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Fly study finds two new drivers of RNA editing

RNA editing gives organisms a way to adapt the instructions that their DNA provides for making proteins. Few people would have described RNA editing as a simple process, but a new paper in Nature Communications demonstrates the process as more complex and difficult to predict than previously assumed. The study, done in living fruit flies, discovered two new mechanisms that govern editing in a key neurodevelopmental gene. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run

Leading physicists last year turned game theory on its head by giving selfish players a sure bet to beat cooperative players. Now two evolutionary biologists at Michigan State University offer new evidence that the selfish will die out in the long run. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Old Horse Found With Eyes And Anus Cut Out, Farm In Argentina July 2013.

By ScottCWaring


Date of discovery: July 2013
Location of discovery: Fernandez, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Translated from Spanish
Source: http://www.visionovni.com.ar/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1112

This horse was found this way by its owner in the town of Fernández, Santiago del Estero.

The peculiarity of the case is that the animal aged, so it is presumed he died in those days, came late to the next morning with a sharp cut in the eye area and one in the anus area.

Given this information, we asked the farmer for photographs of wounds so we could share the pictures.

The photos we received, show a cut with the total eye organ missing. It also has a cut in the skin about the eye bowl (2 cm. Approximately), with flush cutting areas and areas with irregularities cuts, similar to the action of the knife.

Anal area, may be a flat, circular section of approximately 18 cm in diameter, with detachment of the bristles of the queue, a “kind” rising above the anus.

It is noteworthy that around the body, on the ground, we see the typical kicking the dying animal, with many marks of respect.

No residual blood is observed, or the eye socket, or around the anus. Also on the ground. Yes appreciated, fresh bleeding hinted in one of the nostrils.

REPORT From ANIMAL OWNER

Equine owner expressed surprise at the cut that appeared in the eye area, saying that he had never seen anything like it.
Moreover, during the night he did not hear any noise, nor any evidence of action of scavengers such as crows, common in the area.

He stated that they did not work on the body with knives, and if someone had, by the proximity of the animal to the house, they would have heard, because the farm has dogs that alert any them of any movement.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at UFO Sightings Daily

Crop Circle Found In Field At Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, England July 15, 2013, UFO Sighting News.

By ScottCWaring

Date of discovery: July 15, 2013
Location of discovery: Hackpen Hill, Wiltshire, England

Crop formation didn’t start in the 1940s-1950s like many skeptics say. Precious few references have been found in early historical records that point to possible crop circles. Probably the most renowned is the “Mowing Devil” case of 1678, in which a farmer’s field was said to have been visited by a devilish entity that trampled the crops down in a circle. The event was captured for posterity on a wood engraving, but today’s modern cerealogical sceptics dismiss its relevance. Professor Robert Plot published a book entitled “A Natural History of Staffordshire” in 1686, in which he made passing reference to rings, circles and other shapes found in grassy fields. Much debate has ensued over Plot’s observations; detailed as his notes were, some researchers still consider his evidence flimsy at best. They feel it more likely that Plot was describing “fairy rings” caused by common fungi. For many more, the jury is still out. Despite having been on both sides of the fence in the past, it is nonetheless my belief that any evidence for early crop circles – however vague – must be considered if we are to remain true to the open spirit of cerealogical research.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at UFO Sightings Daily

Zynga Sues Developers Over Bang with Friends App

Social games giant Zynga has sued the makers of a ‘casual sex app’ called Bang with Friends, claiming the title infringes on its popular “with friends” trademark.

According to Bloomberg, Zynga filed the complaint yesterday against the makers of the app, which seeks to connect anonymous Facebook users who are “down to bang.” The complaint seeks a court order which would bar the company from using the name in relation to any social media apps within the United States.

“Zynga filed a lawsuit to stop blatant infringement of its valuable ‘With Friends’ brand,” said Zynga’s deputy general counsel Renee Lawson in a statement. “Zynga is compelled to file suit to prevent further consumer confusion and protect its intellectual property rights against infringement.”

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Tech

Here's How You Make the Ultimate Paperboy Game

Sad you missed out on that important adolescent rite-of-passage, delivering papers around your neighbourhood for chump change? Well you’re in luck, because creative tech company Globalcore has created a virtual reality version of the classic arcade title Paperboy. Feel the rush!

‘Paperdude VR’ combines a Kinect sensor, the Oculus Rift, a KickR sensor (Globalcore’s own creation), an iPad and a physical bike to give you the ultimate Paper-hurling experience. The KickR sensor works in conjunction with an iPad to determine how fast the bike is travelling – reflected in the Oculus Rift’s virtual world – while the Kinect is used to track the player’s arm movements as they throw virtual papers.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Tech

Showtime Anytime Service Now Offers Live Feed

Showtime have made a new leap when it comes to providing their subscribers with access to their shows as quickly as possible, with the Showtime Anytime service adding live east and east coast feeds this week. Showtime notes this “marks the first time a premium network has offered live TV viewing on an authentication service.”

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful Will Star Josh Hartnett and Eva Green

Authenticated Showtime Anytime subscribers can click on the Live TV button and be given the option between Showtime East and Showtime West immediately. This obviously is of great interest to west coast viewers, who can watch new episodes of series like Dexter, Ray Donovan, Homeland and Shameless as they air live on the east coast.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Tech

UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system

State-of-the-art computer systems have been instrumental in making UC Santa Cruz one of the world’s leading centers for computational astrophysics and planetary science. A new supercomputer recently installed on campus provides an order of magnitude improvement in the ability of researchers to address fundamental questions in cosmology and astrophysics. Its value is further enhanced by a high-capacity data storage system for archiving and sharing the results of astrophysical simulations. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org