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Anybody know how the Electromagnetic Radiation is around Europa?
by TwoScoopsMcGee in #science on 13 Nov 2017  1 comment, latest 5 days ago
There are so many STEM guys here, I figure somebody might know.Thinking about how long an orbiter/lander would survive.#science

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Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild. (nytimes.com)
by Feux Follets in #Science on 1 Nov 2017  8 comments, latest 17 days ago
At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. They growl and snap over possession of a much-chewed piece of...

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The Dead Thread - Part 4. How Do You Want to Be Dead ? (nytimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 25 Jul 2017  10 comments, latest 2 months ago
Beyond the familiar “green burial” business of escaping the toxic culture of the conventional death industry, what I particularly like is the idea of using the cost of burials to...

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Splashy study drips with questions after showing semen is viral safe-haven - 27 varieties ! (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 23 Sep 2017  9 comments, latest 2 months ago
Following recent news that Zika virus can lurk in semen for months, a pair of infectious-disease researchers got to wondering: how many other viruses can hang out down there?With the...

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Lightning storms triggered by exhaust from cargo ships (newscientist.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 22 Sep 2017  Posted 2 months ago
When Joel Thornton at the University of Washington in Seattle and his colleagues looked at records of lightning strikes between 2005 and 2016 from the World Wide Lightning Location Network,...

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The Dead Thread - Part 5. The American Way of Death. The Final Rip Off. (goodreads.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 25 Jul 2017  5 comments, latest 2 months ago
Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession’s lobbyists...

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Friends Are Genetically Similar (nature.com)
by Patrick in #science on 12 Sep 2017  Posted 2 months ago
https://www.nature.com/scitabl You and your friends are surprisingly genetically similar, according to a study appearing in PNAS. The similarity isn't immense -- about 1%, roughly the same as between fourth cousins...

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The Dead Thread - Part 3. At the end of her life, my mother started seeing ghosts, and it freaked me out by Steven Petrow (washingtonpost.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 24 Jul 2017  1 comment, latest 4 months ago
Last summer, six months before my mother died, I walked into her bedroom, and she greeted me with a tinny hello and a big smile. She then resumed a conversation...

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The Dead Thread - Parts 1 and 2. Symptoms and The Gentler Symptoms of Dying (nytimes.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 24 Jul 2017  Posted 4 months ago
Part 1. The Symptoms of Dying. You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke. One organ will...

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This is what its like to be struck by lightning (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 29 May 2017  7 comments, latest 6 months ago
If hit by lightning, there’s a 9 in 10 chance to survive—what are the lasting effects? They could suffer a variety of short- and long-term effects. The list is lengthy...

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The life-saving treatment thats being thrown in the trash (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #Science on 29 Mar 2017  1 comment, latest 8 months ago
Today, transplanted umbilical cord blood can treat or cure more than 80 conditions. Transplanted umbilical cord blood can be used to treat or cure more than 80 conditions, from leukemia...

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Arctic global warming update (bostonglobe.com)
by iwog in #science on 28 Nov 2016  42 comments, latest a year ago
Both the North Pole and South Pole ice extent broke the charts (again) this Fall. In the South, this might represent a breakdown of the entire system as a recent...

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Evolution continues down to the present day (economist.com)
by someone else in #science on 30 Oct 2016  77 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.economist.com/news/ The effects of two thousand years of evolution, covering a hundred or so generations, are such that if ancient Britons were given all the benefits of a modern diet...

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Cats Cannot Taste Sweets (scientificamerican.com)
by someone else in #science on 5 Sep 2016  10 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.scientificamerican. Sugar and spice and everything nice hold no interest for a cat. Our feline friends are only interested in one thing: meat (except for saving up the energy to...

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Science reveals when you peak at everything (techinsider.io)
by BayAreaObserver in #science on 14 Jul 2016  5 comments, latest a year ago
What does science say is the best age? Well, that depends on your priorities. Scientists have studied a range of physical and mental traits and found peaks from childhood straight...

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Research: Possible reason found for early onset of puberty in girls (centralvalleybusinesstimes.com)
by tvgnus in #science on 7 Jun 2016  9 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.centralvalleybusine #science

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Scientists reveal proposal to build human genome from scratch (sciencemag.org)
by BayAreaObserver in #science on 2 Jun 2016  3 comments, latest a year ago
Scientists reveal proposal to build human genome from scratch. The Human Genome Project–Write would design human chromosomes from the ground up. Last year, researchers working to synthesize the genome...

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Genes for modern human intelligence came from neanderthals (nature.com)
by someone else in #science on 26 May 2016  9 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.nature.com/nature/j I do want to know," I insisted. After three years of correlating the reconstructed Neanderthal genome with modern human populations, she had to have found something interesting. The idea...

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As El Nino fades, expect return to dry weather (centralvalleybusinesstimes.com)
by tvgnus in #science on 12 May 2016  Posted 2 years ago
http://www.centralvalleybusine #science

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Campus rape epidemic explained (sciencedaily.com)
by Dan8267 in #science on 25 Jan 2016  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.sciencedaily.com/re In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially...
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