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New study: Aerosols, not carbon dioxide, responsible for stronger hurricanes | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog

New study: Aerosols, not carbon dioxide, responsible for stronger hurricanes | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
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Cell Polyploidy: Growing Without Cell Division

Cell Polyploidy: Growing Without Cell Division | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists, including biologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may have pinpointed for the first time the mechanism responsible for cell polyploidy...
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Sandwalk: Better Biochemistry: The Free Energy of ATP Hydrolysis

Sandwalk: Better Biochemistry: The Free Energy of ATP Hydrolysis | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

This is part of a series on important concepts in biochemistry. I'm concentrating on those concepts that may be widely misunderstood and/or not well described in most textbooks. 

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Climate change: What we do – and don't – know - New Scientist

Climate change: What we do – and don't – know - New Scientist | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
We know that we are warming the planet. But how much? And how will it affect us?
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Language scholars solved 18th-century cipher - Uppsala University, Sweden

Language scholars solved 18th-century cipher - Uppsala University, Sweden | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

Language scholars solved 18th-century cipher
[Published 2011-10-27
Together with an American colleague, two language scholars at Uppsala University have deciphered a hand-written manuscript from the 1730s. The manuscript turned out to be from the Oculists, a secret society whose purpose included mapping the secret rituals of Masons.

The manuscript, called "The Copiale Cipher," has 75 pages and contains 75,000 characters. Apart from what is the bookmark of the former owner ("Philipp 1866") and a note at the bottom of the last page ("Copiales3") the manuscript is entirely in code. The cipher used consists of 90 different characters ranging from Latin and Greek letters to diacritical signs and mystical symbols, so-called logograms.

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The War Against Climate Science Unravels

The War Against Climate Science Unravels | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
For those who have ever put the skeptic arguments to the test, it has always been clear their criticisms rarely stand up to even the most basic level of academic rigor.
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Could Nitric Oxide Play a Role in Hepatitis C Treatment? | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary

Could Nitric Oxide Play a Role in Hepatitis C Treatment? | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
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La orden mundial en plena evolución: Perspectivas y Oportunidades / The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities « focalizalaatencion

La orden mundial en plena evolución: Perspectivas y Oportunidades / The Evolving Global Order: Prospects and Opportunities « focalizalaatencion | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
Charla de Noam Chomsky en la Unversidad de Colonia (Alemania) 14.06.11
Datos, datos más que datos sobre, de que van nuestros políticos y cómo ha ido evolucionado nuestra política…Desde luego lo que dice este Dr. Honoris causa de varias univesidades no es conspiración….
Duración: 1h46min. (¡Ánimo..!)
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Fossils in Saxony shed light on ancient lizard life - The Local

Fossils in Saxony shed light on ancient lizard life - The Local | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
Scientists in Saxony have discovered 290-million-year-old fossil skeletons of a previously unknown, tree-dwelling lizard species in a perfectly preserved petrified forest that casts new light on the habits of ancient reptiles.
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Extreme measures: The push to make climate research relevant — The Daily Climate

Extreme measures: The push to make climate research relevant — The Daily Climate | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

Connecting Weather and Climate

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Forum Deutsches Endoprothesenregister

Informationen zum aktuellen Geschehen rund um internationale Endoprothesenregister und die Errichtung eines deutschen Endoprothesenregisters.

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Ocean-like water found on comet

Ocean-like water found on comet | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
Scientists say that Comet Hartley 2 contains water like that found in our oceans, challenging the notion that Earth's water did not come from comet impacts.

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Copiale

Copiale | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

The “Copiale Cipher” is a 105 pages manuscript containing all in all around 75 000 characters. Beautifully bound in green and gold brocade paper, written on high quality paper with two different watermarks, the manuscript can be dated back to 1760-1780. Apart from what is obviously an owner's mark (“Philipp 1866”) and a note in the end of the last page (“Copiales 3”), the manuscript is completely encoded. The cipher employed consists of 90 different characters, comprising all from Roman and Greek letters, to diacritics and abstract symbols. Catchwords (preview fragments) of one to three or four characters are written at the bottom of left–hand pages.

Transcription, transliteration and decipherment brought to light a German text obviously related to an 18th century secret society, namely the "oculist order". A parallel manuscript is located at the Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv, Staatsarchiv Wolfenbüttel.

For information about the method of decipherment, see the paper “The Copiale Cipher” by Kevin Knight, Beáta Megyesi and Christiane Schaefer (2011), presented as part of invited talk at ACL Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora (BUCC).

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Scientists bring mysterious magnetic process down to earth

Scientists bring mysterious magnetic process down to earth | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
With the click of a computer mouse, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) sends 10,000 volts of electricity into a chamber filled with hydrogen gas.
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M-9 quake strikes off Tohoku about every 440 years: research institute - The Mainichi Daily News

M-9 quake strikes off Tohoku about every 440 years: research institute - The Mainichi Daily News | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

M-9 quake strikes off Tohoku about every 440 years: research institute

An earthquake as powerful as the magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 occurs off the Tohoku region about every 440 years, university researchers estimate.

The estimate, made by a research team led by University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute professor Kazuki Koketsu, suggests that the frequency of powerful quakes, previously thought to hit the region once every 1,000 years, is far higher. Experts say there is a so-called "super cycle" of powerful quakes, like the M-7 earthquakes that strikes off Miyagi Prefecture at about 37-year intervals.

The team will announce their results during a study session of the Seismological Society of Japan starting in Shizuoka on Oct. 12.

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Four Ways to Beat Hepatitis Fatigue | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary

Four Ways to Beat Hepatitis Fatigue | Hepatitis Central News, Updates and Commentary | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it

Fatigue is a problem frequently experienced by those with chronic hepatitis. Fortunately, there are several different kinds of approaches that can help mitigate fatigue.

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A preview of the BugShot venue – MYRMECOS - Insect Photography - Insect Pictures

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Diver Snaps First Photo of Fish Using Tools - ScienceNOW

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Plant branching hormone discovered

Plant branching hormone discovered | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- In an important breakthrough, plant biologists at The University of Queensland have identified a hormone that plays a key role in determining the size and shape of plants.

The discovery of the hormone strigolactone could have enormous impact on the forestry and horticultural industries, and is expected to lead to the ability to custom design the shape of plants.

“Taller plants can be produced by boosting strigolactone, and bushier plants can be grown by suppressing the hormone,” UQ Associate Professor Dr. Christine Beveridge said.
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Home - Open Space - NESPOS

Home - Open Space - NESPOS | Science -Facts and Fiction | Scoop.it
... an open source information platform about Pleistocene humans, providing detailed information about important sites, their analytical results, archaeological findings and a selection of literary quotes. Moreover it is a repository where archaeologists and paleoanthropologists can exchange their research results and ideas by a protected Wiki-based collaboration platform with a continuously growing sample of 3D scanned human fossils and artefacts. As a member of the NESPOS Society you get access to this collaboration platform.To stay informed please subscribe to our Newsletter
We also offer you a special CT-scan service.For further information please contact the NESPOS Society or take a look at the published articles....
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