History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. What is it that makes honey such a special food?
Photo via Flickr user Flood G. Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey. There are a few other examples of foods that keep–indefinitely–in their raw state: salt, sugar, dried rice are a few.
But there’s something about honey; it can remain preserved in a completely edible form, and while you wouldn’t want to chow down on raw rice or straight salt, one could ostensibly dip into a thousand year old jar of honey and enjoy it, without preparation, as if it were a day old. The answer is as complex as honey’s flavor–you don’t get a food source with no expiration date without a whole slew of factors working in perfect harmony. Honey is also naturally extremely acidic. Nanocanary: Sensing Small Things With Small Things. April 2006 We've got a bit shorter show this week because of the Doctors Without Borders episode we put out yesterday, but we wanted to do at least one segment on current research for you, so we picked something in honor of the season.
Spring — for some — brings thoughts of the birds and the bees, but not necessarily of little children running around. So, with that in mind, we'd like to talk about a new study on vasectomies, just published this month. Play this audio. Ben-Yakar Group : Femtosecond Laser Assisted Biophotonics. Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography (1900, volume 5) Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography is a six-volume collection of biographies of notable people involved in the history of the New World.
Published between 1887 and 1889, its unsigned articles were widely accepted as authoritative for several decades. Later the encyclopedia became notorious for including dozens of biographies of people who had never existed. Overview The Cyclopædia included the names of over 20,000 native and adopted citizens of the United States, including living persons.
None of the articles are signed either with names or with initials. Fictitious biographies The writer (or writers) of these articles must have had some scientific training, for most of the creations were scientists, and sufficient linguistic knowledge to have invented or adapted titles in six languages. Precedents Editions The Cyclopædia was republished, uncorrected, by the Gale Research Company in 1968.  Curriculum. The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Brainormous.com. 7 Fun, Free Tag Cloud Software Programs to Create Word Art. Tag clouds are those boxes of words that you sometimes see on blogs and social networking websites.
The words are a collection of the words most commonly used in whatever parameters set forth by the tag cloud. For example, you might make a tag cloud of all of the most popular words used in your blog posts in the past month. Some of the words are shown in bigger text or different colors than the others which represents the fact that those words are used more often than the on the other words on the list. Tag clouds are a terrific way to get information about a site.
They reveal which topics are being discussed on that site most often in any given period of time. There are many different programs that you can use to create word tag clouds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You can use these seven programs for a variety of different purposes. Educational Toys, Learning Toys, Games for Kids.