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Friday, February 28, 2014

Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227125514.htm

Link found between pollutants, certain complications of obesity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227125520.htm

Can Down Syndrome Be Treated?

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/343/6174/964.full

Our memory for sounds is significantly worse than our memory for visual or tactile things

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226174439.htm

Water filter from the sapwood in pine tree branches

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226174548.htm

First Contagious WiFi Computer Virus Goes Airborne

http://globalresearchreport.com/2014/02/28/first-contagious-wifi-computer-virus-goes-airborne/

Stamp of approval for new living cell printing technique

http://www.gizmag.com/block-cell-printing-live-cells-bloc/30973/

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scientists Figure Out How Microbes Make Wine Good

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/wine-making-bacteria/

Does Staring At Screens Ruin Your Eyes? (video)

http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-915-tv-myths

The ‘Oldest Piece Of Earth Ever Found’

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/27/the-oldest-piece-of-earth-ever-found/

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/27/watch-a-robot-3-d-print-with-metal/

Dragonfly: World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone Takes Flight

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/27/dragonfly-worlds-smallest-autonomous-drone-takes-flight/

Astronomers’ Union Says It Won’t Recognize Crowdsourced Mars Crater Names

http://www.spacenews.com/article/features/39653astronomers%E2%80%99-union-says-it-won%E2%80%99t-recognize-crowdsourced-mars-crater-names

Tiresias in a Blood Test

http://www.genomeweb.com//node/1355606

Beyond the bomb: Atomic research changed medicine, biology

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/32/70E02/index.xml

IRAN creates a new headbanger robot to teach children how to pray

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/02/27/iran-creates-a-new-headbanger-robot-to-teach-children-how-to-pray/

Brain zap rouses people from years of vegetative state

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129582.700-brain-zap-rouses-people-from-years-of-vegetative-state.html

Orproject proposes huge sealed Bubble of clean air for Beijing

http://www.gizmag.com/orproject-bubbles-beijing/30995/

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Meteorite May Harbor Evidence of Mars Life: Study

http://www.space.com/24816-mars-life-meteorite-debate.html?cmpid=556717

Population of Known Alien Planets Nearly Doubles as NASA Discovers 715 New Worlds

http://www.space.com/24824-alien-planets-population-doubles-nasa-kepler.html?cmpid=556717

Quantum Dropleton: Weird New Particle Acts Like Liquid

http://www.livescience.com/43697-quantum-dropleton-created.html?cmpid=556720

Novel optical fibers transmit high-quality images

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122225.htm

How do you build a large-scale quantum computer?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122233.htm

New record set for data-transfer speeds: Existing technology for short-range data transmission may be fast enough for years to come

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122427.htm

Technique to create holes in graphene could improve water filters, desalination

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122504.htm

Malware? Software ensures 'what you see is what you send'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225134237.htm

Low power high performance radio frequency transceiver for enhanced wireless smart energy management

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225134301.htm

Bullying black holes force galaxies to stay red and dead

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225134344.htm

New risk gene illuminates Alzheimer's disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225112940.htm

New approach to chip design could yield light speed computing

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225134519.htm

Filicide in the U.S.: First comprehensive statistical overview of tragic phenomenon

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122423.htm

Discovery of a 'conductor' in muscle development could impact on the treatment of muscular diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122425.htm

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122429.htm

Byproducts of bacteria-causing gum disease incite oral cancer growth, study shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122506.htm

New neurons generated in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122510.htm

Does solitary confinement fuel more crime? Study says no

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225122517.htm

Nuclear stiffness keeps stem cells, cancer cells in place

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225143939.htm

Ordinary conditioner removes head lice eggs as effectively as special products

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140225143941.htm

Our Flat Solar System

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/our-flat-solar-system

E-condoms: The next big thing in safe sex is digital

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/26/e_condoms_the_next_big_thing_in_safe_sex_is_digital_partner/

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New device uses laser to provide life-saving information on patients' blood

http://www.gizmag.com/optical-blood-clotting-laser/30968/

Glove delivers electrical pulses to improve touch for stroke victims and the elderly

http://www.gizmag.com/hand-stimulating-glove-developed-to-treat-stroke-victims/30966/

3D-printed heart helps doctors prepare for life-saving surgery

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-heart-surgery/30970/

Hennessey Venom GT hits 270.49 mph, busts Bugatti Veyron's speed record

http://www.gizmag.com/hennessey-venom-gt-worlds-fastest-car-record/30962/

The Road Leading to Self Driving Cars

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140226002330-20293102-the-road-leading-to-self-driving-cars

Soy supplements with isoflavones 'reprogram' breast cancer cells

http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/0224soy_JuanAndrade_WilliamHelferich.html

Gene Therapy Might Grow Replacement Tissue Inside the Body

http://www.pratt.duke.edu/news/gene-therapy-might-grow-replacement-tissue-inside-body

Earth 2314: Humanity scatters its populations to the stars By Dick Pelletier

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/530.html

China plunges into ocean research

http://www.nature.com/news/china-plunges-into-ocean-research-1.14732

Wing and fin motions share universal principles

http://www.nature.com/news/wing-and-fin-motions-share-universal-principles-1.14728

Cosmic mismatch hints at the existence of a 'sterile' neutrino

http://www.nature.com/news/cosmic-mismatch-hints-at-the-existence-of-a-sterile-neutrino-1.14752

Einstein’s lost theory uncovered Physicist explored the idea of a steady-state Universe in 1931.

http://www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-lost-theory-uncovered-1.14767

Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

A Star in a Bottle An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/03/140303fa_fact_khatchadourian?currentPage=all

1,000 years old 'microbial Pompeii' unlocked

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/1000-years-old-microbial-Pompeii-unlocked/articleshow/30957394.cms

Skin cells transformed into functioning liver cells in mouse study

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223131703.htm

Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223131709.htm

Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease, study shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223131620.htm

Why does Netflix deny it's buying preferential treatment?

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140225,0,2146388.column?track=rss&cid=dlvr.it&dlvrit=52116

Monday, February 24, 2014

Will plug-in cars crash the electric grid? Not with newly proposed system

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140221150415.htm

Smart SPHERES are about to get a whole lot smarter

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140221153537.htm

The Hubble showdown: Starbursts versus monsters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223112545.htm

California-based WET Design makes the waters dance at Sochi

http://www.gizmag.com/sochi-olympic-fountains/30934/

New bioprinting technique creates thicker, healthier tissue

http://www.gizmag.com/bioprinting-human-tissue-harvard/30928/

Seafloor carpet mimics muddy seabed to harness wave power

http://www.gizmag.com/seafloor-carpet-muddy-seabed-power-waves/30945/

3D-printing robot creates freestanding metal structures

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-metal-printing-robot/30938/

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Essential for Social Memory

http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/02/23/researchers-pinpoint-brain-region-essential-social-memory/

Michio Kaku: This is Your Brain on a Laser Beam (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUl3YPDcAE&feature=em-uploademail

From Tapeworms To Drilling Holes In Your Head: The 7 Weirdest Treatments In Medical History

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/24/from-tapeworms-to-drilling-holes-in-your-head-the-7-weirdest-treatments-in-medical-history/

What Are The Rules In A Robot/Human Society?

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/24/what-are-the-rules-in-a-robothuman-society/

Google will ‘know you better than your intimate partner’

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/24/google-will-know-you-better-than-your-intimate-partner/

Gene therapy a promising tool for cardiac regeneration

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220161209.htm

Revolutionary naming system for all life on earth proposed: Based on the genetic sequence of organisms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140221184800.htm

Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140221073833.htm

Medical researchers use light to quickly and easily measure blood's clotting properties (w/ Video)

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-medical-quickly-easily-blood-clotting.html

Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193337.htm

Friday, February 21, 2014

"Our Universe May Be Based on Quantum Phenomena Faster than Speed of Light" --MIT Researchers

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/02/our-universe-may-be-based-on-quantum-phenomena-faster-than-speed-of-light-mit-researchers.html

The Genetics of Being a Daredevil

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/the-genetics-of-being-a-daredevil/

Research Shows New Flu Viruses Often Arise In Domestic Animals

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/16/277057530/research-shows-new-flu-viruses-often-arise-in-domestic-animals

NASA takes major step in hunt for asteroids

http://rt.com/usa/nasa-hunt-asteroids-138/

New Volvo tech allows deliveries to be made to parked cars

http://www.gizmag.com/volvo-roam-delivery/30919/

Reusable gecko-inspired adhesive tape shrugs off the "dirt"

http://www.gizmag.com/self-cleaning-gecko-feet-adhesive-tape/30924/

Stanford scientists use light to control pain in mice

http://www.gizmag.com/stanford-scientists-control-pain-light-optogenetics/30921/

Google's Project Tango: A smartphone that sees your surroundings

http://www.gizmag.com/project-tango/30922/

Hybrid anode quadruples the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries

http://www.gizmag.com/hybrid-anode-improves-lithium-sulfur-battery-life-by-four-times/30925/

Signal shows off 100% recycled cardboard snowboard

http://www.gizmag.com/cardboard-snowboard-signal/30923/

Zero Point: The first 360-degree movie made for the Oculus Rift

http://www.gizmag.com/zero-point-oculus-rift/30903/

WhatsApp Shows How Phone Carriers Lost Out on $33 Billion

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-21/whatsapp-shows-how-phone-carriers-lost-out-on-33-billion.html

Golden Hammer: Too much tech on fed dime, GAO finds Agency duplicates Google

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/20/golden-hammer-too-much-tech-on-fed-dime-gao-finds/

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cell therapy shows remarkable ability to eradicate cancer in clinical study

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140219142556.htm

Switch That Says It's Time to Sleep Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140219124730.htm

Dangers of ... sitting? Regardless of exercise, too much sedentary time is linked to major disability after 60

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140219124728.htm

Workings of working memory revealed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140219124726.htm

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26089486

After the Large Hadron Collider, an Even Larger Hadron Collider?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/After-the-Large-Hadron-Collider-an-Even-Larger-Hadron-Collider

Alien-seeking space observatory to hover between Earth and sun

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/Alien-seeking-space-observatory-to-hover-between-Earth-and-sun

What made a star explode? NASA now can sift through its entrails.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/What-made-a-star-explode-NASA-now-can-sift-through-its-entrails

Apparently, ants build rafts. Out of their babies.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0220/Apparently-ants-build-rafts.-Out-of-their-babies.

Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?

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

Scientists may have found key to long-term memory

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/20/scientists_found_a_key_in_what_preserves_our_long_term_memory_partner/

Families hope 'Frankenstein science' lobby will not stop gene cure for mitochondrial disease

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/15/mitochondrial-disease-gene-cure-ivf

Women's Orgasm Woes: Could 'C-Spot' Be the Culprit?

http://www.livescience.com/43528-clitoris-size-orgasm.html

Nanotechnology could enable on-demand manufacture of vaccines

http://www.gizmag.com/nanoparticles-on-demand-vaccination-disease/30881/

Kepler demonstrates that it can still detect planets

http://www.gizmag.com/kepler-demonstration-nasa/30852/

Stretchable optical circuits could find use in robot skin and more

http://www.gizmag.com/stretchable-optical-interconnections/30899/

Philips is using LED lighting to help supermarket customers find products

http://www.gizmag.com/philips-led-supermarket-navigation/30902/

K-Glass smart glasses mimic the human brain to improve energy efficiency

http://www.gizmag.com/k-glass-smart-glass/30904/

Q -Warrior brings head-up displays to the battlefield

http://www.gizmag.com/q-warrior/30898/

Cambridge scientists uncover the sticky secrets of stick insects

http://www.gizmag.com/stick-insect-grip/30906/

Paralyzed woman walks again with 3D-printed robotic exoskeleton

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-robotic-exoskeleton/30893/

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Animal Moms Customize Milk Depending on Baby's Sex

http://www.alnmag.com/news/2014/02/animal-moms-customize-milk-depending-babys-sex

Acid-bath Stem-cell Study under Investigation

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/acid-bath-stem-cell-study-under-investigation/

Alfred Poor: Online Streaming TV Taking Over Broadband US Homes, Analysis

http://anewdomain.net/2014/02/18/online-streaming-tv-now-in-two-out-of-3-homes-analysis-alfred-poor/

‘We need the iPhone of guns’: Will smart guns transform the gun industry?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/we-need-the-iphone-of-guns-will-smart-guns-transform-the-gun-industry/2014/02/17/6ebe76da-8f58-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html

Immunology in the skin (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VhcZTGv0CU

Cure for love: Should people be able to marry robots?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129561.200-cure-for-love-should-people-be-able-to-marry-robots.html

Google's Kurzweil says the machines will think for themselves by 2040, and oh — we'll be immortal

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/02/07/ray-kurzweil-google-will-invent-true.html

Rosy future ahead? Experts say yes; get ready to be mind-boggled By Dick Pelletier

http://www.positivefuturist.com/archive/529.html

Ancient genome stirs ethics debate Sequencing of DNA from Native American ‘Clovis boy’ forces researchers to rethink handling of tribal remains.

http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-genome-stirs-ethics-debate-1.14698

Study revives bird origin for 1918 flu pandemic Model also links avian influenza strains to deadly horse flu.

http://www.nature.com/news/study-revives-bird-origin-for-1918-flu-pandemic-1.14723

Table tennis champ to face robot in man vs. machine face-off

http://www.gizmag.com/timo-boll-vs-robot/30857/

New laser shines a light on breath testing for disease

http://www.gizmag.com/laser-breath-test-disease-adelaide/30872/

World’s largest solar thermal plant now fully operational

http://www.gizmag.com/ivanpah-fully-operational/30862/

Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-06/bacteria-33000-feet

Psychometric analysis in the wrong hands is like giving a monkey a gun

http://corporatehandyman.co.uk/for-candidates/psychometric-wrong-hands-like-giving-monkey-gun

Combating climate change with ammonia-fueled vehicles

http://thebulletin.org/combating-climate-change-ammonia-fueled-vehicles

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Electric Bumper Sticker!

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

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications is Coming to a Car Near You

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140217162334-48342529-vehicle-to-vehicle-communications-is-coming-to-a-car-near-you

Svante Pääbo: the DNA hunter taking us back to our roots

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/15/svante-paabo-dna-neanderthal-genetics

"A Vast Oceanus Borealis May have Once Covered 1/3 of Mars"

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2014/02/a-vast-oceanus-borealis-may-have-once-covered-13-of-mars.html

Does the Camel Study Really Prove That the Bible Is Inaccurate?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/17/does-the-camel-study-really-prove-that-the-bible-is-inaccurate/

Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140216151719.htm

New RNA interference technique finds seven genes for head and neck cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140216182016.htm

New 'pomegranate-inspired' design solves problems for lithium-ion batteries

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140216151743.htm

Unscientific Americans? – OpEd

http://www.eurasiareview.com/17022014-unscientific-americans-oped/

Study Finds Fertilizer Destabilizes Grasslands

http://www.eurasiareview.com/17022014-study-finds-fertilizer-destabilizes-grasslands/

61,740 Babies Conceived in Lab Dishes in 2012

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/61740-babies-conceived-lab-dishes-2012

NASA solves Martian rock mystery

http://www.gizmag.com/opportunity-jelly-doughnut-rock-mystery-solved/30846/

Bad moon rising: Astronomers explain "full moon curse"

http://www.gizmag.com/lunar-ranging-full-moon-curse-retroreflector-relativity/30853/

From Mongol Warriors to Silk Road Traders Interactive map reveals how fallen European empires have left their lasting stamp on the world's gene-pools

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/no_author/from-mongol-warriors-to-silk-road-traders/

The 20 big questions in science

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/02/no_author/whats-the-universe-made-of/

Comcast merger raises serious anti-trust issues

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16547086-comcast-merger-raises-serious-anti-trust-issues

Sunday, February 16, 2014

What do women want? It depends on time of month

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214130907.htm

3D holograms help Israeli heart surgeons

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/3d-holograms-help-israeli-heart-surgeons/

Judyth Piazza Interviews Inventor Angelo Gotsis About "Swipe It"

http://thesop.org/story/20140214/judyth-piazza-interviews-inventor-angelo-gotsis-about-swipe-it.html

Einstein the failure: How history’s greatest physicist flirted with disaster

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/einstein_the_failure_how_historys_greatest_physicist_flirted_with_disaster/

Michio Kaku - Alien Life (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=005t_OQV2is

Mathematics: The Beauty of Abstraction

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/mathematics-a-formula-of-love

The Trouble with Darwin

http://bigthink.com/devil-in-the-data/the-trouble-with-darwin

Epidemic of Infantile Rickets May have Put Thousands of Innocent Parents in Jail for Child Abuse

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/02/16/infantile-rickets.aspx

5 Scientifically Proven Reasons It's Better To Be Single

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-its-better-to-be-single-2014-2

Is Dark Matter Made of Tiny Black Holes?

http://www.space.com/23583-dark-matter-tiny-black-holes.html

WHEN SHOULD TWO MINDS BE CONSIDERED VERSIONS OF ONE ANOTHER?

http://goertzel.org/Goertzel_IJMC_Special_Issue.pdf

Topology and Neuroscience: Data analysis

http://www.caam.rice.edu/~yad1/Courses/CompTopology/Topology3.pdf

Friday, February 14, 2014

What falling in love does to your heart and brain

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-falling-heart-brain.html

Researchers find brain's 'sweet spot' for love in neurological patient

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-brain-sweet-neurological-patient.html

Cyber attack on bitcoin a big warning to currency’s users

http://globalresearchreport.com/2014/02/14/cyber-attack-on-bitcoin-a-big-warning-to-currencys-users/

A Scary New Malware Is Tearing Up The Internet And No One Knows Where It Came From

http://globalresearchreport.com/2014/02/14/a-scary-new-malware-is-tearing-up-the-internet-and-no-one-knows-where-it-came-from/

Tracing Ancestry, Researchers Produce a Genetic Atlas of Human Mixing Events

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/science/tracing-ancestry-team-produces-genetic-atlas-of-human-mixing-events.html

Termite-inspired robots build castles

http://www.nature.com/news/termite-inspired-robots-build-castles-1.14713

The end is not near Thanks to science, most of us accept the deep past – so why are our imagined futures so shallow?

http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/why-do-we-assume-the-future-will-be-short/

Lifespans predictable at early age Worm study suggests that activity in mitochondria determines ageing.

http://www.nature.com/news/lifespans-predictable-at-early-age-1.14712

Fetal cells remain in moms for years, affecting health

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/12/fetal-cells-repair-strokes/5412383/

New theories shine light on origins of Native Americans

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/12/native-americans-origins/5259985/

Is the Outrage Over GMO Overblown? Skeptics of GM food need to understand that genetic manipulation isn't an unholy act.

http://www.alternet.org/food/is-the-outrage-over-GMO-overblown

Your next fridge could keep cold more efficiently using magnets

http://www.gizmag.com/ge-magnetocaloric-refrigerator/30835/

Message scent: oPhone sends smells as a text or email

http://www.gizmag.com/ophone-text-email-odor/30834/

NASA's Cold Atom Lab to make the ISS the coldest spot in the Universe

http://www.gizmag.com/iss-nasa-cold-atom-lab/30729/

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26151062

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Other Universes

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/421999/astronomers-find-first-evidence-of-other-universes/

China and Russia to build world’s biggest thermal power plant

http://rt.com/business/china-russia-thermal-plant-671/

Cortical convolutions controlled in sections: Non-coding DNA sequence affects brain's characteristic folding, study shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140213142223.htm

Psychologist shows why talking to kids really matters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140213142235.htm

Scientists find cell fate switch that decides liver, or pancreas?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140213153540.htm

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Homeland Security To Activate National License Plate Recognition Database

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=16552

Study of ant necks could help develop stronger robots

http://www.gizmag.com/ant-necks-stronger-robot/30797/

Researchers convert plastic bags into a variety of petroleum products

http://www.gizmag.com/plastic-bag-recycling-diesel-fuel/30820/

3D-printed molecule provides new perspective for cancer research

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-printed-molecule-cancer-research/30815/

First global geologic map of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede details an icy world

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212144524.htm

Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231344

State Sen. Mike Fair Blocks Evolution From South Carolina Science Standards

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/mike-fair-evolution-science-standards_n_4774914.html

Will a Nicotine Patch Make You Smarter?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-a-nicotine-patch-make-you-smarter-excerpt/

The Raelian hypothesis to be presented at an academic symposium

http://atheistcreationist.org/news/the-raelian-hypothesis-to-be-presented-at-an-academic-symposium.html

Blinded by speed, tiger beetles use antennae to 'see' while running

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211113704.htm

Small families, big houses: Population bomb may be defused, but research reveals ticking household bomb

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211103338.htm

Revolutionary new view on heritability in plants: Complex heritable traits not only determined by changes in DNA sequence

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211094159.htm

Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image? Radiation from earthquake could have led to 'wrong' 1988 dating

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211084009.htm

A robot in every home: Dyson enters race to provide ‘advanced household androids’ for all

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/02/13/a-robot-in-every-home-dyson-enters-race-to-provide-advanced-household-androids-for-all/

Eat spinach or eggs for faster reflexes: Tyrosine helps you stop faster

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140211083859.htm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough: US scientists make crucial step to limitless power

http://rt.com/usa/fusion-energy-power-ignition-806/

Open-source DIY Tabby car can be constructed in 60 minutes

http://www.gizmag.com/osvehicle-open-source-tabby/30679/

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

http://qz.com/176643/its-official-apple-sells-more-computers-than-all-windows-pcs-combined/

Google, Foxconn and our new robot overlords Human workers are an increasing annoyance for the world's largest electronics manufacturer. Help is on the way

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/12/google_foxconn_and_our_new_robot_overlords/

Look up. Is that a crocodile?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0211/Look-up.-Is-that-a-crocodile

Urban Bees Build Hives from Plastic

http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/02/urban-bees-build-hives-plastic

Quantum Microscope Uses Spooky Entangled Photons To See Better

http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/quantum-microscope-uses-spooky-entangled-photons-see-better

A New Timeline for Mysterious Permian Extinction

http://bigthink.com/think-tank/a-new-timeline-for-mysterious-permian-extinction

Falling to Earth, Up Close and Personal

http://bigthink.com/big-think-tv/falling-to-earth-up-close-and-personal