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Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.  ~Edwin Powell Hubble
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Proba-V maps world air traffic from space

Proba-V maps world air traffic from space | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
As ESA’s Proba-V works quietly on its main task of monitoring vegetation growth across Earth, the minisatellite is also picking up something from a little higher: signals from thousands of aircraft.
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Fjords soak up a surprising amount of carbon

Fjords soak up a surprising amount of carbon | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Inlets at high latitudes store carbon faster than do other marine ecosystems.
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Did neurons evolve more than once on Earth? - life - 10 April 2015 - New Scientist

Did neurons evolve more than once on Earth? - life - 10 April 2015 - New Scientist | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Simple, translucent comb jellies have unique neuronal chemistry – and the discovery has scientists arguing over whether or not neurons evolved twice
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X-ray vision: how did extinct marine creatures live? - RUBIN Science Magazine - Ruhr-Universität-Bochum

X-ray vision: how did extinct marine creatures live? - RUBIN Science Magazine - Ruhr-Universität-Bochum | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Menschlich - Weltoffen - Leistungsstark
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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?
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Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Study explains how three essential molecules could have formed simultaneously
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Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos

Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Experts call for halt in research to work out safety and ethics issues.
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Science of love: It really is all in the mind, say experts

Science of love: It really is all in the mind, say experts | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
What is this thing called love? Cole Porter wasn’t the first to ask. From mystified poets to angst-ridden teens, the question of what exactly love is has troubled us since long before the master songwriter put pen to paper.
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The Future of Rare Earth Elements - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

The Future of Rare Earth Elements - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Rare Earth Elements make up a large portion of our high tech equipment and the demand for the e...
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.
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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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Anaerobic co-digestion of farm-based manure & food waste, are there benefits vs. landfilling?

Anaerobic co-digestion of farm-based manure & food waste, are there benefits vs. landfilling? | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Based on a comprehensive life cycle analysis comparing the environmental impacts and economic outcomes for managing manure and food waste produced on a dairy farm, researchers found that anaerobic co-digestion of the waste products had substantial cost, energy, and environmental benefits compared to digestion of manure but disposal of food waste in a landfill. A detailed discussion of the potential for bioenergy production, increased profitability, and reductions in global warming and smog is pr
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The Bird Family Tree Gets a Makeover

The Bird Family Tree Gets a Makeover | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
In the most thorough genomic investigation to date, some birds perch on new branches
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Ferns Get It On After 60 Million Years Apart | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network

Ferns Get It On After 60 Million Years Apart | The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
An unassuming little fern has left scientists scratching their heads at the feat of reproductive hijinks it apparently represents.

The fern, xCystocarpium roskamianum (the prefix 'x' indicates ...
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The science of why stepping on Legos makes you want to die - Quartz

The science of why stepping on Legos makes you want to die - Quartz | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
And why it's more painful for you than for your kid.
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Famous Paintings Can Reveal Visual Disorders

Famous Paintings Can Reveal Visual Disorders | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Neural pathologies have shaped great art throughout history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anthropocene: The human age

Anthropocene: The human age | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
This week in Nature, two researchers propose that a potential marker for the start of the Anthropocene could be a noticeable drop in atmospheric CO2 concentrations between 1570 and 1620, which is recorded in ice cores (see page 171). They link this change to the deaths of some 50 million indigenous people in the Americas, triggered by the arrival of Europeans. In the aftermath, forests took over 65 million hectares of abandoned agricultural fields — a surge of regrowth that reduced global CO2.
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Don’t edit the human germ line

Don’t edit the human germ line | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Heritable human genetic modifications pose serious risks, and the therapeutic benefits are tenuous, warn Edward Lanphier, Fyodor Urnov and colleagues.
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Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned - Scientific American

I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things in the many savants I have seen is that that they clearly know things they never learned.
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Tropical paradise inspires virtual ecology lab

Tropical paradise inspires virtual ecology lab | Science&Nature | Scoop.it
Digital version of Moorea will provide a way to experiment with an entire ecosystem.
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Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins | WIRED

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins | WIRED | Science&Nature | Scoop.it

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in the field of molecular biology, but new research identifies some exceptions. Some proteins, it turns out, can make other proteins.

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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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