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
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
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.
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…
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 […]
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
“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
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.
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.
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
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 […]
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 https://t.co/MvgB4DrdUz LIVE on #Periscope: Big Bear Lake https://t.co/MvgB4DrdUz — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) July 3, 2015 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/617031940147777536
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.