Norbert David M.Aleji

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Potential New Tick Species Discovered In Researcher's Nostril

GAAAAAH GET IT OUT GET IT OUT GET IT OUT<p>Tony Goldberg, of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, found that he had an unwelcome stowaway from his trip to a national park in Uganda: a tick up his nose. Being a professional, Goldberg extracted the tick, and found that it doesn't match any other kind …

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

Summer Triangle and the galactic plane

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the sky’s galactic equator … and then project outward to the plane, …

How To Access Government Websites During The Shutdown

Take that, shutdown.<p>The U.S. government has shut down. Sadly, so have most of its websites. No astronomy picture of the day at NASA.gov. No food pyramid guide at USDA.gov. No scanned images of old-timey baseball cards at LOC.gov.<p>That's the bad news. Now here's the good news: There are two easy …

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

Astronomy

The Week In Numbers: NASA Shuts Down, The First Artificial Pancreas, And More

<b>97 percent</b>: the portion of NASA employees who were furloughed by the government shutdown this week. Happy 55th birthday, NASA.<p><b>1,800 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the estimated temperature of Kepler-7b, the first planet outside of our solar system on which scientists have been able to map out clouds<p><b>5</b>: the …

Large Hadron Collider

Scientists use lightning bolt to charge mobile phone

<b>Some 200 years after Mary Shelley used lightning to breathe life into Frankenstein's monster, scientists have copied her idea to power a phone.</b><p>The proof-of-concept experiment was conducted at the University of Southampton in collaboration with Nokia.<p>The mobile firm warned users "not to try this at …

Apple Has 10% Of All Corporate Cash? Not Really

<i>WSJ: Apple Now Holds 10% of All Corporate Cash: Moody’s</i><p><i>QZ: Apple is sitting on 10% of all US corporate cash</i><p>Reality: Apple’s foreign and domestic cash reserves, if taken in aggregate, constitute around 10 percent of U.S. corporate cash, if you discount financial corporations. So if you take all the …

Three Top Microsoft Investors Allegedly Want Bill Gates To Step Down As Chairman

According to Reuters, three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are making noise that Microsoft remove its founder and former CEO Bill Gates as chairman of its board, his current role.<p>The information is almost odd, and points to a potential blank slate for Microsoft. In the midst of a massive …

Microsoft Reportedly Looking To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices, Starting With HTC

Microsoft has reached out to HTC to see if the company would be interested in adding Windows as a second OS to its Android handsets, a new report by Bloomberg claims. It isn’t clear exactly how the two operating systems would share the handset, in terms of allowing dual-booting or making a user …

How many of Twitter's 218 million users are just blind-tweeting from other apps? http://tcrn.ch/1a4reZA

Founder Institute Says It Has Graduated More Than 1,000 Companies

Adeo Ressi, founder of the Founder Institute startup incubator, recently told me that FI has hit a big milestone — more than 1,000 (1,003 at the time of our conversation) companies have graduated from the program.<p>A mind-boggling number of incubators and accelerators have launched in the past few …

In this week's Guardian Cook: Why tinned tomatoes are good for you The stalwart of sauces and stews is ripe with anti-cancer molecules and builds strong bones http://gu.com/p/3j88z/fb Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian

Man dies after self-immolation on US National Mall

<b>A man who set himself on fire on Washington DC's National Mall has died from his injuries, police say.</b><p>The man poured a can of petrol on himself before setting himself alight on Friday. Police are investigating the motive for the act.<p>Passing joggers used their shirts to try to extinguish the …

The Economist

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