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(6) The science of skin color - Angela Koine Flynn

(6) The science of skin color - Angela Koine Flynn

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The Machine to be Another BE ANOTHER LAB is an international, interdisciplinary collective dedicated to investigate embodied and telepresence experiments. We believe that the understanding of the “self” is related to the understanding of the “Other” and that more than individuals, we are part of a broader system called humanity. Under this perspective, we search for innovative possibilities on the concepts of embodied interaction, extended body and extended mind by mixing low-budget digital technology with social relations, Web and neuroscience methodologies. We develop Creative Commons tools based on OpenKnowledge and are collaborating with experimental psychologists and neuroscientists to develop usage procedures to ‘the machine’ as a low-budget rehabilitation system, and also as an immersive role playing system.

Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time Technology is a core component of the human experience. We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our species. Any attempt to count down the most important technological inventions is certainly debatable, but here are some major advancements that should probably be on any such list (in chronological order): 1. FIRE - it can be argued that fire was discovered rather than invented. How this disease changes the shape of your cells - Amber M. Sickle cell disease is a complex medical condition that affects all of the organ systems in the body. There are numerous types of sickle cell disease which vary in severity. It is thought that around 100,000 people in the United States suffer from sickle cell disease, however, the global burden of this disease is much more significant, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and India. In the United States, babies are tested as newborns for sickle cell disease because early diagnosis and prompt treatment have been proven to improve the outcome for children diagnosed. Determining that these children were at risk for severe bacterial infections preventable simply with penicillin changed sickle cell disease from being viewed as simply a childhood disorder to a life-long medical condition.

How Does the Internet Work? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet You’re on vacation in Italy, sitting at a nice café (with free Wi-Fi). It’s a few days into your trip now and you’ve taken some beautiful photos that you want to share with your parents back home. Mom and Dad aren’t too familiar with Dropbox or Google Drive, so instead, you attach the photos to an email.

Sex determination: More complicated than you thought - Aaron Most mammals, like humans have an XY genetic system for determining sex where XX produces females and XY produces males. However, sometimes when sex chromosomes are dividing during meiosis, non-disjunction occurs and embryos are formed with numbers of sex chromosomes different from those that are typical. For example on occasion males have the sex chromosomes XXY or XYY. How to Mix Skin Tones in Watercolour - ELLA JACKSON There are several ways to mix flesh tones in watercolour. Unfortunately, when I first started painting portraits I wasn’t aware of this fact. I thought I knew how to whip up a flesh tone using only my Jaune Brilliant No.1 and No.2, but I always found myself frustrated with the rather flat results. The Burnt Umber I used made the shadows look too dark and heavy, and adding white only made the final colour dull and lifeless.

How Does WiFi Work? - 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to allowing our laptops/tablets/etc. to connect to the internet, WiFi has been a ubiquitous companion that we’ve all come to know and love. WiFi is also useful for some IoT applications (wait, what is IoT?)

The twisting tale of DNA - Judith Hauck Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms (with the exception of RNA viruses). which contains the biological instructions that make each species unique, along with the instructions it contains, is passed from adult organisms to their offspring during reproduction. National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), which was established in 1989 to carry out the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP). The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News : NPR Ed Every year Patrick Engleman plays a little trick on his students. The high school chemistry teacher introduces his ninth-graders in suburban Philadelphia to an insidious substance called dihydrogen monoxide. It's "involved in 80 percent of fatal car crashes. It's in every single cancer cell.

Where do genes come from? - Carl Zimmer Want to learn more about mutations and how essential they are to evolution? The site has all the science you need to get a great background in this topic! Are mutations random? How do they affect an organism? Go here to find out more! First He Invented The Phone. Then, Bell Left A Voice Message As the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell is credited with bringing countless voices to our ears. And now, for the first time, here he is imploring us to hear his own voice: "Hear my voice. Alexander Graham Bell." A phonorecord by Alexander Graham Bell, one of the Smithsonian's trove of recordings left there by the inventor of the telephone.

Your genes are not your fate - Dean Ornish Each cell in the human body contains about 25,000 to 35,000 genes, which carry information that go toward determining your traits. Traits are characteristics you inherit from your parents; this means your parents pass some of their characteristics on to you through genes. For example, if both of your parents have green eyes, you might inherit the trait of green eyes from them. Or if your mom has freckles, you might inherit that trait and wind up with a freckled face.