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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Clairvoyant Theories

Maybe Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. really is getting better.  Certainly there’s been a lot more fan theory on who the Clairvoyant, the mysterious head of the Centipede operation, is, at least among the remaining fans who didn’t give up on this series.   1,274 more words

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The music of Angelo Badalamenti

You have likely heard music written by Angelo Badalamenti.  The 77 year old composer has been a prolific producer of quirky musical scores for movies and television.   213 more words

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Populations within populations: drug resistance and malaria control

This week the winners of the Access to Understanding competition were announced at an event celebrating communication of scientific research. Competition entrants were challenged to take a cutting-edge research paper and explain it to a non-special audience, covering what the research entailed and why it matters. 915 more words

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Like something from a Meatloaf album cover

Below is Reese Moore’s “Cowasaki” motorcycle.  That’s real bone.  He’s a Florida artist who works in a very weird medium – animal bones.  The motorcycle is made of cow, alligator, raccoon and pig bones (and maybe human?   35 more words

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Women in Science – Explore the Data for Countries Worldwide

In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2014, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released an interactive tool that helps to visualise data about women in science. 507 more words

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The 1970s Avengers Movie that would have shaped my childhood

Just watch this.  This would have been the greatest movie in the WHOLE WORLD to 6 year old me.

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How you can help prevent mitochondrial DNA disease

Today the Government launched a public consultation on draft regulations that would allow doctors to trial new IVF techniques to prevent mitochondrial DNA diseases in patients for the first time. 873 more words

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