- 11 mirosuri pe cale de disparitie. Bine, ultimul nu este inca in pericol in Romania…
- Vestea buna e ca nu suntem controlati de extraterestri. Vestea proasta e ca suntem controlati de niste bacterii.
- Cinci experimente cu adevarat stiintifice de acum 100 de ani. Bine, nu stiu unde se mai gasesc azi lumanari din spermantet…
- Caught in the net. How the web is killing downtime & solitude,
- What’s not to like? Funky things happen when you “like” everything on FB.
- Sunt filmele americane prea lungi sau prea scurte? De ce dureaza un film atat cat dureaza? Costul unui bilet la film în cinematografe este același indiferent dacă este vorba de o comedie romantica de 75 minute sau de un SF care dureaza pana la 175 de minute
- Pana la urma este sau nu zaharul toxic? Un excelent articol care ne plimba prin istorie si stiinta, pe blogul Scientific American.
- Blog in a blog in a blog… Why bloggers blog so much about blogging.
- Cei de la Scientific American zic asa: emotiile negative fac bine sanatatii mentale.
- De ce nu se preda in scoli cum sa testezi mai eficient la computer?, se intreaba canadienii de la Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. Bine, probabil ca la noi elevii ar trebui sa le predea profesorilor o asemenea materie. Un articol interesant.
- Ca tot veni vorba de seriale: iata aici o lista cu cele mai bune 100 seriale. Nu apare Las Fierbinti, daca asta cautati…
- “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” –Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff. Please excuse the excessive number of links, which one might explain as a result of intense product testing by the powers that be.
- How High Up Did the Madoff Fraud Go at JPMorgan? Wall Street on Parade. Note the players.
- Soros has a major short on the S&P500 Macrobusiness
- How long will the expansion last? Economist
- JOBS Act Rewards U.S. Exchanges Amid Surge of Criticism Bloomberg. The criticism is in paragraph four, sentences two and three.
- Yellen Channeling Slick as Surrealistic Economy Shows ’67 Claims Bloomberg. DeLong: “Nobody really knows what the state of the labor market is.”
- The Skills Gap is Most Evident in Retail Trade and Restaurants CEPR. So, H1B visas for baristas?
MATTERS OF MIND:
- Don’t know whether to laugh or to cry? It’s because they share common roots. Brilliant
- Crisis? What crisis? One’s personality is actually most “stable” mid-life
- Sleep deprived? Have a placebo nap. Intriguing possibility
- Something to sleep on. The benefits of afternoon siestas.
- When the hangover strikes. How booze undermines slumber.
- Kids know what they know. Young children accurately rate their knowledge level
- Neverending story. Using fractals to see how brain processes recursion. Fascinating piece
- “Closely resembles a preschooler’s art project.” And yet mimics brain activity. Cool experiment.
- Scatter shot. shRNA used to mimic mutation has off-target effects.
- Mind the gap. Your brain needs breaks – naps & vacations. It’s restorative.
- Minding their mothers. How maternal care alters rat pups’ brain activity.
- Caught in the net. How the web is killing downtime & solitude
- Kids these days... The internet is changing the way children think.
- Lord of the Rings Physics Homework. How Long is the Balrog’s Whip? And other pressing physics questions.
- A possible signal from dark matter? X-ray emission line could be sign of the so-called sterile neutrino.
- Stanford University Biologist Explains the Science Behind Captain America and the Hulk’s Amazing Superpowers. “The key to these characters’ transformations, he said, might involve some cutting-edge genome-editing techniques.” Related: 15 Top Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction Books, Movies.
- Duetting musicians are linked by math: Study reveals the science of being in sync.
- All-you-can-eat at the end of the Universe: how early black holes could have grown to over a billion solar masses.
- Is the next supermaterial hiding in your refrigerator? Eggshell membranes star in a variety of industrial and medical applications.
- Speaking of supermaterierals, here’s a great interview with Andre Geim: The godfather of graphene. “Political correctness is not one of my vices,” he growls. “I’m accepting that my role in society is to be a disturbance in the smooth flow.”
- Sample of uber-black material—so dark, it’s impossible to see when it’s folded—is now getting tested in space.
- Modern Day Alchemist Turns Metal Into Glass.
- Inside story. Big implications for big data being gleaned during pregnancy. Brilliant look at this developing area of research
- “Such is the savagery of Ebola — even a crying toddler becomes a source of terror and cannot be comforted.” De citit.
- A moral obligation? Battle against Ebola to use experimental drugs. Great coverage
- No trials, just tribulations. Challenges of Ebola treatment with an “orphan drug”.
- Meat of the matter. Bushmeat the likely origin of Ebola outbreak. But which & where?
- Tough choices. Conservation, bush meat, & human health. Wow. Amazing video and story
- Win-win situation. In Africa, pneumococcus vaccination also reduces antibiotic resistance.
- The host with the most? If chikungunya virus jumps hosts, disease spread could be dire.
- Here’s the dirt… ...on washing food.
- Want a metabolic rate boost? Forget ”Metabolism Boosters”. Go for a walk. Nice debunk
- Playing on thin ice? Is it bad for elite athletes to lose weight by cutting carbs?
- A healthy pulse. Eating pulses, like lentils, could have benefits
- Run on sentence. Imagine running for 3 days straight. Now imagine doing it for 6.
THE FINAL FRONTIER:
- Stardust memories. Particles brought back home by probe could be from interstellar space
- Solar spectacle. Sun & stars strut their stuff.
- Getting a grip. Forces holding asteroids together. On some surprising van der Waals.
- Cowabunga! Latest 67P comet pics show evidence of “calving”. In 3D!!
- Tiny dancers. Pluto & Charon dancing to the end of time.
- Oh, me-oh, my-oh! Check out Io! Brilliant volcano explodes on Jupiter’s moon’s surface. Shannon Hall takes a look.
- Striking story. Back when Jupiter was hit.
- Around they go. Transit of two of Saturn’s moons.
- The wonder of Curiosity. Ode to a rover. Awesome video.
- Sometimes we need reminding of the amazing things humans can accomplish. A great example.
- Life blossomed forth. Flowers revolutionised biodiversity.
- Ancient adoption. Key plant metabolism’s bacterial origins.
- Divided they stand. How plants initiate embryo cell division to grow.
- Botanical beauty. Gorgeous garden dwellers.
- When things go downhill. Some plants head to lower elevations due to climate change.
- The needles & the damage done. Ancient needle-leafed tree species under pressure.
- Deci exista sau nu incalzire globala? Daca te iei dupa aceste animale, ai zice ca….
- The big gulp. Minke whales take 100 mouthfuls an hour. Amazing piece of biology
- Vanishing vaquita. Could small cetacean’s extinction be averted by porpoiseful action?
- No fluke. Literally. One out of every six Bahamian dolphins are shark-bitten.
- A trunkful of scents. Variation in odour receptors reveals elephants’ smelling prowess
- “Evolving into the mammalian equivalent of honeybees.“ Altruism of African wild dogs.
- A class act. Why puppy classes are important. Thoughtful take
- Live fast, die young. Why dogs have such short lifespans.
- The roam away from home. Tracking where house cats wander. Cool research initiative
- Tuneful talkers. Bats. Somebody who listened in and provides some cool audio as well.
- Spread the word, not the disease. A fungus is decimating bats, & we should be worried. Important piece
- A face in the crowd. Crowdsourcing has shed light on the olinguito. Excellent bit of citizen science
- Moving experience. We really mess with large animal migrations
- Dedicated parents. Some non-human animals go to great lengths for their offspring
- Stormy relationships. Animals & the weather.
- The difference is like night & day. Milk.
- Full stop. As niches fill, evolution arrests. Superb explanation of the research
- Egging them on. Cuckoos’ cryptic eggs foils cuckoos.
- Packing it in. Little penguins may hunt in packs.
- Black & white indicators. For southern seas, penguins are like canaries in coalmines.
- Birds of a feather. Leave DNA to track their migration. Cool research.
- Beautiful blues. The wonder of blue tits.
- Will make you bleed from every orifice until you die. Ebola? Nope. Boomslang venom.
- Gravity defying feets. How geckos use dynamic hairy soles to climb walls.
- Hang on..How geckos stick & unstick.
- Unstress for success? Anti-anxiety drug pollution could increase fish survival. That’s not good
- Jupiter and Venus from Earth
- This Video Explains All the Reasons Robots Will Take Your Job: Humans Need Not Apply