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Gender and Management in Fallout Shelter

To piss off any gamergaters stumbling on this post, let me note that when Anita Sarkeesian says... The pregnancy mechanics in Fallout Shelter are super troubling. The primary way to progress is to impregnate as many women as possible. Show More Summary

Roman Bioarchaeology Carnival LXXIII

There was a lot going on in the month of June, but with surprisingly few pictures, so here is a quick summary:New Finds The grave in Ethiopia where the woman dubbed ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was discovered. Photograph: Graeme Laidlaw 5 JuneShow More Summary

Record-breaking solar flight reaches Hawaii after 5 nights and days airborne without fuel

The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Impulse 2, pilot André Borschberg landed safely in Hawaii after flying 117 hours and 52 minutes over the Pacific Ocean from Japan powered only by the sun.

Oddly, ‘Nobel prize winner’ Michael Mann was not invited to sign The Mainau Declaration for climate protection

This seems sort of odd, not only was Michael Mann excluded (probably for good reason) but the names of the signers seems to be a secret. Nobel Laureates appeal for climate protection The Mainau Declaration 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings To mark the final day of the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, on Friday, 3…

The week in SCOTUS: Who gets to decide what a statute means?

In her book “Up in Smoke,” the late lamented Martha Derthick wrote that “much of the activity of American policymaking consists of attempts not to pass new laws but to invest old ones with new meanings.” She was writing about the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to regulate cigarettes under President Bill Clinton — but as […]

How negotiations on Greece were tightly linked to negotiations on securing the euro zone at large — and what it means for the future

After months of tense and drawn-out negotiations, bailout talks between Greece and its international creditors have apparently broken down. The (seemingly) final act came last weekend at an emergency meeting of euro-zone finance ministers who rejected Greek request for the extension of the financial assistance program. Show More Summary

What the International Antiquities Trade Does not Want You to Know....

“The industry runs on trust,” says Hardy. “By not keeping any records, dealers make it easier for buyers to convince themselves there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.” That, in turn, makes it harder to enforce laws relating to the trade in stolen antiquities. Show More Summary

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? Scientists took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second to see for themselves.

Observation of 4?h hyperhydrogen by decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei

An international team has been developing a new experimental technique - the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully measure the mass of [4?H], which consists of one proton, two neutrons and one ? particle.

A Single Cell Organism With an EYE Developed From Endosymbiotic Components

Eye-like ocelloids are built from different endosymbiotically acquired componentsAuthors:Gavelis et alAbstract:Multicellularity is often considered a prerequisite for morphological complexity, as seen in the camera-type eyes found in several groups of animals. Show More Summary

Spike activity 03-07-2015

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria says PSFK Oxford academic warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all in The Telegraph. Fusion reports on how artificial intelligence is evolving to recognise porn. BBC Radio […]

Better management of wildfires in Arizona

It's been a good year for fire management in Arizona, says AZGS geologist Dr. Ann Youberg. Ann is our resident expert on dealing with post-fire effects including debris flows, mudslides, and related hazards. She's often on the ground...Show More Summary

LIVE on #Periscope: Big Bear Lake

LIVE on #Periscope: Big Bear Lake LIVE on #Periscope: Big Bear Lake — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) July 3, 2015

Meet Me in ZT.9Z3

To get to All Stars, a barbershop in Accra, Ghana, you go to the Chicken Republic opposite the Shell station, continue to the next intersection, then turn left and walk until you see the sign. “We don’t have street numbers,” the owner of the shop told me. Show More Summary

New Project: DIY Mint Tin Backpacking Stove

This mint tin backpacking stove can use a variety of fuels, from denatured alcohol and commercial solid fuel tabs to gathered sticks and wood. It provides lots of flexibility for less than 100 grams (3 1/4 oz). This type of stove is intended primarily for boiling 1-2 cups of water. Show More Summary

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape from cats

Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life. Researchers have discovered that mice that smell cat urine early in life, do not avoid the same odor, and therefore do not escape from their feline predators, later in life.

Supercharging stem cells to create new therapies

A new method for culturing stem cells has been developed, which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. Stem cell therapy is showing promising signs for transplant patients, and the IL-17 treated stem cells should...Show More Summary

New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients

It may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them, a study of 311 patients has found. These findings could help better manage patients' symptoms.

Johnson Camp copper mine plans to resume operations, open 150 jobs

News reports say that the bankrupt Johnson Camp copper mine in Dragoon, could be sold by the court receiver by mid-July to a Hong Kong based company and reopened after that. [Right, view of pit. Credit, Nord Resources]The Willcox Range...Show More Summary

The oceans can’t take any more: Fundamental change in oceans predicted

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn't happen, we could see far-reaching and largely irreversible impacts on marine ecosystems, which would especially be felt in developing countries.

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