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  • Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises

    04/21/2017 6:00:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2107 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A leading researcher on a ridiculed taxpayer-funded study of duck penises is now using her expertise on orca whales and is going to the "March for Science" to protest budget cuts. Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, worked on the duck penis study that received $384,949 from the National Science Foundation, a grant that was funded through the 2009 stimulus package. The study looked at the differences in the corkscrew-shaped penises of ducks.
  • Did Two federal Agencies Fraudulently Cook Global Warming Data

    11/26/2015 7:26:59 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Oversight: A federal agency keeps stonewalling congressional efforts to access its internal communications. What's the problem here? If the agency's global warming claim was honestly arrived at, just turn over the documents.
  • University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’

    07/14/2015 8:28:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Stop being so judgmental. Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to “identify as real vampires” — so that they can be open about the fact that they’re vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination from people who might think that that’s weird. The study, titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals” was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles. “Most...
  • 9 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In Less Than A Day

    01/07/2015 5:10:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | January 7, 2015 | CBS DFW/AP
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Nine earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. “Shook my whole house!” said CBS 11 News viewer Aprille Maganda from her home in the Las Colinas area of Irving.
  • Ebola vaccine WORKS: Drug passes first-round of trials

    11/27/2014 3:13:49 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 26 November 2014 | Associated Press Reporter
    An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system's production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some people also developed a different set of virus-fighting immune cells, named T cells, the study found.
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • New coronavirus potentially more deadly than SARS: researchers

    03/28/2013 3:43:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Global Post ^ | March 28, 2013 12: | Samantha Stainburn
    A new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East last fall could be deadlier than the SARS virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed 774 people between 2002 and 2003, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said. Patients with the new virus experience multiple organ failure, which could explain its 65 percent mortality rate so far, the South China Morning Post reported. In contrast, 11 percent of the people who got SARS died. The first victims to die from the new virus were a Qatari man in a British hospital and a woman in Saudi Arabia, ABC News reported....
  • H7N9 bird flu in likely China spread between people, researchers find

    08/07/2013 12:54:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/7/13 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON - The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists said on Wednesday. Research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) analyzing a family cluster of cases of H7N9 infection in eastern China found it was very likely the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient (a 60-year-old man) to his daughter." Experts commenting on the research said while it did not necessarily mean H7N9 is any closer to becoming the next...
  • ‘Scientific’ Study Says People of Faith Are Stupid

    04/28/2012 8:52:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 28, 2012 | JP
    In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia posit that people who believe in God are not analytical thinkers. That’s a disingenuous way of saying people of faith are stupid. “Religious belief is intuitive,” explained Ara Norenzayan, co-author of the study, “and analytical thinking can undermine intuitive thinking. So when people are encouraged to think analytically, it can block intuitive thinking.” In other words, when religious people analyze their beliefs, they become less devout. They go from stupid to smart, like Norenzayan and fellow co-author Will Gervais. So how did the researchers...
  • Strangely Moving Antarctic Lakes Surprise Researchers (viscous buckling)

    02/01/2012 7:03:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 2/1/12 | Andrea Mustain
    Researchers recently uncovered a startling phenomenon — a set of teardrop-shaped lakes in Antarctica that mysteriously move, jogging along at a pace as fast as 5 feet (1.5 meters) per day. The lakes sit atop the George VI ice shelf — a massive floating plain of ice larger than Vermont, composed of the mingled fronts of glaciers that flow off the edge of the continent and rest on the ocean. Glaciologist Doug MacAyeal at the University of Chicago, and student researcher C.H. LaBarbera, noticed the traveling bodies of water while studying satellite images of 11 ice shelf lakes captured between...
  • IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit

    01/13/2012 5:03:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12 | BBC
    Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. "Roughly every two years hard drives become denser," research lead author Sebastian Loth told the BBC. "The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And...
  • USC Researchers Say Pollution May Be Harming Our Brains

    04/07/2011 10:12:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/7/11 | CBS
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — New research suggests that pollution in Southern California may be harming our brains. We already know that pollution can do harm to our lungs, but research from the University of Southern California suggests that residents here are even worse off thanks to our traffic-polluted freeways. “It’s not like what you see in smog and the days when you don’t get to see the mountains,” says Todd Morgan a researcher with USC referring to the type of pollution investigated in the study. Researchers looked at the smallest of particles that are not visible to the naked eye....
  • Researchers discover how to erase memory (my question: can it be weaponized?)

    02/19/2011 1:11:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11/1/10
    (PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers working with mice have discovered that by removing a protein from the region of the brain responsible for recalling fear, they can permanently delete traumatic memories. Their report on a molecular means of erasing fear memories in rodents appears this week in Science Express. “When a traumatic event occurs, it creates a fearful memory that can last a lifetime and have a debilitating effect on a person’s life,” says Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., professor and director of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. “Our finding describing these...
  • Prehistoric man went to the movies, say researchers

    06/29/2010 1:22:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | AFP
    VIENNA (AFP) – Prehistoric man enjoyed a primitive version of cinema, according to Austrian and British researchers, who are currently seeking to recreate these ancient visual displays. Rock engravings from the Copper Age found all over Europe in remote, hidden locations, indicate the artwork was more than mere images, researchers from Cambridge University and Sankt Poelten's university of applied sciences (FH) in Austria believe. "The cliff engravings... in our opinion are not just pictures but are part of an audiovisual performance," Frederick Baker of Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology said in a statement Tuesday. "There was still no...
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works

    12/10/2009 7:30:20 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON – British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.
  • Purdue researchers: H1N1 about to peak

    10/21/2009 9:20:25 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | 10-21-2009 | WLFI TV18
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two Purdue University math researchers have predicted the novel H1N1 flu will peak so early that planned vaccinations will not have a large effect on the number of people infected. Sherry Towers, from Purdue's statistics department, and Zhilan Feng, from Purdue's math department, used a mathematical model to predict the spread of the disease. They used data collected by the Centers for Disease Control in May, June, July and August. The result? The model predicted that H1N1 infections will reach their peak in either the week before or the week after Halloween. The researchers said...
  • Researchers rapidly turn bacteria into biotech factories

    07/26/2009 5:11:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 263+ views
    Harvard Medical School ^ | Jul 26, 2009 | Unknown
    BOSTON, Mass. (July 26, 2009) — High-throughput sequencing has turned biologists into voracious genome readers, enabling them to scan millions of DNA letters, or bases, per hour. When revising a genome, however, they struggle, suffering from serious writer's block, exacerbated by outdated cell programming technology. Labs get bogged down with particular DNA sentences, tinkering at times with subsections of a single gene ad nauseam before moving along to the next one. A team has finally overcome this obstacle by developing a new cell programming method called Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE). Published online in Nature on July 26, the platform...
  • Jail for 'vile threats' to animal researchers

    02/03/2009 12:44:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 461+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/3/9 | Henry K. Lee
    REDWOOD CITY -- A Capitola man has been sentenced to six months in jail for making threatening phone calls to two UCSF scientists who use animals for research, prosecutors said today. Justin Bhagat Thind, 33, repeatedly called the researchers at their homes in Belmont and San Mateo over a four-day span in September 2007, phoning as late as 1 a.m., said Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County's chief deputy district attorney. Thind made "vile threats," telling the scientists they would die the same way they made the animals suffer, Wagstaffe said. Investigators tracked the calls to Thind's cell phone. He faces...
  • Researchers Dismissing Abortion-Depression Link Funded by Planned Parenthood

    12/05/2008 9:05:23 AM PST · by julieee · 6 replies · 343+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 5, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Baltimore, MD - The results of a new study from a Johns Hopkins University research team claming that there is no link between abortions and mental health problems for women should come as no surprise. The authors of the study, which the mainstream media touted Thursday, are bankrolled by Planned Parenthood.