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Arthritis research: Mouse model of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis discovered

Arthritis research: Mouse model of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis discovered | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Researchers have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of the second most common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.
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What happens when the largest objects meet their twins? — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

What happens when the largest objects meet their twins? — Starts With A Bang! — Medium | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
From asteroids to planets to stars and more, doubling what you’ve got can be disastrous!
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The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting | Quanta Magazine

The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting |  Quanta Magazine | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Newly discovered patterns in evolution may help scientists make accurate short-term predictions.
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Giant Global “Chimney” Could Alter Climate Change

Giant Global “Chimney” Could Alter Climate Change | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Understanding how ocean gases are pumped into the upper atmosphere could help predict and even regulate our future world environment
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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.
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Smithsonian Scientist and Collaborators Revise Timeline of Human Origins | Newsdesk

Smithsonian Scientist and Collaborators Revise Timeline of Human Origins | Newsdesk | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they are reconsidering the true evolutionary factors that drove them.

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Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | Science | WIRED

Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | Science | WIRED | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state, lacking even basic properties such as a definite location and instead existing everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when a particle is measured does it suddenly…
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Visiting one of the oldest observatories in the world - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes

Visiting one of the oldest observatories in the world - Astronomy Magazine - Interactive Star Charts, Planets, Meteors, Comets, Telescopes | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescopes, NASA, Hubble, space missions, stargazing, and more
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This Is What Math Equations Look Like in 3-D | Science | WIRED

This Is What Math Equations Look Like in 3-D | Science | WIRED | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
These mysterious surfaces were made more than a century ago by mathematicians to answer a simple question: What does an equation look like?
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How often do men really think about sex?

How often do men really think about sex? | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Every seven seconds? Probably not. But rather than wonder about whether this is true, Tom Stafford asks how on earth you can actually prove it or not. We've all been told that men think about you-k...
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Neanderthals evolved their teeth before big brains - life - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist

Neanderthals evolved their teeth before big brains - life - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Ancient skulls found in Spain reveal how the earliest Neanderthals differed from their ancestors, suggesting their jaws changed shape to grip objects
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10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever

10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Pseudo-science theories are a little like puppies. They're fun, fluffy things to talk about, and most of the time they're harmless. Sometimes, however, they get big, mean, aggressive, and have to be put down. Here are a few pseudo-science theories that need the Old Yeller treatment.
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Where is the Carbon Going?

Where is the Carbon Going? | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 — is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carbon dioxide is a critical component of Earth’s carbon cycle and is the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. At approximately 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a higher level than ever before in recorded history. But less than half the carbon dioxide emitted into Earth’s atmosphere by human activities stays there, while the rest is absorbed by the ocean and natural land "sinks." Scientists hope the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will help resolve the longstanding scientific puzzle of where this carbon is going. To learn more about OCO-2, please visit: www.nasa.gov/oco2 To learn more about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014, please visit: www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 — is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carbon dioxide is a critical component of Earth’s carbon cycle and is the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. At approximately 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a higher level than ever before in recorded history. But less than half the carbon dioxide emitted into Earth’s atmosphere by human activities stays there, while the rest is absorbed by the ocean and natural land "sinks." Scientists hope the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will help resolve the longstanding scientific puzzle of where this carbon is going. To learn more about OCO-2, please visit: www.nasa.gov/oco2 To learn more about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014, please visit: www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow
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New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.
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Spider gene study reveals tangled evolution

Spider gene study reveals tangled evolution | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Arachnid family tree suggests that many spider species evolved away from web-weaving.
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Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

Geologists have discovered the secret that gives dramatic natural sandstone monuments their shape: gravity.

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Oxygen fluctuations stalled life on Earth

Oxygen fluctuations stalled life on Earth | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Swings in oxygen levels may be behind a mysterious billion-year hiatus in evolution.
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Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much

Like All Animals, We Need Stress. Just Not Too Much | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
A racing mind and a pounding heart aren't all bad — the stress response can help humans and other animals deal with the unexpected. So what makes a vital system, which evolved to help us, turn toxic?
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Fungi borrowed bacterial gene again and again

Fungi borrowed bacterial gene again and again | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Multiple independent gene transfers gave fungi ability to colonize plant roots.
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The origin of bright-colored birds

The origin of bright-colored birds | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Study suggests vibrant patterns first appeared about 56 million years ago
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Star Wars Geology | History of Geology, Scientific American Blog Network

Star Wars Geology | History of Geology, Scientific American Blog Network | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
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Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera
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Experiments recreate aromatic flavors of Titan | Astronomy.com

Experiments recreate aromatic flavors of Titan | Astronomy.com | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
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Fight-or-Flight Chemical Prepares Cells to Shift the Brain From Subdued to Alert State

Fight-or-Flight Chemical Prepares Cells to Shift the Brain From Subdued to Alert State | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Brain cells, called astrocytes because of their star-shaped appearance, can monitor and respond to nearby neural activity, but only after being activated by the fight-or-flight chemical norepinephrine. Because astrocytes can alter the activity of neurons, the findings suggest that astrocytes may help control the brain’s ability to focus.
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Birds evolve ‘signature’ patterns to distinguish cuckoo eggs from their own | University of Cambridge

Birds evolve ‘signature’ patterns to distinguish cuckoo eggs from their own | University of Cambridge | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
For some birds, recognising their own eggs can be a matter of life or death. In a new study, scientists have shown that many birds affected by the parasitic Common Cuckoo - which lays its lethal offspring in other birds’ nests - have evolved distinctive patterns on their eggs in order to distinguish them from those laid by a cuckoo cheat. The study reveals that these signature patterns provide a powerful defense against cuckoo trickery, helping host birds to reject cuckoo eggs before they hatch and destroy the host’s own brood.
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HIV on Trial: An Attempt to Cure the World’s Smallest Patients

HIV on Trial: An Attempt to Cure the World’s Smallest Patients | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
New global clinical trial aims to replicate the mysterious “Mississippi baby” success
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