Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. GIF and a Graf: Face-Swapping Like Whoa

Wired News - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 9:00pm

A lot went down on last night's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. But this was the best surprise.

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Volunteer Bob Paulin Turns Kids on to Tech with Devoxx4Kids (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:52pm
You can call Bob Paulin 'Coach' and he'll probably respond, because he's been coaching youth football since 2005. Now he's also coaching what you might call 'youth science and technology' as the Chicagoland organizer of Devoxx4Kids.org. A motto on the group's website says, 'Game programming, robotics, engineering for kids in a fun way!' And that's what the group is all about, as Bob says in this video (and in the accompanying transcript for those who prefer reading over watching).

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Warm-blooded fishes swim faster and farther than cold-blooded counterparts

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:43pm
Marine scientists have long known that some species of fish possess a unique physiological characteristic -- a web of arteries and veins lying very close together -- that enables them to raise their internal temperatures higher than that of the water surrounding them. Now, a new study has demonstrated that species possessing the ability to warm their core -- a process called endothermy -- are able to swim two and a half times faster than those whose body temperature doesn't change.
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Local media helps communities to cope after traumatic events

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:43pm
Local media's sensitive approach to communities trying to cope in the face of trauma helps local people adapt to the stressful events by strengthening community bonds.
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Employers prefer male managerial potential to female proven track record

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
Male job applicants who are perceived to have high levels of leadership potential are rated as a better employment prospect than a female applicant with prove leadership track record.
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Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
A new study on the impact of 'drive-hunting' dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world. From 1976 to 2013, more than 15,000 dolphins were killed by villagers in Fanalei alone, where a single dolphin tooth can fetch the equivalent of 70 cents -- an increase in value of five times just in the last decade.
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Viewing violent news on social media can cause trauma

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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What drives the evolution of bird nest structures?

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
How to protect your chicks from predators? Build a dome over them! There is tremendous diversity among the nests of birds, in nest location, structure, materials, and more, but we know very little about the forces that shaped the evolution of this incredible variety. A new study finds that domed-shaped nests arose as a result of species transitioning to nesting on the ground, where the risk from predators is greater.
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Customers will pay more today if there's payback later, shows equal billing study

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
A study of the best ways to structure equal billing plans says that smart companies should set them up so that customers get money back at the end of the term. Not only do they think they prefer to pay a little more each month to make sure they get that refund later but after having experienced a refund they are more satisfied and more loyal.
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Child behavior is worse when dads feel unsupported

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
Children are more likely to display troublesome behavior in families in which the father feels unsupported by his partner.
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Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
Shifting to renewable energy sources has been widely touted as one of the best ways to fight climate change, but even renewable energy can have a downside, as in the case of wind turbines' effects on bird populations. In a new paper, a group of researchers demonstrate the impact that one wind energy development in Kansas has had on Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) breeding in the area.
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Comprehensive stroke centers may improve bleeding stroke survival

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:42pm
People with brain bleeds are more likely to survive if they're treated at a comprehensive stroke center. Comprehensive stroke centers have the equipment and personnel to deal with the most severe strokes, including neurological critical care and 24-hour availability of neurosurgeons.
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Mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:41pm
The Trace app turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the "gift" receives step-by-step walking directions that eventually reveal the hidden shape on a map.
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Parents often misperceive their obese children as 'about the right weight'

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:41pm
Although rates of childhood obesity have risen over the last several decades, a vast majority of parents perceive their kids as “about the right weight,” according to new research. The authors believe it is the first study to examine the lack of change over time of parents’ perception of their preschool child’s weight status.
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Using fresh whole blood lowers childrens' donor exposure risk in heart surgery

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:41pm
Children who undergo heart surgery are better off receiving fresh whole blood transfusions from a single donor, rather than receiving component blood from multiple donors. Limiting donor exposures reduces the patients' risk of complications, research shows.
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Study solves ovarian cell mystery, shedding new light on reproductive disorders

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:41pm
A long-standing mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary has been solved by researchers. The team also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian follicle, which holds the maturing egg.
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Memory task-specific encoding by neuronal networks in the human hippocampus

Science Daily - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:37pm
Epilepsy patients undergoing intracranial monitoring for seizure localization provide an excellent model to study discharge patterns of single neurons within the mesial temporal lobe during memory tasks. Animal models have shown that discharge patterns of CA3 neuronal populations influence the discharge of CA1 neurons. The researchers hypothesized that human hippocampal neurons have regionally and temporally specific and interrelated discharge patterns, which contribute to task specific memory formation and retrieval.
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Satellite Photos Aiding Nepal Earthquake Recovery Efforts

Space.com - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:31pm
Scientists at space agencies across the world are using satellite images and other technologies to aid those affected by Nepal's earthquake.
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Doomed Russian Spacecraft Is Falling From Space, But Where Will It Fall?

Space.com - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:17pm
Russia's doomed Progress 59 cargo ship is headed for a fiery fate in Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, but when and where it will fall is still uncertain. See the latest.
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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Orange Is the New Black

Wired News - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 8:10pm

Hit the commissary, grab some snacks, and settle in—we're going to Litchfield Penitentiary. Here's how to binge-watch Orange Is the New Black.

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