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Selective logging takes its toll on mammals, amphibians

The selective logging of trees in otherwise intact tropical forests can take a serious toll on the number of animal species living there. Mammals and amphibians are particularly sensitive to the effects of high-intensity logging, according...Show More Summary

Master HSF supports reprogramming of normal cells to enable tumor growth and metastasi

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 31, 2014) – Long associated with enabling the proliferation of cancer cells, the ancient cellular survival response regulated by Heat-Shock Factor 1 (HSF1) can also turn neighboring cells in their environment into...Show More Summary

C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models

An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent bacterium, Clostridium difficile, which causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans annually. The research...Show More Summary

Scientists find growing consensus: Political attitudes derive from body and mind

Lincoln, Neb., July 31, 2014 -- Do people make a rational choice to be liberal or conservative? Do their mothers raise them that way? Is it a matter of genetics? Two political scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and aShow More Summary

Fight, Flight or Freeze: The Stress Response

Imagine the following scenarios: 1. During a staff meeting that you led and thoroughly prepared for, your boss criticizes you for not completing a task that was someone else’s responsibility. All eyes are on you. You feel flushed, your heart starts racing, and you have you the urge to yell at your boss (even though […]

Strict genomic partitioning by biological clock separates key metabolic functions

Irvine, Calif., July 31, 2014 — Much of the liver's metabolic function is governed by circadian rhythms – our own body clock – and UC Irvine researchers have now found two independent mechanisms by which this occurs. The study, published...Show More Summary

Suda On Line: Final Entry Entered!

I’m not sure how many folks are aware of the Suda On Line (a.k.a. SOL), but it has been a huge project for quite a few folks for the past 16 or so years. Long before the concept of ‘crowdsourcing’ existed, and long before Wikipedia existed, a discussion on the Classics list bore fruit and […]

The Geysers of Enceladus -- Will Saturn's Moon Reveal a "Second Genesis"?

“Should we ever discover that a second genesis had occurred in our solar system, independently outside the Earth,” said Carolyn Porco of the Space Science Institute in 2010 when she was director of flight operations and imaging team leader for...

7-28-14 What Was Wave Walker Up To?

Monday, July 28th...they are so mixed up...which keeps me so mixed up!...out on Maya's Westside Charters we meet up with whales who were coming back down from their trip to the Fraser River......the first of the whales we saw were the...Show More Summary

Worst job search in the world

The NSA is looking for a Director of Strategic Communications on LinkedIn. Why is it even advertised? Read more about Worst job search in the world

New report calls for strong, positive safety culture in academic chemical labs

WASHINGTON -- Everyone involved in the academic chemical research enterprise -- from researchers and principal investigators to university leadership -- has an important role to play in establishing and promoting a strong, positive safety culture, says a new report from the National Research Council. Show More Summary

The Peer-Review Jerk Survival Guide

Oh yes, just what I need right now... Rebecca Schuman, 'The Peer-Review Jerk Survival Guide' Vitae July 28, 2014.

Pressure probing potential photoelectronic manufacturing compound

Washington, D.C.— Molybdenum disulfide is a compound often used in dry lubricants and in petroleum refining. Its semiconducting ability and similarity to the carbon-based graphene makes molybdenum disulfide of interest to scientistsShow More Summary

Free pores for molecule transport

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Video: Watch Dozens of Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles Scurry to the Ocean

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings make their way to the ocean in Florida. (Photo: FloridaKeysTV / Florida Keys Turtle Cam) It’s that wonderful time of year again on the East Coast: sea turtle hatching season! Turtle nests—from green sea...Show More Summary

St Louis Art Museum and the Mummy Mask

Did the US Authorities handle the case of the mummy mask in the St Louis Art Museum in the most appropriate way? I am sure that readers of LM will have views on this. but there is a more important issue. do we believe the collectingShow More Summary

The Impact of the Toarcian Jurassic Oceanic Anoxic Event on Pelagic Macrofauna

The impact of anoxia on pelagic macrofauna during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic)Authors:Caswell et alAbstract:Extreme environmental change during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event had widespread impacts on marine biota. Show More Summary

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