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Enchanting Photos of Rare and Wonderful Frogs and Salamanders - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Over the years, Moore has photographed more than 200 species and worked alongside research teams that have identified six new species—and rediscovered six others previously thought lost. The post Enchanting Photos of Rare and Wonderful Frogs and Salamanders appeared first on WIRED.
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Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue - http://www.wired.com/2014...
In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists have discovered that harvestmen have a hidden hunting skill: catching prey using their glue-coated forelimbs. The post Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue appeared first on WIRED.
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These Scientists Want to Bring You Civet-Poop Coffee Without the Civets - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Civet coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world—a cup can cost up to $100. Coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of this cat-sized creature native to southeast Asia make a remarkably smooth brew, producers and aficionados say. But the cost isn’t just financial. The post These Scientists Want to Bring You Civet-Poop Coffee Without the Civets appeared first on WIRED.
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WIRED Space Photo of the Day for October 2014 - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Follow Space Photo of the Day on Twitter The 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery The 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery For caption information and links to high-resolution images, please use the full-screen version of this gallery. For more mind-blowing space photos, see the entire WIRED Space Photo of the […] The post WIRED Space Photo of the Day for October 2014 appeared first on WIRED.
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Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland - http://www.wired.com/2014...
This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It’s proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano---close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video. The post Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland appeared first on WIRED.
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This month on the Node- September 2014 - http://thenode.biologists.com/this-mo...
Here are some of the highlights for September:   Research: - Sylvain discussed his recent Development paper on the tristable regulatory network behind cell fate decisions in the early embryo. - Aryeh wrote about his research on spontaneous patterning of human ES cells, recently published in Nature Methods (he is also hiring a postdoc!). - and Christell highlighted a recent […]
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Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Ah, the thrill of the hunt. The trusty hounds at your side, howling and panting and dragging you toward your quarry: a lumbering beaver not accustomed to moving on land. You close in. You raise your spear. The beaver suddenly stops, looks over its shoulder at you, and lifts a back leg. It bears its teeth, […] The post Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles appeared first on WIRED.
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The Future of Research Symposium:The Funding of Research - http://thenode.biologists.com/the-fut...
This is the last of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready - http://www.wired.com/2014...
An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country. The post Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready appeared first on WIRED.
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“Smells Like Development” – The 73rd Society for Developmental Biology Meeting - http://thenode.biologists.com/smells-...
Hosted in beautiful Seattle, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held its 73rd Annual Meeting on the University of Washington campus in (mostly) sunny July. Here researchers from around the world working on different developmental processes and models come together to share their results and learn about advances in the field. SDB is quite generous […]
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What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Lose an Accent - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Accents are extremely difficult to lose because our infant brains codify a lifetime's worth of sounds before we've spoken our first word The post What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Lose an Accent appeared first on WIRED.
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Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The study further confirms global warming is changing Antarctica in fundamental ways. The post Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity appeared first on WIRED.
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There Are So Many Tiny Animals in the Sea That They May Affect Currents - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The wind and tides are major drivers of the ocean’s global circulation, moving its waters all over the planet and mixing up its temperature, salinity, and nutrients. But according to new research, there might be another crucial force in ocean circulation that scientists haven’t accounted for: the billions upon billions of small marine animals that live in its depths. The post There Are So Many Tiny Animals in the Sea That They May Affect Currents appeared first on WIRED.
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USA Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology - http://thenode.biologists.com/usa-ten...
The University of Chicago’s Department of Neurobiology seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor, and in any area of neurobiology. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and at least two years of postdoctoral training. Researchers in molecular/cellular neurobiology or neural development/plasticity are particularly encouraged to apply. […]
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If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The subject enters a room in which a 12-year-old boy is seated. A 20-minute conversation ensues. The subject quizzes the boy about current events and other topics to get a sense of his intelligence and personality. But the boy is not what he appears to be. The post If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? appeared first on WIRED.
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The Future of Research Symposium:Metrics: The Folly of Hoping for X whilst Rewarding Y - http://thenode.biologists.com/the-fut...
This is the third of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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Sociology journal Transition has a fascinating article giving a history of the surprisingly frequent appearance of schizophrenia in rap music. In psychiatric circles, schizophrenia is considered a serious mental illness that causes delusions, hallucinations, and social withdrawal. But in rap, schizophrenia means something else: a mode of defiance, a boast, or a threat. The term […]
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Spike activity 26-09-2014 - http://mindhacks.com/2014...
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why most scientists don’t take Susan Greenfield seriously. A serious rebuttal for some poor scientific claims over at BishopBlog. The Guardian has a good profile of food and flavour scientist Charles Spence who specialises in sensory integration. Couvade syndrome: some men develop signs of […]
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A Hypothesis on Interdisciplinary Perceptions - https://www.sunclipse.org/...
Postulate (Sturgeon’s Law): 90% of everything is crud. Observation: Part of being educated in a field is learning how to filter out the crud produced in it—the work which is slapdash, too banal to spend brain-time on, fundamentally misguided, boring. This “learning how to filter” includes both recognizing bad work quickly when one sees it […]
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Spider That Lives Its Entire Life Underwater - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The diving bell spider the only arachnid on Earth that spends its entire life underwater, a lovely reminder that where life finds a niche, it fills it—oh, and that if you’re afraid of spiders you aren’t really safe anywhere at all. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Spider That Lives Its Entire Life Underwater appeared first on WIRED.
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Post-doc position in Plant Developmental Cell Biology - http://thenode.biologists.com/post-do...
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The Future of Research Symposium:The Structure of the Workforce - http://thenode.biologists.com/the-fut...
This is the second of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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Top 15 things to get excited about at Mendeley Open Day 2014 - http://blog.mendeley.com/communi...
The days have flown by and now we are less than a week away from the Mendeley Open Day. The Open Day is to connect our user community, including our Advisors and Librarians, together with the Mendeley team, with a smattering of special guest speakers and hilarious entertainment for good measure. We have a packed […]
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Faculty Position in Developmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University - http://thenode.biologists.com/faculty...
We invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Biology. We welcome colleagues whose research activities will complement our existing focus areas in neurosensory systems, neurodegeneration, cancer and other diseases, epigenetics or pathogenesis. Potential model systems of interest are mouse, zebrafish, fruit fly or stem cells to study development and disease. The successful applicant […]
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Meet the Data Science Team! - http://blog.mendeley.com/start-u...
A big part of research is data, but for the Mendeley Data Sciences team, data is all they research. The team makes a big deal of big data, acting as wizards in our Mendeley world, magically bringing bits together. The Data Science team links data and projects, and connects research and business to build better products, such as the […]
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Science Graphic of the Week: Three Ways to Visualize Our Melting Northern Ice Cap - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Three visualizations show the steady melt of the Arctic ice cap. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Three Ways to Visualize Our Melting Northern Ice Cap appeared first on WIRED.
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New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a ‘Crisis Situation’ - http://www.wired.com/2014...
With the first of a new generation of genetically engineered crops ready to hit the market, the battle lines are being drawn. These crops and others like them may force a showdown between conflicting approaches to farming: one that depends on chemicals to fight weeds, and another that embraces ecology's lessons. The post New Generation of GM Crops Puts Agriculture in a ‘Crisis Situation’ appeared first on WIRED.
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Slides at the Open PHACTS community workshop (June 26) - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2014...
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OpenTox Europe 2014 presentation: "Open PHACTS: solutions and the foundation" - http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2014...
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Goodbye Professor Tombrello - http://dabacon.org/pontiff...
This morning I awoke to the horrible news that Caltech Physics Professor Tom Tombrello had passed away. Professor Tombrello was my undergraduate advisor, my research advisor, a mentor, and, most importantly a friend. His impact on me, from my career … Continue reading →
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