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Mathematical Proof That I Take Way Too Many Photos

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:32pm
Mathematical Proof That I Take Way Too Many Photos

You might find that each year you gain significantly more images. Here is a model of the total images per year for my computer.

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The Amazing Science Teachers You Wish You Had in School

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 2:07pm
The Amazing Science Teachers You Wish You Had in School

You had great science teachers in school, but why stop there? Follow these fantastic educators on Twitter.

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Watch This Terrifying Cheetah Robot Jump Over Hurdles

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 1:29pm
Watch This Terrifying Cheetah Robot Jump Over Hurdles

Robotics engineers from MIT built a battery-powered quadruped robot that can run as fast as a human and jump over hurdles, all on its own.

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The Texas Floods Are So Big They Ended the State’s Drought

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:00am
The Texas Floods Are So Big They Ended the State’s Drought

“Rain just doesn’t fall in a civilized fashion in Texas,” says Ronald Kaiser, a water expert at Texas A&M.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: This Isn’t a Spider, But It Does Have Genitals in Its Legs

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:00am
 This Isn’t a Spider, But It Does Have Genitals in Its Legs

Sea spiders have such tiny abdomens that their guts and genitals are in their legs.

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The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:00am
The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria

Researchers think they may have stumbled on an intervention that can both treat WNS and prevent more colonies from being killed.

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Looking for Creativity in Brains Will Take More Creativity

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00am
Looking for Creativity in Brains Will Take More Creativity

A lot of the questions that can be answered simply with fMRI data have, by virtue of being simple, already been answered.

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Chimpanzee Rights Get a Day in Court

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:28pm
Chimpanzee Rights Get a Day in Court

Lawyers for chimpanzees seeking human rights argued their case in front of a judge for the first time.

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The Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 6:00pm
The Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot

Do jump shots give a significant advantage to the player? Here is a look at jump shots using projectile motion physics.

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6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:48pm
6 Extra Pairs of Genitals Is Just Too Much of a Good Thing

A millipede ended up with 6 extra pairs of genitals. Or, if you count each appendage, a total of 16 sexual appendages.

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Glucose-Sensing Contacts and More Brilliant Diabetes Tech

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:21am
Glucose-Sensing Contacts and More Brilliant Diabetes Tech

Isn’t it time we had a major breakthrough in the gear that helps us manage diabetes? Well, we’re about to.

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Uncover the Universe’s Mysteries From the Comfort of Home

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:00am
Uncover the Universe’s Mysteries From the Comfort of Home

You don't need to work at CERN, TRIUMF or KEK to unlock the mysteries of the universe. Just construct your own private physics shrine from the comfort of your kitchen table.

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Big Question: Why Am I a Horrible Person When I Drive?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:15pm
 Why Am I a Horrible Person When I Drive?

Road rage begins to make sense when you look at it through the lens of behavioral science.

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Are Only Humans Rightly Free? The Case for Animal Rights

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:07pm
Are Only Humans Rightly Free? The Case for Animal Rights

Ahead of a possibly history ruling tomorrow, a lawyer, a philosopher and a research scientist passionately explain why animals deserve the right to bodily freedom.

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Peter Singer: There Is No Good Reason to Keep Apes in Prison

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:53pm
 There Is No Good Reason to Keep Apes in Prison

When Justice Jaffe issues her ruling tomorrow, we know the full significance of the order she has issued. But one day, surely, we will recognize that there is no good reason to keep apes in prison, nor to deny them basic rights.

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All Animals Have Rights: A Researcher’s Perspective

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:47pm
 A Researcher’s Perspective

Because animals do not have a voice with which to express their rights and confront those who would deny them, then research must elucidate their needs and speak on their behalf.

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End of the Year Comments for Students and Faculty

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:39am
End of the Year Comments for Students and Faculty

Here are some thoughts for the end of the academic year including the importance of a 4.0 GPA.

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Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:00am
Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica

Armed with a GoPro and a drone, a father and son document the natural wonders of Antarctica.

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The Mystery of the Torso in Buffalo Cave

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:45am
The Mystery of the Torso in Buffalo Cave

Last November, shortly after he’d been hired as a sheriff’s deputy in rural Clark County, Idaho, John Clements indulged his curiosity by reviewing the county’s unsolved homicides. It was a short list. Clark County, a former rail hub in a desolate swath of eastern Idaho, has fewer than 870 residents, and years often elapse between […]

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‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:00am
‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter.

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