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Absurd Creature of the Week: The 16-Foot-Tall Reptilian Stork That Delivered Death Instead of Babies - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Absurd Creature of the Week: The 16-Foot-Tall Reptilian Stork That Delivered Death Instead of Babies
Say hello to one of the largest and most impressive creatures to ever take flight: Quetzalcoatlus northropi of the Cretaceous period, a pterosaur with a wingspan of some 33 feet that stood as tall as a giraffe.
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What Ender’s Game Gets Right About Communicating With Aliens - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
What Ender’s Game Gets Right About Communicating With Aliens
It's often assumed that communicating with alien intelligence will be a simple matter of conveying basic concepts in math and science. We will know they're smart and they'll know we're smart. But how we'll actually go about doing this is ...
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My punitive superego is lighting up my brain - http://mindhacks.com/2013...
This sentence actually appeared in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Carhart-Harris et al’s finding of activation of Cg25 region of the cingulate gyrus in profound depression is consistent with the idea of an interpersonally isolated and punitive superego desperately trying to prevent overwhelming Pankseppian modalities impulses of panic and rage from reaching consciousness. Find that […]
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Yersinia pestis, Ghost of Plagues Past - http://blogs.plos.org/everyon...
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Hydraulic, hydrologic and #h2olloween - http://all-geo.org/highlya...
I was grading this morning and I stumbled upon one of the perpetual misused term pairs in my field: hydraulic vs. hydrologic. Continue reading →
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Anne is wading into streams and science education - http://all-geo.org/highlya...
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Bethany Brookshire for her Eureka!Lab blog at Student Science, part of Society for Science and the Public. You can check out the interview on Eureka!Lab or scroll down to … Continue reading →
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A buried artefact - http://mindhacks.com/2013...
Sometimes there is an accidental beauty in the most macabre of events. Having a bullet lodged in your brain can produce beautiful CT scans due to the scanner’s difficulty with imaging metal objects. The scan is from an 8-year-old girl who was hit by a bullet that was fired into the air in celebration. She […]
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Witch’s Head Nebula - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Witch’s Head Nebula
A witch appears to be screaming out into space in this new image from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The infrared portrait shows the Witch Head nebula, named after its resemblance to the profile of a wicked witch. ...
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Chinese Bats May Be Carrying the Next SARS Pandemic - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Chinese Bats May Be Carrying the Next SARS Pandemic
In November 2002, a deadly new virus emerged suddenly in the south of China. In less than a year, the disease it caused, known as SARS, spread to 33 countries, sickening more than 8,000 people and killing more than 700. ...
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Prevention: you keep using that word… - http://whitecoatunderground.com/2013...
Preventing disease relies on an important principle: you have to do it before you get sick.  I bring this up because of the most common reason I hear for skipping the flu shot: “I’ve never had the flu before.” Look, I don’t get in a lot of car accidents. In fact, I’ve never been in […]
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The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. The Institute receives core funding from the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council and is also a University Strategic Initiative. This generous support […]
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These Hauntingly Bizarre Lifeforms Could Inspire Your Best Costume Ever - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
These Hauntingly Bizarre Lifeforms Could Inspire Your Best Costume Ever
No matter how many species we discover, there will probably always be more still undiscovered. But even among the species known to science, there are many, many that remain undiscovered by the public. Some of these species are very strange, ...
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October news from EuroStemCell: stem cell winners - http://thenode.biologists.com/october...
At EuroStemCell we’ve been watching The Node’s outreach series with interest. It’s really great to see public engagement featured ike this! Meanwhile, we’ve been beavering away on all kinds of activities, which you can find out more about in our October Newsletter, just out last night. There’s lots to celebrate this month - we launched […]
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Crowdsourcing and the value of curation – Mendeley pairs with F1000 Prime to recommend great research. - http://blog.mendeley.com/highlig...
What makes Mendeley more than just a reference manager is the community of researchers who use our tool to share research, recommend papers to others, and collaboratively work together. In practical terms, what this means is that the work of finding and organizing a collection of papers about a specific topic can be shared by a group of people via Mendeley Groups. Hundreds of thousands of you have created groups and saved your colleagues hundreds of thousands of hours, which I like to think has made research progress at least a little faster. But the benefits of groups go beyond crowdsourced literature discovery - you can annotate and comment on the collection of papers as well. There's recently been quite a lot of activity around the idea of commenting on research, given the high-profile launch of Pubmed Commons and the growing attention given to tools such as PeerLibrary and PubPeer. We believe that post-publication commenting on research can become an important part of scholarly...
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Programming in the Life Sciences #11: HTML - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2013...
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Infrared Sculptor Galaxy - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Infrared Sculptor Galaxy
The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this new view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This image is an infrared composite combining data from two of Spitzer's detectors taken during its early cold, ...
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Exoplanet Discovered to Be Earth-Sized and Covered in Lava - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Exoplanet Discovered to Be Earth-Sized and Covered in Lava
Astronomers have found that another world is quite similar to our own: It has a radius just 1.17 times and a mass only 1.9 times that of Earth. Though its size is familiar it has the troubling problem of orbiting ...
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Fancy some Pi? Hack In! - http://blog.mendeley.com/events-...
Hack Days have a strong tradition here at Mendeley, and every month the team has a day to pursue whatever projects they like, whether it’s a product improvement, a cool idea they have for Mendeley, the chance to learn some new skills, or do something fun! This month was no different, except that we decided […]
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Huge Dark Matter Experiment Finds Nothing but More Mysteries - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Huge Dark Matter Experiment Finds Nothing but More Mysteries
Today scientists released findings from the first three months of the Large Underground Xenon experiment, which hunts directly for the invisible particles thought to make up dark matter. Many physicists hoped that the highly anticipated results would clear up the ...
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The New PLOS ONE Collection on “Sauropod Gigantism – A Cross-Disciplinary Approach” - http://blogs.plos.org/everyon...
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Programming in the Life Sciences #10: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2013...
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Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Best Microscope Photos of the Year Bring Tiny, Amazing Worlds to Light
Very small things can make a really big impression, if you look closely enough. This year's best microscope photos from the Nikon Small World contest will give you an eye-full of some of the amazing things you usually can't see ...
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Programming in the Life Sciences #9: APIs and Web Services - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2013...
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New Obesity Panacea Feature: Participants Needed - http://blogs.plos.org/obesity...
Every so often here on Obesity Panacea I have posted details about studies looking for participants (thanks to everyone who has decided to participate!). I’ve recently had requests from a few colleagues asking if I would be willing to post …
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Programming in the Life Sciences #8: coding standards - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2013...
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Moonlit Rendezvous: The Box Jellyfish’s Monthly Meet-up in Waikiki - http://blogs.plos.org/everyon...
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Our Nearest Neighbor - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Our Nearest Neighbor
Shining brightly in this Hubble image is our closest stellar neighbour: Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri lies in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), just over four light-years from Earth. Although it looks bright through the eye of Hubble, as you might ...
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Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic ‘Dragon King’ Events - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Using Chaos Theory to Predict and Prevent Catastrophic ‘Dragon King’ Events
Chaotic systems exhibit complex behavior and, occasionally, can end up with some catastrophic results: a stock market crash or an enormous earthquake, for example. But new research suggests that certain extreme events could be predicted and even prevented. All scientists ...
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The Unlikely Network at the Core of Your Brain’s Internet - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
The Unlikely Network at the Core of Your Brain’s Internet
Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
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Does studying economics make you more selfish? - http://mindhacks.com/2013...
When economics students learn about what makes fellow humans tick it affects the way they treat others. Not necessarily in a good way, as Tom Stafford explains. Studying human behaviour can be like a dog trying to catch its own tail. As we learn more about ourselves, our new beliefs change how we behave. Research […]
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