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Perfect Day: All the dairy you love, with none of the dairy cows. - Perfect Day. How to Build A Bomb Shelter: The Survivalist Guide to Protection Against Bomb Fallout. An impending bomb attack would make you think of ways on how to build a bomb shelter, any type of defense structure designed to provide protection against the damaging effects of a bomb. Where to build the bomb shelter is important but the most important thing is to know where the initial blast of the bomb will be because both the blast and succeeding fallout are very catastrophic. During the cold war, countries like the United States, Russia and other industrialized nations built shelters for high-ranking government officials.

The shelters which were commonly known as bunkers then were erected underground or within the confines of buildings and were strong enough to handle a nuclear blast and the ensuing radiation fallout that will take place. At present, there are plenty of companies that are manufacturing ready-made dwellings, but they are quite expensive and may be way out your budget. If you want to build your bomb dwelling on a small budget, then consider doing it yourself. Scientists discover dinosaur trapped in amber in unprecedented find. Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border.

The remarkable piece was destined to end up as a curiosity or piece of jewelry, with Burmese traders believing a plant fragment was trapped inside. "I realized that the content was a vertebrate, probably theropod, rather than any plant," Xing told CNN. "I was not sure that (the trader) really understood how important this specimen was, but he did not raise the price. " 'Once in a lifetime find' The findings, which shed fresh light on how dinosaurs looked, are published in the December issue of Current Biology. Ryan McKellar, a paleontologist at the Royal Saskatchwan Museum in Canada and co-author of the paper, says he was blown away when Xing first showed him the piece of amber.

"It's a once in a lifetime find. The sparrow-sized creature could have danced in the palm of your hand. No scaly monster. Persimmon and Peach: What Actors Eat When They Eat! Doctors/nurses/redditors, what has been your most gory, disgusting or worst medical experience? : AskReddit. TED CRUZ FOR HUMAN PRESIDENT. True Story! 142 political things that really happened in 2016. At every turn, another twist -- 2016 was outrageous, unforgettable and, with a new year and presidency dawning, only the precursor to something that promises to be far stranger: 2017. Here are 142 things in politics that, both seriously and literally, actually happened during the last year. 3. Marco Rubio suggested Trump had, during the previous night's debate, literally wet himself onstage. 4.

DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned ahead of the party's convention after hacked emails revealed the committee had been favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. 5. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 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. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111.

Dear 2016: It's over! Pack your bags; we're done. It was one disappointment after another with you. Just how bad were you? Let us count the ways. John Glenn lived enough life for three people as a history-making astronaut, presidential candidate and US senator. You took him, too. No matter what your politics, you can't deny that Antonin Scalia, Tom Hayden, Janet Reno and Nancy Reagan made a difference in their lifetimes. They're all gone, too, because of you. 2016, you unleashed hell The numbers are just mind-boggling: 44 dead in the Istanbul airport blast. Cops shot and killed black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. And the bloody, brutal Syrian civil war just dragged on. You dished out a lot of misery It's impossible to candy-coat it, 2016. You forced thousands from their homes with historic flooding in Europe, in North Korea and in Louisiana, the worst in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.

You created Haiti's worst humanitarian crisis this decade with Hurricane Matthew. You brought trouble to the skies, too. Dear world, I wasn't all bad. Signed, 2016. Chimps May Be Capable of Comprehending the Minds of Others. A chimpanzee, a scientist with a stick and a researcher in a King Kong suit may sound like the setup for a bad joke, but it is in fact the basis of a recent study that provides the first evidence that great apes—that is, bonobos, chimpanzees and orangutans—possess an understanding of false belief, a hallmark of “theory of mind.”

This ability to understand that others have mental states and perspectives different than our own has long been considered unique to humans. In the study, published Thursday in Science, a team of scientists recorded the eye movements of three great ape species while the animals watched videos of a man searching for a hidden object that had been moved without his knowledge, and found that they looked more frequently at the location where the man expected the object to be (a belief the apes knew was false), even though the object was no longer there. The findings suggest the apes were able to intuit what the human was thinking.


Astronomy and the Sky. Biology. Self Betterment. Photos Art Architecture History. The Mind and other Brain Stuffs. Nature & Travel. Technology. Math. Games. Music. Film. Books & Writing. Conspiracies, News, and Oddities. Easy suggestions for urban homesteading projects. Eli Manning could throw a football from the intersection of the 134 and 210 freeways to the front porch farmstand at The Urban Homestead. It’s a sliver of Southern California land with a Craftsman-style house that the Dervaes family has been running as a self-sustaining micro-farm since 1985. It’s farm box pickup day—swiss chard, arugula, citrus, avocado, eggs, chicken, and duck meat are on offer—the goats are at the vet, and the phone won’t stop ringing.

“We’re not Luddites,” said Anais Dervaes, the oldest of the siblings who grew up in the house. “We have TV, we have a computer. It’s not like we’re isolated in any sense of the word.” And the thing is, you could live like this too. Relax—we’re not about to suggest rooftop bees or a grey-water bathroom renovation (but more power to you should you accept that as your mission). “It’s basically about being conscious about how you live,” she explained. Make a List Lazy Canning Make Do, Mend, or Do Without Don’t Buy and Don’t DIY Reuse Water. 10 Original Gifts for Science (and SciArt) Geeks | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. It’s time again for me to offer up a few quirky gift ideas for the science enthusiasts in your life. I guarantee these will be the most original gifts under the tree! And the best part? Many are under $50. Squee! Periodic Table Cutting Board by Elysium Woodworks, $45 on Embroidered Anatomy Journal by FabulousCat, $50; more designs in FabulousCatPapers’ Etsy shop.

Science Throw Pillows by Heather Lins Home, $220 each; available via Giclée print of watercolor plasmids by Sandra Culliton, $20; one of many plasmid prints and originals available through sandraculliton’s Etsy shop. Molecular Gastronomy DIY Kit for the home chef, $49 at Moldy Petri Dish no.18, handmade fiber art sculpture by ELIN, limited edition of 20, $142.02; more designs including moldy broaches, journal covers, and lichen art & jewelry at the elinart shop on

Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014. The year saw many developments that will have far-reaching and long-lasting implications, both practically and intellectually. Start the countdown below, and go to the end to see some of the other important stories that didn’t quite make the cut. Image: Wim Lustenhouwer, VU University Amsterdam Symbolic Thought Shown to Exist in Other Human Species What distinguished Homo sapiens from other members of the human family and fueled our extraordinary success as a species? One popular notion holds that our propensity for symbolic thought, which underlies language, was key.

Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. Analysis of the engraving, made on a freshwater mussel shell, suggests that its maker used a shark tooth or another hard, pointed object to create the zigzag design. Ancient Engraving Strengthens Case for Sophisticated Neandertals. Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? Photo THE idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry that occurred when putting fluoride in the water was first proposed, one can only imagine the furor that would ensue if such a thing were ever suggested. The debate, however, is moot. It’s a done deal. Mother Nature has already put a psychotropic drug in the drinking water, and that drug is lithium.

Lithium is a naturally occurring element, not a molecule like most medications, and it is present in the United States, depending on the geographic area, at concentrations that can range widely, from undetectable to around .170 milligrams per liter. Yet despite the studies demonstrating the benefits of relatively high natural lithium levels present in the drinking water of certain communities, few seem to be aware of its potential. The scientific story of lithium’s role in and health began unfolding in the 1970s.

Dr. Dr. GET YOUR ASS TO MARS - UNISEX T-SHIRT - Get Your Ass To Mars - Apparel. 'Horrorstör' Is A Ghost Story Designed Like An Ikea Catalog. Can you guess where people are from based on their accents? - Quartz. Most of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is in storage. Nearly half of Pablo Picasso’s oil paintings are put away. Not a single Egon Schiele drawing is on display. Since the advent of public galleries in the 17th century, museums have amassed huge collections of art for society’s benefit. But just a tiny fraction of that art is actually open for people to view and enjoy—including, it turns out, many works that are considered masterpieces. To paint a picture of these curatorial decisions, Quartz surveyed the holdings of 20 museums in 7 countries, focusing on the work of 13 major artists.

Counting masterpieces Much of the world’s great art is housed in the vast archives of museums with limited display space. Museums don’t usually report what portion of an artist’s work they have on display. Lacking complete data, we chose instead to search the collections for individual artists of particular renown. Quartz’s survey found that the rate at which famous artists are displayed varies widely. Methodology. WildHearts In Action. Infographic. The more you know! Jim Carrey | 40 quotes about life (for a pessimist) - Books. Simone de Beauvoir | 40 quotes about life (for a pessimist) - Books. Gillian Anderson here. I've brought David Duchovny with me. Ask us anything, we'll answer almost everything. : IAmA. Classic Horror Themes Sound a Lot Less Creepy Played in Different Keys.

A classic horror film is only as good as its theme. Think about it; almost all of the great horror movies that have stood the test of time have a great, iconic piece of music attached to them, something that instantly makes you think of the film within two notes of hearing it. What is Jaws without John Williams’ theme? Can you conjure up the infamous shower scene from Psycho in your mind without thinking of Bernard Hermann’s music? And a solid argument can be made that at least half of what makes John Carpenter’s original Halloween and Wes Craven’s first A Nightmare On Elm Street movies work as well as they do is their musical scores. But re-do some of these themes in a major key and just about everything that makes them creepy goes right out the window. X-Files now sounds like the kind of calming muzak you hear in the waiting area of a dentist’s office, while Halloween sounds like the opening bits to some Katy Petty pop-radio anthem.

HT: Muted Vocal via Factmag. Archives. One Company’s New Minimum Wage: $70,000 a Year. Photo The idea began percolating, said Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, after he read an article on happiness. It showed that, for people who earn less than about $70,000, extra money makes a big difference in their lives. His idea bubbled into reality on Monday afternoon, when Mr. Price surprised his 120-person staff by announcing that he planned over the next three years to raise the salary of even the lowest-paid clerk, customer service representative and salesman to a minimum of $70,000.

“Is anyone else freaking out right now?” If it’s a publicity stunt, it’s costly one. The paychecks of about 70 employees will grow, with 30 ultimately doubling their salaries, according to Ryan Pirkle, a company spokesman. Mr. The United States has one of the world’s largest pay gaps, with chief executives earning nearly 300 times what the average worker makes, according to some economists’ estimates. Mr. When Mr. Mr. “I hear that every single week,” he added. Mr. As Mr. It took 969 gallons of water to produce this meal. 1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedy Shows Promise Against MRSA. Palm reading diagram illustrated.jpg (JPEG Image, 1200 × 1191 pixels) - Scaled (84%) Shawn Rae Yoga - “I survived because the fire inside of me burned...