7 Ways For The Introvert To Communicate Confidently Even If You Don’t Feel Confident — Introvert Zone First impressions count. Like it or not, people will make some sort of judgement about you based on their first impression within the first few seconds of meeting you. You’ve heard it said that ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ researchers produce first complete computer model of an organism July 19, 2012 A mammoth effort has produced a complete computational model of the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium, opening the door for biological computer-aided design. By Max McClure
Inside Nature’s Giants : PBS A team of experts dissect the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary secrets in Inside Nature's Giants. In each episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans, comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg, biologist Simon Watt and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explore the anatomy of a distinct giant predator to reveal how it works. Sperm Whale Premiered January 18, 2012 The team exposes the organs of a sperm whale that became stranded and died on Pegwell Bay in Kent, England to reveal the secrets of the 45-foot deep-sea giant.
Flowers in Ultra-Violet The compilation of species will continue to be updated at irregular intervals. All species listed here have been documented, and links are added whenever I can find spare time for updating. These images are made for illustrative purposes, not as artistic statements per se. However, there are lots of food for thought in the convoluted ways Nature expresses itself, so for once the artist can step backand let the subjects speak for themselves.
Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat - StumbleUpon The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. Epigenetics: Feast, Famine, and Fatness Increasingly, evidence shows that our children and even grandchildren can inherit non-genetic elements — stuff that’s not our DNA, but rather changes in the way our DNA can be expressed. And as it turns out, feast or famine can affect the fatness of future generations. I have a simple Biology 101 question: How are biological traits passed down from one generation to the next? Cellular Visions: The Inner Life of a Cell What can character animators learn from those who render microscopic worlds in 3D? Plenty. The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students, won't draw the kind of box office crowds that more ferocious—and furrier—digital creations did last Christmas. But it will share a place along side them in SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theatre show, which will run for three days during the 33rd annual exhibition and conference in Boston next month. Created by XVIVO, a scientific animation company near Hartford, CT, the animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their surroundings and external stimuli. Nuclei, proteins and lipids move with bug-like authority, slithering, gliding and twisting through 3D space.
Behavioural biologist Frans de Waal to give Freedom Lecture - News - News & Events Behavioural biologist Frans de Waal is to give this year's Freedom Lecture on 4 June in the Pieterskerk in Leiden. De Waal has many years of experience researching the behaviour of the species of anthropoid apes. Moral behaviour in animals The title of De Waal's lecture will be From Ape to to Angel:Bosch, Bonobos and Morality without God. He will demonstrate in his lecture that moral behaviour is older than mankind, an idea that has so far not gained general acceptance. 'If we do our best, we can easily rise above our natural behaviour and become moral beings, but biology hasn't made the task an easy one,' according to De Waal.
Sex, Life, and Hannah OMG. Where do I even begin? Thank god my relationship is way more honest, thank god we never had a wedding, thank god my husband inspires me to follow my heart…thank god I still have a life. Thank god I am not this girl, even though I have had moments of being this girl, and I completely blame society, family, and media for this, because we are never taught to just enjoy relationships for what they are, which could be a hot two-month affair, or a baby-daddy arrangement, or twenty years of friendship. We’re only taught how to evaluate whether they’re ripe for marriage or not, and if not, to move on, because god help us if we get stuck in a relationship without the potential of reaching that one goal we should all be aiming for, because it’s the only achievement that is ever going to make us really…happy. Bullshit.
Robins can literally see magnetic fields, but only if their vision is sharp Some birds can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and orientate themselves with the ease of a compass needle. This ability is a massive boon for migrating birds, keeping frequent flyers on the straight and narrow. But this incredible sense is closely tied to a more mundane one – vision. Thanks to special molecules in their retinas, birds like the European robins can literally see magnetic fields. Jewel-like or see-through caterpillars are amazing gifts from mother nature Here's photos of the Jewel Caterpillar (Acraga coa), snapped by photographer Gerardo Aizpuru near Cancun, and submitted to Project Noah. "Photo take in a mangrove area , found this Stoning translucent caterpillar lay on a Red Mangrove tree leaf this morning early. Just can believe there is some species like this around the world. looks like made of glass whit small red mushroom inside every pic. about 3 cm long." The jewel-like caterpillar transforms into this brightly coloured furry moth Via Geekologie
7 Keys to Reading Faster - StumbleUpon Photo by Nathiya Prathnadi Want to read faster? In this article, I’m going to share the lessons I learned that doubled my reading rate, allowed me to consume over 70 books in a year and made me a smarter reader. I’m also going to destroy some speed-reading myths, to show you it isn’t magic but a skill anyone can learn. Quantum states last longer in birds' eyes - life - 20 January 2011 "BIRD brain" is usually an insult, but that may have to change. A light-activated compass at the back of some birds' eyes may preserve electrons in delicate quantum states for longer than the best artificial systems. Migrating birds navigate by sensing Earth's magnetic field, but the exact mechanisms at work are unclear.