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On Halloween, Does Anonymity Affect Candy Theft?
trick or treating, halloween, stealing candy, human nature, anonymity
October 31st, 2014
Halloween is upon us tonight and it’s all just a bit of harmless fun, right? Or is there truly a dark side to Halloween?
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How to Keep Race Horses Fracture Free
Galloping horses racing
October 29th, 2014
In elite racehorses, biology is pushed to the limit, it’s not surprising then that injuries most commonly occur where the highest loads are generated.
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5 Science 'Facts' You Learned in School That Are Wrong
wrong, science myths
October 28th, 2014
Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don’t even begin to cover the ways we sense the world.
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Don't Quarantine American Health Workers (Op-Ed)
nurses, patient care, rapid response team, heart attack
October 31st, 2014
Governors are playing politics by quarantining those who can help fix the Ebola crisis.
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Big Data is Transforming Sports
stats, statistics, big data
October 29th, 2014
The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it.
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The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password (Op-Ed)
password, computer, security
October 28th, 2014
Malicious software designed to steal usernames and passwords has augmented phishing. If the end user could be compromised, entry through the protected gates of corporate and government systems would be easier, sometimes guaranteed.
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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's Biggest Threat is Coal
A great butterfly fish, global warming
October 27th, 2014
Reef historian Iain McCalman, in Sydney, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, in California, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.
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For Mental Health, Social Media Removes the Silence (Op-Ed)
Social Media Swirl
October 31st, 2014
From teenagers to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, young activists are forging a new platform for mental health support for the texting generation.
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The Future of Surgery is Now: Smaller Scars, Fewer Complications (Op-Ed)
A surgeon holding a scalpel.
October 29th, 2014
As techniques advance, surgery is beginning to lose its frightening reputation.
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How Animals are Affected by Ebola — in West Africa and Abroad (Op-Ed)
dog-whiskers
October 28th, 2014
Local heroes are looking out for animals as Ebola spreads through West Africa.
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