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Formaldehyde and Chicken Eggs: What’s Inside a Flu Shot - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Caren Alpert Flu virus All flu vaccines start with flu viruses: genetic material packaged in an envelope of proteins and fats, studded with yet more proteins—antigens—that push the body’s immune system into action. With thousands of possible flu variants out there, the World Health Organization looks at info from 141 labs around the world to […] The post Formaldehyde and Chicken Eggs: What’s Inside a Flu Shot appeared first on WIRED.
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Mysterious Missing Pulsars May Have Gotten Wrapped in Dark Matter and Turned Into Black Holes - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The center of the galaxy should be chock-full of rapidly spinning, dense stellar corpses known as pulsars. The problem is, astronomers can't seem to find them. The post Mysterious Missing Pulsars May Have Gotten Wrapped in Dark Matter and Turned Into Black Holes appeared first on WIRED.
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How Ebola Healthcare Workers Get Dressed - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Workers start with gloves, then don Tyvek suits, boots, masks, eye protection, aprons, and another pair of gloves. The post How Ebola Healthcare Workers Get Dressed appeared first on WIRED.
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15 Incredible Photos That’ll Remind You to Be Awed by Planet Earth - http://www.wired.com/2014...
One photo captures the astonishing moment before a wildebeest plunges into a stream in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park. And another image chronicles the unlikely escape of a penguin from the looming jaws of a leopard seal. From the ethereal colors of a ghostly aurora to the undersea adventures of a young kid in the Philippines, these photos – and the others in this gallery – are some of the winners of the California Academy of Sciences' BigPicture competition. The post 15 Incredible Photos That’ll Remind You to Be Awed by Planet Earth appeared first on WIRED.
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Dear friends and members of The Company of Biologists, About a year ago, I was asked to organize the Physiology Symposium of the 6th EurBee Conference in... - http://thenode.biologists.com/21468...
Dear friends and members of The Company of Biologists, About a year ago, I was asked to organize the Physiology Symposium of the 6th EurBee Conference in Murcia/Spain, held by the European Association for Bee Research in September 2014. The Company of Biologists kindly provided generous and fast financial support for the two invited speakers […]
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Dressing Up a Rover as a Baby Penguin—For Science! - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Scientists who study wild animals want to get as close as possible to their subjects without stressing them out or disrupting their natural behaviors. One possible solution: remote-controlled rovers. The post Dressing Up a Rover as a Baby Penguin—For Science! appeared first on WIRED.
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Mind Hacks – Live! - http://mindhacks.com/2014...
At the end of November, we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Mind Hacks, and we’re putting on a live event in London to celebrate. You are cordially invited. Mind Hacks – Live! will be like the blog, but live, and with less scrolling. Some of the details are still under construction, but here’s what we […]
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Because It’s Not Like I Have Work I Should Do Today, Or Anything - https://www.sunclipse.org/...
Thought for the day: Darth Vader being Luke’s father did not have to mean that Vader was Anakin Skywalker. Remember Uncle Owen from A New Hope? The one who said “that boy has too much of his father in him” and who told Luke that Anakin was “a navigator on a spice freighter”? First, this […]
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Fair Storytelling versus Young-Earth Creationism - https://www.sunclipse.org/...
An interesting essay from last month, by Fred Clark: “Phlebotinum, young-Earth creationism and the willing suspension of disbelief” (20 October 2014). I think this analogy has something to it, but there’s also a point of contrast. A well-written phlebotinium story establishes the limitations of its fictitious technology, the rules by which it operates. Neither deflector […]
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Charting the World’s Easiest—And Most Punishing—Marathon Routes - http://www.wired.com/2014...
November’s New York City Marathon is a little bit Jekyll-and-Hyde, combining benevolent descents with sinister climbs; the equally prestigious Boston course gifts a runner with merciful downhills. And if the there-and-back Whiskey Row race in Arizona looks too hellish, head to Berlin. The post Charting the World’s Easiest—And Most Punishing—Marathon Routes appeared first on WIRED.
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No Automation, One Shot at Landing: It’s Really Hard to Fly SpaceShipTwo - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Friday morning, Virgin Galactic’s spaceship, meant to eventually take wealthy passengers on brief rides into space, crashed during a test flight over southern California. One of the pilots onboard was killed, the other suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. It’s a serious setback for the space tourism effort, but is unlikely to kill the enterprise altogether. The program is quite advanced, and Richard Branson’s employees have put a ton of effort into finding a reliable way to get people into space. Here's how they plan to do it once they're back on track. The post No Automation, One Shot at Landing: It’s Really Hard to Fly SpaceShipTwo appeared first on WIRED.
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Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Today, a brave Virgin Galactic test pilot is dead and another one critically injured---in the service of a millionaire boondoggle thrill ride. The post Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For appeared first on WIRED.
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Spike activity 31-10-2014 - http://mindhacks.com/2014...
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus has an interesting piece on how artificial intelligence systems are getting better at strategy. Two neuroscientists explain why zombies have so much trouble walking in Slate Vice magazine talks to a psychologist working in the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Neuroscientists manage to get […]
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PLOS ONE’s Spookiest Images of 2014 - http://blogs.plos.org/everyon...
As we take a look back at research articles published so far in PLOS ONE in 2014, we realize we have no shortage of images to terrify our readers, or at least sufficiently creep them out long enough to last through … Continue reading » The post PLOS ONE’s Spookiest Images of 2014 appeared first on EveryONE.
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Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9 - http://thenode.biologists.com/crispr-...
Researchers have always been interested in tissue-specific loss of function to probe the role of specific genes in embryonic development, cell physiology and disease conditions. Migration of lateral plate primordial germ cells in zebrafish, border cell migration during oogenesis in drosophila, interaction of T-cells with their target, and numerous other cases have continued to give […]
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Mendeley Debates At Cambridge : Do We Need A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ ? - http://blog.mendeley.com/guest-b...
By: Gabriel Hughes, VP Web Analytics at Elsevier Should we have the right to require websites to ‘forget’ or ‘delete’ stories and posts about us which we find embarrassing or just don’t want other people to see? Should people be able to force search engines to remove links to information like that? Do individuals need […]
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A day in the life of a shark lab - http://thenode.biologists.com/a-day-i...
Hi! I am Nuria, a PhD student. I work in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Our group, the BRAINSHARK group, has been working in the evolutionary changes occurring during the development of the nervous system of a small shark (Scyliorhinus canicula) for many years. Our work mostly […]
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Science’s Favorite Deep-Sea Explorer Gets High-Tech Upgrades - http://www.wired.com/2014...
After 50 years of cutting-edge seafloor exploration, the Alvin submersible—renegade deep-sea explorer for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute—just got a long-deserved makeover. Alvin is the United States’ only deep-diving manned submersible used for science, so its upgrades will have a serious impact on the discoveries we can pull off in the deep. To make a […] The post Science’s Favorite Deep-Sea Explorer Gets High-Tech Upgrades appeared first on WIRED.
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Absurd Creatures of the Week: Disco Snails and Other Real-Life Zombies That’ll Blow Your Mind - http://www.wired.com/2014...
A staggering number of creatures out there (and even some fungi) have figured out how to mind-control their unfortunate hosts. In Absurd Creature of the Week, I’ve covered quite a few of these. But today I present to you my five favorites: Real-Life Zombies That I’m Sorry to Say Are Cooler Than Your Zombie Halloween Costume That You Really Just Phoned In. First up… The post Absurd Creatures of the Week: Disco Snails and Other Real-Life Zombies That’ll Blow Your Mind appeared first on WIRED.
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Social psychology has lost its balance - http://mindhacks.com/2014...
The New Yorker has an interesting article about a lack of political diversity in social psychology and how that may be leading to a climate of bias against conservative researchers, ideas and the evidence that might support them. Some of the evidence for a bias against conservative thinking in social psychology goes back some years, […]
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Meet the Analytics Team! - http://blog.mendeley.com/meetthe...
While our Data Science team makes a big deal out of big data, they aren’t the only ones digging their hands in the data here at Mendeley. Aside of setting and monitoring company KPIs and writing some critical reports, the Mendeley Analytics team primarily focuses on user behaviour. That means, they study how and why […]
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Congratulations October Advisor of the Month — Yoilán Fimia León! - http://blog.mendeley.com/mendele...
Congratulations and thank you to Yoilán Fimia León! Yoilán, who is involved with higher education, often teaches Mendeley at his institute, Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas, in Cuba. Recently, he designed a one-credit academic course on Mendeley and reference management, which already has full classes this fall. “My university noted that in one […]
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Dear Maclean’s: Public health agencies should prioritize public health based on evidence, not fear - http://blogs.plos.org/obesity...
I came across an editorial in Maclean’s this weekend which was both surprising and disappointing (and at times condescending).  The gist of the editorial was that public health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and … Continue reading »
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Can you build up a tolerance to ice cream? - http://blogs.plos.org/obesity...
In essence, yes. Research suggests that those individuals who frequently eat a given highly palatable food derive less satisfaction from the subsequent consumption of that same food, such as ice cream. In the study, published at the American Journal of … Continue reading »
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20 Incredible Photos of a World Too Tiny to See - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from 79 different countries. Rogelio Moreno, a computer programmer and self-taught microscopist from Panama, managed to capture an image of a tiny creature known as a rotifer with its mouth open. The post 20 Incredible Photos of a World Too Tiny to See appeared first on WIRED.
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Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane. The post Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal appeared first on WIRED.
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Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain - http://www.wired.com/2014...
A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects. The post Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain appeared first on WIRED.
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Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic - http://www.wired.com/2014...
You can step through Hawaii’s fascinating and explosive history in this beautiful (nonfiction) comic by Jed McGowan. From the first hint of magma on the ocean floor about 500,000 years ago, through the human settlement of the island and into the future, McGowan illustrates each phase of the island’s growth and eventual death beautifully. The post Hawaii’s Explosive Past and Destructive Future Revealed in This Beautiful Comic appeared first on WIRED.
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Your password must contain a pound of flesh. No blood, nor less nor more, but just a pound of flesh. Your password must contain all passwords which do not contain themselves. Your password must contain any letter of the alphabet save the second. NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! Your password must contain a reminder […]
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What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies, including equipment and food for astronauts. Science also took a big hit in the explosion. The post What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion appeared first on WIRED.
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