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We are skeptics who have devoted much of our careers to practicing and promoting scientific skepticism. We ask that journalists use more care when reporting on those who reject climate science, and hold to the principles of truth in labeling. Please stop using the word “skeptic” to describe deniers.
Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term skeptic.
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We try to stay neutral +Mary R :)

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Another fine live performance by Sarah Chang playing a Paganini piece.
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Yes, only few violinists can really play this piece.

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The researchers found that scavengers, or species that eat food at high risk of microbial contamination, have more acidic stomachs. This acidity allows the stomach to act as a filter, effectively controlling which microbes can pass through the stomach to the gut.

One surprise was that, while the researchers classified humans as omnivores, human stomachs have the high acidity levels normally associated with scavengers. Meanwhile, the literature shows that medical treatments – from surgery to antacids – can significantly alter the acidity in a human stomach.

“This raises significant questions about how humans have evolved, our species’ relationship with food over time, and how modern changes in diet and medicine are affecting our stomachs, our gut microbes and – ultimately – our health,” Beasley says. “Those are questions the research community is already exploring, and the answers should be interesting.”
An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of stomach acidity developed not to help animals break down food, but to defend animals against food poisoning. The work raises interesting questions about the evolution of stomach acidity in humans, and how modern life may be affecting both our stomach acidity and the microbial communities that live in our guts.
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"All My Love" is the sixth track on Led Zeppelin's 1979 album In Through the Out Door. Credited to Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, it is a slow-tempo song that features a synthesizer solo by Jones. It was written in honour of Plant's son Karac, who died while Led Zeppelin were on their 1977 North American tour.

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In Japan, super-freezing tuna has been commonplace for the last 15 years, according to Mike Kanter, the seafood merchant for FreshDirect, a large online grocer in New York City. Fish are flash frozen to negative 76° F within hours of being caught — sometimes while still on the boat. Sushi kitchens in Japan are often decked out with mini super freezers that keep the fish at the same arctic temperatures until it’s ready to serve.

This is no normal Maytag. If you stick a fillet of fish in your kitchen freezer, the water expands when freezing, forming crystals that break the cell walls of fish. Defrosting it leaves the fish mushy with a pool of water underneath that’s seeped out from the flesh. That doesn’t happen to most fish when you super freeze it, Kanter says. Fish with higher water levels and more delicate flesh, like fluke and sea bass, don’t fare quite as well, though.
What would you think if your raw sushi had actually been frozen for 15 hours or more before you ate it? If the Food and Drug Administration has its way, that’s how all uncooked fish in the U.S. will be treated.
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Walking on water is possible if the surface tension is not exceeded.  Now jumping maybe a bit easier.
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"Using its legs to push down on water, the natural water strider exerts the maximum amount of force just below the threshold that would break the water’s surface," said the study's co-first author Je-Sung Koh, Ph.D.

Mimicking these mechanics, the robotic insect built by the team can exert up to 16 times its own body weight on the water's surface without breaking through, and can do so without complicated controls. Many natural organisms such as the water strider can perform extreme styles of locomotion – such as flying, floating, swimming, or jumping on water – with great ease despite a lack of complex cognitive skills.
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Super hydrophobic surface texture lithography springtail.
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Ruh Roh, Shaggy!
Microsoft has altered Windows 10 so that users have to explicitly set a default app for applications like mail, calendar, or web browsers. The change means the setup installers for Chrome and...
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Wait, how many times did the EU collect fines from Microsoft for this very same thing?

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Plagued throughout his life by illnesses, partly from birth and partly due to his extravagant lifestyle, he still could become an inspiration and motivation for many composers and musicians, including Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Robert Schumann. The capability to transform even his minuses into positives is exemplified in his three octaves that he played across four strings in a hand span using his long fingers. All this contributed in giving him a permanent place in the history of 19th century music.
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Workers with demanding jobs, high job strain and little social support at work were at greater risk for mental health sick leave, as were those with unhealthy lifestyles. Smoking was a significant risk factor for mental health sick leave, but alcohol use was not.
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Led Zeppelin - D'yer Mak'er

Oh oh oh oh oh oh, You don't have to go oh oh oh oh
You don't have to go oh oh oh oh, you don't have to go.
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Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions were startlingly accurate. This one came true only 7 years later when Russian spacecraft Mars 3 touched down on the surface of Mars in 1971. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
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OK.  YOU told me so :p
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