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I swear I haven't been drinking, Officer. It was my gut flo. Visual Science Rocket Engines Recovered From Their Watery Graves Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is on a mission to retrieve the Saturn V rocket stages and engines from a watery “sculpture garden,” as he calls it, at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Florida. In a blog post on March 20th he announced that the endeavor to bring some of the F1 engines from Saturn up to the surface has been successful. The size of small office buildings, the Saturn V moon rockets are the most powerful rockets ever to have flown. When tested, their engines shattered the … D-brief 5 Reasons to Bring Back Extinct Animals (And 5 Reasons Not To) Would you like to see a real, live wooly mammoth? Surprising study finds that little old ladies enjoy playing bing.

May It Please the Court. Top 10 Time-Lapse Videos Show Nature at Work. The Trillion Dollar Question. The global recession has brought us a slew of numbers so large, with so many noughts attached, that it's getting difficult to put them into any kind of perspective.

The Trillion Dollar Question

The Bank of England recently announced it was injecting up to £150 billion of new money into the British economy, an unimaginable amount - yet now we hear Barack Obama is proposing to splash out a further $1trn (one trillion dollars) to rescue Wall Street's floundering institutions. Overheard: The Scientific Line. Nerd Merit Badges. SmARThistory. Is time an illusion? MappedUp. Healthy Eating Pyramid - What Should You Eat? Table of Contents Introduction: The Best Guides to a Healthy Diet Nearly two decades ago, the U.S.

Healthy Eating Pyramid - What Should You Eat?

Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a powerful icon: the Food Guide Pyramid. This simple illustration conveyed in a flash what the USDA said were the elements of a healthy diet. The Pyramid was taught in schools, appeared in countless media articles and brochures, and was plastered on cereal boxes and food labels. Tragically, the information embodied in this pyramid didn’t point the way to healthy eating. The USDA retired the Food Guide Pyramid in 2005 and replaced it with MyPyramid—basically the old Pyramid turned on its side, sans any explanatory text. The good news is that these changes have dismantled and buried the original, flawed Food Guide Pyramid and its underwhelming MyPyramid successor.

As an alternative to the USDA’s nutrition advice, faculty members at the Harvard School of Public Health built the Healthy Eating Pyramid. Building MyPyramid and MyPlate Whole Grains. The Annals of Improbable Research. The Magazine: Annals of Improbable Research Annals of Improbable Research (also known as AIR) is the magazine about research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK.

The Annals of Improbable Research

Six new issues every year, published in two forms: E-BOOK — For any device where you read standard e-books (Kindles, Kobos, iPads, smartphones, laptops, etc.) PAPER — Lovingly printed & snail-mailed to you: SUBSCRIBE / RENEW E-book details: This is the first picture-filled magazine available as a series of standard e-books, comfy on both tiny (phone) and big screens: Each magazine issue is a standard e-book. Issues Available as E-Books Download a free issue. Issues Available as PDFs Some older issues are available as high-quality PDFs. Issues Not Yet Available in Digital Fform. Festive medical myths. Rachel C Vreeman, assistant professor of paediatrics1, faculty investigator 2, Aaron E Carroll, associate professor of paediatrics1, director2 Author Affiliations Correspondence to: R C Vreeman rvreeman@iupui.edu More medical myths hit the dust, thanks to Rachel C Vreeman and Aaron E Carroll In the pursuit of scientific truth, even widely held medical beliefs require examination or re-examination.

Both physicians and non-physicians sometimes believe things about our bodies that just are not true. We generated a list of common medical or health beliefs related to the holidays and winter season and searched Medline for scientific evidence to support or refute these beliefs. Let me google that for you. Science Tattoo Emporium.

The Science Behind FoldIt. Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research.

The Science Behind FoldIt

This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. What is a protein? Proteins are the workhorses in every cell of every living thing. Your body is made up of trillions of cells, of all different kinds: muscle cells, brain cells, blood cells, and more. Inside those cells, proteins are allowing your body to do what it does: break down food to power your muscles, send signals through your brain that control the body, and transport nutrients through your blood. What are amino acids? What shape will a protein fold into? Why is shape important? What do proteins do? Proteins are present in all living things, even plants, bacteria, and viruses.

Photosystem I is a collection of proteins in plants that captures sunlight for photosynthesis.Luciferase catalyzes the chemical reaction that makes fireflies glow.Hemagglutinin helps the influenza virus invade our cells. A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat. Oscar the Cat awakens from his nap, opening a single eye to survey his kingdom.

A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat

From atop the desk in the doctor's charting area, the cat peers down the two wings of the nursing home's advanced dementia unit. All quiet on the western and eastern fronts. Slowly, he rises and extravagantly stretches his 2-year-old frame, first backward and then forward. The Wiki History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less. Quantum fluctuation.

The Wiki History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less

Inflation. Expansion. Strong nuclear interaction. Particle-antiparticle annihilation. Design Police. PhD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper) The Difference Between Scientists and Normal People.