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Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words © 2005-2016 Keith Enevoldsen elements.wlonk.com
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5 hours ago by Quercki
Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia -- ScienceDaily
Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophrenia: "The findings of this study argue that glial cell dysfunction may be the basis of childhood-onset schizophrenia," said University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
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5 hours ago by dougleigh
I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration. • The Washington Post
Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the US Interior Department for seven years - and then was moved abruptly to an unrelated job "in the accounting office that collects royalty checks from fossil fuel companies":
<p>On Wednesday, I filed two forms — a complaint and a disclosure of information — with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. I filed the disclosure because eliminating my role coordinating federal engagement and leaving my former position empty exacerbate the already significant threat to the health and the safety of certain Alaska Native communities. I filed the complaint because the Trump administration clearly retaliated against me for raising awareness of this danger. Our country values the safety of our citizens, and federal employees who disclose threats to health and safety are protected from reprisal by the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Removing a civil servant from his area of expertise and putting him in a job where he’s not needed and his experience is not relevant is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars. Much more distressing, though, is what this charade means for American livelihoods. The Alaska Native villages of Kivalina, Shishmaref and Shaktoolik are perilously close to melting into the Arctic Ocean. In a region that is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, the land upon which citizens’ homes and schools stand is newly vulnerable to storms, floods and waves. As permafrost melts and protective sea ice recedes, these Alaska Native villages are one superstorm from being washed away, displacing hundreds of Americans and potentially costing lives. The members of these communities could soon become refugees in their own country.</p>


Trump got 51.3% of votes cast in Alaska in November 2016, slightly increasing the margin from 2012.
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7 hours ago by charlesarthur
Team-based model reduces prescription opioid use among patients with chronic pain by 40 percent -- ScienceDaily
Team-based model reduces prescription opioid use among patients with chronic pain by 40 percent: In the wake of the opioid epidemic, institutions like the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) created guidelines for monitoring chronic pain patients on opioid medications to prevent overuse and overprescribing.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
In making decisions, are you an ant or a grasshopper? -- ScienceDaily
In making decisions, are you an ant or a grasshopper?: Findings in a recent publication by UConn psychology researcher Susan Zhu and colleagues add to a growing body of evidence that, although it may seem less appealing, the ant's gratification-delaying strategy should not be viewed in a negative light.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Nasa needs you: space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield | Science | The Guardian
Nasa needs you: space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield: In the search for ways to efficiently pack a radiation shield to protect manned spacecraft on deep space missions, Nasa is looking to the public for help If you know your crane from your bishop’s mitre, Nasa needs you.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective
Dementia: Nonmedical approaches are effective: Nonmedical treatments can prevent 1 in 3 cases of dementia, a recent report explains. Around 1 in 3 cases of dementia is preventable by tackling the appropriate lifestyle factors, such as by doing more physical exercise or leading an active social life, a new report shows.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Does 1 supergene control sperm size and speed? - Futurity
Does 1 supergene control sperm size and speed?: The shape, size, and swimming speed of sperm all depend on one supergene, according to new research with zebra finches. The relationship between sperm shape, its ability to move, and its success or failure at fertilization is not completely understood.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Greater gait with gravity | Science
Greater gait with gravity: You do not have access to the full text of this article, the first page of the PDF of this article appears below.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Reaching out as a way to grow | Science
Reaching out as a way to grow: You do not have access to the full text of this article, the first page of the PDF of this article appears below.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brain: Findings could influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities -- ScienceDaily
Findings could influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities: The findings could one day help researchers better understand how the human brain simultaneously processes humidity and temperature and might influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities and prevent mosquito-borne diseases. The study was published in the journal Current Biology.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespan -- ScienceDaily
Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespan: Your answer might be linked to your risk of premature death decades from now -- no matter how physically active you actually are, according to research by Stanford scholars Octavia Zahrt and Alia Crum.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh
Wasp venom evolution | Science
Wasp venom evolution: Parasitoid wasps use venom to immobilize their hosts and manipulate them into providing a suitable environment for the growth of wasp larvae. In response to changes in host ranges and availability, venom genes need to evolve rapidly to maintain efficacy. Martinson et al.
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7 hours ago by dougleigh

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