Decapitated Worms Regrow Heads, Keep Old Memories In French Revolution-style, researchers decapitated flatworms—then did something that would give even Madam Defarge the creeps. The scientists let the worms’ heads grow back and found that their memories returned along with the new noggins, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Researchers decapitated a flatworm (left), and then allowed its head to regrow (far right). Photograph courtesy Michael Levin and Tal Shomrat, Tufts University Michael Levin and Tal Shomrat, biologists at Tufts University, have been studying how animals store and process information, whether it’s memories in the brain or the blueprint for developing organs in the body. The team turned to flatworms because, despite their relative simplicity, they have many of the same organs and body organization as people: a brain and nervous system, bilateral symmetry, and even some of the same behaviors. In the Spotlight Off With Their Heads Memory Beyond the Brain “We have no idea,” Levin admitted.
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Obituary: Jacquetta Hawkes - People - News She was born Jacquetta Hopkins in 1910, the third child of Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins and Lady Hopkins (nee Jessie Stephens). Her father was a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where his researches into biochemistry led to his discovery of vitamins for which in 1929 he was awarded a Nobel Prize. He was a cousin of the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Jacquetta was a remarkable child. She was educated as a day girl at the Perse School and became the first woman able to study the newly established full degree course in archaeology and anthropology, then the only one in the country. At the end of her second year, as a particularly promising student, she was sent as a volunteer to her first serious excavation of a pre-Roman Celtic capital just outside the Roman town of Colchester. Jacquetta obtained First Class Honours in her finals and was awarded a travelling scholarship. Several years of a pleasantly companionable marriage followed. Diana Collins
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Billionaire Offers $1 Million to Solve Math Problem He dropped out of Baylor University , but Texas billionaire D. Andrew Beal has always been fascinated by numbers and the theories behind them. Now Beal, who, with a net worth of $8 billion ranks 43 rd on the Forbes list of U.S. billionaires, is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can solve a math problem - now dubbed the Beal Conjecture - that Beal has been trying to solve since 1993. The long-running reward started at $5,000 in 1997, and bumped up to $100,000 in 2000, where it remained for 13 years. It all started with Beal's determination to solve the 350-year-old mystery of Fermat's Last Theorem - the idea that Ax + By = Cz. "Others have looked at other closely related problems, but I believe Beal was the first to express it in that way," Don McClure, the executive director of the American Mathematical Society , which announced the $1 million prize, told ABC News Beal took his Fermat's Last Theorem findings to R. "It's impossible to keep up with them, and none of them fit."
Linguistics 001 -- Lecture 24 -- Language and Law The meaning of (legal) meaning Legal decisions may depend on how the specific words of a statute or contractual provision are interpreted. For example, US Code § 924(c)(1) says that ... any person who, during and in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime ... uses or carries a firearm ... shall... be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years ... If the firearm possessed by a person convicted of a violation of this subsection ... is a machinegun or a destructive device, or is equipped with a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 30 years. If someone trades a silenced MAC-10 to a drug dealer for cocaine, does this law mean that he must given a 30-year sentence? Surely petitioner's treatment of his MAC-10 can be described as "use" within the every day meaning of that term. Justice Antonin Scalia dissented: Textualist vs. The U.S. J. Scalia argues that Implicature without intent?
45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. * If you do consume lemon peel, stick to organic lemons to reduce your pesticide exposure. Source: Prevent Disease Eddie (2133 Posts) Eddie L. is the founder and owner of WorldTruth.TV.
Philo Carpenter Philo Carpenter (1805–1886) was Chicago, Illinois' first pharmacist, and an outspoken abolitionist. Born in Savoy, Massachusetts, February 27, 1805, young Philo learned medicine and the pharmaceutical trade in Troy, New York in the drugstore of Amatus Robins, eventually gaining a half interest in the business. There he married Sarah Bridges in May 1830, but she died that November. Joining the Presbyterian Church, in Troy, he gained an interest in missionary work. Business and religion shaped much of the rest of his life. Hearing from his cousin of the opportunities for both business and proselytizing in the then frontier, in 1832, he sold his share of the drugstore. He opened the settlement's first drug store in a log cabin on what is now Lake Street. Philo and Ann Carpenter's arrival in Chicago was a small turning point in the area's history, because they came into town in a fancy carriage. His pharmaceutical business soon allowed him to become financially solvent again.