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Parsing Science on Twitter: "Gene reactivation therapy for #RettSyndrome found to restore #cognitive function and survival to normal values. #health #genetics #neurology https://t.co/lprY4tR7mu"
Gene reactivation therapy for #RettSyndrome found to restore #cognitive function and survival to normal values.#health #genetics #neurologyhttps://t.co/lprY4tR7mu

— Parsing Science (@ParsingScience) April 19, 2018
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1 hour ago by dougleigh
When Will the Gender Gap in Science Disappear? - The Atlantic
A new study estimates that it will take 16 years for women and men to publish papers in equal numbers. For physics, it will take 258. Sixteen years. via Pocket
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Tammy Duckworth's rule allowing babies on the Senate floor marks a much-needed cultural shift — Quartz
On April 9, Tammy Duckworth became the first US senator to give birth in office. Now the Illinois Democrat has achieved another milestone: On Wednesday (April 18), her colleagues approved her resolution allowing senators to bring their young children onto the floor during votes. via Pocket
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Can Putting a Frog in Milk Keep It Fresh? - Gastro Obscura
In 2012, scientists in Moscow announced a surprising finding. Of the 76 peptides identified in secretions of common frogs (Rana temporaria), many have antibacterial properties. The announcement and the resulting media from the discovery was exultant. via Pocket
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Evaluating the Impact of School Choice on Short- and Long-Term Outcomes - Education Next : Education Next
Last month, the American Enterprise Institute published a paper by Colin Hitt, Michael Q. McShane, and Patrick J. via Pocket
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We Can Make Large Dams More Friendly to the Environment - Scientific American Blog Network
Large dams all over the world provide necessary services such as hydropower, flood protection, and water security. The iconic Hoover Dam, for example, generates enough hydropower to serve 1.3 million people. via Pocket
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A Million Children Didn’t Show Up In The 2010 Census. How Many Will Be Missing In 2020? | FiveThirtyEight
In today’s Washington, even the Census Bureau is a source of drama. The department has no director. Due to funding constraints, it has abandoned pre-census research in West Virginia and Washington state that was meant to check the integrity of parts of its survey process. It is weighing whether to add a question about citizenship to the decennial census; community groups around the country have spent months imploring Congress and the Census Bureau not to do so. They’re afraid that adding the question would lower response rates and make the survey less reliable.
At stake: nearly $700 billion in federal money and how we decide to apportion congressional representation.
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3 hours ago by rgl7194
Parsing Science on Twitter: "Accused of financial self-dealing, congressman with no background in #science nominated to run #NASA; hedges on humans role in #ClimateChange, and has been hostile to #LGBT rights. https://t.co/48HVxdR9YQ"
Accused of financial self-dealing, congressman with no background in #science nominated to run #NASA; hedges on humans role in #ClimateChange, and has been hostile to #LGBT rights.https://t.co/48HVxdR9YQ

— Parsing Science (@ParsingScience) April 19, 2018
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3 hours ago by dougleigh
Mars' moons may have formed after planet collided with large asteroid
A collision with a large asteroid may have produced Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos, according to a study published in Science Advances. Researchers created simulations that showed an impact with an object the size of asteroids Vesta or Ceres could have resulted in the moons' formation. via Pocket
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Studies examine how warm ocean temps affect corals
A significant amount of coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by the effects of higher ocean temperatures during marine heatwaves, findings published in Nature suggest. via Pocket
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Satellite surveillance of mosquitoes needed to eradicate malaria, says Bill Gates | The Independent
Layers long thought to be dense, connective tissue are actually a series of fluid-filled compartments researchers have termed the “interstitium”. via Pocket
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Why climate engineers are targeting Earth's last pristine spots | New Scientist
Do we have any low-risk global geoengineering options ready to deploy now? The answer, according to leading US climatologist Alan Robock, is no. So it is unsurprising that interest is starting to turn to more limited, localised ideas that look less perilous. via Pocket
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Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light - The Atlantic
Their experiments confirm that sex is pleasurable, even for animals we think of as simple. Humans have spent a lot of time figuring out ways to get animals to ejaculate. They have fashioned artificial vaginas, inserted electric probes, and donned helmets that encourage birds to hump their heads. via Pocket
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What's Next for TESS, NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter? - Scientific American
NASA’s newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit Wednesday evening (April 18) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 6:51 p.m. via Pocket
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Life Expectancy Drops for US White Women
Life expectancy for white women in the U.S. has dropped for the second time in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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5 hours ago by dougleigh

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