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Poverty may tax thinking abilities | Psychology | Science News

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RDFRS: How does complex behavior spontaneously emerge in the brain?

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Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering (RT @rdfrs: How does complex #behavior spontaneously emerge in the #brain?
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Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, 10th Edition - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, 10th Edition | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1118302796 | 2013-01-09 | English | PutLocker

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This 10th edition of Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences should appeal to the same audience for which the first nine editions were written: advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and health professionals in need of a reference book on statistical methodology. Like its predecessors, this edition requires fewmathematical prerequisites. Only reasonable proficiency inalgebra is required for an understanding of the concepts and methods underlying the calculations. The emphasis continues to be on an intuitive understanding of principles rather than an understanding based on mathematical sophistication. For most of the statistical techniques covered in this edition, we discuss the capabilities of one or more software packages (MINITAB, SAS, SPSS, and NCSS) that may be used to perform the calculations needed for their application. Resulting screen displays are also shown.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction To Biostatistics
Chapter 2: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 3: Some Basic Probability Concepts
Chapter 4: Probability Distributions
Chapter 5: Some Important Sampling Distributions
Chapter 6: Estimation
Chapter 7: Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 8: Analysis Of Variance
Chapter 9: Simple Linear Regression And Correlation
Chapter 10: Multiple Regression And Correlation
Chapter 11: Regression Analysis: Some Additional Techniques
Chapter 12: The Chi-Square Distribution And The Analysis Of Frequencies
Chapter 13: Nonparametric And Distribution-Free Statistics
Chapter 14: Survival Analysis

 

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Comedy comes to Cern with scientists' standup night - The Guardian

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The Guardian Comedy comes to Cern with scientists' standup night The Guardian "The use of standup comedy allows scientists to engage with audiences that may not attend the usual lectures and exhibitions and helps bring cutting-edge science more...
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Largest ice sheet 'vulnerable'

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Researchers say the world's largest ice sheet is more vulnerable to changes in temperatures than previously thought.
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The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies | Underwire | Wired.com

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A new program from Texas Instruments, and championed by Blossom herself Mayim Bialik, is designed to teach students about math, science, engineering, and technology using the model of a zombie outbreak.
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A Timeline Of Concussion Science And NFL Denial

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The now-settled lawsuits brought by thousands of former players hinged on the notion that the NFL ignored decades of research on the degenerative long-term effects of brain trauma, and didn't take enough steps to protect its employees.
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Zooniverse - Real Science Online

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The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.

 

The Zooniverse began with a single project, Galaxy Zoo , which was launched in July 2007. The Galaxy Zoo team had expected a fairly quiet life, but were overwhelmed and overawed by the response to the project. Once they'd recovered from their server buckling under the strain, they set about planning the future!

Galaxy Zoo was important because not only was it incredibly popular, but it produced many unique scientific results, ranging from individual, serendipitous discoveries to those using classifications that depend on the input of everyone who's visited the site. This commitment to producing real research - so that you know that we're not wasting your time - is at the heart of everything we do.

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 August 29, 2013 by ltrouillein Site News1 CommentQuench Boost: A How-To-Guide, Part 2

It was amazing how quickly the new Quench classifications were completed. We posted them on Friday and you were already done by Sunday morning. Wow, that’s awesome! This means we can turn our full attention to making sense of the data. And we need your help!

In Part 1 of this How-To-Guide to data analysis within Quench, you learned how to use Tools, our analysis platform, and were inspired (or so I hope) about ways to play with the data as you read the background literature about post-quenched galaxies and galaxy evolution.

In Part 2 of this How-To-Guide, we’re going to help you navigate using Toolsto compare results from galaxies *you* classified with the rest of the post-quenched galaxy sample.

You’re 12 small steps away from your first comparison plot between your galaxies and the full sample… let’s get started!

Step 1: Enter Tools and log in using your Zooniverse login information.

Step 2: Choose ‘Quench’ in the pull-down menu in the upper-left, next to the words ‘zootools’. Now click ‘Create Dashboard*’ in the upper-right, and give it a name, like: ‘My Data in Context’.

Step 3: Click ‘Data’ in the upper-left and choose ‘Zooniverse’ in the pop-up options.

Step 4: In the window that pops up, choose ‘Recents’ or ‘Collections’. Your choice.

If you classified galaxies in quench.galaxyzoo.org, they’ll be accessible through ‘Recents’. Choose the max number possible. If you created a Collection of interesting galaxies in Quench Talk or want to look at someone else’s Collection, you can access them by clicking ‘Collections’.

I’ve created a Dashboard* in Tools called ‘Example: My Data in Context’. Take a look and, if you’d like, you can even make edits by copying it into your Tools environment.

 

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Deep Space by Design is a full service space gear superstore

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Huge variety of Space gear for sale from clothing to art, to meteorites and books on space. 

Geoff Notkin teams up with Deep Space by Design to offer select Meteorites

Described by the media as “one of the rock stars of science,” Geoff Notkin hosts Science Channel’s award-winning adventure series Meteorite Men. He is also an internationally recognized authority on meteorites, an award-winning author and photographer, a musician, world traveler, and adventurer. Geoff is the owner of Aerolite Meteorites LLC, a leader in meteorite recovery and research.

A major figure in meteorite studies, Geoff has found space rocks on four continents and worked with the world’s top institutions. His company, Aerolite Meteorites LLC, provides meteorite specimens to researchers and collectors worldwide. The minor planet 139204, discovered at Mount Palomar, was named after Geoff in recognition of his contributions to science and education.

- See more at: http://deepspacebydesign.com/?p=350#sthash.kLprnX6W.dpuf

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EarthSky.org - A Clear Voice for Science

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Interviews with the world's top scientists heard, seen or downloaded millions of times each day.
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Vesta Mappers

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Simply Craters

Map the history of Vesta, as you mark craters & flag interesting images for followup.

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Crazy Science Facts

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15 insane facts straight from the guys in labcoats! (Science is freakin' awesome. How many bugs do you eat every year? http://t.co/ErXu8b1l7R #wg)
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Dwarfism gene linked to protection from cancer and diabetes

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A long-term study finds extremely low incidence of cancer and diabetes among individuals with a growth-stunting genetic defect. The authors ask whether controlling growth hormone in healthy adults might provide similar protection.
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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant to Close in 2014 - weather.com

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See what issues will arise when a nuclear power plant is decommissioned in Vermont.
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Anthropology: More than 100 uncontacted tribes are still left throughout the world?

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Many uncontacted tribes still exist. Where are they, and why do they occasionally reach out to the rest of the world? How many uncontacted tribes are still left? No one knows for sure. At a rough guess, there are probably more than 100 around the world, mostly in Amazonia and New Guinea, says Rebecca Spooner, of Survival International, a London-based organisation that advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples. Brazil's count is likely to be the most accurate. The government there has identified 77 uncontacted tribes through aerial surveys, and by talking to more Westernised indigenous groups about their neighbours.

 

There are thought to be around 15 uncontacted tribes in Peru, a handful in other Amazonian countries, a few dozen in the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea and two tribes in the Andaman Islands off the coast of India. There may also be some in Malaysia and central Africa.

 

Have they really had no contact with the outside world? Most have had a little, at least indirectly. "There's always some contact with other isolated tribes, which have contact with other indigenous people, which in turn have contact with the outside world," says Spooner.

 

Many of the Amazon tribes choose to avoid contact with outsiders because they have had unpleasant encounters in the past. The Mashco-Piro, for example, abandoned their settled gardens and fled into the forest. According to Glenn Shepard, an ethnologist at the Emilio Goeldi Museum in Belem, Brazil, this came after rubber companies massacred tribespeople at the turn of the 20th century. For this reason, some researchers refer to such tribes as "voluntarily isolated", rather than uncontacted.

 

More recent incursions, especially by miners, oil workers and loggers, may have reinforced the tribes' xenophobia. In 1995, oilfields were encroaching on the homeland of the uncontacted Huaorani people of eastern Peru. A visiting reporter was warned that any unclothed native should be regarded as uncontacted and, thus, very dangerous.

 

Are there guidelines for how best to approach such tribes? In Peru, laws prohibit outsiders from initiating contact with isolated groups in most cases. They also provide protected areas where tribes can live in peace – but there are loopholes that allow oil and mining companies into the region. Brazil has similar laws and policies that allow contact only in life-threatening situations.

 

Anthropologists have an ethical obligation to do no harm to their research subjects, according to the American Anthropological Association's Statement on Ethics. However, they are rarely the first people to make contact with indigenous groups – missionaries and resource developers almost always get there first, says Kim Hill, an anthropologist at Arizona State University who has worked with several recently contacted tribes. As a result, there is no standard practice for initial contact, he says.


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'Tanned' whales shed light on ageing

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Researchers say that the way whales cope with exposure to ultra violet light could help develop new anti-ageing treatments. (Do whales tan? Not always.
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The science of the Koran

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Science-in-hindsight, is what the Koran should be called. Very vague 'science' at that. It is a book that you can find obscure verses and claim scientific understanding..... after the science has a...
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Science in the Square - Life and Environmental Sciences - University of Exeter

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Science in the Square 2013; sharing our passion for science http://t.co/H9nRLdguSP
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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

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'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.
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Study Ties Fracking Fluid Spill To Fish Deaths

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A joint study from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released Wednesday found that a fracking fluid spill in Kentucky in 2007 likely caused the widespread death of several types of fish.
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Mission Juno

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Launching summer 2011, the Juno Mission will explore Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. It will unlock secrets about the origin of Jupiter and the solar system.
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SciStarter connects science enthusiasts with projects they can do to make a real difference.
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