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Retroblogging 1990s talk by James Childress on deep-sea & hydrothermal vent symbioses

The tree of life - 1 hour 18 min ago
Not 100% sure when this talk was but ... here are my notes from a talk at Stanford by Jim Childress on hydrothermal vent symbioses.








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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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Blast from past - Colleen Cavanaugh gets tenure in 1996 at @Harvard

The tree of life - 3 hours 29 min ago
Can't remember who sent this to me but thought I would share.  It is an article about Colleen Cavanaugh, my undergraduate advisor, getting tenure at Harvard in 1996.




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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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The Physics of Projectile Motion With a Clicky Pen

Wired Science - 4 hours 30 min ago
The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.
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D-Orbit’s Self-Destruct Modules for Satellites Could Help Fix the Space Junk Problem

Wired Science - 6 hours 30 min ago
A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.
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SpaceX Will Send a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station

Wired Science - 7 hours 30 min ago
The mission also christens an improved launch pad—destroyed in a 2016 explosion—to support the next generation of launches.
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Crispr Therapeutics Plans to Launch Its First Clinical Trial in 2018

Wired Science - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:56
The study, testing a genetic tweak to the stem cells that make red blood cells, could begin as soon as next year.
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Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms

Wired Science - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:00
If the Arctic gets warmer, the northern winds get weaker, possibly leading to big drops in clean energy.
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Retroblogging seminars: Harry Noller 1993 Ribosomal RNA & Translation

The tree of life - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:47
I am going back to posting notes from talks I went to a long time ago ... I have scanned in notes form talks and am posting some of these.  It is something I call "retroblogging".

Here are notes from a talk I saw while at Stanford in Graduate School. The talk was by Harry Noller. 





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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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The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change

Wired Science - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:00
A Congressman introduces a bill to explore technologies to geoengineer Earth. That is, if it gets past his colleagues and then the only world leader to shun the Paris Agreement.
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Las Vegas Casinos Are Now Testing Covert Gun-Sensing Technology

Wired Science - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:00
The technology uses a discreet microwave radar system to scan people for guns, knives, and bombs—without forcing them to walk through metal detectors.
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Another blast from the past - 1986 Maryland High School Mock Trial Competition Handbook

The tree of life - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:18
When I was in high school and in college I was interested in law.  This is why I worked at the Public Defender Service in DC the summer after my freshman year in college and why I still have a passion for things related to forensics.  I was digging through some old files and found by Mock Trail Competition handbook from 1986.  I thought some people might get a kick out of seeing it.











































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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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The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

Wired Science - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:00
The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist.
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swoops In to Give Jupiter Its Close Up

Wired Science - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:00
These mesmerizing blue and white swirls are giant cyclones and storms that roar in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere.
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Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

Wired Science - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:00
It weighs as much as 780 million suns and helped to cast off the cosmic Dark Ages. But now that astronomers have found the earliest known black hole, they wonder: How could this giant have grown so big, so fast?
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Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Wired Science - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:00
The deep learning tool can assemble a full genome from raw DNA more accurately than every existing method.
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Neuroscientists Just Launched an Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

Wired Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:00
It's a look at how genes are expressed during the earliest stages of life—down to the cellular level.
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The Physics of the Invisible Box Challenge

Wired Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:00
There’s no fooling gravity—but this trick makes it look like you can.
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Los Angeles Fire: Why Southern California Is Burning This Time

Wired Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:33
Southern California was a tinderbox even before it was a megalopolis. Add urban sprawl and a booming population and you get infernos every year.
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San Francisco Just Put the Brakes on Delivery Robots

Wired Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:00
The SF Board of Supervisors voted to severely restrict the machines, which roll on sidewalks and autonomously dodge obstacles like dogs and buskers.
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Bitcoin Mining Has a Massive Carbon Footprint

Wired Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:00
Today, each bitcoin transaction requires the same amount of energy used to power nine homes in the US for one day.
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