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Paxon Frady
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Concussion is not something good for the kids.
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"Scientists developing latex replacement that self-lubricates, delivers Viagra"

Seems silly right? But it's actually really interesting and important for public health! A grant from the Gates foundation was granted to this team to develop the 'condom of the future'. 

"The Foundation says that despite condoms being cheap, easy to manufacture, easy to distribute, and available globally, the “stigma” of decreased pleasure can prevent their use."
A group of scientists in Australia is developing a series of condoms which it claims could feel even better than wearing nothing at all.
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What I wonder is if it psychologically makes a difference considering it's still a barrier. Physiologically I'm sure it will.
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I can finally lay this game to rest!

(required some cheating...)
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+Nick Benik haha, no, I just duplicated the tab every time I was in a good position to effectively save the game. Then, if I died, I would just go back to the last good spot and duplicate again.
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Why did you show me 8192? Now my life is ruined until I can get it. Is 16384 even possible?
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I got 8192 once. But I gave up after that. I tried to see how far I could go on an app that allows up to 100 undos, and I don't think I even got to 8192 on that. At this point, I think 4096 is skill. Anything past that is skill plus extremely rare exceptional luck. But maybe that's just the bias I have from the fact that I've only made it that far once.
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The anti-vaccination movement is nothing new. Check out this editorial comic from 1930.

Do you understand why no one has smallpox anymore?
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The troubling thing about climate change is that the ocean is rapidly absorbing all of the extra heat that is building up. Even though the weather has been getting worse and worse, the warming in the atmosphere is actually being mitigated, because of the ocean's heat capacity. What is happening in the ocean is scary!
To date, research on the effects of climate change has underestimated the contribution of seawater expansion to sea level rise due to warming of the oceans. A team of researchers at the University of Bonn has now investigated, using satellite data, that this effect was almost twice as large over the past twelve years than previously assumed. That may result in, for example, significantly increased risks of storm surges. The scientists are present...
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NASA releases a ton of photos from the Apollo Missions!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/

My favorite part: seeing the Earth!
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"Scientists developing latex replacement that self-lubricates, delivers Viagra"

Seems silly right? But it's actually really interesting and important for public health! A grant from the Gates foundation was given to a team at the University of Wollongong to develop the 'condom of the future'. 

"The Foundation says that despite condoms being cheap, easy to manufacture, easy to distribute, and available globally, the “stigma” of decreased pleasure can prevent their use."
A group of scientists in Australia is developing a series of condoms which it claims could feel even better than wearing nothing at all.
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World is on safe side now !!! :P
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Check out this sweet simulation of the earth's plates moving around over the last 200 million years! The motions of the plates aren't so steady over this long time-scale - plates emerge and disappear, speed up and slow down.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/earth-tectonic-plates-video_n_6956254.html?utm_hp_ref=science

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X15001235
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Even if everyone in California cut back on their personal water consumption by 50%, that would only save us 2% of the water. So, this is why taking shorter showers or not getting served water at a restaurant won't really help California's drought. 

Thanks +The Daily Show 
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I have to stop playing this game now...
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I spend a surprising amount of time thinking about high-dimensional space
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I'm a neuroscientist at UCSD. I enjoy science, basketball, politics, guitar, programming, and thinking about the big questions.
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  • California Institute of Technology
    Neuroscience, 2004 - 2008
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    Grad Student, 2008 - present
    Department of Neurosciences, specialization in Computational Neuroscience and Multi-Scale Biology
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Neurosciences graduate program at UCSD