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Dogs poop in alignment with Earth’s magnetic field, study finds | PBS NewsHour
Dogs use the Earth's magnetic field when they're relieving themselves. Not only that, but canines choose to do so in a north-south axis, a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology says. The study suggests that dogs are sensitive to small variations in Earth's magnetic field. After examining 70 dogs -- made up of 37 breeds -- over two years, 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations, researchers found that under "calm magnetic field conditions,"
dog  poop  magnetic  a  dogs  news  science  affect  axis  best  but  canines  choose 
6 weeks ago by xer0x
The science behind Jackson Pollock's painting technique - CNN Style
American painter Jackson Pollock is remembered for his abstract-expressionist art and "drip technique." But researchers who studied his work wanted to take a deeper look at the science behind his art.
-  arts  art  behind  cnn  jackson  painting  pollock's  science  technique  the 
november 2019 by xer0x
The Fantasy of Opting Out | The MIT Press Reader
Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.
&  Computers  add-ons  ads  anonymity  bigbrother  browsing  data  data_privacy  privacy  science  security  technology 
november 2019 by xer0x
To Pay Attention, the Brain Uses Filters, Not a Spotlight | Quanta Magazine
A brain circuit that suppresses distracting sensory information holds important clues about attention and other cognitive processes.
articles  attention  brain  neuroscience  science  brainstuff  epistemology  health  interesting  lifestyle 
september 2019 by xer0x
Cities: Skylines is Turing Complete - Daniel Bali - Medium
Cities: Skylines is a city simulation game that is complex enough to build universal logic gates in it. Using universal logic gates it is possible to construct any circuit including Turing complete…
computers  games  computer  build  science  fun  adder  circuit 
july 2019 by xer0x
A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
education  learning  productivity  research  science  memory  writing  IFTTT  Pocket  psychology 
june 2019 by xer0x
We tried to publish a replication of a Science paper in Science. The journal refused.
Our research suggests that the theory that conservatives and liberals respond differently to threats isn’t actually true.
science  ScientificMethod  slate 
june 2019 by xer0x
Can We Catch the Next ‘Oumuamua?
Ever since the passage of interstellar interloper ‘Oumuamua, we’ve become aware of the opportunities presented by objects entering our system from interstellar space, at the same time wishing we had the resources at hand to investigate them close-up. Andreas Hein and colleagues at the Initiative for Interstellar St
oumuamua  space  asteroid  watch  prediction  science  astronomy  fun  oort  agency 
june 2019 by xer0x
Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early - Reuters
Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.
/  canada  carbon  change  climate  emissions  environment  europe  major  markets  news  permafrost  politics  science  states  united  us 
june 2019 by xer0x
Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
Just days after a snare had killed one of their own, four-year-old wild gorillas worked together to find and destroy other traps in their forest home.
forests  fossey  gorillas  juvenile  rwanda  science  snares  traps  young  ingenius  tools  smart 
june 2019 by xer0x
Biggest Offender in Outsize Debt: Graduate Schools - The New York Times
The market for master’s degrees behaves in strange and erratic ways, new data reveals.
dead  future  education  usa  student  loans  studentloans  trump  obama  data  science  masters  payback  roi 
june 2019 by xer0x
New Causes of Autism Found in ‘Junk’ DNA
New Causes of Autism Found in ‘Junk’ DNA on Simons Foundation
asd  research  ai  cs  machine_learning  ml  science  autism  adhd  mutation  dna  junk 
may 2019 by xer0x
California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial - Reuters
A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical.
toldyouso  agricultural  americas  and  bayer  california  cancer  cases  chemicals  commodity  company  corporate  court  decisions  environment  europe  events  farming  fishing  general  germany  glyphosate  health  healthcare  judicial  lawsuit  litigation  major  markets  medicine  news  pictures  pollution  process  science  states  united  us  western 
may 2019 by xer0x
Andrew Booker Solves Sum-of-Three-Cubes Problem for 33
Mathematicians long wondered whether it’s possible to express the number 33 as the sum of three cubes—that is, whether the equation…
algorithm  algorithms  american  andrew  booker  brady  bristol  browning  computer-assisted  crypto  haran  interesting  institute  john  nautilus  math  newfound  pocket  pavlus  scientific  science  programming  university  tim  solution  search 
april 2019 by xer0x
Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast
Researchers modify microbe to manufacture cannabis compounds including the psychoactive chemical THC.
biology  brewing  news  science  yeast 
march 2019 by xer0x
A resource for magnetic finger implants, created by Charlotte Dann. What is a magnetic implant? Why would you want such a thing? Are you going to die? Yes. We will all die.
magnet  fingers  art  science  experiment  hack 
january 2019 by xer0x
A meteorite hit the moon during yesterday's total lunar eclipse | New Scientist
People watching the total lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday morning noticed a brief flash of light, which has now been confirmed as a meteorite impact
science  space  the-moon  meteor  impact  superbloodwolfmoon 
january 2019 by xer0x
Ferrock: A Stronger, Greener Alternative to Concrete?
What if there was something stronger, more flexible, and less expensive than traditional concrete? Well, there is: Ferrock.
architecture  materials  science  concrete  red  green  environment  technology  enw 
january 2019 by xer0x
Have Aliens Found Us? An Interview with the Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb About the Mysterious Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua | The New Yorker
Isaac Chotiner interviews Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department, about the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua and the possibility that it was sent by an extraterrestrial civilization.
astronomy  extraterrestrials  science  space  oumuamua  loeb  interstellar  object  asteroid  visitor 
january 2019 by xer0x
Mathematicians Seal Back Door to Breaking RSA Encryption | Quanta Magazine
Digital security depends on the difficulty of factoring large numbers. A new proof shows why one method for breaking digital encryption won’t work.
Cryptography  HEALTH  abstractions  cambridge  computer  crypto  encryption  equations  factoring  factors  math  mathematics  maths  notes  number  numbers  of  polynomial  prime  rsa  science  security  theory  university 
january 2019 by xer0x
Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents | Ars Technica
Study confirms rare paternal mitochondrial transmission in three families.
dns  mother  father  science 
november 2018 by xer0x
How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
anxiety  health  ifttt  science  dads  facebook  men  Pocket  psychology  reproduction 
november 2018 by xer0x
Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: First Evidence of Sleep in Flight
For the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in...
animals  birds  flight  science  sleep 
october 2018 by xer0x
How Exercise Might "Clean" the Alzheimer's Brain - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
alzheimers  article  exercise  health  forc  research  science  scientificamerican  studiesshow 
october 2018 by xer0x
Software Rot and Classes of Rot Resistance · InductiveComputerScience/progsbase Wiki
Public Progsbase Repository. Contribute to InductiveComputerScience/progsbase development by creating an account on GitHub.
compsci  computer  rot  decay  history  reference  science  bitrot  computer-science  development  information  scale  software-engieering 
september 2018 by xer0x
Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars - BBC News
Researchers believe they have found the first existing body of liquid water on the Red Planet.
mars  water  science  space  lake  found  search 
july 2018 by xer0x
p-Hacking and False Discovery in A/B Testing by Ron Berman, Leonid Pekelis, Aisling Scott, Christophe Van den Bulte :: SSRN
We investigate whether online A/B experimenters "p-hack" by stopping their experiments based on the p-value of the treatment effect. Our data contains
a/b  paper  math  science  p-hack  product  statistics 
july 2018 by xer0x
Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks the Brain Out of Sync | Quanta Magazine
Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialogue between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a larger
s  neuroscience  health  pocket  ifttt  memory  mind  science  sync  working 
june 2018 by xer0x
Bolt Threads – Mylo
Harnessing proteins found in nature to create fibers and fabrics with both practical and revolutionary uses, starting with spider silk.
mushroom  leather  new  fabric  material  science  future  wow 
april 2018 by xer0x
What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.
nice  physics  science  via:hackernews  materialsscience  ice  presure  rare 
march 2018 by xer0x
As we age, cancer rates go up as immune system winds down | Ars Technica
Finally escaping immune control—not getting two hits—is what causes disease.
articles  health  diet  cancer  aging  ImmuneSystem  medicine  science 
february 2018 by xer0x
Our Visual Imagination Is Severely Limited. Here Is Why That Matters.
When we imagine multiple images, we create multiple maps that compete for space in the brain’s visual areas. The implications are wide-ranging.
article  memory  research  science  eyes  visualization 
january 2018 by xer0x
Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space | Quanta Magazine
A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.
physics  science  ifttt  geometry  to_tag  Twitter  string  theory  quarks  problems  fun  pysicks 
january 2018 by xer0x
Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On
 Stars Wars belongs to our dark past—a long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism, and demagoguery that our ancestors…
info  facts  ifttt  fact  nautilus  fucking  awesome  information  Pocket  science  tech  technology 
october 2017 by xer0x
Why Dementia Is a Population-Level Problem
 Goderuna / ShutterstockDementia is typically thought of and treated as an individual sickness. Unlike something like measles, dementia…
info  facts  ifttt  fact  nautilus  information  Pocket  science  tech  technology 
october 2017 by xer0x
How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction
We're learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.
addiction  health  psychology  drugs  neuroscience  science  brains  habits  longform  mc 
september 2017 by xer0x
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