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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pigeon paradox reveals quantum cosmic connections

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329802.300-pigeon-paradox-reveals-quantum-cosmic-connections.html

Archaeology as a National Hobby

http://myrightword.blogspot.com/2014/07/archaeology-as-national-hobby.html

A blood test for suicide risk? Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide attempt

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140730043402.htm

Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140730133255.htm

Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for over four years -- longer than any known animal

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140730140920.htm

The transport-on-demand revolution could start in Helsinki

http://theconversation.com/the-transport-on-demand-revolution-could-start-in-helsinki-29854

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colbert, Stewart and Louis C.K. skewer Silicon Valley: The 10 best comedy takedowns of start-up culture

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/29/colbert_stewart_and_louis_ck_skewer_silicon_valley_the_10_best_comedy_takedowns_of_start_up_culture/

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study

http://rt.com/usa/176180-earth-extinction-endangered-human/

Let’s Let Charles Darwin Sort-Out A Modern Debate In Biology

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/bill-sardi/the-human-dna-debate/

Germany performed the most penis enlargements in the world last year

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/28/germany_performed_the_most_penis_enlargements_in_the_world_last_year/

Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts

http://www.nature.com/news/plasma-physics-the-fusion-upstarts-1.15592

Transistor successor set to bring on "The Machine" age soon

http://www.nature.com/news/transistor-successor-set-to-bring-on-the-machine-age-soon-1.15611

'Hot Jupiter' measurements throw water on theory

http://www.nature.com/news/hot-jupiter-measurements-throw-water-on-theory-1.15618

Satellites reveal extent of groundwater loss in western United States

http://www.nature.com/news/satellites-reveal-extent-of-groundwater-loss-in-western-united-states-1.15623

Dinosaur-killing asteroid hit at just the wrong time

http://www.nature.com/news/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-hit-at-just-the-wrong-time-1.15616

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life

http://www.nature.com/news/flaws-emerge-in-rna-method-to-build-tree-of-life-1.15625

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Are You in Love or Lust? The Secret Lies Within Your Eyes.

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/are-you-in-love-or-lust-the-secret-lies-within-your-eyes

Ultimate Ebook Creator Software - for Nook, Kindle, Apple etc

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140726215336-149025852-ultimate-ebook-creator-software-for-nook-kindle-apple-etc

DNA mostly 'junk?' Only 8.2 percent of human DNA is 'functional', study finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140724141608.htm

Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/25/siberian-fossil-discovery-builds-case-for-an-age-of-feathered-dinosaurs/

Do Republicans Hate This Celebrity Scientist Because He’s Black? Here’s How He Responded

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/26/do-republicans-hate-this-celebrity-scientist-because-hes-black-heres-how-he-responded/

5 Online Privacy Tools You Can Start Using Now To Bypass NSA Surveillance

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/26/5-online-privacy-tools-you-can-start-using-now-to-bypass-nsa-surveillance/

Colony Collapse Disorder Linked to Bird Population Collapse?

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2014/07/colony-collapse-disorder-linked-to-bird.html

Plants Can Actually Hear Themselves Being Eaten

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2014/07/plants-can-actually-hear-themselves.html

The Guy Who Wants To Reinvent The Cooler Now Has One Of The Most Successful Kickstarters Of All-Time

http://www.businessinsider.com/coolest-cooler-is-one-of-the-most-successful-kickstarters-2014-7

5 Awesome Google Features You Didn't Know About

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-fonts-timer-lego-space-numbers-2014-7

Vivood retreat can be assembled within a day

http://www.gizmag.com/vivood-tiny-house-shelter-glamping/32923/

Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulk

http://www.gizmag.com/bunch-o-balloons-water-bombs/33099/

Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/why-darpa-wants-experimental-spaceplane?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=5&con=why-darpa-wants-an-experimental-spaceplane

Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

http://the-trumpet-online.com/feds-spending-10-million-build-robot-companions-children/

Photographer Shows Proof of Shocking Similarities In Human Templates Between Complete Strangers

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.ca/2014/07/photographer-shows-proof-of-shocking.html

‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/25/tiny-spies-next-big-war-us-army-developing-pocket-/

Friday, July 25, 2014

New fighter rolls out to loud rock

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/aap/article-2704694/New-fighter-rolls-loud-rock-music.html

Design for AstraZeneca's new high-tech campus unveiled

http://www.gizmag.com/astrazeneca-campus/33095/

Booze Joulies bring on the cooling, but won't water down your drink

http://www.gizmag.com/booze-joulies-drink-cooling-cubes/33103/

NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

http://www.gizmag.com/nasa-atlast-hubble-james-webb-space-telescope/33106/

Struggling Korean Baseball Team Fills Seats with Robot Fans

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/struggling-korean-baseball-team-fills-seats-with-robot-fans

New Studies Highlight Medical Risks of In-Vitro Fertilization

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/abigail-wilkinson/new-studies-highlight-medical-risks-vitro-fertilization

Science according to Tara Reid: “There could be a sharknado”

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/24/science_according_to_tara_reid_there_could_be_a_sharknado/

Firefox slams Chrome again in our trustworthy browser poll

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/07/25/firefox-slams-chrome-again-in-our-trustworthy-browser-poll/

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Is this the end of Google's monopoly over Internet?

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140724045424-102938486-is-this-the-end-of-google-s-monopoly-over-internet

Scientist fired for discovery

http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com/2014/07/24/creation/scientist-fired-discovery/

3D printed humanoid robot goes open source

http://www.design-engineering.com/automation/3d-printed-humanoid-robot-goes-open-source-132052

Medical research: Treat ageing

http://www.nature.com/news/medical-research-treat-ageing-1.15585

China plans super collider Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

http://www.nature.com/news/china-plans-super-collider-1.15603

Smarter than a first-grader? Crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140723180824.htm

Dogs appear to become jealous of owners' attention

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/07/23/dogs-appear-to-become-jealous-of-owners-attention/20936027/

Forensic ѕсiеntiѕt idеntifiеѕ ѕuѕрiсiоuѕ ‘bасk dооrѕ’ running оn еvеrу iOS dеviсе

http://globalresearchreport.com/2014/07/24/forensic-%D1%95%D1%81i%D0%B5nti%D1%95t-id%D0%B5ntifi%D0%B5%D1%95-%D1%95u%D1%95%D1%80i%D1%81i%D0%BEu%D1%95-b%D0%B0%D1%81k-d%D0%BE%D0%BEr%D1%95-running-%D0%BEn-%D0%B5v%D0%B5r%D1%83-ios-d%D0%B5vi/

10 more strange facts about penises

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/23/10_more_strange_facts_about_penises/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CDC: It’s time to start treating antibiotic resistance like the big, dangerous deal it is

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/23/cdc_its_time_to_start_treating_antibiotic_resistance_like_the_big_dangerous_deal_it_is/

Google And VivaLnk Introduce The World’s First Digital Tattoo For Moto X Smartphone

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=23630

To Understand the Universe, We Must Expand Our Conception of Science

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/to-understand-the-universe-we-must-expand-our-conception-of-science

Start Ups Aim to Create Unlimited Fusion Energy within a Decade

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/start-ups-aim-to-create-unlimited-fusion-energy-within-a-decade

“Gene Drives” and CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/07/17/gene-drives-crispr-could-revolutionize-ecosystem-management/

Bats use polarized light to set internal compass, say scientists

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0723/Bats-use-polarized-light-to-set-internal-compass-say-scientists

Squid sucker ring teeth material could aid reconstructive surgery, serve as eco-packaging

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/64260

Sponge-like structure generates steam using lowest concentration of solar energy yet

http://www.gizmag.com/sponge-structure-steam-solar-energy/33054/

Our new robot overlords: The terrifying uncertainty of our high-tech future

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/23/will_automation_take_our_jobs_partner/

pd.id device provides alerts in cases of drink tampering

http://www.gizmag.com/pdid-device-warns-tampered-drink/33056/

More than glitter: How gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs

http://consumer.healthday.com/circulatory-system-information-7/blood-disorder-news-68/scientists-discover-new-way-to-make-human-platelets-689938.html

Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

http://consumer.healthday.com/circulatory-system-information-7/blood-disorder-news-68/scientists-discover-new-way-to-make-human-platelets-689938.html

Researchers Eliminate HIV From Cultured Human Cells

http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/07/researchers-eliminate-hiv-cultured-human-cells

Real Cheese From A Lab, No Cow Necessary

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/14/real-cheese-from-a-lab-no-cow-necessary/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Why Seven Hours of Sleep, Not Eight, May Be Best

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/why-seven-hours-of-sleep-not-eight-may-be-best

Scientists just found another reason to be worried about the deadly MERS virus

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/22/scientists_just_found_another_reason_to_be_worried_about_the_deadly_mers_virus/

Blocking protein gateway in malaria parasite paves way for new drug treatments

http://www.gizmag.com/block-protein-gateway-parasite-anti-malarial-drugs/33030/

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

http://www.gizmag.com/gene-discovery-delay-alzheimers-4-years/33035/

World's largest dome structure completed in Singapore

http://www.gizmag.com/singapore-sportshub-dparchitects/32975/

goTenna lets you send text messages when there's no network available

http://www.gizmag.com/gotenna-radio-network/33039/

Camera-studded dome used to reconstruct 3D motion

http://www.gizmag.com/3d-motion-reconstruction-camera-panoptic-dome/33033/

UK scientists develop super-black material that absorbs 99.96 percent of surface light

http://www.gizmag.com/vantablack-super-black-material/33011/

Multifunctional hybrid robot shovels snow and mows your lawn

http://www.gizmag.com/snowbyte-snow-shoveling-robot/32961/

New microchip promises to streamline and simplify diabetes diagnoses

http://www.gizmag.com/diabetes-microchip/33049/

Bistro cat feeder and health monitor identifies cats using facial recognition

http://www.gizmag.com/facial-recognition-bistro-cat-feeder-health-monitor/33032/

Shelter on the Moon could be the pits

http://www.gizmag.com/moon-pits-lunar-shelter/33037/

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

http://www.gizmag.com/random-linear-network-coding/33038/

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

UAE makes plans to send unmanned probe to Mars by 2021

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/technology/uae-makes-plans-to-send-unmanned-probe-to-mars-by-2021

Phase-change material could let robots be soft or hard-bodied as needed

http://www.gizmag.com/phase-change-soft-hard-robots/32964/

DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program

http://www.gizmag.com/darpa-xs-1-spaceplane-phase-design-contracts/32965/

Mercedes blends range-topping luxury and power in the S65 AMG Coupe

http://www.gizmag.com/mercedes-s65-amg-coupe/32946/

Potential sites for UK's first spaceport revealed

http://www.gizmag.com/uk-spaceport/32967/

10 Gbps Li-Fi system shows wireless data transfer in a new light

http://www.gizmag.com/li-fi-wireless-technology/32968/

Test drive: Jaguar's 495 hp F-type V8 S serves up near open-aired perfection

http://www.gizmag.com/review-jaguar-f-type-s-roadster/32929/

US Marines demonstrate Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector prototype

http://www.gizmag.com/half-scale-uhac-concept-demonstration/32966/

Rampant wooden surfboard costs a cool US$1.3m

http://www.gizmag.com/rampant-wooden-surfboard/32971/

Lights, camera, action: A closer look at the Keecker entertainment computer

http://www.gizmag.com/gizmag-visits-keecker-paris/32958/

What’s Up With That: Why You Always Seem to Choose the Slowest Line

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/whats-up-with-the-other-line-is-always-faster/

The Brilliant Machine That Could Finally Fix Airport Security

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/qylur-security-world-cup/

Does cat poop parasite play a role in curing cancer?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140715095515.htm

Bizarre Dinosaur Had 4 'Wings,' Long Tail Feathers

http://www.livescience.com/46803-changyuraptor-yangi-dinosaur-longest-feathers.html?cmpid=557895

Science as a Service: Robot Lab Aims to Accelerate Research

http://recode.net/2014/07/15/robotic-lab-allows-scientists-to-run-experiments-online/

DNA Ancestry for All

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40460/title/DNA-Ancestry-for-All/

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scientists Baffled By Mysterious Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Space

http://midnightwatcher.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/scientists-baffled-by-mysterious-radio-burst-coming-from-deep-space/

One Key to Being More Productive? Skip Checking Your Email in the Morning.

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/one-key-to-becoming-more-productive-skip-checking-your-email-in-the-morning

Stink Science: Gas Found in Flatulence Can Be Harnessed to Protect Mitochondria

http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/gas-found-in-flatulence-can-be-harnessed-to-protect-mitochondria

Photos: BatTram, anyone? ‘Badass’ new Russian streetcar revealed

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/photos-battram-anyone-badass-new-russian-streetcar-revealed/

Record Shattering UV Radiation Levels Finally Confirmed

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/record-shattering-uv-radiation-levels-finally-confirmed/

Cure for ageing finally discovered … for flowers: Scientists alter plant genes to make them live TWICE as long

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/cure-for-ageing-finally-discovered-for-flowers-scientists-alter-plant-genes-to-make-them-live-twice-as-long/

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/five-computer-security-myths-debunked-by-experts/

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/earths-magnetic-field-is-weakening-10-times-faster-now/

The Secret To Staying Hidden In A Digital World

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/the-secret-to-staying-hidden-in-a-digital-world/

US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/10/us-military-studied-how-to-influence-twitter-users-in-darpa-funded-research/

Gates Foundation Readies Contraceptive Microchip In 2018

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/09/gates-foundation-readies-contraceptive-microchip-in-2018/

Horrifying Human Animal DNA Experiments – Transhumanism & Hybrids – Mind Blowing Video And Images

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/09/horrifying-human-animal-dna-experiments-transhumanism-hybrids-mind-blowing-video-and-images/

Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-omega-fatty-acids-lessen-severity.html

DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710175337.htm

Your skin can ‘sniff’ certain aromas that help it heal faster

http://theconversation.com/your-skin-can-sniff-certain-aromas-that-help-it-heal-faster-28872

Ancient arachnid brought 'back to life': Video recreates 410-million-year-old animal walking

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140709095624.htm

Simple blood test gives early warning of Alzheimer's

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25857-simple-blood-test-gives-early-warning-of-alzheimers.html

Jeans designed by lions and tigers are a win-win for zoos

http://theconversation.com/jeans-designed-by-lions-and-tigers-are-a-win-win-for-zoos-28988

Children on dairy farms run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies; Dairy farm exposure also beneficial during pregnancy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140709095620.htm

Chimp intelligence 'runs in families,' environment less important

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710130550.htm

Universal crisis: 80 percent of light in space is missing, scientists say

http://rt.com/usa/171896-universe-light-photon-underproduction/

Inherited 'memory' of poor nutrition during pregnancy passed through sperm of male offspring

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710141547.htm

Drinking alcohol provides no heart health benefit, new study shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710151947.htm

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's official: Voyager 1 is in interstellar space, says NASA

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0708/It-s-official-Voyager-1-is-in-interstellar-space-says-NASA

Largest flying bird ever had a wingspan of at least 20 feet, say scientists (+video

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0708/Largest-flying-bird-ever-had-a-wingspan-of-at-least-20-feet-say-scientists-video

SYNEK - Any beer tapped fresh on your counter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter

NASA acknowledging Electric Universe?: New NASA model gives glimpse into the invisible world of electric asteroids

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/07/03/nasa-acknowledging-electric-universe-new-nasa-model-gives-glimpse-into-the-invisible-world-of-electric-asteroids/

BMW provides 3D-printed thumb supports to factory workers

http://www.gizmag.com/bmw-3d-printed-thumb-supports/32867/

Concept skyscraper rises from recycled waste of residents

http://www.gizmag.com/chartier-corbasson-organic-skyscraper-london/32868/

DJI releases Ronin camera-stabilizing rig

http://www.gizmag.com/dji-ronin-camera-stabilizing-rig/32877/

Students aim to break Nurburgring Nordschleife record with hybrid electric car

http://www.gizmag.com/students-nrburgring-record-hybrid-electric-car/32859/

Sand-based anode triples lithium-ion battery performance

http://www.gizmag.com/nano-silicon-anode-sand-lithium-ion-battery/32885/