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Science May Soon Give Us Pills That Make Us Exercise

Science May Soon Give Us Pills That Make Us Exercise | science fetish | Scoop.it

Science May Soon Give Us Pills That Make Us ExerciseWired NewsTests on mice show elevated levels of epo encourage activity, meaning we may finally get a drug that gets us off the couch and into the gym.and more »...


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Meteorite Hunter Discovers New Mineral

Meteorite Hunter Discovers New Mineral | science fetish | Scoop.it
Hidden within a rock from space is a mineral previously unknown to science: panguite.The new mineral was found embedded in the Allende meteo...
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Chiropractors continue to treat children despite a lack of evidence

Chiropractors continue to treat children despite a lack of evidence | science fetish | Scoop.it
Edzard Ernst: The reluctance of chiropractors to change, in the face of a lost court case, the evidence and public opinion, is disconcerting...
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Algorithm beats jigsaw-solving record

Algorithm beats jigsaw-solving record | science fetish | Scoop.it
The speedy solver whizzed through 10,000 pieces in 24 hours – and could one day help piece together shredded documents or archaeological artefacts...
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Looking down into the throat of a lightning storm | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Looking down into the throat of a lightning storm | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | science fetish | Scoop.it
Cool stuff | André Kuipers | Traveling over west Africa at 8 kilometers per second in the International Space Station, astronaut André Kuipers took this eerie and lovely picture of a storm...
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Data from Voyager 1 point to interstellar future

Data from Voyager 1 point to interstellar future | science fetish | Scoop.it

Data from NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft indicate that the venerable deep-space explorer has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has markedly increased.

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Dial-a-Flood: A New Smartphone App Helps Residents and Researchers Predict Storm Surges

Dial-a-Flood: A New Smartphone App Helps Residents and Researchers Predict Storm Surges | science fetish | Scoop.it

Researchers have had a notoriously difficult time predicting how much flooding a given area will experience in the wake of a storm. Now a team led by researchers at Western Carolina University has developed a Web site and smartphone app that may help.

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Phantom hand mapped for the first time

Phantom hand mapped for the first time | science fetish | Scoop.it

Ever wanted to know what an invisible hand looks like? Well, it is slightly wider than a real hand, and it has shorter fingers too. For the first time, the perceived shape of a phantom limb has been measured. This should make it possible to learn more about how the brain represents what we look like.

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Sentinel Earth observer to launch

Sentinel Earth observer to launch | science fetish | Scoop.it
Europe looks set to roll out its ambitious new Earth observation programme even though the long-term budget to support it has still not been agreed.
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Girl receives pioneering vein transplant

Girl receives pioneering vein transplant | science fetish | Scoop.it

A 10-year-old girl in Sweden is the world's first recipient of a donated vein treated with a patient's own stem cells.

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(Feline) Cougars on rebound in US Midwest

(Feline) Cougars on rebound in US Midwest | science fetish | Scoop.it
The American mountain lion or cougar is re-populating parts of the US, raising questions about its relationship with humans, scientists say.
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Dark matter filament found, scientists say

...after much searching and with a little luck, an international team of astrophysicists has discovered a dark matter filament connecting two clusters of galaxies about 2.7 billion light-years away.

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Elephantnose fish's unique retina helps it see through mud

Elephantnose fish's unique retina helps it see through mud | science fetish | Scoop.it
An international group of researchers has been studying the Peters’ elephantnose fish to try to find out how it can see in its murky habitat, and have discovered it has a unique system of crystal-lined cups within its retina.
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Reflected infrared light unveils never-before-seen details of Renaissance paintings

Reflected infrared light unveils never-before-seen details of Renaissance paintings | science fetish | Scoop.it
When restoring damaged and faded works of art, artists often employ lasers and other sophisticated imaging techniques to study intricate details, analyze pigments, and search for subtle defects not visible to the naked eye.
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Evolution coming early to England

Evolution coming early to England | science fetish | Scoop.it

Evolution is to be added to the primary national curriculum in England, gratifying scientists and educators who have been campaigning for its addition over the last three years.

 

In 2009, the British Humanist Association coordinated a letter from top scientists and science educators in Britain calling for the addition of evolution to the primary curriculum. Although the government indicated in 2009 that evolution would indeed be added as part of the reform of the primary national curriculum called for by the Children, Schools, and Families bill, the relevant part of the bill was tabled in Parliament in 2010.

 

Then in September 2011, as NCSE reported, a group of scientists renewed the call for evolution to be taught "at both primary and secondary levels in the National Curriculum and in all schools."

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UK Homeopaths plan to march on Parliament - surely just 1 should go for best results?

UK Homeopaths plan to march on Parliament - surely just 1 should go for best results? | science fetish | Scoop.it

A number of Medicines Acts are being consoidated and simplified, which is a good thing because much duplication is being removed. However, as a result there are some key elements which could adversely affect access to homeopathic medicines if the proposals go into force as they stand.

If the current proposals by the MHRA are endorsed by government the following would occur:

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FBI Files on Famous Physicist Released

FBI Files on Famous Physicist Released | science fetish | Scoop.it

Physicist Richard Feynman helped create the atomic bomb, shared a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics, and figure out the source of the space shuttle Challenger explosion.

 

But he was also subject to scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, as it sought to uncover communist sympathizers during the 1950s.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies : NPR

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies : NPR | science fetish | Scoop.it
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson keeps a close eye on science in the movies — he even got a change made to Titanic. Here, he talks about truths and less-than-truths in some of the films that are taking us outside our own realm.
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New Dating of Panama Formation Throws Cold Water on Ice Age Origin Ideas: Scientific American

New Dating of Panama Formation Throws Cold Water on Ice Age Origin Ideas: Scientific American | science fetish | Scoop.it
A geologist's revisionist theory pushing the formation of the Isthmus of Panama back 10 million years casts doubt on mainstream ideas of what caused the last ice age as well as the global glaciation cycle that generates the world's current climate...
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Alzheimer's gene 'diabetes link'

Alzheimer's gene 'diabetes link' | science fetish | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have identified a possible genetic link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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European Cave Art Gets Older

European Cave Art Gets Older | science fetish | Scoop.it

Red disks, hand stencils and club-shaped drawings lining the walls of several Stone Age caves in Spain were painted so long ago that Neandertals might have been their makers, say researchers armed with a high-powered method for dating ancient stone.

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Human Microbiome Project reveals largest microbial map

Human Microbiome Project reveals largest microbial map | science fetish | Scoop.it
Scientists across the US have put together the first extensive map of the bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in and on us.
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