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Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Selecstock When I was growing up in the 1980s and '90s with two younger brothers, the antibiotic amoxicillin was a frequent guest in our house.
"Why did the government make an announcement not to worry about 2012?... Is this a conspiracy? And if NASA is not worried about Dec 21, why did the head of NASA make a video warning NASA employees to prepare for disaster?" -- question on NASA's Ask an Astrobiologist Being a lazy person at heart, I am always impressed by people who devote a great deal of time and effort to a cause.
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Video of the Week #74, December 19th, 2012: From: ASAP Science: Fun, Informative and Extremely Successful by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: ASAP science YouTube channel Check out the excellent work of ASAP science!
Cheese is carefully rotted milk, an ancient domestication of microbial activities for human consumption. Humans work in concert with communities of bacteria and fungi to produce the hundreds of different kinds of cheeses, flavored by the metabolic excretions of microbes eating the sugars, proteins, and fats in the milk.
I have an update to the North Korea by night entry I posted several days after Kim Jong Il’s death in December 2011. At the time, I wrote “perhaps there is no better visualization of the isolation and oppression that the North Koreans live under”.
What happens when a studio, specializing in medical illustration, animation and interactive apps, sets out to make a Christmas card? You get The Santastic Voyage, a video game where you shrink down, zip through Saint Nick's bloodstream, zapping the West Noël Virus and Bah Humbugs in order to save Christmas.
Math can be a beautiful, immersive, full-body experience, according to the creators of the newly opened Museum of Math, or MoMath, in New York City. A sculpture that lights up and plays music, a touch-screen floor that turns into a maze and a square-wheeled tricycle that one can ride around a bumpy track are just a few of the more than 30 exhibits in the 19,000-square-foot space.
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be joined by Robert Fares, a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin researching the benefits of grid energy storage as part of Pecan Street Inc.’s ongoing smart grid demonstration project.
PALEO DIET: Analyses of tartar on the teeth of Australopithecus sediba show that this early human species ate bark and other unexpected foods. Image: Kate Wong Recent years have brought considerable riches for those of us interested in human evolution and 2012 proved no exception.
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