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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● September 28 - December 28, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past quarter of the year 2014 are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

Don’t forget you can recommend your favorites as well – just click the little star icon next to the post’s entry!

ScienceSeeker would like to wish all our followers, scientists, and science enthusiasts alike a Happy New Year in advance.

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Ebola Spread Compared To Other Diseases - Featured Editor's Pick

● Ebola Simulation
A simulation which appeared at the Washington Post shows how quickly 10 diseases, ranked from most to least fatal, could spread from one person to 100 unvaccinated people. It illustrates that although Ebola may kill more than other diseases, it spreads much slower.

Ebola, with a death rate of 70% is clearly the deadliest, with Smallpox (30%), Measles (25%) and SARS (11%) right behind.

The rates of spread are significantly different as diseases require a certain amount of time to be transmitted from one generation to another. The flu, for example, reached 100 infections after only 12 days, whereas it took 71 days for Ebola to reach the same number of infections. It is also worth noting that the simulation never looks the same way twice.

As explained by +George Dvorsky via +io9, while this simulation does not give any definitive answers as to how contagious Ebola is, how quickly it spreads or even how many people it will kill, there are are Mathematical epidemiologists who design far more complex simulations to tackle these questions, in turn, helping public officials to tackle disease outbreaks.

Run the simulator for your self via the link below, and visit the source for the full coverage.

● Simulator:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/how-ebola-spreads/

● Source via +Washington Post:
http://goo.gl/oAxKXu

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+john gury "Obviously. Very simple, if you are living in the past."

I must admit, I didn't add anything after that because I'm honestly not sure what you were trying to imply.
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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● August 31 - September 27, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past month are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

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● Featured Editor's Pick via +Siouxsie Wiles on SciBlogs:
...Fiona Wallis gave her dog a bone and found it to be giving off an eerie blue light. What could it be? It’s most likely to be coming from bacteria so the questions people are likely to be asking are: what is it, is it dangerous, and how did it get on the dog bone?

Read on to find out about the discovery...
http://sciblogs.co.nz/infectious-thoughts/2014/09/29/monday-micro-glowing-dog-bones-in-taranaki/

● Tags: #ScienceEveryday   #bioluminescence  
From the Taranaki Daily News comes a story that is right up my street. Fiona Wallis gave her dog a bone and found it to be giving off an eerie blue light.
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Much doubt.
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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● July 6 - July 26, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past month are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

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Many of you visit different sites to fulfil your social media needs, but did you know you can find us there too? You can find us on Twitter [http://goo.gl/lnKORl] and Facebook [http://goo.gl/9YOjVV], and if you use IFTTT we would like you to help test out this experimental IFTTT recipe to save our Editors’ Picks to Pocket [http://goo.gl/6cS7OD].

● Featured Editor’s Pick via +Emma Cooper's blog:
http://emmacooper.org/blog/growing-plants-in-lunar-soil

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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● June 22 - June 28, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past week are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

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● Featured Editor’s Pick via +Shelly Fan's Neurorexia:
http://www.neurorexia.com/2014/06/25/time-weaves-memories-into-patterns/

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When I get a craving for Cote d’Or chocolate, I always hit up London Drugs. It’s not the only grocer around that carries the brand, nor is the chocolate always in stock. But based on past experienc...
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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● June 11 - June 21, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past week are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

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● New Improved ScienceSeeker
As mentioned last week, the ScienceSeeker homepage has been improved both visually and functionally. We invite you all to check out the new features when you get a chance, and let us know what you think - we welcome all feedback!

● Featured Editor’s Pick via Goodnight Earth:
http://gnightearth.com/2014/06/23/getting-more-bang-for-your-photonic-buck-nano-engineered-quantum-dots-provide-avenue-for-improved-solar-cell-efficiency/

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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● May 11 - June 7, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past four weeks are now on our blog -blog.scienceseeker.org.

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● Featured Editor's Pick via Science 2.0:
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/hello_world_nasa_beams_video_from_space_station_via_laser-138144

● Photo Credit: Artist's concept showing how the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) laser beams data to Earth from the International Space Station. +NASA

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ScienceSeeker Continues Despite ScienceOnline DIssolution

The Board of Directors at ScienceOnline came to the difficult decision last week to cease operations and cancel the 2015 conference. The announcement was made last Thursday on the ScienceOnline blog. As many of you may know, ScienceSeeker is a project of +ScienceOnline; we’ve enjoyed their support and assistance and owe everything to their leadership over the years.

For now, ScienceSeeker operates as normal. You will often find our posts shared using the #ScienceSunday  and #ScienceEveryday  tags. Please continue to use our website, and visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, our blog for updates and weekly selections from our dedicated group of editors. Other ways to connect with us can be found in +ScienceSeeker page About section.

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ScienceOnline Closes Down: #Scio15  Conf Cancelled

We're sad to announce that +ScienceOnline has reached the difficult but unavoidable decision to dissolve the organization.

Do continue to use ScienceSeeker; our dev and editorial team are discussing plans for our future, but we're still here!

Details:
http://scienceonline.com/2014/10/09/scienceonline-to-cease-operations-cancels-2015-conference/

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ScienceOnline to cease operations, cancels 2015 conference. The board of ScienceOnline has reached the difficult but unavoidable decision to dissolve the organization. ScienceOnline has a rich history of dedication to its mission: cultivating the ways science is conducted, shared, ...
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ScienceSeeker Editors' Selections

● July 27 - August 30, 2014
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors select their favorite posts within their respective fields of interest and expertise. The Editors' Selections for the past month are now on our blog - blog.scienceseeker.org.

Don’t forget you can recommend your favorites as well – just click the little star icon next to the post’s entry!

● Featured Editor's Pick via +The Chemical Blog:
New therapies for the Ebola virus are being developed in labs around the world, and some show promising results...
http://www.thechemicalblog.co.uk/control-ebola-outbreak/?hvid=4RwOxH

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Does the Bionic Man dream of an Electric Pancreas? - Featured Editor's Pick

● Bionic Pancreas
Diabetes can be torture; between the pokes and pins, the special diet, and constant monitoring to maintain glycemic values as close to the nondiabetic range as possible in order to prevent or delay long-term complications, achieving near normoglycemia (i.e. normal blood glucose levels) is challenging. Most patients are unable to meet glycemic targets and have frequent episodes of hypoglycemia, which can be life-threatening. Insulin pumps can help ease the pain, but researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital have introduced a piece of technology - an autonomous, wearable, bihormonal, bionic pancreas - that improves mean glycemic levels, with less frequent hypoglycemic episodes than an insulin pump.

● Read the fulll article via Lunatic Laboratories:
http://loonylabs.org/2014/06/16/bionic-pancreas/

● Reference
The New England Journal of Medicine:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1314474

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Diabetes can be torture; between the pokes and pins, the special diet, and constant monitoring, diabetes can be a special brand of hell [which is right next to the people who talk in movies]. Insul...
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Welcome to the New, Improved ScienceSeeker!

You may have noticed a change in ScienceSeeker’s website [scienceseeker.org] and the ScienceSeeker blog [blog.scienceseeker.org] - a lighter, modern look and feel. But that’s not all:

● The search functionality is back - and faster than before.
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● Different tabs on users’ profile pages now denote different types of user activities.
● The internal code has been optimized for better performance.

Play around with some of these new features when you get a chance, and let us know what you think!

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There are thousands of science blogs and news sites around the world, written by active scientists, journalists, professors, students, and interested laypeople. But until now, there hasn’t been a good way for readers to sort through all of them. There are dozens of blog collectives, many sites that organize some of the information in the blogs, but none that attempt to encompass the entire range of science reporting, analysis, and discussion taking place at an astonishing pace, worldwide.

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