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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. 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. And even that's not as much as Britain's national debt has been recalculated at - £1.5trn - following the classification of Lloyds and the Royal Bank of Scotland as public corporations. Millions, billions, trillions - names most of us are familiar with, even if we can't specify the number of zeros. In January, Zimbabwe printed a dollar note with a number containing 14 zeros, only to further deflate its currency a month later. 0 or zero The Indians' invention of the number zero is directly related to their fascination with large numbers.

Overheard: The Scientific Line. Nerd Merit Badges. SmARThistory. Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia Paleolithic art Neolithic art Art of the ancient Mediterranean Ancient Near East Egyptian art and culture Aegean Greek Nabatean Etruscan Roman Judaism in art Art of Medieval Europe A beginner's guide to medieval Europe Books and the dissemination of knowledge in medieval Europe Early Christian Byzantine (late Roman Empire) Latin (Western) Europe Late Gothic art in Italy.

Is time an illusion? IT IS the invisible presence that governs your world.

Is time an illusion?

Trailing you like an unshakeable shadow, it ticks and tocks incessantly - you can sense it in your heartbeat, in the rising and setting of the sun, and in your daily rush to make meetings, trains and deadlines. It brings order to our lives through the categories of past, present and future. 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. 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: 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 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? 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

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. Design Police. PhD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper) The Difference Between Scientists and Normal People.