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An amazing landslide tsunami video
http://ow.ly/NLmaE
(The Landslide Blog at #AGUblogs)
Youtube now has an amazing video of a landslide tsunami, generated by a very large blast-induced riverbank failure
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Human cantilever demonstration
 
Illustration, using humans, of the cantilever system used in construction of Scotland's Forth Bridge. From our latest Curator's Choice, "The Forth Bridge: Building an Icon" from the National Library of Scotland​ - http://bit.ly/1JhM0Kw
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Wow. That's cool.
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Windshield-Pitting Mystery

The collective behavior that led to the windshield-pitting mystery of 1954, a mass delusion resulting from media attention, physical evidence, and a failure to apply some basic statistical reasoning.


For some strange reason, people across America began to notice that thousands of automobile windshields were dotted with teeny-tiny pockmarks.
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This fits my understanding of the autism epidemic.
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Velociraptor Baby Blue Heron.

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Sometimes scientists band babies, but the band needs to be big enough to fit the adult bird.
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Beauty, and then some. Terry Gosliner's "P. acanthorhinum"—the missing link between hydroid- and coral-munching nudibranchs—hits SUNY-ESF's Top-10 New Species list! calacade.my/1c9Yp4n
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Ending robocalls

Consumer's Union is leading a push to get the telecoms to block illegal robocalls before they reach our phones. Sounds like a win to me. You can add to the pressure on the telecoms and government by signing onto the petition at the link.

#EndRobocalls
[TAKE ACTION] New technology may not be perfect, but right now I need to see a real reduction in the obnoxious robocalls that interrupt my day and introduce me to scammers. The phone companies should be taking the lead, not making excuses.
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ScienceDebate and U.S. candidates

ScienceDebate is an organization working to get US Presidential and congressional candidates to debate and define their positions on science-related policy.

Learn more at the link, where +Greg Laden interviews ScienceDebate's +Sheril Kirshenbaum. As Sheril says,

"ScienceDebate is an initiative working to get Presidential candidates on record about what their policies would be on a variety of science topics like human health, climate change, food security and more. These issues affect everyone, no matter what party we’re affiliated with. And they are not 'science' challenges, they are humanity’s challenges."

Then show your support by going to
http://sciencedebate.org/
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"Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for public debates in which the U.S. presidential and congressional candidates share their views on the issues of science and technology policy, health and medicine, and the environment."
 
In 2008, I was visiting the Nobel Conference held annually at Gustavus Adolphus college in Minnestoa. The conference was on Human Evolution. The college provided space in a large room for people to have their lunch, and while I was having lunch on the first day, I noticed a table off to the side staffed…
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Nasothek noses

Noses frequently break off sculptures, and for many years the Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen (like many other museums) "restored" the sculptures with fake noses. That practice is now considered inauthentic and the fake noses have been removed, but the Glyptotek has preserved their noses in a special exhibit.

From the always entertaining Atlas Obscura. 
A collection of noses tucked inside an art museum reveals how times have changed
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Texts From Hieronymus Bosch

E.g.
"see the owl is me
and the egg-beast sprouting nude arms and legs and cherries and genitals, that’s you
so it’s a painting of a bird but it’s also a painting of our friendship"
You must admit that friendship with Bosch would be taxing.
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I THINK MAYBE FISH DRESSED UP LIKE SOLDIERS WERE A BIG PROBLEM FOR ST. ANTHONY


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Junco's Pub

The Nowegian TV station's birdfeeder/cafe may be gone, but now there is Junco's Pub, a Canadian livestreamed miniature bar/birdfeeder.

It has every tiny detail a tiny pub needs, including a Coke machine, itty-bitty bar stools, a dartboard and Newfoundland-inspired decor. A screen on the back wall plays old black-and-white movies and displays karaoke lyrics.
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I wish this was true, since I already skip conventional shoes more days than not. Sure, spending time barefoot can be nice for the soul. But both the explanation (access to the earth's electrons) and the "pilot studies" cited here are silly and meaningless.

I uncircled two people today for being uncritical enough to share this link as something to be believed.

An electron is an electron, there is nothing special about the ones in the earth, and they are freely available—we are not all walking around in an electron-starved positively-charged state. 
Earthing, otherwise known as grounding or simply barefoot walking, is an extremely accessible and simple holistic therapy that offers abundant healing properties.
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+Olivier Malinur I think you need to give the article due worth, (it was published).
The Rolling Stones sang about wiping shit off their shoes, they were actually referring to those pesky electrons, but they couldn't get words to rhyme with electron ...(go on, you try)
I'm a fan of building foot intrinsic muscles to maintain the arches of the foot, and there is a ligament in there called "spring ligament", it stretched in the stance phase "foot flat", and provides power for the toe off phase, and shoes with fantastic orthotics mean this ligament does nothing.
Bare foot running, or even better, a fast walk on a soft surface can ignite the electrons within the ligament, no, I can't go there even in jest, anyway provided you've got a workable arch structure it will be maintained. Generally people tend to pronated sloppy fail grade biomechanics and decide to wear good fitting shoes.
That Dr Mercola sounds like a real (insert derogatory remark here).
I'm not throwing out my bed to sleep grounded just yet, but thanks +Olivier Malinur for the heads up. I'll wait for more trials.
Did you know electrons are great at detoxifying ? 
I once stuck my finger into 240 volt (long story). I have no toxins left. An iridologist told me.
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Evidence that an octopus's skin can sense light
 
Does an octopus’s whole body sense light like an eye? I look at some intriguing studies for my column for The New York Times​ http://t.co/Rc2PFhXRMO
Two new studies suggest that cephalopods can perceive light through their skin, making, in effect, a body-wide eye.
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+rare avis - I doubt that signals from the opsin in the skin are being sent to the octopus' visual system, although I suppose it is possible. Most likely, though, the skin opsin is just being used to a control chromatophores for local changes in skin color.
In any case, I agree that eating the animals alive is gruesome. 
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