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Thousands of ancient Egyptian texts have just been deciphered, revealing hangover cur

Submitted by: Odio @ 03:57 PM | Friday, March 4, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

In January 1897, British archaeology students Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt dug into what they thought was a simple sand dune at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, about 200 km south of Cairo.

Pretty soon they realised there was nothing simple about what they were excavating - theyd uncovered an ancient rubbish dump, from which more than 500,000 fragments of Egyptian papyrus were eventually extracted. But the problem with finding so many documents is that someone actually has to read them all.

Between 1898 and 2012, academics managed to transcribe just over 5,000 of the 500,000 documents that are now housed by the Sackler Library in Oxford and owned by the Egypt Exploration Society in London. That means it took them more than a century to transcribe 1 percent of the documents.

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Mysterious repeating radio signals have been detected coming from outside our galaxy

Submitted by: Odio @ 10:36 PM | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

Astronomers have detected repeating blasts of radio signals coming from deep space. These short-lived signals are known as 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs), and although we've heard them before, they were always thought to be one-off events coming from random locations. But for the first time ever, researchers have now heard repeating signals, all emanating from a single unknown source outside our galaxy.

Ten blasts all coming from the same direction were detected last year in May and June - and when the astronomers looked back at the data, they found that another FRB in 2012 had originated from the same place, suggesting that something is happening there regularly to produce the extremely short and intense signals. We know what you're thinking right now (and we don't blame you), but let's be clear up-front that there are a whole lot of possible explanations for these strange bursts outside of aliens.

Ever since FRBs were first discovered back in 2007, astronomers have been unsuccessfully searching for any sign of them coming from the same spot twice - something that would help them figure out what the hell was causing them.

But last November, Paul Scholz from McGill University in Canada was going through months of old data collected by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, and spotted some unusual patterns - six FRBs arriving within just 10 minutes of each other, and four more spread out, all coming from the same place.

"I knew immediately that the discovery would be extremely important in the study of FRBs," he said.

Researchers don't have enough data to pinpoint exactly where the bursts are coming from, but the team is pretty sure they're from outside our galaxy, based on the amount of plasma they dispersed while getting here. That's a pretty complicated measurement, but basically the 10 newly detected FRBs, as well as the 2012 burst, all had three times the maximum dispersion measure that you'd expect from a source within the Milky Way.

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RANDOM COOL WESBITE OF THE DAY.ISSUE#1

Submitted by: ZooL @ 04:56 PM | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | (url: http://www.jsan9....)

ITS GETTING BORED AROUND HERE. NEED SOMETHING NEW.

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Juicing Is Bad for You and the Earth

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:02 AM | Saturday, February 27, 2016 | (url: http://www.thedai...)

Theres a reason your mother told you to eat your vegetables, not juice them.
But no one seems to be listening these days. According to IBIS World, the market for juices and smoothies is $2 billion annually and expected to grow by hundreds of millions of dollars over the next few years. You can scarcely go a week without hearing about a coworker or celebrity being on a juice cleanse, either.
Juicing is not just another fad though: it is a privileged, wasteful form of food consumption thats worse for you than cooking and bad for the environment; juicing is the triumph of marketing over science.
When juiced, a basket of fruit would probably serve halfif not lessthe amount of people as it would if eaten whole. Lost to juicing are fibers that satiate (including the skin which is loaded with heart-healthy, cancer-fighting flavonoids), vitamins, and most importantly, fat. Fat matters because the body needs it to absorb a whole host of vitamins like A, D, E, and K (PDF). Without fat in that juice combo, those vitamins pass right through you.

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Dem Senator sent up for 5 years for ARMS SMUGGLING

Submitted by: ZooL @ 04:41 PM | Thursday, February 25, 2016 | (url: http://nypost.com...)

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/pro-gun-control-politician-sent-to-prison-for-gun-trafficking/
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Ching Chung Smarllllllllllllllllllllllllllll gun
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The probe also snared Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow, a flamboyant leader of a Chinese fraternal organization, the Ghee Kung Tong.
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ZooL say: why are our senators arming chinks in the USA...could it be an effort by the Chinese to arm their secret army that they are building in the USA right under your multicultural cuck noses.
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*slanty eyes intensifies*
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Remember look over there>>>> Black lives matter
Pay no attention to the leftists trying to bring down Europe and the USA.
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Ending the R-word: Ban it or understand it?

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 08:05 PM | Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)

Every time Ellen Seidman hears the word "retarded," she worries for her 9-year-old son, Max, who has cerebral palsy.

She wonders if people will ever respect him, or see him as an equal.



President Obama passed Rosa's Law in 2010, which eliminates the use of the words "retarded" and "retardation" in federal health, education and labor laws.

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'Broke' 50 Cent ordered to court after flashing cash online

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 08:00 PM | Monday, February 22, 2016 | (url: http://money.cnn....)

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The rapper "50 Cent" is heading to court to explain why he's declaring bankruptcy -- while posting pictures of himself surrounded by cash on Instagram

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Tailoring nanoparticle designs to target cancer based on tumor pathophysiology

Submitted by: Odio @ 12:47 PM | Sunday, February 21, 2016 | (url: http://www.pnas.o...)

Significance

Nanotechnology is a promising approach for improving cancer diagnosis and treatment with reduced side effects. A key question that has emerged is: What is the ideal nanoparticle size, shape, or surface chemistry for targeting tumors? Here, we show that tumor pathophysiology and volume can significantly impact nanoparticle targeting. This finding presents a paradigm shift in nanomedicine away from identifying and using a universal nanoparticle design for cancer detection and treatment. Rather, our results suggest that future clinicians will be capable of tailoring nanoparticle designs according to the patient's tumor characteristics. This concept of personalized nanomedicine was tested for detection of prostate tumors and was successfully demonstrated to improve nanoparticle targeting by over 50%.



This tiny glass disc can store 360TB of data for 13.8 billion years

Submitted by: Odio @ 09:11 PM | Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and all of those ones and zeroes have to be stored somewhere. Now researchers in the UK just might have the solution: a five-dimensional (5D) digital data disc that can store 360 terabytes of data for some 13.8 billion years.

To create the data disc, researchers from the University of Southampton used a process called femtosecond laser writing, which creates small discs of glass using an ultrafast laser that generates short and intense pulses of light. These pulses can write data in three layers of nanostructured dots separated by 5 micrometres (that's 0.005 mm).

So where do the five dimensions come from? First there's the three-dimensional position of each dot within the layers, and then the extra dimensions are the size and orientation of the dot. The nanostructures created by the technology can be read using an optical microscope in tandem with a polariser (a filter designed to block specific polarisations of light).

The team behind the new 5D discs says these discs could be most useful for institutions who deal with large archives: libraries, museums, and anywhere else extensive records are kept (like a Facebook data centre).

"It is thrilling to think that we have created the technology to preserve documents and information and store it in space for future generations," said one of the researchers, Peter Kazansky. "This technology can secure the last evidence of our civilisation: all we've learnt will not be forgotten."

The researchers are presenting their work at the the International Society for Optical Engineering Conference in San Francisco this week, and after that, they're hoping to find industry specialists to partner with in order to develop the technology further, finally getting it to a stage where it could be used in commercial products.

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Russian woman makes science information avaiable to masses, Jews try to shut her down

Submitted by: Odio @ 08:24 AM | Saturday, February 13, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers.

For those of you who aren't already using it, the site in question is Sci-Hub, and it's sort of like a Pirate Bay of the science world. It was established in 2011 by neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan, who was frustrated that she couldn't afford to access the articles needed for her research, and it's since gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of papers being downloaded daily. But at the end of last year, the site was ordered to be taken down by a New York district court - a ruling that Elbakyan has decided to fight, triggering a debate over who really owns science.

"Payment of $32 is just insane when you need to skim or read tens or hundreds of these papers to do research. I obtained these papers by pirating them," Elbakyan told Torrent Freak last year. "Everyone should have access to knowledge regardless of their income or affiliation. And thats absolutely legal."

If it sounds like a modern day Robin Hood struggle, that's because it kinda is. But in this story, it's not just the poor who don't have access to scientific papers - journal subscriptions have become so expensive that leading universities such as Harvard and Cornell have admitted they can no longer afford them. Researchers have also taken a stand - with 15,000 scientists vowing to boycott publisher Elsevier in part for its excessive paywall fees.

Don't get us wrong, journal publishers have also done a whole lot of good - they've encouraged better research thanks to peer review, and before the Internet, they were crucial to the dissemination of knowledge.

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UK wants authority to serve warrants in U.S.

Submitted by: ZooL @ 02:58 PM | Saturday, February 6, 2016 | (url: http://www.usatod...)

WASHINGTON - British and U.S. officials have been negotiating a plan that could allow British authorities to directly serve wiretap orders on U.S. communications companies in criminal and national security inquiries, U.S. officials confirmed Thursday


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Prepare for globalism and one world tyranny. If they can't get you under one set of laws they can get you under someone elses.


Some 54 million 'overweight' or 'obese' Americans are actually healthy, say scien

Submitted by: Odio @ 07:33 PM | Friday, February 5, 2016 | (url: http://www.scienc...)

Scientists in California say that 34.4 million Americans considered technically overweight due to their BMI are actually healthy based on a range of cardiometabolic health markers, as are some 19.8 million 'obese' people. The massive misclassification isn't just about which words we use, either, say the researchers, since the flawed BMI's usage in the health insurance industry unfairly penalises some, while rewarding others.

"In the overweight BMI category, 47 percent are perfectly healthy," said researcher Jeffrey Hunger from the University of California, Santa Barbara. "So to be using BMI as a health proxy particularly for everyone within that category is simply incorrect. Our study should be the final nail in the coffin for BMI."

The researchers looked at data from the most recent US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to analyse the link between BMI a measure calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres with a range of specific health markers. These cardiometabolic assessments included blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, among others.


Fossil Daddy Longlegs Sports a 99-Million-Year Erection

Submitted by: Odio @ 11:19 AM | Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | (url: http://news.natio...)

For one well-endowed harvestman, death could not have come at a more inconvenient time.

The ancient arachnid entombed in amber has a massive erection that has persisted for 99 million years, after dying in the throes of arousal.

Based on the uniquely structured penis, which grew to be nearly half the length of the male's body when fully erect, researchers suggest the fossil represents a new, extinct family of harvestmen.

The study was published in The Science of Nature last Thursday, according to National Geographic, and researchers are saying this bizarre find is the first of its kind.

'This is the first record of a male copulatory organ of this nature preserved in amber and is of special importance due to the age of the deposit,' the authors write in the abstract.

The erect specimen, a relative of daddy long legs known as Halitherses grimaldii, is encased in Burmese amber of Myanmar, which trapped the living creature in oozing tree resin before solidifying to preserve him in eternal arousal.

'It must have been in an amorous state to have it out like this,' Ron Clouse of the American Museum of Natural History, who wasn't involved with the study, told National Geographic.

'This poor animal.'

Harvestmen have lived on earth for more than 400 million years, and researchers look to them to understand the spread of early life across the shifting landmasses,

Differentiating between the types can be difficult, as many evolved to look the same, but this well-preserved penis offers a more precise method if identification.

'Different families, and even species, [of harvestmen] can have a characteristic penis shape,' study leader Jason Dunlop, of the Berlin Museum for Natural History, told National Geographic.

'It might be the case that the animal was struggling as it was trapped in the tree resin,' Dunlop told National Geographic, 'and that this caused the blood pressure to shoot up and the penis to become squeezed out accidentally.'

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Researchers link 'housekeeping' gene with male infertility

Submitted by: Odio @ 11:01 AM | Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | (url: http://medicalxpr...)

Researchers at Iowa State University have found evidence that a "housekeeping" gene present in every cell of the body may have a link to male infertility.

Ravindra Singh, a professor of biomedical sciences in the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, has studied the survival motor neuron gene for years. A deficiency in the gene, known as a "housekeeping" gene because its presence is essential for basic cellular function, can lead to neurological problems such as spinal muscular atrophy.

But Singh's laboratory discovered a link between SMN and male infertility, making it one of only a handful of genes suspected to have such a connection. The findings appeared recently in Scientific Reports, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Nature.

Singh's group conducted a genome-wide study of SMN deficiency in mice and found surprising correlation between low levels of the gene expression and testicular size and low sperm count in male specimens.

"We need to have housekeeping genes for normal function," Singh said. "Every cell in the body requires them. Our findings seemed to uncover a new function of the gene and suggest SMN plays a role in testicular development. Mice with deficient levels of the gene had lower sperm count and more instances of infertility."

Singh said around 5 percent of men deal with infertility concerns, and little is known about the intersection of genetics and infertility. He said genome-wide association studies have linked only around six genes in the human genome to male infertility, potentially making SMN another such gene. However, Singh cautioned that further human-based research is needed to validate his group's novel findings, since these findings are based on observations in rodents.

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Cheating Cyclist Caught with Secret Motor Hidden In Bike Frame

Submitted by: Odio @ 06:25 PM | Monday, February 1, 2016 | (url: http://www.popula...)

A Belgian cyclist competing in the cyclocross world championships had her bike confiscated by race officials to investigate a case of "technological fraud," and sure enough, she had a motor hidden in her bicycle.

The 19-year-old rider Femke Van den Driessche suffered a mechanical failure that forced her to walk her bike on the final lap of the race. International Cycling Union (UCI) officials then took the bike and discovered electrical wiring in the frame's seat tube and had trouble removing the bottom bracket because a motor was stuck inside the lower part of the frame, according to Velo News.

The UCI, professional cycling's governing body, has long suspected that this type of cheating, known as "bike doping" or "mechanical doping," has been going on in professional races. Tour de France riders had their bike's periodically checked last year, but this is the first time a rider has been caught using a motorized bike.

Driessche denies allegations of cheating, claiming that the motorized bike looked identical to hers but belonged to a friend and was given to her by a mechanic by mistake.