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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- What's the egg industry's biggest logistical challenge right now? Distinguishing whether a seconds-old chick is a male or a potential egg-layer. That's where chicken sexers come in; they're essential, and accurate sexers are prized in the industry. B
Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially those with planetary systems.
From British Pathé, a short video from 1963 on how candles are made. Oh yes, candles make the whole of humanity into one big understanding family. Candles! I can’t believe the answer has been staring us in the face this whole tim
It takes time and money to visit the doctors office to get birth control. This is particularly an issue for low-income women, those who live in rural areas and teenagers who feel uncomfortable seeing their family doctor. So four states California, Or
"One of the most interesting places my ruins research has taken me is into the world of ancient Arabic poetry. So here's the story of how a tiny fragment from the opening of ancient poems became one of the most enduring poetic tropes in history:" (Tw
From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE and the “Aliens could also descend upon us and eat our brains by mid century” department comes this science press release with “beware” right up front. Of course, AGU17 is i
New computational strategies reported this week in Science might help realize the promise of peptide-based drugs. Peptides are similar to protein molecules, but differ in their smaller size, structure and functions.
The Planetary Society was proud to join dozens of other scientific organizations in standing against this unnecessary and detrimental tax increase on the future scientific workforce of the United States.
In today’s Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a Christmas tree with shiny lights. Don’t you feel the holiday cheer? Christmas is near and this is a great occasion to design something nice, like a greeting card or a m
President Trump’s personal attacks and divisive rhetoric have complicated the jobs of many teachers in different areas. His refusal to accept the reality of climate change, for example, is a challenge to science teachers, and his repeated m
Welcome to the nest! Streaming live from the National Aviary's Penguin Point, we are pleased to bring you the soon-to-be newest members of our African Penguin colony. Watch the penguin parents care for their eggs, and then their chicks, as they hatch
An anonymous reader shares a report: Google isn't just good for finding cat videos on the internet. The search giant's machine learning technology is also helping search the universe for planets outside our solar system. NASA on Thursday revealed the
JOHN PARK’S WORKSHOP — LIVE! Coming up 4pm ET Today, 12/14/17! LIVE TEXT CHAT IS HERE in the Adafruit Discord chat! On today’s show: Star Wars Lightsaber DIY The live video will be on Youtube LIVE, Twitch, Periscope (Twi
Even if you don’t want to add an AUX audio output port to your Google Home Mini, you’ll still want to see a pair of videos from [SnekTek]. After all, you’ll eventually want to open it up, and putting it over some boiling
Meryl is on the move. The 20-time Academy Award nominee (and three-time winner) just dropped $3.6 million on a mid-century pad in Pasadena, California. READ MORE
Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression. Reality for many people in this country is the inability to afford rent, buy a home, pay for healthcare, and get a steady job. Why is this often th
Thursday marked five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Asked about how to prevent such incidents in the future, Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded by discussing efforts to tighten b
mathgrrl shared this project on Thingiverse! Nobody’s perfect, not even snowflakes. These six organic snowflake designs were procedurally generated with code in a way that mimics the way that actual snowflakes form as they fall to earth thr
For the first time since our solar system planets were discovered thousands of years ago, we know for sure that our solar system is not the sole record holder for the most planets, said University of Texas at Austin astronomer...  &
A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator.
A team of WCS scientists recently completed the first-ever range-wide population census of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus kirkii) an endangered primate found only on the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa.
Shirley Jackson was born on this day in 1916. In 1960 Folkways Records issued an LP of her reading The Lottery. Listen here.
Scientists applying artificial intelligence to data from NASAs Kepler Space Telescope have discovered an eighth planet around the star Kepler-90 breaking the record for the star with the most exoplanets and, for the first time, tying with our own. Th
In her series SQRMMS, artist Lara Nasser pokes fun at the currency of images we oft regard as normal (but really shouldnt). Growing up between Beirut and the USA, the ... Read more The post These illustrations make us rethink the way we see stock pho
It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Caf in north-central Peru. This town lies in the Cordillera Azula picturesque series of outlying Andean ridges hardly explored by o
China's FAST radio telescope has discovered three new pulsars, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) announced this week, bringing its discovery total to nine. FAST is made up of 4,600 panels giving it a collecting area of 1
In the bustling setting of the cell, proteins encounter each other by the thousands. Despite the hubbub, each one manages to selectively interact with just the right partners, thanks to specific contact regions on its surface that are still far more
If you or a loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, then you know how devastating it can be when left untreated. It takes a huge toll not only on the person with OCD, but also on all those who care about him or her. In addition […]If y
Mary Hamilton and Sheila Michaels were civil rights activists in the '60s. We know their story in part because Sheila Michaels recorded hours of interviews with Mary Hamilton in the '90s, and in part because Mary Hamilton fought to be referred to as
Nexus Media News Making the perfect ice storm. Scientists are intentionally freezing trees to better understand the effects of climate change on forests. Nexus Media News Making the perfect ice storm. Scientists are intentionally freezing trees to be
It was actually the worst year.VIEW GALLERY Taylor Swift is viewing 2017 with rose-colored glasses. Yes, the singer made a comeback and released a wildly successful album Reputation, she won her groping lawsuit and her and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn too
Chapman University has published new research showing how hagfishes survive an initial attack from predators before they release large volumes of slime to defend themselves. Because the slime is released after they are attacked, this defense strategy
BlaineLefebvre shares: This is a 3d Printer version of the Reindeer wine stand by petervdb. Glue the pieces together with whatever glue works for the filament you use. download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2695976 Every Thursday is
Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the lateral dimensionslength and width, but to create the next generation of nan
A blockbuster report in the Washington Post says that Trump adamantly refuses to acknowledge Russian hacking into our elections and will not discuss ways to protect against recurrences. Meanwhile, the Kremlin is laughing about what they accomplished
7 Ways to Make your Boots Slip Proof so you don't kill yourself this winter.
If you’re a lover of art and nudity, these pants are definitely for you. Hey guys, have you ever wanted to strut your stuff in public without pants? Well, we’ve ... Read more The post Grab a pair of these pants and wear the world&
There’s currently an image in heavy circulation making its way around the internet of a hospital patient’s chest tattooed with the words “Do **not** resuscitate,” accompanied by what is assumed to be the man&am
Tropical Storm Kai-tak developed near the east central Philippines as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall.
NASAs news conference announcing the discovery of Kepler-90i and Kepler-80g was a delightful validation of a principle that has long fascinated me. We have such vast storehouses of astronomical data that finding the time for humans to mine them is de
Can companies rely on the results of one or two scientific studies to design a new industrial process or launch a new product? In at least one area of materials chemistry, the answer may be yesbut only 80 percent of the time.
A blockbuster report in the Washington Post says that Trump adamantly refuses to acknowledge Russian hacking into our elections and will not discuss ways to protect against recurrences. Meanwhile, the Kremlin is laughing about what they accomplished
Just as we expected, there are exciting discoveries lurking in our archived Kepler data, waiting for the right tool or technology to unearth them, said Paul Hertz, director of NASAs Astrophysics Division in Washington. This finding shows that our dat
Pride and Prejudice reimagined. TL: DR version: Just check the tags.
So I’m a 25 year old male, recently in the last 2 years I’ve started to experience some odd sexual desires. It first started that I enjoyed masturbating on video chat for anyone who wanted to watch either men or women. After a few
[Mike Rigsby] has moved a train with a coin cell. A CR2477 cell to be exact, which is to say one of the slightly more chunky examples, and the train in question isn’t the full size variety but a model railroad surrounding a Christmas tree,
Nature lovers beware, environmental models used by researchers at the University of New Hampshire are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather condition
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Ernst R. Berndt, Rena M. Conti, and Stephen J. Murphy survey The Landscape of US Generic Prescription Drug Markets, 2004-2016. ABSTRACT: Since the 1984 passage of the Waxman-Hatch Act, generic prescription drugs have become central to disease treatme
The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of a 32-tesla magnet33 percent stronger than what had previously been the world's strongest superconducting magnet
On his Instagram account, Adam Hillman arranges everyday objects into patterns. Prints are available. Related: Always. Be. Knolling. (via colossal) Tags: Adam Hillman   art