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  • November 30, 1999
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Female snails in Australia are just happy to see you

by Miriam Goldstein in Deep Sea News

In which a distraught marine snail seeks advice about a penis sprouting from the right side of her head.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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So, is Darwinian Natural Selection Optimal?

by Croor Singh in Learning to be Terse

Game-theoretic approaches to study whether multiple strategies are possible in the same environment.... Read more »

Daniel S. Falster, & Mark Westoby. (2003) Plant height and evolutionary games. Trends in Ecology , 18(7), 337-343. DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5347(03)00061-2  

  • November 30, 1999
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Men interested in immediate sex place higher priority on a woman's body than the average. Go fig.

by EcoPhysioMichelle in C6-H12-O6

Instead of blogging about poop I decided to blog about sex today. I'm terribly sorry for those of you who may have been expecting fecal matters. Anyway, from the File of Terribly Obvious Stuff, today I bring you a study that states that men who are looking for long-term partners pay more attention to a woman's face, whereas men looking for short-term partners pay more attention to a woman's body. I know, I know, your mind is blown, right? ... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Water For Elephants...In The Wild

by Shermin de Silva in Maximus

Elephants' water requirements may provide the key to detecting them in areas that are difficult to census.... Read more »

Pastorini,J., Nishantha, H.G., Janaka, H.K., Isler, K., & Fernando, P. (2010) Jennifer Pastorini, H.G. Nishantha, H.K. Janaka, Karin Isler, . Tropical Conservation Science, 3(4), 412-422. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Chasing Earthquakes

by Tara Tai in Student Voices

How earthquakes trigger future quakes.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Cannabis law has no effect on cannabis use

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction confirms that prohibition does not appear to effect levels of cannabis use in any way... Read more »

The european monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction. (2011) The state of the drugs problem in Europe . Annual Report. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Why speeding neutrinos are interesting for social scientists

by Rense Nieuwenhuis in Curving Normality

In the world as we understand it, based on Einstein, nothing can go faster than light. This prediction based on the general theory of relativity has proven itself countless times in empirical research. And now, lo and behold, a group at CERN has observed neutrino’s racing through earth from France/Switzerland to Italy at the World-record breaking speed of slightly above light-speed!... Read more »

The OPERA Collaboraton: T. Adam, N. Agafonova, A. Aleksandrov, O. Altinok, P. Alvarez Sanchez, A. Anokhina, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Autiero.... (2011) Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam. Arxiv. arXiv: 1109.4897v2

  • November 30, 1999
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by xxx in Anole Annals

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Kirsten E. Nicholson and Paul M. Richards. (2011) Home-range size and overlap within an introduced population of the Cuban Knight Anole, Anolis equestris (Squamata: Iguanidae). Phyllomedusa, 10(1), 65-73. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Kein Kanal, sondern eine Kette schiffbarer Becken - neue Studien zur Fossa Carolina

by R. Schreg in Archaeologik

Geoarchaeology at the fossa Carolina... Read more »

Eva Leitholdt, Christoph Zielhofer, Stefanie Berg-Hobohm, Katharina Schnabl, Britta Kopecky-Hermanns, Jens Bussmann, Joachim W. Härtling, Klaus Reicherter, & Katrin Unger. (2012) Fossa Carolina: The First Attempt to Bridge the Central European Watershed—A Review, New Findings, and Geoarchaeological Challenges. Geoarchaeology, 88-104. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Brushing Your Teeth Keeps Your Heart Healthy

by United Academics in United Academics

Scientists at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference, which is taking place this week in Dublin, have explained how bacteria that linger in our mouth may cause endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that can lead to dead.
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  • November 30, 1999
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Psilocybin and personality

by Scott McGreal in Eye on Psych

Recent psilocybin research has found that not only does personality influence response to the drug, but that the drug can produce long-term changes in features of personality relating to openness to experience. The relationship between personality and psilocybin seems to be two-way. Future research may illuminate the shared basis of mystical-type experiences and related features of personality.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Working Late in Pregnancy May Be as Bad for the Baby as Smoking: Research

by United Academics in United Academics

Researchers at the University of Essex, in the UK, have found that babies born to women who kept working during their eighth month of pregnancy tend to weight 230g less than those born to mothers who stopped working. The harm was bigger when the women had lower levels of education, while there was no harm at all when they were younger than 24.... Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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3 surprising insights on how food cravings relate to other desires in everyday life

by Ellen van Kleef in Food Intake Control

What is harder to resist? Checking your Twitter or Facebook account at work or eating a delicious, but fattening snack when you try to watch your calories? Both are inner conflicts, best described as 'I really want to do this, but I should not'.

This blog post looks at the paper of Wilhelm Hofmann, Kathlees Vohs and Roy Baummeister who recently tried to answer these questions in their Everyday Temptation Study. ... Read more »

Hofmann W, Baumeister RF, Förster G, & Vohs KD. (2012) Everyday temptations: an experience sampling study of desire, conflict, and self-control. Journal of personality and social psychology, 102(6), 1318-35. PMID: 22149456  

  • November 30, 1999
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One Fish, Two FIsh, Red Fish, Black Hole

by Brooke N in Smaller Questions

Astronomers discovered two black holes where they expected to find one (or none), shedding light on gravitational dynamics in globular clusters, as well as intermediate-mass black hole formation.... Read more »

Strader J, Chomiuk L, Maccarone TJ, Miller-Jones JC, & Seth AC. (2012) Two stellar-mass black holes in the globular cluster M22. Nature, 490(7418), 71-3. PMID: 23038466  

  • November 30, 1999
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Nature is saving a huge amount of our Money

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

A large number of people in this world don’t know that they have a very huge amount of servants working for them on the planet Earth and beyond this planet at no cost while giving them infinite benefits. Those workers are present everywhere, we know some of them and we don’t know many of them.



Economic value of some bodily functions:

You can’t see your stomach but there are many bacteria working for you without any cost. They are serving you in give and take relations........ Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Fructose: friend or foe? Preliminary findings.

by Kismet in Biogerontology and Health

This discussion has been going on for quite some time and it is certainly not limited to the lay press and lay population. I have always been interested in double checking pop-sci claims, in this case the "evil fructose" meme.... Read more »

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Three Top Redox-Reagents for preventing protein oxidation

by Vicky Doronina in Protein Solubility Blog

Intact cells contain enzymatic and non-enzymatic systems, which counteract amino acid oxidation by reactive oxygen species from the air and chemical reactions and return them into unmodified state. However, after you break the cells, the anti-oxidation systems are gone and you have to supply excess of external antioxidants. In general, the concentration of the reducing agent should be more than your protein concentration. The good old dithiothreitol (DTT) or β-mercaptoethanol (BME) are no........ Read more »

  • November 30, 1999
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Anatomy of a "Serving"

by Austin Bouck in Animal Science Review

s it how much you’re expected to eat? How much you should eat? Pardon me, but if I want to eat an entire bag of potato chips, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

I say this as the guy who helps create nutrition facts panels for food products for a living. I have read, reread, proof read, and colored red hundreds of these little tables in my time, and believe it or not, people aren’t lining up at parties to hear my thrilling stories... Read more »

Conrad J. Choinière, & Amy Lando. (2008) 2008 Health and Diet Survey. FDA Consumer Behavior Research Foos Safety Surveys (FSS). info:/

  • November 30, 1999
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Zebrafish model of early stage human ccRCC

by Joana Guedes in BHD Research Blog

Von Hippel–Lindau (VHL) disease is caused by a germline mutation in the VHL gene that leads to the development of several tumors including clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) (Maher and Kaelin, 1997). ‘Clear cell’ tumors are characterized by large, proliferating epithelial cells with clear cytoplasm, and a reduced number of cilia. VHL inactivation leads to the stabilization of hypoxia inducible factors 1a and 2a (HIF1a and HIF2a) that leads to up-regulation of genes involve........ Read more »

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Highlights from the RLDC 2016 Cincinnati Conference

by Joana Guedes in BHD Research Blog

As mentioned in last week’s blog, the International Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference (RLDC) was held in Cincinnati, USA, 22nd-25th September. Clinicians, scientists, patient organizations, patients and families were brought together to discuss research and clinical trials in rare lung disease and to promote dialogue between the research community and patients.... Read more »

McCormack FX, Inoue Y, Moss J, Singer LG, Strange C, Nakata K, Barker AF, Chapman JT, Brantly ML, Stocks JM, Brown KK, Lynch JP 3rd, Goldberg HJ, Young LR, Kinder BW, Downey GP, Sullivan EJ, Colby TV, McKay RT, Cohen MM, Korbee L, Taveira-DaSilva AM, Lee . (2011) Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(3), 271-272. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1106358  

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