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New Buried Asteroid Impact Crater Discovered in Canada | Wired Science | Wired.com

New Buried Asteroid Impact Crater Discovered in Canada | Wired Science | Wired.com | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
An extraterrestrial impact crater is hiding near a Canadian ghost town. Nearly 5 miles across and 3,000 feet deep, the stealth crater has lurked just west of Bow City, Alberta for millions of years, scientists reported Dec.
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When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Image file types are confusing to many people, but the Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, ...
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Why Killing Wolves Might Not Save Livestock

Why Killing Wolves Might Not Save Livestock | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Unless you kill a whole lot of them. Kill just a few wolves, a new study finds, and livestock losses actually rise.
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Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants?

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Moose Get So Big Eating Plants? | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Carnivores may be at the top of the food chain, but herbivores are often heftier. What gives?
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What Philae Did During Its 60 Hours on a Comet

What Philae Did During Its 60 Hours on a Comet | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

The drama of Philae’s slow fall, bounce and unfortunate slide into hibernation was one of the most thrilling science stories of a generation. But what in its short 60 hours of life on Comet 67P did it achieve?

The short answer is analytical chemistry.

Philae’s payload included three instruments that are quite common in chemistry labs, but when deployed on a comet could answer questions about the origins of the solar system and life itself.

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Baby chick spycam fools penguin parents - life - 03 November 2014 - New Scientist

Baby chick spycam fools penguin parents - life - 03 November 2014 - New Scientist | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
It's fluffy, has four wheels and can make an Emperor sing. A baby bird spycam is helping researchers get close to shy penguins
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Deepwater Horizon gunk settled far and wide

Deepwater Horizon gunk settled far and wide | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Survey of deep-sea sediment helps to explain ‘missing oil’ from 2010 spill.
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The invisible extinction

The invisible extinction | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
A palaeontologist wonders whether the future fossil record will preserve evidence of animals that vanish today.
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Turning to Darwin to Solve the Mystery of Invasive Species

Turning to Darwin to Solve the Mystery of Invasive Species | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that some parts of the world are evolutionary incubators, producing superior competitors primed to thrive in other environments.
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Images so cool, you'll want to learn more : Wsj

Images so cool, you'll want to learn more : Wsj | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Nowhere may the fine line between art and science be slimmer than through a scanning electron microscope.
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Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs Slowly—Then Took Off

Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs Slowly—Then Took Off | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Slow and gradual evolutionary advances transformed dinosaurs into birds, a new study says-until they finally took off.
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Researchers reveal new rock formation in Colorado

Researchers reveal new rock formation in Colorado | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
An astonishing new rock formation has been revealed in the Colorado Rockies, and it exists in a deeply perplexing relationship with older rocks. Named the Tava sandstone, this sedimentary rock forms intrusions within the ancient granites and gneisses that form the backbone of the Front Range. The relationship is fascinating because it is backward: ordinarily, it is igneous rocks such as granite that would that intrude into sedimentary rocks.
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WARNING: wild extrapolation (a classification system for science news)

WARNING: wild extrapolation (a classification system for science news) | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Science news and writing can be intimidating for those new to it. A classification system for articles could help make things easier for everyone
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One Of The Best Examples Of Collective Intelligence You'll Ever See

Individual ants are not very smart, but ants working together in a colony are capable of extraordinary feats. Case in point is this remarkable video in which a colony of ants have transformed into a daisy chain to pull a dead millipede — behavior that's never been seen before.
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Your New Desktop Wallpaper: A Fetching Geological Map Of The Arctic - io9

Your New Desktop Wallpaper: A Fetching Geological Map Of The Arctic - io9 | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Via Natural Resources Canada comes a gorgeously detailed geological map of the Arctic, served up hot and fresh for all your wallpaper needs.
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Gravity map traces ocean circulation

Gravity map traces ocean circulation | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

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Humans and Mice: Similar enough for studying disease and different enough to give us new clues about evolution | crg

Humans and Mice: Similar enough for studying disease and different enough to give us new clues about evolution | crg | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

A group of international researchers has just discovered the keys to explaining why certain processes and systems in mice, like the immune system, metabolism and stress response, are so different to those in humans. The scientists have detailed the functional parts of the mouse genome and have compared them with those in humans. A whole set of data has come out of this – which is now to available to the scientific community – which will be significant for research into mammalian biology as well as the study of human illness mechanisms.

The comparison focuses on the genetic and biochemical processes regulating genome activity in humans and mice. The scientists have found that, in general, the systems for controlling genome activity in the two species are very alike, and have been preserved through time. However, they have also detected certain differences in the DNA, and patterns of gene expression that are not shared. “Finding these similarities and studying the aspects of mouse biology that may reflect human biology, allows us to approach the study of human illnesses in a better way”, affirms Bing Ren, one of the principal authors from the ENCODE Consortium and a lecturer in molecular and cellular medicine at the University of California – San Diego.

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Is Earth in a new geological phase thanks to us? - opinion - 10 November 2014 - New Scientist

Is Earth in a new geological phase thanks to us? - opinion - 10 November 2014 - New Scientist | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
It may be time for science to recognise Earth's new era – one shaped by humans. So argues a geologist involved in defining new phases in geological time
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This is what brain cell conversations look like - health - 23 October 2014 - New Scientist

Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter
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Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths | WIRED

Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths | WIRED | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
This month in Italy, three judges have a chance to undo the Kafkaesque nightmare that has ensnared some of the country’s top scientists for almost five years. So far it looks doubtful they will. In 2012, seven scientists and engineers were convicted of manslaughter for things they said and did not say in the days…
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Meet the New Underclass: People With Ph.D.s in Science

Meet the New Underclass: People With Ph.D.s in Science | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, newly-minted science Ph.D.s would get research jobs at a senior scientist's laboratory, to train and hone the ideas they would explore at their own labs. But now the supply of post-doctoral students is outpacing demand, creating a new, hyper-educated underclass.
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How Much Are Drug Companies Paying Your Doctor?

How Much Are Drug Companies Paying Your Doctor? | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
New data released today will promote transparency and help patients know when docs receive money from product makers
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Novel antibiotic class created

Novel antibiotic class created | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.

The unique approach could be used to genetically engineer bacteria in our bodies to become less dangerous.

The technology might also lead to new treatments for metabolic diseases like obesity, the researchers claim.

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Implicit racism in academia

Implicit racism in academia | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Subtle racism is prevalent in US and UK universities, according to a new paper commissioned by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and released last week, reports The Times Higher Educat...
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