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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Police Device Used To Steal Your Cell Phone Data During Traffic Stop

http://translogic.aolautos.com/2011/04/29/police-device-used-to-steal-your-cell-phone-data-during-traffic/

Why Not to Fear Genetically Modified Food

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38152

Are Humans Still Evolving?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38151

14 Unexpectedly Naughty Products

http://www.oddee.com/item_97707.aspx

Ask Slashdot: How To Encourage Better Research Software?

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/29/1851226

The Chemical-Free Chemistry Kit

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/29/1753259

US stem cell research funding ban lifted by court

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13246775

Friday, April 29, 2011

Indigenous Cases of Leprosy Found in the Southern United States: Human Contamination Through Contact With Armadillos

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171459.htm

Topical Treatment May Prevent Melanoma

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426102424.htm

New Evidence on Origin of Supernovas

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426151044.htm

What Can Twins Tell Us About Mate Choice?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426111413.htm

Nuclear Photonics: Gamma Rays Search for Concealed Nuclear Threats

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426160211.htm

Strides Made in Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426185253.htm

Novel Ash Analysis Validates Volcano No-Fly Zones

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426091124.htm

Men's and Women's Immune Systems Respond Differently to PTSD

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426161535.htm

Full 3-D Invisibility Cloak in Visible Light

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426111410.htm

Music Changes Perception, Research Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101606.htm

Mercury Converted to Its Most Toxic Form in Ocean Waters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131935.htm

Studies of Mutated Protein in Lou Gehrig’s Disease Reveal New Paths for Drug Discovery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426185249.htm

3-D Terahertz Cloaking

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426160241.htm

Increased Metabolic Rate May Lead to Accelerated Aging

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427091949.htm

Caterpillars Inspire New Movements in Soft Robots

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426213039.htm

Motivation Plays a Critical Role in Determining IQ Test Scores

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171638.htm

Researchers Advance Toward Hybrid Spintronic Computer Chips

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110413120959.htm

Promising Pancreatic Cancer Screening Marker Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131933.htm

How Mosquitoes Handle the Heat of a Hot Blood Meal

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153635.htm

Cholesterol Drugs May Improve Blood Flow After Stroke

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426091132.htm

Origami Not Just for Paper Anymore: DNA, Folded Into Complex Shapes, Could Have a Big Impact on Nanotechnology

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131929.htm

1918 Influenza Pandemic (Spanish Flu): Large Differences in Mortality Between Urban and Isolated Rural Areas

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427092049.htm

Green UV Sterilization: Switching on LEDs to Save Energy and the Environment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426160133.htm

Medical Sleuthing Linked Muscle, Kidney Problems to Kava Tea

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131924.htm

Comprehensive Collection of Approved Drugs Created to Identify New Therapies

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427154256.htm

Neurorobotics Reveals Brain Mechanisms of Self-Consciousness

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131818.htm

Leader Beliefs About Followers Impact Company Success

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426091134.htm

A Surprise: China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131937.htm

Severity of Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infection in Mothers Contribute to HCV Transmission to Child

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131826.htm

Novel Microorganism 'Nitrososphaera Viennensis' Isolated

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153556.htm

Vitamin E Helps Diminish a Type of Fatty Liver Disease in Children, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171640.htm

Geologists Solve Mystery of the Colorado Plateau

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131812.htm

Power and Choice Are Interchangeable: It's All About Controlling Your Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426111419.htm

Carbohydrate Adhesion Gives Stainless Steel Implants Beneficial New Functions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171632.htm

Americans Still May Not Be Getting Enough Calcium

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131922.htm

New Technique Extends Cancer-Fighting Cells' Potency in Melanoma Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427154254.htm

Microsleep: Brain Regions Can Take Short Naps During Wakefulness, Leading to Errors

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131814.htm

Psychologists Ask How Well -- Or Badly -- We Remember Together

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171642.htm

NASA Mission Seeks to Uncover a Rainfall Mystery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427154258.htm

A Less Painful Colonoscopy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427091953.htm

Two Graphene Layers May Be Better Than One

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101526.htm

Researchers Reveal 18 Novel Subtype-Dependent Genetic Variants for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Identify Potential Genetic Markers for Diagnostic Screening

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171517.htm

Animals Have Personalities, Too, Bird Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427092053.htm

Guns in the Home Provide Greater Health Risk Than Benefit

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101532.htm

Exploring the Superconducting Transition in Ultra Thin Films

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427154306.htm

Protective T-Cells, Which Are Used in Stem-Cell Treatment, Can Cause the Body to Attack Itself

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131822.htm

International Trade May Offset Reported Carbon Emission Reductions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426071143.htm

Record Number of Whales, Krill Found in Antarctic Bays

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171503.htm

Tobacco-Derived Compound Prevents Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427131824.htm

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427154315.htm

Good Eggs: Nanomagnets Offer Food for Thought About Computer Memories

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101520.htm

Why Bariatric Surgery Is Better Than Dieting Alone for Glucose Control

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171501.htm

Get a Whiff of This: Low-Cost Sensor Can Diagnose Bacterial Infections

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171636.htm

Our Own Status Affects the Way Our Brains Respond to Others

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428123936.htm

Two Unsuspected Proteins May Hold the Key to Creating Artificial Chromosomes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428123944.htm

Fish Livers Contain Beneficial Fatty Acids, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428124050.htm

Electronics: A Step Toward Valleytronics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427171628.htm

Obese Adolescents Lacking Vitamin D, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101522.htm

Mutations in Single Gene May Have Shaped Human Cerebral Cortex

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428123940.htm

From the Beginning, the Brain Knows the Difference Between Night and Day

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428151306.htm

Social Bonding in Prairie Voles Helps Guide Search for Autism Treatments

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428112553.htm

New Gene Therapy Technique on iPS Cells Holds Promise in Treating Immune System Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428112549.htm

As the Worm Turns, Its Secrets Are Revealed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428143201.htm

Being Tall, Obese May Significantly Increase Risk of Blood Clots in Deep Veins

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428162304.htm

Electrical Oscillations Found to Be Critical for Storing Spatial Memories in Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428143155.htm

Adult-Supervised Drinking in Young Teens May Lead to More Alcohol Use, Consequences

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428065615.htm

Artificial Retinal Implants Must Adapt to Unique Features of Human Eye to Be Effective, Experts Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427194858.htm

Plenty More Fish in the Sea? New Method for Measuring Biomass Reveals Fish Stocks Are More Stable Than Widely Believed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428101754.htm

Cotton Swabs Prove Problematic for Ear Health

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428151309.htm

Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease from Alcohol, Even With Hazardous Drinking?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427101401.htm

Adults With Arthritis Suffer With Poorer Health Related Quality of Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428065613.htm

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Evolved a Unique Chemical Mechanism, New Discovery Reveals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428143151.htm

Long-Term Poverty but Not Family Instability Affects Children's Cognitive Development, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420184437.htm

Stress and Depression Are Associated With Shorter Survival in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428143147.htm

Andromeda’s Coat of Many Colors

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427132314.htm

Heart Attacks Are More Serious If They Occur at Certain Times of the Day

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110427194902.htm

Voyager Probes Set to Enter Interstellar Space

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110428200820.htm

The Scientific Case for Masturbation Why O’Donnell gets it wrong: being ‘master of your domain’ does not help procreation.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/07/why-masturbation-helps-procreation.html

How Web Security Will Change With HTML5

http://mashable.com/2011/04/29/html5-web-security/

NASA Scientist Claims Extraterrestrial Life Evidence

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2011/04/nasa-scientist-claims-extraterrestrial.html

Great seed robbery

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/editorial/dc-comment/great-seed-robbery-394

FIRST Robot Competition Showcases Geekiness, Ingenuity and the Dreams of 12,000 Kids

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/robot-competition-showcases-geekiness-ingenuity-and-dreams-12000-kids

Herding Swarms of Microrobots Tiny robots self-assemble with a single command.

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/37482/

Cornell's Thumbnail-Sized Satellites Are Headed to Space, Could Soon be Bound for Saturn

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/cornells-tiny-chip-sats-are-headed-iss-could-soon-be-bound-saturn

As science turns from chimp research, U.S. wants to restart

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/04/24/112433/as-science-turns-from-chimp-research.html

The Sun is neutralizing radiation (among other things) ???

http://sfaw.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/the-sun-is-neutralizing-radiation-among-other-things/

Man who knows how to control universe has no need for $1mln

http://rt.com/news/control-universe-perelman-theory/

Why the Power of Mind Over Matter is Important

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/why-power-of-mind-over-matter-is.html

Your iPhone Can Buy Your Groceries A new iPhone app offers a preview of the personalized, self-service future of shopping.

http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/37457/

Laser Hole Punch Turns Hair Into Forensic Time Machine

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/forensic-laser-ablation/

Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years by Diane Pham

http://inhabitat.com/researchers-develop-a-heat-pump-that-can-last-10000-years/

Bacteria Grow Under 400,000 Times Earth's Gravity

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110425-gravity-extreme-bacteria-e-coli-alien-life-space-science/

Code rage: The "warrior gene" makes me mad! (Whether I have it or not)

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=code-rage-the-warrior-gene-makes-me-2011-04-26

Ban on stem-cell patents 'wrong' By Fergus Walsh

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13214036

Miniature Drones Spray Enemies With ‘Tracking Dust’

http://nwotruth.com/miniature-drones-spray-enemies-with-%E2%80%98tracking-dust%E2%80%99/

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HIV Infection May Be a Risk Factor for Heart Failure

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173836.htm

Tai Chi Appears to Benefit Quality of Life for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173838.htm

Reasonable Quantities of Red Pepper May Help Curb Appetite, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173902.htm

Scientists Create Stable, Self-Renewing Neural Stem Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153554.htm

Conducting Ferroelectrics May Be Key to New Electronic Memory

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153631.htm

Narcotic Pain Relief Drug Overdose Deaths a National Epidemic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173904.htm

Pioneering Animal Diabetes Treatment: Researchers Adapt Human Continuous Glucose Monitors for Pets

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173900.htm

Protein Levels Could Signal That a Child Will Develop Diabetes, Researchers Believe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425101154.htm

Solar Power Goes Viral: Researchers Use Virus to Improve Solar-Cell Efficiency

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153609.htm

Men Tend to Leap to Judgement Where Women See More Shades of Grey, Research Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418083345.htm

Gene That Could Hold the Key to Muscle Repair Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418093848.htm

Replacing Batteries May Become a Thing of the Past, Thanks to 'Soft Generators'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110406123025.htm

Nanoscience May Hold Key to Surgical Recovery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426081951.htm

Flame Retardants at High Levels in Pet Dogs, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426071021.htm

King Crabs Invade Antarctica

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419191022.htm

How Beliefs Shape Effort and Learning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110415114004.htm

Link Between High-Fat Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Clarified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411121539.htm

Green Environments Essential for Human Health, Research Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419151438.htm

Scientists Identify a Surprising New Source of Cancer Stem Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110411152629.htm

New Sensor Glove May Help Stroke Patients Recover Mobility

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426122952.htm

Diamonds Shine in Quantum Networks: Researchers Hitch Precious Stone's Impurities Onto Nano-Resonators

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426122954.htm

Plankton Fossils Tell Tale of Evolution and Extinction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419212311.htm

New System Increases Reliability of Opinion Polls

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426071145.htm

Scientists Focus on Light Ions for Fast Ignition of Fusion Fuels

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426091126.htm

Water Molecules Characterize the Structure of DNA Genetic Material

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426091122.htm

Advice Vs. Experience: Genes Predict Learning Style

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419205534.htm

Prey-Tell: Why Right Whales Linger in the Gulf of Maine

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426151042.htm

One Eye on the Future: Iris Scanners Are Coming

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/04/25/one-eye-on-the-future-iris-scanners-are-coming/

Amazing solar-powered fridge invented by British student in a potting shed helps poverty-stricken Africans

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1108343/Amazing-solar-powered-fridge-invented-British-student-potting-shed-helps-poverty-stricken-Africans.html

Synthetic Brain Begun with Nanotechnology

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38119

WiFi Signals Could Cover One Square Mile

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38121

V for Virtualization - Daniel Burrus

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38114

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Could Bacteria Communicate by Bouncing Electrons Around Their Chromosomes?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/04/25/could-bacteria-communicate-by-bouncing-electrons-around-their-chromosomes/

3DS isn't selling well, says Nintendo

http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/20110427/tc_digitaltrends/3dsisntsellingwellsaysnintendo

Regarding the Obama Birth Certificate

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2011/04/27/regarding-the-obama-birth-certificate/

Copyright Law Is Killing Science

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/211258

Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors

http://idle.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/1443214

NASA Looking To Build 'Gas' Stations In Space

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/1522231

NYC Resistor: DIY Hackers Doing Awesome Things

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/1436235

Amazon Automatic Pricing Lists Book At $23M

http://idle.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/141247

Research Credibility In the Video Game Violence Debate

http://games.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/0214235

NASA Fires Up Jet Fuel That Tastes Like Chicken

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/26/0422201

Cell Phone Stronghold Bag

http://www.idstronghold.com/Cell-Phone-Stronghold-Bag/productinfo/IDSH6001-001/

Brainstorming Clever Ways To Detect Alien Civilizations

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/2348233

Creating new abilities with drugs: future science of mind management By Dick Pelletier

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/382.html

China to Rival International Space Station

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38105

Search for Aliens Put on Hold

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38104

How to Store Nuclear Waste

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38101

Hunting for Dark & Anti-Matter

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38100

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Over Range of ADHD Behavior, Genes Major Force on Reading Achievement, Environment on Math

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422115846.htm

Over Range of ADHD Behavior, Genes Major Force on Reading Achievement, Environment on Math

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419205718.htm

Clumsy Avatars: Perfection Versus Mortality in Games and Simulation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419151057.htm

Far Sighted Space Technology Finds Practical Uses on Earth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418201809.htm

Beetle Bling: Researchers Discover Optical Secrets of 'Metallic' Beetles

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425120344.htm

Becoming a Vampire Without Being Bitten: Reading Expands Our Self-Concepts, Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110424152522.htm

Laying Bare the Not-So-Sweet Tale of a Sugar and Its Role in the Spread of Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425120346.htm

Zeroing in on the Elusive Green LED

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425135647.htm

Omega 3: What Is Good for the Heart May Not Be Good for the Prostate, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425135643.htm

New Theory of Evolution for Spiral Galaxy Arms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420111343.htm

'Going Off the Grid' Helps Some Bacteria Hide from Antibiotics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153611.htm

Fruit Flies on Meth: Study Explores Whole-Body Effects of Toxic Drug

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420184431.htm

Psychologists Find Unintentional Racial Biases May Affect Economic and Trust Decisions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153551.htm

Large Galaxies Stopped Growing Seven Billion Years Ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418084005.htm

Increased Computer Use by Adolescents Cause for Concern, Canadian Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425135649.htm

Death Rates Among Those With High Blood Pressure Decreasing, but Still High

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173830.htm

Self-Powered, Blood-Activated Sensor Detects Pancreatitis Quickly and Cheaply

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425173846.htm

Tuberculosis Discovery Paves Way for Drugs That Prevent Lung Destruction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425135504.htm

Global Catastrophic Amphibian Declines Have Multiple Causes, No Simple Solution

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425153633.htm

Three New Studies Find Link Between Pesticides and Reduced IQ

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/570934/three_new_studies_find_link_between_pesticides_and_reduced_iq/

Gut study divides people into three types Bacterial populations fall into three distinct classes that could help to personalize medicine.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110420/full/news.2011.249.html

The Future of the PhD

http://www.nature.com/news/specials/phdfuture/index.html

Puzzle persists for 'degradeable' plastics Eco-friendly plastics disintegrate, but might just linger in the environment.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110421/full/news.2011.255.html

After the Singularity, We'll All Be Robots - Ray Kurzweil

http://bigthink.com/ideas/38077

Fire Ant Secret: How They Create Life-Saving Rafts in Floods

http://www.livescience.com/13867-raft-fire-ants-buoyancy-flood-water-repellant-floatation.html

The Art of the Animated GIF

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/24/2337218

SpaceX aims to put man on Mars in 10-20 years

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-spacex-aims-mars-years.html

New Internet freedom report ranks Estonia first, Iran last

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15021424,00.html

New Tool Hides Data In Plain Sight On HDDs

http://it.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/1558237

Why Science Is a Lousy Career Choice

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/164228

Antihelium Discovered By STAR

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/1716254

The Future of In-Car Computing

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/1935258

What Does IQ Really Measure?

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/25/2141243

Monday, April 25, 2011

Using Duck Eggs to Track Climate Change

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419161955.htm

Development in Fog Harvesting Process May Make Water Available to the World’s Poor

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421141638.htm

A Tool to Predict Crowd Turbulence

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422115449.htm

Study Suggests Another Look at Testosterone-Prostate Cancer Link

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419121353.htm

Evolution Can Cause a Rapid Reduction in Genome Size

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421082643.htm

Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce Triglycerides

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418161703.htm

Supercomputers: 'Data Deluge' Is Changing, Expanding Supercomputer-Based Research

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422131123.htm

Brain Bypass Surgery Sparks Restoration of Lost Brain Tissue

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110418093854.htm

Fossil Sirenians, Related to Today's Manatees, Give Scientists New Look at Ancient Climate

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421161725.htm

Data Miners Dig for Corrosion Resistance

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421141642.htm

Missing Link in Plant Defense Against Fungal Disease Found

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419151442.htm

Drug Effective in Treating Kidney Disease in Diabetic Patients, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421171707.htm

Optical Microscope Without Lenses Produces High-Resolution 3-D Images on a Chip

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422115850.htm

Heart Friendly Yellow Potatoes

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/088506-2011-04-25-heart-friendly-yellow-potatoes.htm

Music Lessons as Child May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=143536

Biodegradable Nanoparticles Kill Drug Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria

http://www.biotechdaily.com/?option=com_article&Itemid=294734590&cat=Drug+Discovery&ui=1960146697&vrf=b4fd16333f6764f18b6c5ce8da46b518&end=%2520

Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/04/24/2125254

How Supermodel Gisele Bundchen 'Infuriated Cancer Experts'... by Joseph Mercola

http://www.lewrockwell.com/mercola/mercola115.html

Iodine in Salt: Why Is It Added? by Edward Group

http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/iodine-in-salt.html

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Four Individuals Caught in 'Death Trap' May Shed Light on Human Ancestors

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/618798-four-individuals-caught-in-death-trap-may-shed-light-on-human-ancestors

Frog Embryos Lead to New Understanding of Cardiac Development

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422115844.htm

New Approach to Defeating Flu Shows Promise

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422090110.htm

Scientists Engineer Nanoscale Vaults to Encapsulate 'Nanodisks' for Drug Delivery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421141646.htm

How Molecules Get to the Right Place at the Right Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420111910.htm

Study Adds Weight to Link Between Calcium Supplements and Heart Problems

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419205720.htm

Liver-Cell Transplants Show Promise in Reversing Genetic Disease Affecting Liver and Lungs

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422115848.htm

Starting a New Metabolic Path: New Technique Will Help Metabolic Engineering

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421091130.htm

Athletes at Risk: New, Inexpensive Test for 'Sudden Death Syndrome'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421104506.htm

'Time Machine' Made to Visually Explore Space and Time in Videos: Time-Lapse GigaPans Provide New Way to Access Big Data

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421151916.htm

Jurassic Spider from China Is Largest Fossil Specimen Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110421210754.htm