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Why is short-sightedness on the rise?  Too much time indoors!

After studying more than 4,000 children at Sydney primary and secondary schools for three years, they found that children who spent less time outside were at greater risk of developing myopia.
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
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+Alex Chekholko According to the article that is but one factor.
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An argument for Farenheit.
Astute reader wargut responded to yesterday’s observation about the Fahrenheit scale being affine-ish with the following incorrect assertion: “ Seriously, guys, your system is bullsh~t. ” It’s...
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I argue hard, +Dustin Wyatt -- but none of it is with malice! And I do follow you for a reason! :) Cheers!
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Women are weaklings!

The upshot is that the very strongest female athletes are barely above the median of grip strength for men. The top 75th percentile of female athletes are below the bottom 25th percentile of men. Another way to look at it is cumulative distributions. You can tell looking at this that there is overlap between the two sample distributions. How much? Ten percent of women have stronger grips than the bottom five percent of men. The difference in distributions is big enough that the very strongest non-elite athlete female in the whole data set has a weaker grip than most of the men.
Every now and then there is a debate on who is more “anti-science”, the Left or the Right. I’m not too interested in the details of that, but, a few years ago I expressed my skepticism to Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science, that liberals were somehow reflexively more “pro-science.” I suggested […]
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If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you — your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer — chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer.
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference...
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The Internet is awesome

It's makes relationships

It breaks relationships

It convinces parents not to vaccinate children for God knows why.


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I like this poll on the differences between the public and scientists on various controversial issues.

The subject on which people disagree with scientists the most isn't evolution, global warming, or vaccines...its GM foods.

I'm always boggled on how people who disagree with science can see things like this and not significantly revise their opinions.
The public and scientists express strikingly different views about science-related issues, yet both groups agree that K-12 STEM education in America falls behind other nations.
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+Michael Rainey Then you should stick with allopathic medicine. They only have interest in curing your ailments.  
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It's not uncommon for me to hear the exhortation to not eat processed foods.  Of course, when pressed on the why, most people delve into pseudoscience or end up admitting they're just parroting something they read.

Well here's some science!

The emulsifiers in question are carboxymethycellulose and polysorbate-80; especially in Europe and North America, they are commonly used in processed foods (mayo, ketchup, numerous sauces, ice cream, gluten-free products, fat-free products and many others) and other common products (toothpaste, detergents etc). The study conducted on mice showed that even in low concentrations, these substances drastically affect the gut bacteria which seems to lead to obesity as well as a number of gut-related problems.
A new study suggests that two very common emulsifiers - chemicals that stabilize foods and stop products like mayo from separating - could increase the risk of obesity and irritable bowel syndrome.
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Thanks, I love it when science backs up speculation and common sense.
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No idea what you're talking about.  For me the "two" colors are completely different in the swirl.
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Animals are scary.
These polar bear cubs are capable of unspeakable things.
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Who cleans up after them?
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Using DNA to detect dark matter.
It may be possible to build a DNA-based detector to measure the “wind” of dark matter blowing through our planet.
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+Paul T Sjordal
Nope never was and it never will, but the problem is in our system not in us, system can't and won't enter whole way in us, but this can left us in some ugly half state with ugly scars. This may be irreparable. 
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This video shows what it would look like from Earth if the Sun were replaced by some other stars.
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+Adam Preece​ turn on closed captioning 
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...nothing occurs contrary to nature except the impossible, and that never occurs.
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Owner of a couple small businesses.  Husband and father. Terribly interested in cognitive science, rationality, physics, meta-questions about thinking and scientific progress...basically anything science-y.

I spend much of my time applying critical thinking towards making processes more efficient.

As far as my posts on G+ expect something like 70% science news, 10% tech news, 15% musings about something, and 5% internet memes or funny stuff of some sort.
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