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Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst

Wired Science - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:00
Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic BurstAfter a surprise discovery, astrophysicists are racing to understand superenergetic flashes of radio waves that sometimes beep out from distant galaxies. The post Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst appeared first on WIRED.
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Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?

Wired Science - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:00
Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now?Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED.
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March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US

Wired Science - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:00
 Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the USWIRED Science writers across the United States follow the March for Science from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco. The post March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US appeared first on WIRED.
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Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science

Wired Science - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:12
Why Memphis Has Two Marches for ScienceThe March for Science happening on Saturday has some big ideological problems. The post Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science appeared first on WIRED.
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A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years

Wired Science - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:57
A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in YearsPoás in Costa Rica had its biggest explosion in years, while Etna keeps having a busy year and Nishinoshima wakes up for the first time since 2015. The post A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years appeared first on WIRED.
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The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart

Wired Science - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:30
The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving CartA classic physics experiment features a moving cart firing a ball into the air. What happens if you place the cart on an incline? The post The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart appeared first on WIRED.
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GFF2

GMOD.org recent changes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:27

‎GFF2 is Deprecated!

← Older revision Revision as of 13:27, 21 April 2017 Line 5: Line 5:  == GFF2 is Deprecated! == == GFF2 is Deprecated! ==    −The GFF file format stands for "Gene Finding Format" and was invented at the Sanger Centre. It is easy to use, but it suffers from two main limitations (see the box).+The GFF file format stands for "Gene Finding Format" or or "General Feature Format" and was invented at the Sanger Centre. It is easy to use, but it suffers from two main limitations (see the box).     <div class="emphasisbox"> <div class="emphasisbox"> Scott
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So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data

Wired Science - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:00
 It Delivered Tons of DataThe odds of 2014 JO25 actually hitting Earth were around one in a million. But the odds of getting great science were much better. The post So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data appeared first on WIRED.
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That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study

Wired Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:20
That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health StudyWhen it comes to big, ambitious science conducted on human beings, you have to ask: Who benefits? Is it you? Other people? Or the people collecting the data? The post That Google Spinoff’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study appeared first on WIRED.
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These are actual living microbiologists #actuallivingscientist

The tree of life - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:19
Crossposting this - which I already posted at microBEnet I have been tracking #actuallivingscientist postings on Twitter compiled those by people doing microbiology. Actual living microbiologists.



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This is from the "Tree of Life Blog" of Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and Open Access advocate at the University of California, Davis. For short updates, follow me on Twitter.
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Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System

Wired Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:00
Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar SystemAfter two decades of discoveries, Cassini is out of fuel and ready to retire. The post Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System appeared first on WIRED.
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At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious Neutrinos

Wired Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:30
At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious NeutrinosYo-yos, glass orbs, and underwater robots on a physicist's budget. The post At the Bottom of the Sea, Glass Spheres Prepare to Hunt for Mysterious Neutrinos appeared first on WIRED.
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The Go-To Gene Sequencing Machine With Very Strange Results

Wired Science - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:00
The Go-To Gene Sequencing Machine With Very Strange ResultsAn update to Illumina's gene sequencing technology could have contaminated the results of recent high-sensitivity data produced on the machines. The post The Go-To Gene Sequencing Machine With Very Strange Results appeared first on WIRED.
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The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13

Wired Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:00
The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13A new documentary explores the history of the Apollo space program, focusing on the mission control engineers who made it possible. The post The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13 appeared first on WIRED.
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How Steve Wozniak Got Over His Fear of Robots Turning People Into Pets

Wired Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:30
How Steve Wozniak Got Over His Fear of Robots Turning People Into PetsThe Apple Co-founder talks pranks, his forthcoming comic book convention, and why he no longer fears our robot overlords. The post How Steve Wozniak Got Over His Fear of Robots Turning People Into Pets appeared first on WIRED.
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Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate

Wired Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:30
Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then ReplicateOpinion: Researchers should spend more trying to reproduce other scientists' results. The post Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate appeared first on WIRED.
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The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal Injections

Wired Science - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:00
The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal InjectionsNo one knows if lethal injection really is more humane than other execution methods. And they can't really find out. The post The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal Injections appeared first on WIRED.
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How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain

Wired Science - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:00
How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for PainHer skin is perpetually on fire. He can't even feel a bone break. Together they might hold the key to ending America's opioid epidemic. The post How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain appeared first on WIRED.
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Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS

Wired Science - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:00
Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISSThe ISS is a major launch platform for CubeSats—it has ejected more than 100 small payloads from companies and universities into orbit in the past few years. The post Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS appeared first on WIRED.
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The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier

Wired Science - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 15:00
The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got StinkierSolving the mystery of the giant shipworm—a scientific legend that can grow to over five feet long. The post The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier appeared first on WIRED.
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