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Microbiome of the upper troposphere: Species composition and prevalence, effects of tropical storms, and atmospheric implications Microbiome of the upper troposphere: Species composition and prevalence, effects of tropical storms, and atmospheric implications Author Affiliations Edited by W. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, and approved December 19, 2012 (received for review July 15, 2012) Abstract
How Graphology Fools People Barry L. Beyerstein, Ph.D. To the casual observer, handwriting analysis enjoys greater plausibility than other occult or pseudoscientific ways of reading personality. Take astrology or palmistry, for instance. It is hard for a thinking person today to imagine how the stars or creases on the palm could affect human behavior. But it seems at least possible that, inasmuch as writing is a form of expressive behavior, it might reveal something about ourselves. How Graphology Fools People
Increasing Maternal Age Is Associated with Taller Stature and Reduced Abdominal Fat in Their Children Increasing Maternal Age Is Associated with Taller Stature and Reduced Abdominal Fat in Their Children Background Maternal age at childbirth continues to increase worldwide. We aimed to assess whether increasing maternal age is associated with changes in childhood height, body composition, and metabolism. Methods
"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate. NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive
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Astronaut Explains Why We Should Return to the Moon Astronaut Explains Why We Should Return to the Moon Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Astronaut Ronald J. Garan.
Thin Film Interference - The Art of Physics (with POV Ray)
Is there something genetically or physiologically that makes someone a "morning person" vs not? : askscience The goal of this forum is the promotion of scientific literacy by disseminating knowledge of the scientific process and its results through answering science questions. Rules and Guidelines Read our updated and expanded rules and guidelines. Please keep discussion... Is there something genetically or physiologically that makes someone a "morning person" vs not? : askscience
Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their Own Scale Beaming into the Rat World: Enabling Real-Time Interaction between Rat and Human Each at Their Own Scale Immersive virtual reality (IVR) typically generates the illusion in participants that they are in the displayed virtual scene where they can experience and interact in events as if they were really happening. Teleoperator (TO) systems place people at a remote physical destination embodied as a robotic device, and where typically participants have the sensation of being at the destination, with the ability to interact with entities there. In this paper, we show how to combine IVR and TO to allow a new class of application.
What causes the bend in a banana? Why don't they grow straight? : askscience The goal of this forum is the promotion of scientific literacy by disseminating knowledge of the scientific process and its results through answering science questions. Rules and Guidelines Read our updated and expanded rules and guidelines. Please keep discussion... CivilOn topicScientific (i.e. based on repeatable analysis published in a peer reviewed journal)Free of anecdotesFree of layman speculationFree of medical advice What causes the bend in a banana? Why don't they grow straight? : askscience
The goal of this forum is the promotion of scientific literacy by disseminating knowledge of the scientific process and its results through answering science questions. Rules and Guidelines Read our updated and expanded rules and guidelines. Please keep discussion... When someone grows up in a cold weather climate and can "take the cold" is there something physiologically different about their metabolism or is it more mental? : askscience When someone grows up in a cold weather climate and can "take the cold" is there something physiologically different about their metabolism or is it more mental? : askscience
Table of Contents Introduction The body’s trillion or so cells face formidable threats, from lack of food to infection with a virus. Another constant threat comes from nasty chemicals called free radicals. Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype - What Should I Eat? Antioxidants: Beyond the Hype - What Should I Eat?
If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color? —Peter Lipowicz Not if we use regular laser pointers. The first thing to consider is that not everyone can see the Moon at once. We could gather everyone in one spot, but we learned our lesson about that a few weeks ago. Laser Pointer
Background and Aims Questions over the clinical significance of cannabis withdrawal have hindered its inclusion as a discrete cannabis induced psychiatric condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV). This study aims to quantify functional impairment to normal daily activities from cannabis withdrawal, and looks at the factors predicting functional impairment. In addition the study tests the influence of functional impairment from cannabis withdrawal on cannabis use during and after an abstinence attempt. Methods and Results A volunteer sample of 49 non-treatment seeking cannabis users who met DSM-IV criteria for dependence provided daily withdrawal-related functional impairment scores during a one-week baseline phase and two weeks of monitored abstinence from cannabis with a one month follow up. PLOS ONE: Quantifying the Clinical Significance of Cannabis Withdrawal
Men with divorced parents are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke than men from intact families, shows a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, to be published this month in the International Journal of Stroke, shows that adult men who had experienced parental divorce before they turned 18 are three times more likely to suffer a stroke than men whose parents did not divorce. Women from divorced families did not have a higher risk of stroke than women from intact families. "The strong association we found for males between parental divorce and stroke is extremely concerning," says lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Chair at University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Department of Family and Community Medicine. Parental divorce linked to stroke in males
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If energy can't be created or destroyed how much energy is there in the universe? : askscience
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Bonobo genius makes stone tools like early humans did - life - 21 August 2012
Black belts' white matter shows how a powerful punch comes from the brain
Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram
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Giant living power cables let bacteria respire - tech - 29 June 2012
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Was Genghis Khan history's greenest conqueror?
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Immortal Avatar: Russian project seeks to create robot with human brain
How to Read Body Language to Reveal the Underlying Truth in Almost Any Situation
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Scientists turn skin cells into beating heart muscle
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