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New ‘lab-on-a-chip’ could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
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From www.kurzweilai.net

A new miniaturized biomedical "lab-on-a-chip" testing device for exosomes — molecular messengers between cells — promises faster, earlier, less-invasive diagnosis of cancer, according to its developers at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

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Why Not Eat Octopus? - The New Yorker

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Monday, October 6, 2014
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From www.newyorker.com

ctopus intelligence is well documented: they have been known to open jars, guard their unhatched eggs for months or even years, and demonstrate personalities. Most famously, they can blast a cloud of ink to throw off predators, but even more impressive is the masterfully complex camouflage employed by several members of Cephalopoda (a class that also includes squid and cuttlefish).

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Richard Dawkins

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Monday, October 6, 2014
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From www.newstatesman.com

If an autobiography can ever contain a true reflection of the author, it is nearly always found in a throwaway sentence. When the world's most celebrated atheist writes of the discovery of evolution, Richard Dawkins unwittingly reveals his sense of his mission in the world.

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Marie Curie: Why her papers are still radioactive - CSMonitor.com

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
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From m.csmonitor.com

Marie Curie, whom Google is celebrating Monday with a Google Doodle in honor of her 144th birthday, lived her life awash in ionizing radiation. More than a century later, her papers are still radioactive.

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Collaboration: Strength in diversity : Nature News & Comment

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Friday, October 3, 2014
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From www.nature.com

Sticking with co-authors with similar surnames to yours might dent the impact of your work. The reason is unclear, but bibliometrics suggest that teams with greater ethnic diversity generate papers that make more of a splash in the scientific literature.

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′Holographic Duality′ Hints at Hidden Subatomic World Wired Science Wired.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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From www.wired.com

According to modern quantum theory, energy fields permeate the universe, and flurries of energy in these fields, called “particles” when they are pointlike and “waves” when they are diffuse, serve as the building blocks of matter and forces.

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My own genome project Science The Observer

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Category: Science

From www.guardian.co.uk

Sequencing the human genome was such a major breakthrough, such huge news when the announcement of the first draft of the human genome was made back in 2001 and it feels as if that was about two minutes ago.

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Napoleon Chagnon: Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes Books Book Review The A.V. Club

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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From www.avclub.com

Chagnon sees himself as a victim of academic political correctness before there was a term for it. He casually labels all his enemies as “Marxists,” though when he admits to being confused as to why Marxists are so threatened by “sociobiology,” he fails to consider that he’s using the preferred buzzword of reactionaries who don’t like academia.

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NAPOLEON CHAGNON: BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT Edge.org#25200#25200

Sunday, June 9, 2013
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From edge.org

The false dichotomy of the reproductive versus materialist debate is demonstrated by some of the debate′s strange twists and turns.

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When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within Popular Science

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Category: Science

From www.popsci.com

It would be weeks before the full impact of Amato’s head trauma became apparent: 35 percent hearing loss in one ear, headaches, memory loss. But the most dramatic consequence appeared just four days after his accident.

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