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An eclectic mix of articles about our world and the universe we live in, with some political commentary
Curated by Pamela D Lloyd
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The Carnival of Cosmology: Bloggers on Dark Energy

The Carnival of Cosmology: Bloggers on Dark Energy | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first Carnival of Cosmology! (Well, it’s the first I know of, so we’ll say it’s true.) In the spirit of blog carnivals, several of us—cosmologists, physicists, astr...
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Hairy solution to making sensitive artificial skin - physicsworld.com

Hairy solution to making sensitive artificial skin - physicsworld.com | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Simple sensor can measure pressure, shear and torsion...
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Music and speech based on human biology, new evidence shows

Music and speech based on human biology, new evidence shows | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
A pair of studies by neuroscientists shows powerful new evidence of a deep biological link between human music and speech.
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Neanderthals ate vegetables too (ScienceAlert)

Neanderthals ate vegetables too (ScienceAlert) | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Neanderthals ate cooked vegetables and used plants for medicine, a study on their teeth reveals. ...
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Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian

Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it

Nitrogen pollution is giving carnivorous plants on Swedish bogs so many nutrients that they don't need to catch as many flies, new research shows.


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Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells

Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it

Reverse-engineered life form could be used to test drugs.

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Whales Show Signs of Coping With Man-Made Noise Underwater

Whales Show Signs of Coping With Man-Made Noise Underwater | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that whales can “close” their ears, decreasing their sensitivity to noises underwater.
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Gilt-Trip: Scientists Add Gold to Boost Lithium Car Battery Range: Scientific American

Gilt-Trip: Scientists Add Gold to Boost Lithium Car Battery Range: Scientific American | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Air-breathing lithium batteries that go far beyond the capacity of current power packs may be in the offing...
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Colon Cancer Genomic Mapping May Point Toward Therapies

The largest study of colon cancer tumors to date found new mutations that may cause malignancy in various organs, bolstering research that links the disease more to specific genetic changes than its location in the body.
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Alzheimer’s attacks long before diagnosis (ScienceAlert)

Alzheimer’s attacks long before diagnosis (ScienceAlert) | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Changes in spinal fluid and the brain can occur up to 25 years before Alzheimer’s disease symptoms show, researchers have found.
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Join the Citizen Science brigade | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Join the Citizen Science brigade | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Astronomy | Darlene Cavalier | A lot of people think only scientists can do science. They're right. But then, anyone who does science is a scientist. You can do science.
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Climate change drives salmon evolution - life - 11 July 2012 - New Scientist

Climate change drives salmon evolution - life - 11 July 2012 - New Scientist | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
As river temperatures have risen, salmon that migrate upriver earlier have been more successful at reproducing...
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Ute Panzenboeck - Google+ - Cell Biology Class: How Do Natural Killer Cells Work?…

Ute Panzenboeck - Google+ - Cell Biology Class: How Do Natural Killer Cells Work?… | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Cell Biology Class: How Do Natural Killer Cells Work?
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Sky Crane – how to land Curiosity on the surface of Mars | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Sky Crane – how to land Curiosity on the surface of Mars | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
On 26th November 2011 at 15:02, NASA  launched its Mars Science Laboratory mission.





MSL is the latest in the organization’s nearly four decade long robotic presence on ...
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Observing with NASA

Observing with NASA | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Control your OWN telescope using the
MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network.

 

Select the celestial object you want to observe, click a few options for field of view, exposure time, and filter, and then submit your contact information to receive the image via email.

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Geology Professor and Students Look for Clues to Understanding ...

Geology Professor and Students Look for Clues to Understanding ... | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
New research findings by Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco–aimed at understanding the environment following Earth's most dramatic mass extinction–will appear in the August print edition of Geology and are ...

 

Small class-size allows undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr to participate in research; in this case, students in Assistant Professor of Geology Pedro Marenco's Carbonate Petrography and Geochemistry class helped coauthor a paper on the growth of stromalites in the five million years following the Permian–Triassic extinction event, also called the Great Dying.

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Chemical bond discovered that only exists in space - space - 19 July 2012 - New Scientist

Chemical bond discovered that only exists in space - space - 19 July 2012 - New Scientist | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
The bond should emerge in the intense magnetic fields of white dwarf stars: its discovery could help us better understand these bodies...
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Early humans ate bark

Early humans ate bark | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it

Last fall, on a reporting trip to Johannesburg for a story on the discovery of fossils representing a previously unknown member of human family called Australopithecus ...


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SuperSTEM research reveals that graphene re-knits its holes

SuperSTEM research reveals that graphene re-knits its holes | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Scientists at The University of Manchester and the SuperSTEM facility at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory have discovered that the ‘miracle material’, graphene, undergoes a self repairing process to mend holes.
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NASA - NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona

NASA - NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
NASA's High Resolution Coronal Imager satellite, or Hi-C, has captured the highest-resolution ultraviolet images ever taken of the sun's corona.
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The Genomic Landscape circa 2012 - Eric Green

January 11, 2012 - Current Topics in Genome Analysis 2012 More: http://www.genome.gov/COURSE2012...
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Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Just days after a snare had killed one of their own, four-year-old wild gorillas worked together to find and destroy other traps in their forest home.
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Found: A Dozen Invisible Galaxies

Found: A Dozen Invisible Galaxies | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
They're out there — perhaps a lot of them — and now there's a way to find them...
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The View from the Top : Image of the Day

The View from the Top : Image of the Day | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
A new composite image built from 15 satellite passes shows the Arctic and northern latitudes as you have never seen them before.
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Two Proteins Offer a “Clearer” Way to Treat Huntington’s Disease

Two Proteins Offer a “Clearer” Way to Treat Huntington’s Disease | Science and Other Wild Affairs | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified two key regulatory proteins critical to clearing away misfolded proteins that accumulate and cause the progressive, deadly neurodegeneration of Huntington’s...
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