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Biohackers use eyedrops based on the chlorophyll analog Chlorin e6 to temporarily boost night vision. The substance is naturally found in deep sea fish and also used to treat night blindness. Surprising that nobody seems to have thought to use it for night vision before.
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I just discovered this Greek plaque in Passau, fixed to a monument to a certain Ignaz von Rudhart. He's a local celebrity because he served as Prime Minister of Greece for a year... then resigned because King Otto wanted to rule alone. Well, that's the celebrities we've got here!
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Blackbird holding three big seeds in its beak. It hissed at me but didn't fly away as I took a bunch of photos. Perhaps its nest was near, or it was afraid to lose its precious seeds...
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Regina Nuzzo reports on Basic and Applies Social Psychology banning null hypothesis significance testing from publications, including p-values, due to widespread abuse to make dubious results seem respectable. They have no definite replacement at this point, although Bayesian analysis is being considered.
The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology recently banned the use of p-values and other statistical methods to quantify uncertainty from significance in research results
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Barely distinguishable from the original recording :)
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Caught some spring birds with the 200 mm f/4 zoom lens. Didn't find any unusual species and had to crop quite heavily despite the zoom, but I think these six pictures are decent enough. Most birds kept hiding out of sight behind trees, as usual...
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Carl Zimmer on Chinese researchers "editing" human embryos. While the first experiment didn't quite succeed, Zimmer sees no conceptual deal-breakers for the technology (CRISPR) and expects the same trajectory towards reliable application as for cloning (now used commercially with animals). "I suspect this week will go down as a pivotal moment in the history of medicine."
Earlier this week, Chinese researchers reported that they edited the genes of human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR. While these embryos will not being growing up into genetically modif...
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I for one welcome our new panda-human hybrid overlords.
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"Windows didn’t believe in working well with others, certainly not that dumb upstart Windows Phone team. Office believed it was the greatest software on earth, and didn’t get along with Windows."

"Ballmer knew [Office for iPad] was good. And he knew the company’s other efforts were years and years out. And he iced it. Because his mentality, and what I’d call dogma, was that Windows had to be first. At all costs."
 
Inside Microsoft: Ex design lead gives perspective on Metro, Office, iOS and Android battles http://bit.ly/1HKI6HV
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Next (final?) push of Java to stay relevant to end-user application programming: DukeScript, a framework that allows HTML5 frontends for local Java applications on desktop, Android & iOS.

https://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/entry/java_in_the_trenches
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Gasoline forever? A sunlight-powered hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria synthesizes CO2 and water into acetate which can then be processed further into useful chemicals, e.g. by genetically engineered E. coli.
A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, ...
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Digging for a broken sewage pipe under their home, an Italian family discovered a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar...
As he tried to find a sewage pipe, Luciano Faggiano dug his way past a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar.
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Steven Sinofsky still has one or two followers on Twitter. That's page views of my latest article 1.5 days after he'd tweeted it (no idea how he found it) and consequently Hacker News & Reddit had picked it up.

Fortunately WP Super Cache and my server are holding up well, although I'm wrestling with the cache not updating the page when a new comment is made. Currently experimenting with the preload option, maybe that's what prevented automatic page refresh.
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