on Genetically Modified Crops Drift so far from the Facts?, Journal of Medical Toxicology, 10 (2) 194-201. DOI: 10.1007/s13181-014-0402-7

Tufarelli V & Laudadio V (2013). Genetically Modified Feeds in Poultry Diet: Safety, Performance and Product Quality., Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24915369

Van Eenennaam AL & Young AE (2014). Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations., Journal of animal science, 92 (10) 4255-78. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25184846

Snell C, Bernheim A, Bergé JB, Kuntz M, Pascal G, Paris A & Ricroch AE (2012). Assessment of the health impact of GM plant diets in long-term and multigenerational animal feeding trials: a literature review., Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 50 (3-4) 1134-48. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22155268

McCall WV, Andrade C & Sienaert P (2014). Searching for the mechanism(s) of ECT's therapeutic effect., The journal of ECT, 30 (2) 87-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24755719

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12:00 PM | Frankenstein Meets Genetic Modification
Biology concepts – Frankenstein, asystole, ethics, genetically modified organisms, genetically modified foods, synthetic biology, decomposers, electroconvulsive therapyMary Shelly was wedded to Lord Byron, one of the great poets of the early 19th century. But she was fair writer on her own. Note the bolts on the monster’s neck. These were added by make-up artist Jack P. Pierce. He said they were electrodes, not bolts, even though Mary Shelly never actually wrote that the good doctor […]

Goldstein, D. (2014). Tempest in a Tea Pot: How did the Public Conversation on Genetically Modified Crops Drift so far from the Facts?, Journal of Medical Toxicology, 10 (2) 194-201. DOI: 10.1007/s13181-014-0402-7

Tufarelli V & Laudadio V (2013). Genetically Modified Feeds in Poultry Diet: Safety, Performance and Product Quality., Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24915369

Van Eenennaam AL & Young AE (2014). Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations., Journal of animal science, 92 (10) 4255-78. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25184846

Snell C, Bernheim A, Bergé JB, Kuntz M, Pascal G, Paris A & Ricroch AE (2012). Assessment of the health impact of GM plant diets in long-term and multigenerational animal feeding trials: a literature review., Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 50 (3-4) 1134-48. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22155268

McCall WV, Andrade C & Sienaert P (2014). Searching for the mechanism(s) of ECT's therapeutic effect., The journal of ECT, 30 (2) 87-9. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24755719

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October 14, 2014

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4:49 PM | 10 Strange Creatures of the Night Maddie Moate reveals ten...
10 Strange Creatures of the Night Maddie Moate reveals ten animals which have perfectly evolved for a life in darkness. Uploaded by: Earth Unplugged.

October 12, 2014

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4:49 PM | Turtle CPR, marching for elephants & a deep-sea...
Turtle CPR, marching for elephants & a deep-sea discovery More protection for California’s fisher-cats, otters return to the Netherlands, thousands march for elephants and rhinos & one dedicated biologist gives a turtle mouth-to-mouth resuscitation! These stories and more in your weekly blast of wildlife news! Uploaded by: Earth Touch.

October 11, 2014

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8:55 PM | Profile: Melanie Hopkins Dr. Melanie Hopkins is assistant...
Profile: Melanie Hopkins Dr. Melanie Hopkins is assistant curator in the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Hopkins is working to unlock the history of the evolution of animals over vast stretches of geologic time. For her, the key is trilobites—extinct arthropods that lived for almost 300 million years until 250 million years ago, when Earth experienced the largest mass extinction in its history. Her research takes her out into the field but also […]
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8:05 PM | Lythronax - Part 2 on Paleo Profile - the T. rex Origin...
Lythronax - Part 2 on Paleo Profile - the T. rex Origin Story Curious to learn more about the T. rex origin story? Then press ‘play’ and Brian Switek will introduce you to Lythronax, who can be found hanging out at the Natural History Museum of Utah! Uploaded by: Dinologue.

October 10, 2014

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7:16 PM | What’s So Scary About Bats? via thatssoscience: A disease is...
What’s So Scary About Bats? via thatssoscience: A disease is spreading quickly across the country, leaving millions of dead in it’s wake. What is this disease? And how do we stop it?
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12:00 PM | New Book: A History of Life in 100 Fossils
Left-handed snails, giant wombats, spiny trilobites, zombie ants, glyptodonts…these are a few of the fascinating animals and plants whose fossils spring to life across the […] The post New Book: A History of Life in 100 Fossils appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

October 09, 2014

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1:48 PM | Live Symposium: The Anthropocene
The world is changing at a rapid pace. Scientists have documented significant changes during the past century in climate, land-use and biodiversity that are unprecedented […] The post Live Symposium: The Anthropocene appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

October 08, 2014

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11:22 PM | Why Are Tortoises Slow? - The Big Question (Ep.6) This week,...
Why Are Tortoises Slow? - The Big Question (Ep.6) This week, Justineisftw asks: “Why can’t land turtles run or move fast? What makes them incapable of moving at a fast pace?” Uploaded by: Mental Floss. Support: Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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8:05 PM | SciShow Talk Show with Jeff Good & Jessi Knudsen...
SciShow Talk Show with Jeff Good & Jessi Knudsen Castañeda scishow: Welcome to this episode of SciShow Talk Show! This week Hank talks with Jeff Good & Jessi Knudsen Castañeda with a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit named Cheeks. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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12:00 PM | A Tale Of Two Tails
Biology concepts – flagella, bacteria, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, undulipodia, axoneme, basal body, centrioleEveryone has the dream where you show up for a class that you didn’t know was on your schedule, only to be having a test. But in second place is the dream where you are back in elementary school, or maybe the principal’s office. Above is a picture of every teacher I had in elementary school.You find yourself transported back to sixth grade grammar class. You barely fit in […]

Prensier, G., Vivier, E., Goldstein, S. & Schrevel, J. (1980). Motile flagellum with a "3 + 0" ultrastructure, Science, 207 (4438) 1493-1494. DOI: 10.1126/science.7189065

Idei, M., Osada, K., Sato, S., Nakayama, T., Nagumo, T. & Mann, D. (2012). Sperm ultrastructure in the diatoms Melosira and Thalassiosira and the significance of the 9 + 0 configuration, Protoplasma, 250 (4) 833-850. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-012-0465-8

Feistel K & Blum M (2006). Three types of cilia including a novel 9+4 axoneme on the notochordal plate of the rabbit embryo., Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 235 (12) 3348-58. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17061268

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12:00 PM | A Tale Of Two Tails
Biology concepts – flagella, bacteria, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, undulipodia, axoneme, basal body, centrioleEveryone has the dream where you show up for a class that you didn’t know was on your schedule, only to be having a test. But in second place is the dream where you are back in elementary school, or maybe the principal’s office. Above is a picture of every teacher I had in elementary school.You find yourself transported back to sixth grade grammar class. You barely fit in […]

Prensier, G., Vivier, E., Goldstein, S. & Schrevel, J. (1980). Motile flagellum with a "3 + 0" ultrastructure, Science, 207 (4438) 1493-1494. DOI: 10.1126/science.7189065

Idei, M., Osada, K., Sato, S., Nakayama, T., Nagumo, T. & Mann, D. (2012). Sperm ultrastructure in the diatoms Melosira and Thalassiosira and the significance of the 9 + 0 configuration, Protoplasma, 250 (4) 833-850. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-012-0465-8

Feistel K & Blum M (2006). Three types of cilia including a novel 9+4 axoneme on the notochordal plate of the rabbit embryo., Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 235 (12) 3348-58. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17061268

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12:00 PM | A Tale Of Two Tails
Biology concepts – flagella, bacteria, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, undulipodia, axoneme, basal body, centrioleEveryone has the dream where you show up for a class that you didn’t know was on your schedule, only to be having a test. But in second place is the dream where you are back in elementary school, or maybe the principal’s office. Above is a picture of every teacher I had in elementary school.You find yourself transported back to sixth grade grammar class. You barely fit in […]

Prensier, G., Vivier, E., Goldstein, S. & Schrevel, J. (1980). Motile flagellum with a "3 + 0" ultrastructure, Science, 207 (4438) 1493-1494. DOI: 10.1126/science.7189065

Idei, M., Osada, K., Sato, S., Nakayama, T., Nagumo, T. & Mann, D. (2012). Sperm ultrastructure in the diatoms Melosira and Thalassiosira and the significance of the 9 + 0 configuration, Protoplasma, 250 (4) 833-850. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-012-0465-8

Feistel K & Blum M (2006). Three types of cilia including a novel 9+4 axoneme on the notochordal plate of the rabbit embryo., Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 235 (12) 3348-58. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17061268

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