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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

William Shatner tackles the weird and inexplicable in Weird or What?

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/854458--william-shatner-tackles-the-weird-and-inexplicable-in-weird-or-what

Oldest Evidence of Arrows Found

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2010/08/oldest-evidence-of-arrows-found.html

Impact Hypothesis Loses Its Sparkle: Shock-Synthesized Diamonds Said to Prove Catastrophic Impact Killed Off N. American Megafauna Can't Be Found

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100830152530.htm

New Norwegian Earplug Solution to a Deafening Problem

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100820072151.htm

Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/7970619/Obama-could-kill-fossil-fuels-overnight-with-a-nuclear-dash-for-thorium.html

Venus crater debate heats up A history of dramatic geological change is questioned. Eugenie Samuel Reich

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100830/full/news.2010.435.html

Hackers blind quantum cryptographers Lasers crack commercial encryption systems, leaving no trace.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100829/full/news.2010.436.html

Monday, August 30, 2010

YouTube: Forbidden Gates: GRIN Technology & Spiritual Warfare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDBkpIU9UMM

How Did This Guy Not Freeze His Hand Off in a Jar of Liquid Nitrogen?

http://gizmodo.com/5625540/how-did-this-guy-not-freeze-his-hand-off-in-a-jar-of-liquid-nitrogen

New Predatory Dinosaur Discovered in Romania

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/balaur-bondoc/

In Search of Time By Jonah Lehrer

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/in-search-of-time/


"CERN's LHC Will Create a Black Hole That Destroys Earth" -Courts Dismiss 'Mad Scientist' Case

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1R7Uoi/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/08/lhc-will-cause-the-destruction-of-earth-courts-dismiss-mad-scientistcase.html/r:t

'Biosensors' on Four Feet Detect Animals Infected With Bird Flu

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100824231216.htm

Wonder of the Natural World: Key to Christmas Island's Red Crab Migration Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100827102549.htm

New Genetic Risk Factor for Lou Gehrig's Disease Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825131441.htm

Tiny Logo Demonstrates Advanced Display Technology Using Nano-Thin Metal Sheets

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825093303.htm

Anguish of Romantic Rejection May Be Linked to Stimulation of Areas of Brain Related to Motivation, Reward and Addiction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100722142201.htm

Liver Cells Created from Patients' Skin Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825131546.htm

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'

http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20100826/981/tsc-massive-solar-storm-to-hit-earth-in_1.html

Nano Antenna Steers Photons A nanoscale version of a TV antenna directs light.

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/26106/?nlid=3427&a=f

Vitamin D found to influence over 200 genes, highlighting links to disease

http://www.physorg.com/news201791554.html

Reshaping the gut microbiome could herald new treatments for bowel diseases

http://www.physorg.com/news201791373.html

Body clock drugs could ease psychiatric disorders and jet lag

http://www.physorg.com/news201781422.html

ating berries may activate the brain's natural housekeeper for healthy aging

http://www.physorg.com/news201789781.html

Scientists Go Beyond Simply Halting HIV Replication

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-go-beyond-simply-halting-hiv-replication/81243813/

New antibodies get a handle on HIV

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/New-antibodies-get-a-handle-on-HIV/biotechniques-301398.html

Scientists Enable Nerve Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury in Rodents

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-enable-nerve-regeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rodents/81243768/

Tapping into the Electric Power of Heat High-tech startup seeks to give a boost to decades-old cogeneration technology.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100823-energy-electric-power-from-heat/

Fundamental breast and ovarian cancer protein isolated

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19350-fundamental-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-protein-isolated.html

LOYOLA RESEARCHERS ZERO IN ON PROTEIN THAT DESTROYS HIV

http://www.loyolamedicine.org/News/News_Releases/news_release_detail.cfm?var_news_release_id=973441241

Look into my eyes: Extreme close-ups reveal hypnotic gaze of tiny jumping spiders

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1304702/Look-eyes-Extreme-close-ups-reveal-hypnotic-gaze-tiny-jumping-spiders.html

Can cinnamon help beat heart disease and diabetes?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1306518/Can-cinnamon-help-beat-heart-disease-diabetes.html

Why Medication Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-galland-md/why-medication-can-be-dan_b_643690.html

How macho men have a heavenly scent all of their own

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1306571/Macho-men-heavenly-scent-own.html

Coming soon, the wheat revolution: Scientists DNA breakthrough paves the way for cheaper bread

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1306576/Coming-soon-wheat-revolution-DNA-scientists-pave-way-cheaper-bread.html

Friday, August 27, 2010

Origins of the First Supermassive Black Holes Discovered

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/28ao4L/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/08/galaxies-appear-to-be-controlled-by-supermassive-black-holes.html/r:t

Has a Mystery Energy Field Hidden Since the Big Bang Been Activated?

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1lApHV/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/08/has-an-energy-field-hidden-since-the-big-bang-activated.html/r:t

Whale Evolution: 55 Million B.C. to Present -"A spectacularly successful mammalian invasion of the oceans."

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/21CZhY/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/08/whale-evolution-l-55-million-bc-to-present.html/r:t

Nobel Prize Winner Warns World: We’re Running Out of Helium

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/08/25/nobel-prize-winner-warns-world-were-running-out-of-helium/

Sticky robot climbs up glass

http://news.discovery.com/tech/sticky-robot-climbs-up-glass.html

Greening' Your Flat Screen TV: Engineers Develop an Organic LED Light Source for Home Electronics, Medicine and Clean Energy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825131554.htm

First 3-D Atomic View of Key Genetic Processes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825131453.htm

Artificial corneas restore sight for the first time Artificial corneas grown in the laboratory have been transplanted into patient's eyes for the first time in an operation that offers hope to millions of partially sighted people.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7964264/Artificial-corneas-restore-sight-for-the-first-time.html

A Protein Killer Could Treat All Cancers, and Possibly All Illnesses

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-07/rx-every-disease

ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority to Conduct the Trial

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/25983

How Star Wars Trumped Star Trek For Scientific Accuracy

http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/10/08/26/165232/How-Star-Wars-Trumped-Star-Trek-Fo|

Video Showing Half a Million Asteroid Discoveries

http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/08/26/146249/Video-Showing-Half-a-Million-Asteroid-Di|

Analysis of Ashkenazi Jewish Genomes Reveals Diversity, History

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100826141331.htm

German scientist refutes Putin on climate change

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20100823-29349.html

Thursday, August 26, 2010

America's Looming Tech Crunch: Blame Venture Capital, Immigration Law

http://www.fastcompany.com/1685109/americas-looming-tech-crunch-blame-immigration-laws-venture-capital-failings

Wired Science News for Your Neurons Previous post Planet Hunters Bag Systems With Super-Earths and Double Saturns Read More http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/many-exoplanet-systems/

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/many-exoplanet-systems/

The Tangled Web of the GZM Imam's Organizations Raises Questions

http://www.investigativeproject.org/2134/the-tangled-web-of-the-gzm-imams-organizations

Waiting for the Right Moment: Bacterial Pathogens Delay Their Entry Into Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825093255.htm

Why Fish Don't Freeze in the Arctic Ocean: Chemists Unmask Natural Antifreeze

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100825103832.htm

New evidence on how cranberry juice fights bacteria that cause urinary tract infections

http://www.physorg.com/news201791865.html

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gravity Doesn't Exist by Erik Verlinde

http://bigthink.com/ideas/22877

Frog cells give artificial nose the power of super smell

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19351-frog-cells-give-artificial-nose-the-power-of-super-smell.html

Aliens could operate through thinking robots, astronomer says The hunt for extraterrestrial life should take into account the possibility that aliens could be operating through sentient robots, a senior astronomer has said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7960929/Aliens-could-operate-through-thinking-robots-astronomer-says.html

Nicotine linked to breast cancer for first time

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1305628/Nicotine-cigarettes-linked-breast-cancer-time.html

True Causes for Extinction of Cave Bear Revealed: More Human Expansion Than Climate Change

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100824082230.htm

Fires and Floods Key to Dinosaur Island Secrets

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100824082308.htm

Moderate Drinking: Health Benefits or Not?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100824161432.htm

Solar System Similar to Ours? Richest Planetary System Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100824082222.htm

Scientists: Recent stem cell setback is absolutely devastating

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/08/24/scientists-recent-stem-cell-setback-is-absolutely-devastating/

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Common as Air": The argument against intellectual property Slide show: Lewis Hyde's new book attacks the notion that all ideas should be owned. A review in cartoon form

http://www.salon.com/books/nonfiction/index.html?story=/books/feature/2010/08/23/common_as_air_lewis_hyde

Facial Recognition Software To Go Public Amid Privacy Concerns

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2010/08/23/facial-recognition-software-to-go-public-amid-privacy-concerns/

DNA tests reveal 'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1305414/Hitler-descended-Jews-Africans-DNA-tests-reveal.html

Better Way to Grow Stem Cells Developed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100822150643.htm

New Atom-Scale Products on Horizon: Breakthrough Discovery Enables Nanoscale Manipulation of Piezoelectric Effect

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823113432.htm

Drugging the Undruggable: Advances Toward Next Generation of Disease Fighters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823162314.htm

Ancient Microbes Responsible for Breathing Life Into Ocean 'Deserts'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823113436.htm

What the Locals Ate 10,000 Years Ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823131743.htm

G-whizzes disagree over gravity Recent measurements of gravitational constant increase uncertainty over accepted value.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100823/full/4661030a.html

Solar-powered toothbrush doesn't require toothpaste

http://www.physorg.com/news201497680.html

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nao: the robot that expresses and detects emotions The world’s first robot to be able to display and detect emotions has been unveiled by European scientists.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7934318/Nao-the-robot-that-expresses-and-detects-emotions.html

How Brilliant Computer Scientists Solved the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

http://salem-news.com/articles/august062010/bermuda-triangle-ta.php

Human race 'must colonise space or face extinction', warns Stephen Hawking

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1301482/Human-race-colonise-space-face-extinction-warns-Stephen-Hawking.html

Fresh Insight Into the Origins of Planet Earth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100611221305.htm

Help from the Dark Side: Using 'Dark Channel' Fluorescence, Scientists Can Explain How Biochemical Substances Carry out Their Function

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100808212758.htm

The Salp: Nature's Near-Perfect Little Engine Just Got Better

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100809161226.htm