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Science, technology, society: magazine of London Science and Geek Chic Socials (meetup.com/geekchic)
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Why haven't bald men gone extinct?

Why haven't bald men gone extinct? | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

Even as we get to grips with the biology of baldness, the shiny pate remains a real evolutionary mystery.

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Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later

Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- An essay on robots by a professor in Japan over 40 years ago has just got its official translation.
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Is it time for trade shows to banish 'booth babes'?

Is it time for trade shows to banish 'booth babes'? | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Parading scantily clad women around at technology conferences has become increasingly controversial, and some say it's time for the industry to grow up...
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Vader Gets a Parking Ticket [Video]

Vader Gets a Parking Ticket [Video] | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Apparently, even users of the dark side of the force are not impervious to parking tickets.
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Was humanity born in the mother of all plagues?

Was humanity born in the mother of all plagues? | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Early in human evolution, our ancestors switched off two key genes.
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The End Of The Laptop

The End Of The Laptop | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Let's start with the story from a market of one... I bought the first iPad from Apple and loved it immediately. I wound up lugging it around with me all over the world along with my MacBook Pro. As soon...
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Chinese physicists smash quantum teleportation record

Chinese physicists smash quantum teleportation record | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
A group of Chinese engineers have smashed the records for quantum teleportation distance, by creating a pair of entangled photons over a distance of almost 100 kilometres...
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SpaceX Launch Aborted As Engine Ignition Begins

SpaceX Launch Aborted As Engine Ignition Begins | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- This morning's scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed with less than a second remaining on t...
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101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds! T-Shirt Reviews, Interviews and Coupon Codes

101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds! T-Shirt Reviews, Interviews and Coupon Codes | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Must have the Hadron shirt! 101 T-Shirts for Scientists, Science Geeks and Nerds!
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Growing Minds: Nature and the Brain

Growing Minds: Nature and the Brain | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
As more and more children face nature deficit disorder from spending too much time indoors, research shows the benefits of spending time in nature not only include refocusing attention and building se (Growing Minds: Nature and the Brain http://t.co/QoAWqnmJ...)...
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Conservation and Science events

Conservation and Science events | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. It runs both ZSL London and Whipsnade zoos.
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Short Sharp Science: Overtly 'girly' scientists alienate potential students

Short Sharp Science: Overtly 'girly' scientists alienate potential students | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

 

It probably sounded like a good idea late at night in a Brussels basement where some desperate folk from the European Union's Research and Innovation promo team were holed up on a mission to "get more girls into science".

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They don’t sell R2D2 shorts so I painted my own...

They don’t sell R2D2 shorts so I painted my own... | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
They don’t sell R2D2 shorts so I painted my own :) Painted by Areyna Schmidt (productiveslacker)...

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Cross-stitching Goes Geek Chic!

Cross-stitching Goes Geek Chic! | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
While I have many knitters in my life, I don't seem to know anyone who cross-stitches (that I'm aware of).
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Geek Chic: When fashion meets technology

Geek Chic: When fashion meets technology | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
A look at fashion innovations including grow-your-own clothes, virtual mirror reflections and a digital library of fabric.
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Ready Player One Author to Give Away DeLorean

Ready Player One Author to Give Away DeLorean | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
You heard us right.To celebrate the June 5 paperback release of the science fiction/thriller/fanboy quest adventure Ready Player One, Erne...
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Transit of a lifetime: Why all eyes are on Venus now

Transit of a lifetime: Why all eyes are on Venus now | Geek Chic | Scoop.it

It's the last chance for any astronomer alive to see Venus pass across the face of the sun – and now it can tell us about planets much, much further away

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Six amazing examples of medical 'reverse innovation' (Wired UK)

Six amazing examples of medical 'reverse innovation' (Wired UK) | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Most medical equipment used in the developed world is too expensive or energy-intensive to be useful in rural clinics, so the smart answer is "reverse innovation"...
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Leo Geo, a lengthwise comic about a journey through the Earth

Leo Geo, a lengthwise comic about a journey through the Earth | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
Jon Chad's Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth is a kids' comic story that blends science and fancy to tell the story of a scientist who goes all the way through the Earth's center from Argentina, headed for Taiwan.
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Why women wiggling in high heels could help improve prosthetic limbs and robots

Why women wiggling in high heels could help improve prosthetic limbs and robots | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite their very differently shaped feet, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Biotechnology and...
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Peace Prize Nomination Likely For Facebook Love Campaign

Peace Prize Nomination Likely For Facebook Love Campaign | Geek Chic | Scoop.it
A petition is circulating to nominate two young Israeli designers for the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the "Israel-Iran I Love You" campaign on Facebook.
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