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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mexico acknowledges 2nd Mayan reference to 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-acknowledges-2nd-mayan-reference-2012-232405916.html

Egyptian Mummification Rituals Uncovered at Natural History

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2011/11/egyptian-mummification-rituals-uncovered-at-natural-history/

Scientists Cryo-Freeze Coral Reef

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/29/0320239

EU Court Adviser Says Software Ideas Can't Be Copyrighted

http://yro.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/29/165236

Physicist Uses Laser Light As Fast, True-Random Number Generator

http://it.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/29/216258

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Top Ten Myths About the Brain

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/644032-top-ten-myths-about-the-brain

Stem Cells Repair Damaged Neurons

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41269

The Dawn of Neuroeconomics

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41270

Mild Electric Shocks Speed Learning

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41271

How to Teach Creativity

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41274

Injection Lowers Bad Cholesterol Two Thirds

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2011/11/injection-lowers-bad-cholesterol-two.html

'A very compelling case for life': Newly discovered planet is just like Earth and could contain liquid water

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066185/Gliese-581g-Newly-discovered-planet-just-like-Earth-contain-liquid-water.html

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Permian Extinction Dating Refined

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/100152-2011-11-25-permian-extinction-dating-refined.htm

Deadly Super-Virus Created in Lab

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41264

Bacteria Improve Accuracy of MRI Scans

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41263

How What We Eat Changes Our Genes

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41266

Stem Cells Could Create Humans-on-a-Chip

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41268

A shortage of genes explains why some people are short, study reveals

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2065578/A-shortage-genes-explains-people-short-study-reveals.html

Robo-snake: The bendable robot arm that could save human lives

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066061/Scientists-discover-s/index.html

Robotic prison wardens to patrol South Korean prison

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15893772

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Problems With Antibiotics: They Kill the Good Guys and Make You Fat by Mark Sisson

http://lewrockwell.com/sisson/sisson99.1.html

Not Six but 4.74 Degrees of Separation

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41210

What Can Plato Teach Me That I Can't Find on Wikipedia?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41209

Péter Fankhauser: Meet Rezero, the dancing ballbot (video)

http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_fankhauser_meet_rezero_the_dancing_ballbot.html

Petition Calls For Making Net Access Inalienable Right

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/21/1228223

MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/21/1814228

NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111121135804.htm

Revolution offers chance for Libyan archaeology

http://www.nature.com/news/revolution-offers-chance-for-libyan-archaeology-1.9396

First EU chief scientific adviser named

http://www.nature.com/news/first-eu-chief-scientific-adviser-named-1.9412

Whales In The Desert: Fossil Bonanza Poses Mystery

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/19/whales-desert-fossil-_n_1102761.html

Sunday, November 20, 2011

You Brain Is Severely Dillusional

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41184

Is Immorality Our Default Mode?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41183

Are Girls' Brains Different from Boys'?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41181

Why Mozart Rocks So Hard. Artistic Genius Explained.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41139

Why Prozac Is Still a Mystery

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41179

Follow Your Heart: Darpa’s Quest to Find You by Your Heartbeat

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/099799-2011-11-19-follow-your-heart-darpas-quest-to-find-you-by-your.htm

Asthma Drugs Kill More than Asthma, FDA Ignores Risk

http://naturalsociety.com/asthma-drugs-kill-more-than-asthma-fda-ignores-risk/

World’s Lightest Solid Takes Inspiration From Eiffel Tower

http://www.innovationnewsdaily.com/worlds-lightest-solid-takes-inspiration-from-eiffel-tower-2382/

The Man Who Was "Cured" of HIV

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41153

Impulsivity and Addiction Genetically Linked

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41171

FDA Bans Breast Cancer Treatment Avastin

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41172

Antibiotics that Fight Superbugs

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41174

Stopping Cancer Before it Starts

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41175

Feeding the World With a Single Protein Cell

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41176

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41152

A History of the Sky (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNln_me-XjI

Working On Man Made Lightning

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/1540235

Computing Pioneers Share Their First Tech Memories

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/2059214

The $443 Million Smallpox Vaccine That Nobody Needs

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/2228251

Recreating a Mysterious, 2,100-Year-Old Clock

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/1533254

Energy Firm Wants To Be First To Mine the Moon

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/179228

EU Speaks Out Against US Censorship

http://yro.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/2142214

Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services

http://apple.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/1337243

Boeing Delivers Massive Ordnance Penetrator

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/17/1445237

Second experiment confirms faster-than-light particles

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/second-experiment-confirms-faster-than-light-particles/2011/11/17/gIQAlRlTWN_story.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DOJ: Violating a Site's ToS Is a Crime

http://yro.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/15/1821238

Robotic bear pillow stops your snoring by gently mauling your face (video)

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/16/robotic-bear-pillow-stops-your-snoring-by-gently-mauling-your-fa/

Female Orgasm Video: This Is Your Brain On The Big 'O'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/female-orgasm-brain-video_n_1097659.html?1321470301


Jeopardy winner Roger Craig - Knowledge Tracking

http://vimeo.com/29001512

Liquid lakes close to moon's skin

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643883-liquid-lakes-close-to-moon-s-skin

Super-Rover Will Search for Life on Mars

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41128

China Will Overtake U.S. Space Program in 20 Years

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41126

Russia Liable for Failed Mars Mission

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41123

Smog-Eating Material to Wrap Buildings

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41122

Primerlife: More Human Than Human

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41005

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nazi Bunker to Become Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2011/11/15/nazi-bunker-to-become-europes-largest-solar-power-plant/

What Rushdie's Facebook Win says about our Future

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41113

Why we use Social Media

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41116

Why Telecom Operators Deliberately Slow or Stop Your Surfing

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41109

Proof found for unifying quantum principle Twenty-three-year-old conjecture set to guide future quantum field theories.

http://www.nature.com/news/proof-found-for-unifying-quantum-principle-1.9352

Just two fizzy drinks a day increases risk of heart disease... even if you’re not putting on weight

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2061254/Just-fizzy-drinks-day-increases-risk-heart-disease--putting-weight.html

Device that harvests water from thin air wins the James Dyson Award

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2011/11/14/device-that-harvests-water-from-thin-air-wins-the-james-dyson-award/

Solar Skyscrapers are Nearly Here

http://volumatrixgroup.com/2011/11/14/solar-skyscrapers-are-nearly-here/

Monday, November 14, 2011

Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15639440

Genetic Tweak Creates a Mouse With Super-Endurance

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-11/swiss-scientists-develop-high-endurance-mighty-mouse

Israel Develops Cancer Vaccine

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/11/israel-develops-cancer-vaccine.html

The controversial science of free will

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/13/the_controversial_science_of_free_will/

Could graphene be the new silicon?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/13/graphene-research-novoselov-geim-manchester

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/

Motorcycle Powered by Sewage, Has Toilet for Seat

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird/Motorcycle-Powered-by-Sewage-133697088.html

Awakened: Sun’s convulsive behavior dismays scientists across the globe

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2011/11/14/awakened-sun%E2%80%99s-convulsive-behavior-dismays-scientists-across-the-globe/

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pituitary glands grown from mouse embryonic stem cells

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/09/pituitary-glands-embryonic-stem-cells

Next Idea Cracking the TV Genome

http://bigthink.com/series/71/series_item/4960

Marriage According to… Google

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40996

Update on the 15,000 Neutrinos That Seemed to Outrace a Beam of Light

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40927

539 - Vive le tweet! A Map of Twitter's Languages

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41004

The Rise of Adaptive Learning

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41046

Re-examining Significant Research: The Problem of False-Positives

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41043

Tomato juice tastes 'plane' better at high altitude says scientist

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20111111-38811.html

Google-backed internet institute raises eyebrows

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20111111-38815.html

Toyota Creates Robot Assistants To Move People From Point A To B

http://translogic.aolautos.com/2011/11/03/toyota-creates-robot-assistants-to-move-people-from-point-a-to-b/

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A New Car, One Molecule High

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41047

Computers Diagnose Cancer Better

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41041

Japan Displays Amazing Avatar

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41039

Super-Black Material Aborbs 99% of Light

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41038

Is Technology Creating or Destroying Jobs?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/41037

How magnets can help the body fight off prostate cancer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2059182/How-magnets-help-body-fight-prostate-cancer.html

The science of objectification The common wisdom is that naked women are seen as objects, but new research says it's more complicated than that

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/10/the_science_of_objectification/

Monday, November 7, 2011

PopSci Q&A: Seth Lloyd Talks Quantum Computing and Quoogling

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-10/seth-lloyd-particle-man

Vampire-like Predatory Bacteria Could Become A Living Antibiotic

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/11/02/vampire-like-predatory-bacteria-could-become-a-living-antibiotic/

Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15596885

Why Do So Many College Science Majors Drop Out?

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/11/06/1428230

Periodic Table swells as three new elements named

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8871840/Periodic-Table-swells-as-three-new-elements-named.html

Genetically modified rice created to produce human blood

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8871899/Genetically-modified-rice-created-to-produce-human-blood.html

You ≠ Your Brain

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40991

Bionic Bodies by 2014

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40988

Inequality Makes Us Unhappy

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40987

Brain Games that Prevent Depression

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40986