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Lorna Salgado has been at 19 events

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Lotus Carroll1,774,267Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0056  
Lotus Carroll1,774,267Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0072  
Lotus Carroll1,774,267Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Joanne Manaster113,176Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  
Jeff Smith61,987Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:00102  
Joanne Manaster113,176Joanne and @104733415626297507218   will have a full house this week when we talk about Animal Conservation on Read Science! Our guests include researcher Dr. Laurie Marker joining us from Namibia, and returning Read Science! guest, photographer @107983369201270321416   to speak about their work with cheetahs as told in the book "A Future for Cheetahs".  We also welcome Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky" and documentary producer @100269714916167102065   who collaborated on the film about the life and extinction of the passenger pigeon, "From Billions to None".  Join us as we learn how to share the important message of conservation with the general public Tuesday, March 10 at noon Eastern time, 11am Central, 9am Pacific. Check out these resources: http://cheetah.org/2014/05/announcing-a-new-book-a-future-for-cheetahs/ http://www.billionstonone.com/ http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-feathered-river-across-the-sky-9781620405345/Read Science! Animal Conservation Episode2015-03-10 17:00:0021  
Joanne Manaster113,176Tune in on Tuesday, February 17th at 12 noon EST as Joanne and @104733415626297507218 with science writer and editor,@110337041053859181296  who edited Bill Nye's latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. We will talk about his work on the book as well his other numerous projects at Discover, American Scientist, Popular Science, and so much more! If you can't make it, visit the event page later to view the archived chat!Undeniable Science Edition! with Corey S. Powell2015-02-17 18:00:0045  
STEM Women on G+166,587Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor @108612046527316778941 from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. Siromi lectures in organic chemistry and her research interests include the chemistry of tea compounds. She will talk to us about her research and career path, and also share her experiences of studying abroad and mentoring students.  You can read more about Siromi here: http://www.stemwomen.net/science-helped-me-to-overcome-challenges-in-life/ This HOA will be hosted by Dr @110756968351492254645  and Professor @114601143134471609087. You can tune in on Sunday 5th October at 1.30 PM Pacific or 9.30PM UK/ Monday 6th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event: http://www.youtube.com/stemwomenIn the Spotlight with Siromi Samarasinghe, Professor of Chemistry2014-10-05 22:30:0037  
Joanne Manaster113,176Join @104733415626297507218  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of @115923395996980624785 where their guest @109710318485682657052 tells us all about teaching the general public a bit of physics here and there. Oh, and all dogs are welcome!   Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm EDT, 11:30 CDT --About one hour longRead Science! "My Dog Knows Physics" Episode2014-06-19 19:30:0035  
STEM Women on G+166,587Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0096  
STEM Women on G+166,587Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to @103101121348859087349 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Jonathan is a Professor at UC Davis and also the Academic Editor-in-Chief for PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/). He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This is an important issue that affects both men *and* women. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0061  
Eat Right895,527November is American Diabetes Month. Join +Eat Right here on Google+ as we spread information and awareness about #diabetes  -- from what risk factors exist to how a person can manage the condition through food and exercise. Our host and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, +Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, will be joined by a panel of experts including +Jill Weisenberger and +American Council on Exercise Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant.Diabetes Awareness Hangout2013-11-22 18:00:0034  
Scientific American308,516SA blogger and biology lecturer Joanne Manaster, along with her cohost from the Read Science! program, Jeff Shaumeyer, will host a live 30-minute chat at noon EDT on Tuesday, August 27, with Edward O. Wilson, an eminent biologist, researcher, theorist and naturalist who is the world's leading authority on ants. The discussion will focus on Dr. Wilson's latest book, "Letter to a Young Scientist," and strategies for communicating science to the general public. The chat coincides (minus one day) with the 168th anniversary of Scientific American's first issue. A Chat with Biologist Edward O. Wilson on SciAm's 168th Anniversary2013-08-27 18:00:00116  
Scientific American308,516GMOs are essential to feeding the world, proponents say. Tampering with nature is perilous, critics say. Who is right? Scientific American editor Michael Moyer will host a 30-minute conversation at noon EDT to explore this question with David H. Freedman, journalist and author of "Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us—And How to Know When Not to Trust Them." Join in and let us know what questions you'd like us to address. For more on this topic, see our September issue on Food, on newsstands later this week. The Truth about Genetically Modified Food2013-08-20 18:00:0077  
Science on Google+596,862"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together."  Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   . *The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET.*  Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more.  _Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!_ Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00120  
TODAY1,105,126When is a memory lapse just a "senior moment" -- and when might it be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? And when should you talk to your doctor about memory problems?  Tuesday on TODAY, Maria Shriver and +Dr. Nancy Snyderman, +NBC News' chief medical editor, will report on exciting new research on cognitive decline -- something that could lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease. After the segment, Snyderman will be hosting a +Google+ Hangout On Air, where she'll chat with Maria Carillo of the Alzheimer's Association -- and they'll be answering your questions about memory loss. Got a question about early signs of Alzheimer's? Send your questions to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus using the hashtag #AskDrNancy . See you on Tuesday morning! Google+ Hangout On Air with Dr. Nancy Snyderman - Early Signs of Alzheimer's2013-07-16 15:00:00147  
ZAGAT5,407,369*Join us for our first Hangout on Air as part of our #AroundTheWorld  series* as we'll be traveling around the globe to find out more about different cultures and cuisines from the people who know them and cook them. *Our first stop: Southeast Asia.*  We'll be joined by - William W. Wongso, Indonesia’s most famous culinary expert, renowned restaurateur, food consultant, critique and host of his own television series. - KF Seetoh, “food guide maven” and founder of  +Makansutra , a company that celebrates street food cultures - Claude Tayag, accomplished artist, a handy chef, writer and columnist in the Philippine Star. - +Eve Felder  , managing director of The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Singapore campus, which welcomed its first class in January 2011. Join us as our very own +Josh Strauss moderates a lively discussion on Southeast Asian cuisine and its traditions, regions, and growing popularity. Have a question for our panelists or thoughts on Southeast Asian cuisine? Post them below and tune back in on Thursday, July 11th at 8 a.m. EST to watch the live discussion.Zagat Around The World Hangout Series: Southeast Asia2013-07-11 14:00:00204  
Amy Robinson28,498On June 13 the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, unanimously ruling that human genes may not be patented.  What does that mean for you and me? Join geneticist +Ian Bosdet  and the +Science on Google+: A Public Database  Community for a 30 minute conversation to discuss what this ruling may mean for the future of health and genetic research. This event will be hosted by +Amy Robinson and +Nic Hammond . Ask questions for Ian to answer On Air and share your thoughts on the event page. Ian and the Science on Google+ team will invite a few insightful guests to ask their questions live in the hangout. Gene Patenting: A Google+ Science Conversation2013-07-09 21:00:0063  
Jeff Smith61,987Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00244  

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//Jurrasic World

What happens when a dinosaur expert reviews “Jurassic World”

"To even begin talking about this creature’s scientific accuracy would be like a bat specialist discussing the fine points of Batman’s anatomy and biomechanics."

This is entertainment. They make it very clear that the dinosaurs they feature are movie monsters quite unlike anything that actually lived during the Jurassic period. The film’s villain, Indominus rex, is a genetic mash-up of a tyrannosaur and a raptor and all kinds of other stuff.

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2015-07-06 08:47:48 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

//The first smart, electric scooters 

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

An e-scooter—the S340—whose battery charges within an hour. “It is faster than your mobile charging time.”

The S340 reaches a top speed of 75 km/hour and has a lighter battery pack with a longer life. “Our batteries go on for 50,000 kilometres, and can easily last for five to six years,”



 

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2015-06-27 05:09:04 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

The Empire State Building looking fabulous tonight!

Image via Twitter

#lovewins #nyc

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2015-07-06 11:01:22 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

//Shark week

Can public service announcements take a bite out of Shark Week?

Shark Week is famous for portraying sharks as deadly predators that threaten our status as the world’s top species. But in fact, sharks should fear us a lot more.

Up to 100 million sharks are killed every year, whether it’s for the popular Chinese dish shark fin soup or as accidental bycatch. Meanwhile, fewer than five people are killed by sharks every year. Based on these statistics, you’re far more likely to die from a bee sting or the flu than you are to be killed by a shark.

//Shark week

Can public service announcements take a bite out of Shark Week?

Shark Week is famous for portraying sharks as deadly predators that threaten our status as the world’s top species. But in fact, sharks should fear us a lot more.

Up to 100 million sharks are killed every year, whether it’s for the popular Chinese dish shark fin soup or as accidental bycatch. Meanwhile, fewer than five people are killed by sharks every year. Based on these statistics, you’re far more likely to die from a bee sting or the flu than you are to be killed by a shark.___

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2015-07-06 09:30:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

//Heartburn

Your heartburn medication could be just as harmful as that hot dog

"Heartburn is a classic disease of lifestyle. The first-line treatment—and often the only treatment needed—is a change in diet and better stress management."

A study published in June in journal PLOS ONE showed that the powerful acid-blocking medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were associated with a two-fold higher risk of cardiovascular death.

As a nation, we put a lot faith in pharmaceuticals. According to the Mayo clinic, 70% of Americans take one prescribed medication and 50% take two. A full 20% of are on five or more medications. It is often easier to pop a pill than to say no to that yummy fried food that you know gives you heartburn.As an educated consumer, ask your doctor or pharmacist how long you will need to take a prescribedmedic... more »

//Heartburn

Your heartburn medication could be just as harmful as that hot dog

"Heartburn is a classic disease of lifestyle. The first-line treatment—and often the only treatment needed—is a change in diet and better stress management."

A study published in June in journal PLOS ONE showed that the powerful acid-blocking medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were associated with a two-fold higher risk of cardiovascular death.

As a nation, we put a lot faith in pharmaceuticals. According to the Mayo clinic, 70% of Americans take one prescribed medication and 50% take two. A full 20% of are on five or more medications. It is often easier to pop a pill than to say no to that yummy fried food that you know gives you heartburn.As an educated consumer, ask your doctor or pharmacist how long you will need to take a prescribed medication and how hard it will be to get off.

#heartburn  ___

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2015-07-06 08:47:48 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

//The first smart, electric scooters 

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

An e-scooter—the S340—whose battery charges within an hour. “It is faster than your mobile charging time.”

The S340 reaches a top speed of 75 km/hour and has a lighter battery pack with a longer life. “Our batteries go on for 50,000 kilometres, and can easily last for five to six years,”



 

//The first smart, electric scooters 

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

An e-scooter—the S340—whose battery charges within an hour. “It is faster than your mobile charging time.”

The S340 reaches a top speed of 75 km/hour and has a lighter battery pack with a longer life. “Our batteries go on for 50,000 kilometres, and can easily last for five to six years,”



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2015-07-04 23:22:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Nothing screams America more than a big bowl of MAC & CHEESE!

Happy 4th of July friends! Aloooha!

#4thofjuly

Nothing screams America more than a big bowl of MAC & CHEESE!

Happy 4th of July friends! Aloooha!

#4thofjuly___

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2015-07-03 10:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//The Great Barrier Reef

Meanwhile in Australia...

The Great Barrier Reef Through the Eyes of a Turtle

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of the Reef.

//The Great Barrier Reef

Meanwhile in Australia...

The Great Barrier Reef Through the Eyes of a Turtle

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of the Reef.___

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2015-07-02 21:11:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

//Hamburger

What the hell has happened to the price of ground beef?

Hamburger is the new steak. (And that’s bad.)

Drought is the primary cause of ground beef price spikes, but the hamburger has also been a victim of its own success.

Ground beef prices have been soaring for five years. Droughts have wracked Texas, California and other cattle-producing plots of land. Prices began spiking in earnest in late-2012. In December 2012, the price of a pound of 100% ground beef was $3.08. It jumped 10.6% that month, and by May 2015, a pound cost $4.14, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

//Hamburger

What the hell has happened to the price of ground beef?

Hamburger is the new steak. (And that’s bad.)

Drought is the primary cause of ground beef price spikes, but the hamburger has also been a victim of its own success.

Ground beef prices have been soaring for five years. Droughts have wracked Texas, California and other cattle-producing plots of land. Prices began spiking in earnest in late-2012. In December 2012, the price of a pound of 100% ground beef was $3.08. It jumped 10.6% that month, and by May 2015, a pound cost $4.14, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.___

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2015-07-02 21:03:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Only about a quarter of American med schools offer the 25 hours of nutrition training recommended — but not required — by the National Academy of Sciences.

"This training was something that I pursued on my own after I graduated from residency," Maker-Clark says. "I really received none of that kind of nutritional information during medical school."

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

Only about a quarter of American med schools offer the 25 hours of nutrition training recommended — but not required — by the National Academy of Sciences.

"This training was something that I pursued on my own after I graduated from residency," Maker-Clark says. "I really received none of that kind of nutritional information during medical school."___

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2015-07-02 09:10:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Do any of you use the StarTracker app? my friend just told me about it and I thought it's pretty cool :)

#random  

Do any of you use the StarTracker app? my friend just told me about it and I thought it's pretty cool :)

#random  ___

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2015-07-01 09:15:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Moonlit in Honolulu...

I can't stop staring at the moon tonight. So beautiful and bright :)

#random

Moonlit in Honolulu...

I can't stop staring at the moon tonight. So beautiful and bright :)

#random___

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2015-07-01 00:20:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

majestic.

50 Shades of Silverback: This 18-year-old silverback gorilla has caused a stir at a zoo in Japan with women flocking to check out his brooding good looks and rippling muscles. Shabani, weighing around 180kg at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya seems to be completely unaware of his pin-up status.

photo credit: HIGASHIYAMA ZOO/AFP/Getty Images/the telegraph

majestic.

50 Shades of Silverback: This 18-year-old silverback gorilla has caused a stir at a zoo in Japan with women flocking to check out his brooding good looks and rippling muscles. Shabani, weighing around 180kg at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya seems to be completely unaware of his pin-up status.

photo credit: HIGASHIYAMA ZOO/AFP/Getty Images/the telegraph___

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2015-07-01 00:01:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Chemistry of Grilling

Why is red meat red?

read more: The Chemistry of BBQ | https://acsundergrad.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/the-chemistry-of-bbq

The Chemistry of Grilling

Why is red meat red?

read more: The Chemistry of BBQ | https://acsundergrad.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/the-chemistry-of-bbq___

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2015-06-30 23:20:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

//Fourth of July fireworks

Nationwide study measures short-term spike in July 4 particulate matter

"We chose the holiday, not to put a damper on celebrations of America's independence, but because it is the best way to do a nationwide study of the effects of fireworks on air quality," said Seidel, a senior scientist at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland. "These results will help improve air quality predictions, which currently don't account for fireworks as a source of air pollution. The study is also another wake up call for those who may be particularly sensitive to the effects of fine particulate matter."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-nationwide-short-term-spike-july-particulate.html#jCp

//Fourth of July fireworks

Nationwide study measures short-term spike in July 4 particulate matter

"We chose the holiday, not to put a damper on celebrations of America's independence, but because it is the best way to do a nationwide study of the effects of fireworks on air quality," said Seidel, a senior scientist at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland. "These results will help improve air quality predictions, which currently don't account for fireworks as a source of air pollution. The study is also another wake up call for those who may be particularly sensitive to the effects of fine particulate matter."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-nationwide-short-term-spike-july-particulate.html#jCp___

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2015-06-30 23:05:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What it's like to have no sense of taste or smell

There are variations based on the severity of the condition: hyposmia is a reduced ability to smell, parosmia is an inability to properly identify natural smells, and anosmia is the complete loss of smell. Similar names apply to taste loss, as well.

These disorders have many different causes, including head injuries, smoking, and nasal medication intake, so treatment is highly individualized.

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/30/8864899/no-sense-taste-smell

What it's like to have no sense of taste or smell

There are variations based on the severity of the condition: hyposmia is a reduced ability to smell, parosmia is an inability to properly identify natural smells, and anosmia is the complete loss of smell. Similar names apply to taste loss, as well.

These disorders have many different causes, including head injuries, smoking, and nasal medication intake, so treatment is highly individualized.

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/30/8864899/no-sense-taste-smell___

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2015-06-30 22:51:08 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 


California’s governor signs a law that makes parents vaccinate their kids—regardless of their personal beliefs

California is now officially anti-anti-vaxxer. Today, governor Jerry Brown signed a strict new law requiring almost all parents to vaccinate their children before they can attend daycare, public school, or private school, regardless of their religious or personal beliefs.

With its new law, California will join West Virginia and Mississippi as the only US states that require immunization regardless of parents’ religious or personal beliefs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. One exception in the California bill: a physician-approved exemption due to medical conditions such as allergies and immune-system deficiencies. Unvaccinated children could also be home-schooled.


California’s governor signs a law that makes parents vaccinate their kids—regardless of their personal beliefs

California is now officially anti-anti-vaxxer. Today, governor Jerry Brown signed a strict new law requiring almost all parents to vaccinate their children before they can attend daycare, public school, or private school, regardless of their religious or personal beliefs.

With its new law, California will join West Virginia and Mississippi as the only US states that require immunization regardless of parents’ religious or personal beliefs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. One exception in the California bill: a physician-approved exemption due to medical conditions such as allergies and immune-system deficiencies. Unvaccinated children could also be home-schooled.___

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//Sugary drinks

The US leads the world in soda-related deaths, but poor countries suffer the most

"The study, which is not a randomized control trial, doesn’t make a direct connection between sugary drinks and all those deaths, but researchers hope it will raise awareness about the drastic health effects of sweetened beverage consumption."

Regardless whether you drink sweetened ice tea, sports drinks, or soda, one thing is clear: sugary drinks are a health hazard. New research shows that beverages sweetened with sugar may have contributed to up to 184,000 deaths globally, mostly by causing increased rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

//Sugary drinks

The US leads the world in soda-related deaths, but poor countries suffer the most

"The study, which is not a randomized control trial, doesn’t make a direct connection between sugary drinks and all those deaths, but researchers hope it will raise awareness about the drastic health effects of sweetened beverage consumption."

Regardless whether you drink sweetened ice tea, sports drinks, or soda, one thing is clear: sugary drinks are a health hazard. New research shows that beverages sweetened with sugar may have contributed to up to 184,000 deaths globally, mostly by causing increased rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.___

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2015-06-30 02:15:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

beautiful.

Watch Venus Take Jupiter in a Race Around the Sun

Over the past week, you may have noticed what appears to be two super bright stars near the horizon. Those aren’t stars, they’re planets in a celestial race around the sun. On Tuesday, June 30, Venus will come neck-and-neck with Jupiter.

That day, at 2:17 pm Universal Time or 10:17 am E.T., the two planets will be at their closest. You can see this unusual sight, known as a conjunction, from just about anywhere in the world.

beautiful.

Watch Venus Take Jupiter in a Race Around the Sun

Over the past week, you may have noticed what appears to be two super bright stars near the horizon. Those aren’t stars, they’re planets in a celestial race around the sun. On Tuesday, June 30, Venus will come neck-and-neck with Jupiter.

That day, at 2:17 pm Universal Time or 10:17 am E.T., the two planets will be at their closest. You can see this unusual sight, known as a conjunction, from just about anywhere in the world.___

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2015-06-27 20:26:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Beware of bullshit about food.

Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru

"But food bloggers and nutritionists, unlike dietitians, are not regulated, and a few problems have emerged in this wellness gold rush."

Until earlier this year, Belle Gibson was a very successful blogger in Australia. Her claims that she had cured herself of various cancers through eating fruit and vegetables brought her enormous attention. She is estimated to have made more than $1m from her app, The Whole Pantry, and the book of the same name, which was published by Penguin. Apple was planning to include her app on its Apple Watch. She boasted that she had encouraged “countless others” who suffered from cancer to reject conventional medical treatment and opt instead to treat themselves naturally.

Beware of bullshit about food.

Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru

"But food bloggers and nutritionists, unlike dietitians, are not regulated, and a few problems have emerged in this wellness gold rush."

Until earlier this year, Belle Gibson was a very successful blogger in Australia. Her claims that she had cured herself of various cancers through eating fruit and vegetables brought her enormous attention. She is estimated to have made more than $1m from her app, The Whole Pantry, and the book of the same name, which was published by Penguin. Apple was planning to include her app on its Apple Watch. She boasted that she had encouraged “countless others” who suffered from cancer to reject conventional medical treatment and opt instead to treat themselves naturally.___

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2015-06-27 05:09:04 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

The Empire State Building looking fabulous tonight!

Image via Twitter

#lovewins #nyc

The Empire State Building looking fabulous tonight!

Image via Twitter

#lovewins #nyc___

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2015-06-25 09:14:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

//GMO Salmon

Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

Produced by Massachusetts-based biotech firm AquaBounty Technologies, the fish is an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow twice as fast as its conventional, farm-raised counterpart. But AquaBounty's fish has been languishing in the regulatory process: The company has been trying to get the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve its salmon for sale for nearly 20 years.

//GMO Salmon

Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

Produced by Massachusetts-based biotech firm AquaBounty Technologies, the fish is an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow twice as fast as its conventional, farm-raised counterpart. But AquaBounty's fish has been languishing in the regulatory process: The company has been trying to get the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve its salmon for sale for nearly 20 years.___

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2015-06-25 07:36:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Your swimming pool red-eye isn’t from chlorine—it’s from urine

Planning to cool off this summer by hitting the pool? You might want to pack your goggles to prevent your eyes from turning bloodshot, from… No, not chlorine.

Contrary to common belief, it’s not chlorine—not chlorine by itself, anyway—that reddens your eyes. It’s the chemical compounds formed when chlorine reacts with human urine.

That’s according to the Healthy Swimming Program, a collaboration between the US Centers for Disease Control, the Water Quality and Health Council, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (h/t Women’s Health).

Your swimming pool red-eye isn’t from chlorine—it’s from urine

Planning to cool off this summer by hitting the pool? You might want to pack your goggles to prevent your eyes from turning bloodshot, from… No, not chlorine.

Contrary to common belief, it’s not chlorine—not chlorine by itself, anyway—that reddens your eyes. It’s the chemical compounds formed when chlorine reacts with human urine.

That’s according to the Healthy Swimming Program, a collaboration between the US Centers for Disease Control, the Water Quality and Health Council, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (h/t Women’s Health).___

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2015-06-24 10:10:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

These numbers are alarming.

Report shows overweight Americans headed toward more severe obesity

According to the latest data in the US, some 37% of women and 35% of men are obese, outnumbering the percentages of people who are just overweight

America’s obesity crisis is getting worse, according to a new report that shows that obese Americans now outnumber overweight ones.

As of 2012, there were 67.6 million Americans age 25 and older who were obese, and 65.2 million who were overweight, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. The study was recently published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal.

These numbers are alarming.

Report shows overweight Americans headed toward more severe obesity

According to the latest data in the US, some 37% of women and 35% of men are obese, outnumbering the percentages of people who are just overweight

America’s obesity crisis is getting worse, according to a new report that shows that obese Americans now outnumber overweight ones.

As of 2012, there were 67.6 million Americans age 25 and older who were obese, and 65.2 million who were overweight, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. The study was recently published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal.___

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2015-06-24 09:51:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

dafuq

China arrests smugglers trying to sell frozen meat from the 1970s

In the latest food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat, some of more than 40 years old. According to the state-run China Daily, customs officials have confiscated over 100,000 tonnes (110, 231 tons) of chicken wings, beef, and pork, and arrested gangs across 14 Chinese provinces attempting to sell the contraband.

“It was smelly. There was a whole truck of it. I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” Zhang Tao, an official that helped with the operation in Hunan province told the paper. Some of the meat had begun to thaw and rot, and some of it was stamped with packaging dates as far back as the 1970s, officials said.

dafuq

China arrests smugglers trying to sell frozen meat from the 1970s

In the latest food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat, some of more than 40 years old. According to the state-run China Daily, customs officials have confiscated over 100,000 tonnes (110, 231 tons) of chicken wings, beef, and pork, and arrested gangs across 14 Chinese provinces attempting to sell the contraband.

“It was smelly. There was a whole truck of it. I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” Zhang Tao, an official that helped with the operation in Hunan province told the paper. Some of the meat had begun to thaw and rot, and some of it was stamped with packaging dates as far back as the 1970s, officials said.___

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2015-06-23 08:48:20 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Long commutes

Long commutes make you fat, tired, and miserable

The association between long drives to work and poor health has turned up in a number of different studies.

One reason commutes are so stressful, economists say, is the unpredictability and lack of control. Not only are you spending lots of time in your car, but you're also facing stress when you hit a traffic jam and worry that you'll be late for work or to pick up your kid.

//Long commutes

Long commutes make you fat, tired, and miserable

The association between long drives to work and poor health has turned up in a number of different studies.

One reason commutes are so stressful, economists say, is the unpredictability and lack of control. Not only are you spending lots of time in your car, but you're also facing stress when you hit a traffic jam and worry that you'll be late for work or to pick up your kid.___

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2015-06-22 20:23:16 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I don't know about you, but I drink tap water.

Bottling Company Voluntarily Recalls 14 Brands of Water Due to Possible E. Coli

A water bottling company is issuing a voluntary recall due to a possible E. coli contamination and urging people to boil their bottled water first or avoid drinking it altogether.

Niagara Bottling said today that one of its spring sources has a "positive indication" of E. coli, which the company said indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. The company said it has not received any reports of illness or injury.

"As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source," the company said.

Out of caution, the company said it is recalling all its spring water products produced at its facilities in Hamburg and Allentown,... more »

I don't know about you, but I drink tap water.

Bottling Company Voluntarily Recalls 14 Brands of Water Due to Possible E. Coli

A water bottling company is issuing a voluntary recall due to a possible E. coli contamination and urging people to boil their bottled water first or avoid drinking it altogether.

Niagara Bottling said today that one of its spring sources has a "positive indication" of E. coli, which the company said indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. The company said it has not received any reports of illness or injury.

"As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source," the company said.

Out of caution, the company said it is recalling all its spring water products produced at its facilities in Hamburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania, from June 10, 3 a.m., to June 18, 8 p.m., 2015.___

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2015-06-22 20:14:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

The U.S. is still a world leader in taking the pause that refreshes (and causes weight gain).

But soda drinking is flat or declining in the West. The reasons are many: Health consciousness. Bottled water. Energy drinks.

So the Big Soda companies are spending money to develop new markets in low- and middle-income countries. In some of these places, people are earning a bit more than a few years before, so they have more money for soda.

Guess Which Country Has The Biggest Increase In Soda Drinking

The U.S. is still a world leader in taking the pause that refreshes (and causes weight gain).

But soda drinking is flat or declining in the West. The reasons are many: Health consciousness. Bottled water. Energy drinks.

So the Big Soda companies are spending money to develop new markets in low- and middle-income countries. In some of these places, people are earning a bit more than a few years before, so they have more money for soda.___

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2015-06-22 20:07:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Putting 'added sugars' on food labels may baffle shoppers

A proposed new food label in the US would show how much added sugars account for the total amount of sugar in a food product.

Consumers may struggle to understand food nutrition panels that include “added sugars,” a study suggests, illustrating the challenge ahead as U.S. health officials consider putting this detail on food labels to nudge Americans to cut back on sweets and empty calories.

When researchers showed consumers nutrition panels that broke out the grams of “added sugars” as part of the total grams of sugar in the food, many people miscalculated the amount of sugar, the study found.

more: http://reut.rs/1NakBJe via Reuters

Putting 'added sugars' on food labels may baffle shoppers

A proposed new food label in the US would show how much added sugars account for the total amount of sugar in a food product.

Consumers may struggle to understand food nutrition panels that include “added sugars,” a study suggests, illustrating the challenge ahead as U.S. health officials consider putting this detail on food labels to nudge Americans to cut back on sweets and empty calories.

When researchers showed consumers nutrition panels that broke out the grams of “added sugars” as part of the total grams of sugar in the food, many people miscalculated the amount of sugar, the study found.

more: http://reut.rs/1NakBJe via Reuters___

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2015-06-22 20:02:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

General Mills is taking artificial flavors and colors out of its cereals

General Mills announced today that it will be removing artificial flavors and colors from the 40% of its cereals that still have them by 2017 in the US and Canada, including the brightly-colored kids’ cereal, Trix.

More than 60% of General Mills’ cereals are already free of artificial flavors and colors, including Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and “have been that way for a long time,” according to the company. It plans to have more than 90% of its cereal portfolio in the US and Canada free of artificial flavors and preservatives by the end of 2016.

General Mills is taking artificial flavors and colors out of its cereals

General Mills announced today that it will be removing artificial flavors and colors from the 40% of its cereals that still have them by 2017 in the US and Canada, including the brightly-colored kids’ cereal, Trix.

More than 60% of General Mills’ cereals are already free of artificial flavors and colors, including Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and “have been that way for a long time,” according to the company. It plans to have more than 90% of its cereal portfolio in the US and Canada free of artificial flavors and preservatives by the end of 2016.___

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2015-06-22 10:26:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Fasting

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; three cycles of a similar diet given to humans

“Not everyone is healthy enough to fast for five days, and the health consequences can be severe for a few who do it improperly,” he said. “Water-only fasting should only be done in a specialized clinic. Also, certain types of very low calorie diets, and particularly those with high protein content, can increase the incidence of gallstones in women at risk.”

In a new study, Longo and his colleagues show that cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number of progenitor and stem cells in several organs of old mice — including the brain, where it boosted neural regeneration and improved learning and memory.

#fasting  

//Fasting

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Benefits demonstrated in mice and yeast; three cycles of a similar diet given to humans

“Not everyone is healthy enough to fast for five days, and the health consequences can be severe for a few who do it improperly,” he said. “Water-only fasting should only be done in a specialized clinic. Also, certain types of very low calorie diets, and particularly those with high protein content, can increase the incidence of gallstones in women at risk.”

In a new study, Longo and his colleagues show that cycles of a four-day low-calorie diet that mimics fasting (FMD) cut visceral belly fat and elevated the number of progenitor and stem cells in several organs of old mice — including the brain, where it boosted neural regeneration and improved learning and memory.

#fasting  ___

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2015-06-22 10:04:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

//Paleo diet

Paleo diet? Science has moved on since the stone age

So by all means enjoy eating at going to trendy paleo steak restaurants and decide to lose weight in the short term by going on a gluten-free diet, but don’t be fooled by the evolutionary scientific explanations which are now out of date. Your genes and your microbes are evolving faster than you realise and can cope with the new additions to our diet in the last few thousand years. The caveat is that we need to keep our gut microbes as healthy as possible. But dietary diversity, not exclusions, is the key.

“Our ancestors didn’t eat like this, so we shouldn’t.” This is the main ethos of many modern diets which advise us to exclude a number of recent additions to our plates because they were not part of our distant predecessors diet. There are many different variations on the theme –from all-en... more »

//Paleo diet

Paleo diet? Science has moved on since the stone age

So by all means enjoy eating at going to trendy paleo steak restaurants and decide to lose weight in the short term by going on a gluten-free diet, but don’t be fooled by the evolutionary scientific explanations which are now out of date. Your genes and your microbes are evolving faster than you realise and can cope with the new additions to our diet in the last few thousand years. The caveat is that we need to keep our gut microbes as healthy as possible. But dietary diversity, not exclusions, is the key.

“Our ancestors didn’t eat like this, so we shouldn’t.” This is the main ethos of many modern diets which advise us to exclude a number of recent additions to our plates because they were not part of our distant predecessors diet. There are many different variations on the theme – from all-encompassing “palaeolithic-style” diets to grain-free or gluten-free regimes – which are all generating a massive boom in specialised shops, products and even restaurants.

#paleodiet  ___

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2015-06-22 09:52:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Seeking Efficient Paths to Slimmer Children

Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact, according to the findings of a five-year collaborative research project.

Not only can several popular strategies help children achieve and maintain a normal weight and, in the future, reduce adult obesity, they can also save the country many health care dollars and, in a few cases, generate revenue to support further weight control efforts.

Seeking Efficient Paths to Slimmer Children

Pardon the cliché, but it happens to be particularly apt in this case: In trying to tame the nation’s obesity epidemic, an ounce of prevention is decidedly worth a pound of cure — considerably more than a pound, in fact, according to the findings of a five-year collaborative research project.

Not only can several popular strategies help children achieve and maintain a normal weight and, in the future, reduce adult obesity, they can also save the country many health care dollars and, in a few cases, generate revenue to support further weight control efforts.___

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2015-06-22 09:47:43 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Best dads on the planet? Owl monkeys. 

“These fathers play, groom, share food, and transport infants more than the mothers,” said Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, a Yale professor who has studied owl monkeys in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. “We have found that owl monkeys are the first of any primate species, and only the fourth pair-living mammal, to show genetic monogamy, or real faithfulness, between partners.”

The world’s finest fathers just might be covered with fur and live in the trees of Argentina.

They’re owl monkeys, and a growing body of research indicates that males of the species do much of the nurturing, childrearing, and protecting of offspring. They should be at the top of any Fathers Day list for the animal kingdom, a Yale University biological anthropologist says.

Best dads on the planet? Owl monkeys. 

“These fathers play, groom, share food, and transport infants more than the mothers,” said Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, a Yale professor who has studied owl monkeys in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. “We have found that owl monkeys are the first of any primate species, and only the fourth pair-living mammal, to show genetic monogamy, or real faithfulness, between partners.”

The world’s finest fathers just might be covered with fur and live in the trees of Argentina.

They’re owl monkeys, and a growing body of research indicates that males of the species do much of the nurturing, childrearing, and protecting of offspring. They should be at the top of any Fathers Day list for the animal kingdom, a Yale University biological anthropologist says.___

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2015-06-20 11:00:15 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Singaporean teaching methods improve UK maths skills

A scheme to help English schoolchildren improve their maths by copying Singaporean teaching methods has led to an improvement after just one year.

A study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge provides the first evidence that the new “Mathematics Mastery” programme influences performance. The research also suggested that even a small improvement in maths skills in pupils aged 10 can yield longer-term benefits for individuals and the economy.

Singaporean teaching methods improve UK maths skills

A scheme to help English schoolchildren improve their maths by copying Singaporean teaching methods has led to an improvement after just one year.

A study by the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge provides the first evidence that the new “Mathematics Mastery” programme influences performance. The research also suggested that even a small improvement in maths skills in pupils aged 10 can yield longer-term benefits for individuals and the economy.___

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2015-06-20 10:50:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

China wants to build a $10bn railway across the Amazon to get hold of Brazilian oil and beef

China recently announced plans to build a 5,300 km railway linking the Atlantic with the Pacific, cutting through the heart of the Amazon jungle in Brazil and Peru. Environmental groups are concerned that the railway will threaten sensitive ecosystems, wildlife and indigenous peoples. Indeed on the face of it, this would be a disaster for conservation in the most biologically rich place on Earth. But is a train line in fact the lesser of two evils? If the alternative is more roads, then yes it is.

The proposed line will cost an estimated US$10 billion to build and will reduce the cost of shipping oil, iron ore, soya, beef and other commodities from Brazil and Peru to Asian markets. With the promise of investment from China the venture has gained considerable traction, with the... more »

China wants to build a $10bn railway across the Amazon to get hold of Brazilian oil and beef

China recently announced plans to build a 5,300 km railway linking the Atlantic with the Pacific, cutting through the heart of the Amazon jungle in Brazil and Peru. Environmental groups are concerned that the railway will threaten sensitive ecosystems, wildlife and indigenous peoples. Indeed on the face of it, this would be a disaster for conservation in the most biologically rich place on Earth. But is a train line in fact the lesser of two evils? If the alternative is more roads, then yes it is.

The proposed line will cost an estimated US$10 billion to build and will reduce the cost of shipping oil, iron ore, soya, beef and other commodities from Brazil and Peru to Asian markets. With the promise of investment from China the venture has gained considerable traction, with the leaders of each country signing a memorandum on the project. So it seems there is a good chance the railway will go ahead.___

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2015-06-20 09:00:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Smoking

Hawaii Becomes First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii's governor on Friday signed a bill raising the legal smoking age statewide to 21, the first U.S. state to do so.

The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.

Also on Friday, Ige signed a bill banning smoking and e-cigarette use at state parks and beaches, acts already banned in all city and county parks other than of Kaua'i County, according to his office.

//Smoking

Hawaii Becomes First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Hawaii's governor on Friday signed a bill raising the legal smoking age statewide to 21, the first U.S. state to do so.

The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21.

Also on Friday, Ige signed a bill banning smoking and e-cigarette use at state parks and beaches, acts already banned in all city and county parks other than of Kaua'i County, according to his office.___

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2015-06-19 20:26:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Airlines try to tell if you're traveling for business or pleasure — and charge accordingly

Economics can help explain all sorts of things in life, from what we eat to our choice of romantic partners to where we live. To encourage my Cornell students to consider how economics applies to their everyday lives, I challenge them to "pose an interesting question based on something you've seen or experienced personally, and then use basic economic principles to craft a plausible answer to it." I call it the Economic Naturalist writing assignment.

Airlines try to tell if you're traveling for business or pleasure — and charge accordingly

Economics can help explain all sorts of things in life, from what we eat to our choice of romantic partners to where we live. To encourage my Cornell students to consider how economics applies to their everyday lives, I challenge them to "pose an interesting question based on something you've seen or experienced personally, and then use basic economic principles to craft a plausible answer to it." I call it the Economic Naturalist writing assignment.___

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2015-06-19 20:16:44 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The association between chocolate intake and the risk of future cardiovascular events.

A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.

So, what is it about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's the compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in.

The study is part of a growing body of evidence that suggests the bioactive plant compounds found in cocoa beans, called polyphenols, may help protect against heart disease.

the paper: http://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/20/heartjnl-2014-307050.short?g=w_heart_ahead_tab

The association between chocolate intake and the risk of future cardiovascular events.

A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.

So, what is it about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's the compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in.

The study is part of a growing body of evidence that suggests the bioactive plant compounds found in cocoa beans, called polyphenols, may help protect against heart disease.

the paper: http://heart.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/20/heartjnl-2014-307050.short?g=w_heart_ahead_tab___

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2015-06-19 08:35:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

//Meningitis Vaccines

Meningitis Vaccine Mandate for Seventh Graders in New York Passes

Seventh graders in New York State would be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, a deadly disease spread by saliva droplets, and could be excluded from school if they were not, under a bill passed this week by the State Legislature.

Beginning in September 2016, the bill would require students entering seventh grade to have received the meningitis vaccine, with a booster shot to be given in the 12th grade. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends meningitis vaccination around that time, so many doctors have provided it.

//Meningitis Vaccines

Meningitis Vaccine Mandate for Seventh Graders in New York Passes

Seventh graders in New York State would be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, a deadly disease spread by saliva droplets, and could be excluded from school if they were not, under a bill passed this week by the State Legislature.

Beginning in September 2016, the bill would require students entering seventh grade to have received the meningitis vaccine, with a booster shot to be given in the 12th grade. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends meningitis vaccination around that time, so many doctors have provided it.___

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2015-06-19 04:28:47 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

It's not easy to find dates in Hawaii :)

#random

It's not easy to find dates in Hawaii :)

#random___

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2015-06-18 11:38:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Pluto

awesome video.

Ready to explore Pluto?

NASA’s New Horizons - the fastest spacecraft ever created - will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the first time in human history. 

#space   #pluto   #planets  

//Pluto

awesome video.

Ready to explore Pluto?

NASA’s New Horizons - the fastest spacecraft ever created - will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the first time in human history. 

#space   #pluto   #planets  ___

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2015-06-18 11:25:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

//Movie

Peanuts: The Movie Official Trailer 2 - 2015

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

//Movie

Peanuts: The Movie Official Trailer 2 - 2015

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.___

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2015-06-18 11:04:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Say cheeseeeee....

These orangutan babies are transported in a wheelbarrow after being rescued from captivity. The photo was taken at an International Animal Rescue (IAR) rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo. The youngsters - many of whom grew up in captivity as pets before being rescued - are being taught to climb, play and fend for themselves ahead of eventually being released back into their natural habitat.

Image Credit: LISA BURTENSHAW/ CATERS NEWS / The Telegraph

Say cheeseeeee....

These orangutan babies are transported in a wheelbarrow after being rescued from captivity. The photo was taken at an International Animal Rescue (IAR) rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan in the Indonesian part of Borneo. The youngsters - many of whom grew up in captivity as pets before being rescued - are being taught to climb, play and fend for themselves ahead of eventually being released back into their natural habitat.

Image Credit: LISA BURTENSHAW/ CATERS NEWS / The Telegraph___

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2015-06-18 09:10:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Managing diabetes while fasting

Diabetes education during Ramadan

Structured diabetes education is an essential tool for the management of diabetes during the fasting period and after breaking the fast during Ramadan. In a retrospective analysis by Bravis et al, patients who received diabetes education had less weight gain and fewer episodes of hypoglycemia compared with a group that did not receive education prior to Ramadan. Diabetes education, including the use of point-of-care (POC) glucose testing, resulted in fewer episodes of hypoglycemia between the start of Ramadan and the end of fasting. Diabetes education also helps to overcome certain barriers to diabetes care such as the misconception that puncturing one's skin for blood glucose testing during the fast would break the fast.

Managing diabetes while fasting

Diabetes education during Ramadan

Structured diabetes education is an essential tool for the management of diabetes during the fasting period and after breaking the fast during Ramadan. In a retrospective analysis by Bravis et al, patients who received diabetes education had less weight gain and fewer episodes of hypoglycemia compared with a group that did not receive education prior to Ramadan. Diabetes education, including the use of point-of-care (POC) glucose testing, resulted in fewer episodes of hypoglycemia between the start of Ramadan and the end of fasting. Diabetes education also helps to overcome certain barriers to diabetes care such as the misconception that puncturing one's skin for blood glucose testing during the fast would break the fast.___

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2015-06-18 08:58:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Some pretty good stuff here...well done +BuzzFeed :)  
What do you eat at suhoor?

27 Foods To Eat At Suhoor That Release Energy Throughout The Day During Ramadan

If you celebrate Ramadan, you know that during the next hot summer month you won’t be able to eat or drink anything — including water — from before dawn to sunset. To maintain energy and hydration throughout the day follow these tips for your pre-dawn meal from Muslim registered dietitian Nour El-Zibdeh.

#ramadan   #nutrition  

Some pretty good stuff here...well done +BuzzFeed :)  
What do you eat at suhoor?

27 Foods To Eat At Suhoor That Release Energy Throughout The Day During Ramadan

If you celebrate Ramadan, you know that during the next hot summer month you won’t be able to eat or drink anything — including water — from before dawn to sunset. To maintain energy and hydration throughout the day follow these tips for your pre-dawn meal from Muslim registered dietitian Nour El-Zibdeh.

#ramadan   #nutrition  ___

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2015-06-18 08:48:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why it took the FDA nearly 40 years to ban trans fats

"There was a lot of resistance to the idea that trans fat might be a problem because of the recommendations — from the American Heart Association and other groups — telling people to eat a lot of margarine and Crisco, which is high in trans fat," he explained. "It was hard to swallow that trans fat could be worse than lard and butter."

"Industry scientists told the FDA trans fats were okay," he told Vox. He said everyone who disagreed either couldn't get research funding or found themselves derided by their peers."

Why it took the FDA nearly 40 years to ban trans fats

"There was a lot of resistance to the idea that trans fat might be a problem because of the recommendations — from the American Heart Association and other groups — telling people to eat a lot of margarine and Crisco, which is high in trans fat," he explained. "It was hard to swallow that trans fat could be worse than lard and butter."

"Industry scientists told the FDA trans fats were okay," he told Vox. He said everyone who disagreed either couldn't get research funding or found themselves derided by their peers."___

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2015-06-18 01:45:04 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

//Ramadan

Muslims in Reykjavik will fast for 21 hours during Ramadan this year

On Thursday (June 18), over a billion Muslims around the world will begin fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. This is a time when Muslims, from dawn till dusk, refrain from eating and drinking, as a way to deepen their spiritual connection to their faith.

So where are the toughest cities to fast this Ramadan? Muslims in Reykjavik, Iceland, will have to contend with about 21 hours of fasting. In Anchorage, Alaska, fasting will last 19 hours while in Dar es Salaam, the days will be about 12 hours long. Buenos Aires will have one of the shortest fasting times at an average of nine hours per day.

//Ramadan

Muslims in Reykjavik will fast for 21 hours during Ramadan this year

On Thursday (June 18), over a billion Muslims around the world will begin fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. This is a time when Muslims, from dawn till dusk, refrain from eating and drinking, as a way to deepen their spiritual connection to their faith.

So where are the toughest cities to fast this Ramadan? Muslims in Reykjavik, Iceland, will have to contend with about 21 hours of fasting. In Anchorage, Alaska, fasting will last 19 hours while in Dar es Salaam, the days will be about 12 hours long. Buenos Aires will have one of the shortest fasting times at an average of nine hours per day.___

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2015-06-17 21:40:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Wishing you and your loved ones good health in this holy month of Ramadan.
To everyone who will be fasting and observing, Ramadan Mubarak!

Love and Aloha. xxx

#Ramadan

Wishing you and your loved ones good health in this holy month of Ramadan.
To everyone who will be fasting and observing, Ramadan Mubarak!

Love and Aloha. xxx

#Ramadan___

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2015-06-17 00:54:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Science, as explained by Donald Trump’s twitter feed.

Via Max Fisher| Vox http://t.co/557BUCk8Z4

#donaldtrump

Science, as explained by Donald Trump’s twitter feed.

Via Max Fisher| Vox http://t.co/557BUCk8Z4

#donaldtrump___

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2015-06-17 00:13:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 


I can't wait to see Donald Trump in the debates.

#donaldtrump #popcorn


I can't wait to see Donald Trump in the debates.

#donaldtrump #popcorn___

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2015-06-16 20:39:07 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

//Jurrasic World

What happens when a dinosaur expert reviews “Jurassic World”

"To even begin talking about this creature’s scientific accuracy would be like a bat specialist discussing the fine points of Batman’s anatomy and biomechanics."

This is entertainment. They make it very clear that the dinosaurs they feature are movie monsters quite unlike anything that actually lived during the Jurassic period. The film’s villain, Indominus rex, is a genetic mash-up of a tyrannosaur and a raptor and all kinds of other stuff.

//Jurrasic World

What happens when a dinosaur expert reviews “Jurassic World”

"To even begin talking about this creature’s scientific accuracy would be like a bat specialist discussing the fine points of Batman’s anatomy and biomechanics."

This is entertainment. They make it very clear that the dinosaurs they feature are movie monsters quite unlike anything that actually lived during the Jurassic period. The film’s villain, Indominus rex, is a genetic mash-up of a tyrannosaur and a raptor and all kinds of other stuff.___

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2015-06-16 20:22:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

//Trans fats

The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

"The agency has estimated that banning trans fats completely could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year."

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer advocates and is expected to save thousands of lives a year.

Trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines, coffee creamers, graham crackers and granola bars.
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//Trans fats

The FDA takes step to remove artificial trans fats in processed foods

"The agency has estimated that banning trans fats completely could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year."

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer advocates and is expected to save thousands of lives a year.

Trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines, coffee creamers, graham crackers and granola bars.

more: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm451237.htm___

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