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Using 3-D imaging, researchers have finally discovered how brittle stars—tiny starfish-like creatures—can carry so many babies inside their bodies at once.
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What do Endomondo, MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, Runtastic, FitStar, and RunKeeper all have in common? Aside from all being smartphone apps that track your health and activity, all of these apps...
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The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.
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Running apps and sportswear companies go together like, well, running apps and sportswear companies. Last year, Under Armour bought MyFitnessPal and Adidas bought Runtastic — now, it's the turn of...
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The U.S. and Cuba will sign a civil aviation agreement on Tuesday, formalizing an arrangement reached in December that allows for some U.S. flights to Cuba. Flights will begin later this year.
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Researchers are teaching drones to recognize and follow forest trails; they could soon be used to help find missing hikers.
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Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.
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A bill is currently working its way through the committee process toward Congress that will reauthorize (or not) the Federal Aviation Administration. The current legislation has some radical ideas...
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It didn’t swallow anybody, but it's pretty weird and we don't know what caused it.
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Well, I guess trusting Google with one more piece of my identity couldn't hurt.
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So...I'm a fan of this whole "science and technology" thing the kids are into these days...

Google already delivers a sweet cornucopia of content to me via Reader, so why not take the extra leap and actively network with the content-creators?

I've given up the pretense of anonymity (as implied by being on Google+), so if you happen to care enough enough about things I say in public or otherwise to get rip-snorting disgruntled, please-
-remember, bigger fish to fry than one individual. 
I guess what I'm saying is, don't be that guy. I'm not worth your effort.

Hopefully, this effort all amounts to creating interesting conversations between previous strangers...which I suppose might be one of the points of Google+.

Anyways. This is it, folks.

Student, 
aspiring scientist/educator, 
blog reader>>writer,
open source fan of collaboration,
future genome writer,

Thomas.
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I've managed to increase global entropy consistently, with no sick days.
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  • Central Connecticut State University
    Biomolecular Science, present
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The next epidemic, brought to you by the US government
thebulletin.org

The United States eradicated foot-and-mouth disease from its borders in 1929. The virus, deadly to livestock, persists in more than 100 coun

This single-celled bug has the world's most extraordinary eye
www.newscientist.com

It doesn't even have a brain, but a type of plankton seems to use the smallest camera-like eye to catch nearly invisible prey using polarise

Hydro Coach PRO - drink water - Android Apps on Google Play
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'Chain reaction' spreads gene through insects
news.sciencemag.org

"Gene drive" technique could fight insect-borne disease, but some call for safeguards

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www.xconomy.com

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www.xconomy.com

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CIA-Backed VC Firm Invests in Voxel8’s 3D Printer for Electronics | Xconomy
www.xconomy.com

Startups making 3D printers have electrified the tech industry. Just ask Voxel8, a Boston-based startup that makes what it says is the first

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www.xconomy.com

RayVio is seeking to purify water, clean air of infectious diseases, and potentially treat illnesses from Psoriasis to Multiple Sclerosis. T

Feds to Back Wearable Tech Startups With New Accelerator Program | Xconomy
www.xconomy.com

The latest entrant into the startup accelerator and wearable-technologies games? It’s the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS announced

Echodyne Targets Drones, Self-Driving Cars with Metamaterials Radar | Xc...
www.xconomy.com

Echodyne, a secretive Seattle-area startup company backed by investors including Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is developing a novel, high-perf

With New Robot, Rodney Brooks and Rethink Are Thinking International | X...
www.xconomy.com

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The Best of “Broad City” on the Web - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

In this week’s magazine, Emily Nussbaum reviews Comedy Central’s new series “Broad City,” a raunchy, crackpot portrayal of millennial slacke

Pixar and Google Employees Are Vaccinating Their Kids, Say Pixar and Goo...
www.wired.com

Last week we published an investigation into the vaccination rates at day care facilities associated with Bay Area technology companies. Of

Boston Is Partnering With Waze to Make Its Roads Less of a Nightmare | W...
www.wired.com

Boston is working with Waze to help drivers untangle its famously tangled streets.

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