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Lorna Salgado has been at 12 events

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STEM Women on G+113,277Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor +Siromi Samarasinghe 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 +Zuleyka Zevallos  and Professor +Rajini Rao. 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 22:30:0033 
Joanne Manaster94,845Join +Jeff Shaumeyer  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of +Read Science! where their guest +Chad Orzel 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+113,277Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  +Yonatan Zunger 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 +Buddhini Samarasinghe   and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos  , 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+113,277Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to +Jonathan Eisen 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 +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos, 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 21:30:0062 
Eat Right738,886November 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 18:00:0033 
Scientific American250,847SA 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 American250,847GMOs 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+453,534"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 21:00:00121 
TODAY955,532When 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 15:00:00144 
ZAGAT4,657,681Join 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 14:00:00205 
Amy Robinson28,253On 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 Smith60,676Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/12The 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 modeI 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/ngQeFPlease check there first if you have any questions. Thanks_________________UPLOADINGYou 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 03:00:00246 

Lorna Salgado has been shared in 58 public circles

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Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483206
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499411872
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453070
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441573382
Roy W. Richardson1,476Circle Share-- Foodies, Food Bloggers, and People who are very Social about FoodWhile I haven't shared very much of this side of me on Google+, I am a major foodie. I looked for a long time for the word that described me and one day Patton Oswalt used that word in an interview and I Googled it to find its meaning and there I was. Here is a circle of Food experts and Food mad scientists who look at food as a path to healthy living or happy living. I don't think you will be disappointed. I will start posting more of my own recipes and food experiments.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodie2013-11-19 21:43:5588000
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815
Till von Bracht1,689Health is wealth! Share this circle and learn how to live a healthy life! #sharedcircles #circle #circleshare #health #healthcircle #sharedcircle  2013-09-26 12:22:50306024
Mike Elgan2,209,377Have you added the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends lately?2013-03-31 09:40:493327321
Barry Grau3,491I haven't shared this circle of Chicago Area Photographers in a long time. Add to it and reshare if you'd like2013-03-21 22:20:44203102
Nicole Gugliucci19,829UPDATED First Ladies of Science CircleRemember that whole thing that happened a while ago when +Pamela Gay realized she was the only lady on the Science & Nature Suggested Users List? Well, not only were more women added as a result of our discussions (Thanks, Google!) but we put together a list or YOUR recommendations for your favorite ladies of science. These women do science, teach science, talk about science, or just plain LOVE science, and they share it with all of us here on Google+. Still missing you or one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! 2013-02-27 04:41:0515610312
Nicole Gugliucci19,685I'm resharing my "First Ladies of Science" circle from last week ago based on your suggestions of the fabulous women of STEM here in Google+. Sorry, I've been busy with travel and haven't updated it and plan to do that... but I wanted to share from the new profile in case you missed it. 2013-02-09 16:05:091208815
Rob Salzman18,074This circle is the third of four containing people who've commented on content I share.  They make my stream come alive with compelling, interesting discussions.  If you want your stream to be active, you won't do better then including them.   Fair warning:  Some of these people are willing to take a stand that may be different then those I'd take.  :)2013-02-01 18:25:26500315
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275613057
Rob Salzman16,639Friday Circle Share:  This is the third of three circles that contains the people who make my streams come alive.  These are the passionate, witty, intellegent people who comment.   I may not agree with them, but I always learn somthing from them.  Fair warning.  Not everyone in this circle is a leftie.  :)2012-12-28 23:07:58459305
Mike Elgan2,022,742Is my League the best Circle on Google+?Sorry to brag, but I think it is. Why? Because The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is not filled with social media superstars on the official Suggested Users List, but a very carefully curated group of super awesome people. It's also a very carefully balanced group, internally -- not too much tech or photography, and plenty of posts about science, food, journalism, travel and life in general (not to mention beer and wine!). If you agree, you can make the G+ world a better place by: 1. Sharing this post2. Adding this circle3. Adding this circle to your own shared circles and promoting your own circles!2012-12-19 12:04:1432181041
Mike Elgan2,022,742Is my League the best Circle on Google+?Sorry to brag, but I think it is. Why? Because it's a circle not of social media superstars on the official Suggested Users List, but a very carefully curated group of super awesome people. If you agree, you can make G+ a better place by: 1. Sharing this post2. Adding this circle3. Adding this circle to your own shared circles. 2012-12-19 12:02:0132415
Mike Elgan1,961,850Welcoming Claude Rieth to the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!Circle and promote the League (even if you've done so in the past) by: 1. Clicking "Add circle." 2. Typing a new or existing circle name. 3. Clicking the "Create or add to circles" button. 4. Clicking the "Share this post" button, and share with "Extended circles." +Claude Rieth lives in Luxembourg, and posts a lot about some of the beautiful sights he encounters there, as well as a breathtakingly broad range of other stuff. He's a geek, photographer, fitness fan, traveler and more and you're going to love his stream.  Welcome +Claude Rieth!2012-11-27 10:22:0432121040
Dave Tozier0+Danial Hallock originally shared this post:The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 17:22:28295000
Danial Hallock4,767The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 15:47:332941172383
Rob Salzman13,731This circle is three of three which contains the people who've engage with me.  They add so much to my google+ experience.   If you want to follow people who engage, who comment, plus, and share your posts - this group is for you!2012-11-09 19:42:0793103
Nils Tschampel2,357The Cream of the Crop of October 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:September 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-11-07 18:46:59308422136
Tim Moore25,169+NBA Smackdown Circle #1Tonights the night - start of the +NBA Season!  Double header on TNT: +Boston Celtics vs +Miami HEAT, then +Dallas Mavericks vs my +Los Angeles Lakers ---- and yes, The Black Mamba will be playing!So hoopsters - everyone in this shared public circle love the game and talk intelligently about it. Should be fun chatting about our favorite sport and talking smack with each other!! :)Share this will your friends, and if you'd like to be included in NBA Smackdown Circle #1 simply add your name below and share this publicly. When this gets to 500, I'll begin Circle #2.Note: If you share this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare          #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   2012-10-30 19:34:444051074
Danial Hallock4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971191078
Mike Elgan1,839,216+Meg L added to The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!Please click "Add circle" below, and also Share this post!!I've added one +Meg L to the League. Meg is a well-traveled, opinionated foodie with a truly original Google+ stream! You're going to love having her in your circles. If you've circled the League in the past, please circle again. G+ will simply add the new people. 2012-10-21 19:12:5031121234
Chad Haney7,185Relevance on G+, Two Birds, One PostOK so here's my #AZlist or #AZfaves thingy. I decided not to annoy people with the notifications. They are probably in the shared circle below anyway. In case you don't know, the list is from typing + and a letter. You are supposed to select the first name that Google suggests. I didn't allow duplicates so in some cases, it wasn't the first person Google suggested "by relevance to me".A: Kawthar AL ABDALLA B: Buddhini Samarasinghe C: Kimberly Chapman D: Deeksha Tare E: Mike Elgan F: Feisal Kamil G: Gnotic Pasta H: Aida Hazlan I: irish d J: Jonathan Langdale K: Guy Kawasaki L: Lindsay Leonidas M: Mahesh Sreekandath N: Jerry Nguyen O: Mary Owens P: Peter LindelaufQ: Liz Quilty R: Rajini Rao S: Allison Sekuler T: Tom Lee U: Frances Uku V: Branimir Vasilic W: Christian WietholtX: Xavier Brinon Y: Annie Yim Z: mary ZemanThe shared circle is another test of relevancy. You also have probably seen these going around. You sort your circles by "Relevance" and make a circle out of the top 99. Again, I did a little filtering. I removed people that are hardly on G+ but are in my email contacts. There were a couple of bizarre ones near the bottom that also got the ax, sorry. If you aren't in here, don't feel bad. Blame Google. #circleshare   #sharedcircles2012-10-06 04:41:0110025017
Jeremy Kolb1,867Google+ Starter CircleAre you new to Google+? Well here is a circle built specifically for you to help you get started. To get the most out of Google+, you need to do two things: find great content, and share great content. This circle will help you do both.Side note: if you are just starting out, keep in mind that small circles are the best. it's just way easier to keep them clean.To help you find good stuff I have included some of my favorite pages and people here that keep the entertaining and interesting content flowing. Several of them are also connectors, they share circles about particular interests you may have (Photography, Doctor Who Fans, Technology, etc...).Those connectors will also enable you to better share good content as they often build circles and will add you to them when you ask. *The more people you have in your circles, the more fun it is to share the awsome stuff you find.* Hope you enjoy,  #newtogoogleplus    #googleplustips   #sharedcircles   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #amazingpeople   #circleoftheday   #topcircles   #share   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles  2012-09-27 19:27:2027537
Mike Elgan1,697,437The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, Revised and UpdatedI've decided to stay true to the mission of this circle, so I've cut out the AWOL celebrities, and also removed myself (I don't meet my own criteria). Please click "Add circle" below to circle The League!2012-09-13 10:19:583221453
Mike Elgan1,685,269Circle The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!If you haven't circled my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, you don't know what you're missing. Click "Add circle" below to circle the lot (if you've circled this group before, do it again to pick up the new members). Also: Please share this post with all your circles!What is this League, and where did it come from? Well, these are people I've discovered on Google+ who post extraordinarily original and interesting posts on a wide range of subjects, and who engage on Google+ with passion, curiosity and a sense of adventure. Besides that, they have little in common with each other. Everybody circle The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-09-10 18:58:224122924
STEM Women on G+2,184STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 3)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+.We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week).• Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Christine Paluch, +Liz ℚuilty and +Liz Krane. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you! #STEM #stemeducation #science #technology #engineering #maths #sharedcircleday #SharedCircles  2012-08-17 05:03:27167110233
Mike Elgan1,598,118The League is Back!Please click "Add circle" below, and also Share this post!I've been slacking off lately in my promotion of The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, but no more, I tell you. If you've started following me recently, let me explain what this is all about.My mission is to find really awesome people who I personally enjoy following, and promote the hell out of them until they reach 100,000 circles, at which point they "graduate" from the League. So here they are: The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-08-16 20:01:2238341652
Jeremy Kolb1,030Google+ Starter KitAre you new to Google+? Well here is a circle built specifically for you to help you get started. To get the most out of Google+, you need to be able to do two things well: find good content and share good content. To help you find good stuff I have included some of my favorite pages and people here that keep the entertaining and interesting content flowing. Several of them are also connectors, they share circles about particular interests you may have (Photography, Doctor Who Fans, Technology, etc...).Those connectors will also enable you to better share good content as they often build circles and will add you to them when you ask. The more people you have in your circles, the more fun it is to share the awsome stuff you find. Hope you enjoy,  #newgoogleplus   #googleplustips   #sharedcircles   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #amazingpeople   #circleoftheday   #topcircles   #share   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Public Circles +Best Shared Circle +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles +Circle-Back +Sharing is Caring on G+  2012-07-27 18:02:3721046
martin shervington10,142Star Wars Tuesday First Gen circleHere are a great bunch of people who helped to get #starwarstuesday  off the ground.So, if you are looking for some Star Wars posts, especially on a Tuesday, then it is a perfect place to start!As always, may the force be with you and any family issues resolve themselves in a pleasant manner and preferably without the loss of a hand, or that awkward 'kissing' incident, 'cos let's face it, it was a little weird.Enjoy! #starwarstuesday   #starwars   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-07-26 08:57:5180281939
Michael Pedersen88I've just looked at a few of my friends, and now I see why they think that G+ is a ghost town. Folks, you have to circle some people that post good stuff. Here, this circle was shared by +Terrence Lui a while back, and made my already busy stream actually too busy.Doesn't change how useful it is, or how fun it is. Save the circle, and you're going to find a whole new G+ waiting for you.2012-07-25 04:42:3176304
Haroon Abbasi215People Who are walking around the earth with Google Plus..... #sharedcircles  +Public Circles +Circle Plus +Circle Share +Public Circles +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-06-25 05:42:0950023616
Mike Elgan1,351,374Click 'Add circle' to follow the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-06-21 16:51:284022422
Mike Elgan1,340,998Click 'Add circle'! to follow the League!2012-06-19 23:50:243828634
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)0No Name NeededI wanted to add another user to this circle, so I decided to continue modelling my "league" after that of +Mike Elgan and reshare the circle with every addition.  I also have a habit of notifying people whenever I share a circle that has them in it, but if people would rather I not do that, let me know!  :)I added +Sarah Rios.  While she has an unhealthy and unjustified addiction to all things #loki , she makes up for it with some pretty delicious #foodporn  that pops up on her stream on an almost daily basis. When she isn't fawning over Loki or delicious food stuffs, she's usually posting some  #geekhumor  and nerdy content. As an active engager on even the busiest of threads, and a good plusser she's someone worth following.Check her, and the rest of the no-namers out!  Previous share(s):https://plus.google.com/115240799014773651633/posts/YTdTnnGHHsV #circleshare   #nonameneeded  2012-06-15 23:48:1615102
Terrence Lui22,443Who You Gonna Call?Do you have a problem?  Do you wonder where you are going to go to get help?  If so, this is this is the circle for you.  These are the experts.  They are the ones we go to when we need help. Not only do they know what they are talking about but they will all go out of their way to make sure you get what you need.  Can't get much better than that.  This is the first shared circle I have created.  Heck it is the first shared circle I am even sharing.  I created this circle, with the help of all of you (http://bit.ly/KYlY20), because I think experts are crucial to great community.  Everyone who was mentioned is great.  I went through everyone of the profiles, it took me almost 3 hours, and found some awesome people.   But because I wanted to keep the circle relatively small I curated the list to my own standards.So here it is, a circle of Experts you can find on Google+.  Everyone of them is an expert in some way and will be great engaging with you if you ever need help in their field of expertise.  The list of experts is diverse.  We have the more popular subjects covered like tech, photography and social media.  We also have a strong group of creative people in art, writing, and movies.  And then we have niche interest like running and physics.  So add this circle it if you feel inclined.  I give you my personal guarantee that you will find someone of interest in there or your money back.  Note:  If you were notified of this post you are in the circle.  2012-06-14 18:46:0375634765
Mike Elgan1,188,150Welcoming +Alex Lindsay to The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!(Please click "Add circle" below to circle the group. And please SHARE this post!!)You may known +Alex Lindsay from appearances on +TWiT shows. But in his day job he's the founder and Chief Architect of Pixel Corps, a digital media training company. Alex is a very interesting and knowledgeable person, and a super nice guy. He's also a huge fan and active user of Google+. Welcome to the League, Alex!!2012-05-23 20:33:1437111141
Gemma Costa35,539As I promised some days ago here there is the updated Circle of Breakfast Club IMPORTANT: share this post so people will know the news and the group will grow In this Circle there are only people who use the tag #breakfastclub for the page +Breakfast Club I've only added people who really use the tag because, I say it one time more, one of intentions of this theme is to share with many people the posts and beautiful images and to comment and to support the work of others.If you don't like to be in tell me and I'll erase your nameIf you would like to be inside ask me here and use the tag #breakfastclub The Circle of Breakfast Club brings together people who enjoy sharing own works for giving the good morning to the other people, then you can use this tag in your first post in the morning or also during the day if your prefer, it will be always morning somewhereWould you like to be inside? Here there are some simple things to know:To be added to the Circle of Breakfast Club :1) share a work of yours with the tag #breakfastclub , photos above all, of any topic, but also poems, videos with music or interesting posts you think they could be interesting for the group, so people can found your post and comment it and enjoy the beautiful works2) if you are sharing an image be sure to write the tag also on it ( in the black lighbox) , so your work automatically will be shared on the page of Breakfast Club because the curators can comment and share some of your works but, obviously, not all the times and not all3) Search the tagged works from the others and support them, THIS IS IMPORTANT, do for the others what you would like the others do to you :)4) SHARE THIS POST so people can know the news, THIS IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT for the grown of a theme so , please don't forget to share it!!#breakfastclub #sharedclubs #breakfast #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-10 18:05:08204465441
STEM Women on G+680STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 2)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+. We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week). • Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Liz Krane, +Liz ℚuilty and +Christine Paluch. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you!2012-05-08 21:56:29153136530
Richard Law2,621Imaginary Robots should be in everyone's stream. #doshare #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-07 20:41:36231000
Mike Elgan1,049,137Four new inductees to The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends! Please click "Add circle" below to get the whole League. If you've previously circled this Shared Circle, you'll need to click "Add circle" again to get the new people. This week, I'm dragooning +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch (whom I should have included long ago), +Amy Wallace, +Jaana Nyström and +M Sinclair Stevens!Welcome to the League, new inductees! And please SHARE THIS POST!!2012-04-24 22:40:003339729
Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco)2,406I call this one IdeasThat's how interesting these folks are to engage with. As with the green circle I just shared, this one's bigger than 500 so not everyone is here. And just as with the greenies, let us know if you think you should be in it. The common denominator here is interesting content of no particular bent. Just plain fascinating. I can sit and go through this stream all day. Great people one and all.2012-04-07 19:19:005002234
Mat Jackson4,507Beautifully engaging engagers...A circle to which I have added a goodly handful of my own dear people...They all have something to say. You might not agree with it , but they say it calmly and clearly and tend to be 'high engagers'.Enjoy - and feel free to share(If I've missed you, apologies, either share the circle and tick 'include yourself in shared circle' OR let me know in a comment and I'll add you for the next share :) ).2012-04-04 09:23:2214711411
Richard Law2,040My imaginary robots circle; one of my favorites. #sharedcircle2012-04-03 19:24:54199011
P E Sharpe19,435You Turn Me OnThis is my happy little constantly evolving circle of sapiosexual delights. Formerly a circle in which I shared folks who like smart folks, it's now a circle comprising people who post things that excite and arouse me for one reason or another. I've previously explained the root source for the prefix sapio ; here it is again, but from wikipedia this time.The word sapience is derived from the Latin sapientia, meaning "wisdom".[23] Related to this word is the Latin verb sapere, meaning "to taste, to be wise, to know"; the present participle of sapere forms part of Homo sapiens, the Latin binomial nomenclature created by Carolus Linnaeus to describe the human species. Linnaeus had originally given humans the species name of diurnus, meaning man of the day... he later decided that the dominating feature of humans was wisdom, hence application of the name sapiens. His chosen biological name was intended to emphasize man's uniqueness and separation from the rest of the animal kingdom..+Shared Circles on G+ +Sapiosexual +Public Circles +The Best Circles on Google+2012-03-28 22:10:47122341323

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2014-10-25 09:10:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why you shouldn’t freak out about getting Ebola on the New York subway, or at a bowling alley

The biggest city in the United States got its first confirmed case of Ebola tonight, after Dr. Craig Spencer came down with a high fever nine days after returning from treating the outbreak in Guinea and tested positive for the virus.

Attention quickly focused on Spencer’s activities before the virus was diagnosed—specifically his travels on New York City’s sprawling subway system, his visit to a Brooklyn bowling alley, and his use of an Uber taxi.

Three people who were in contact with Spencer have been quarantined as a precaution. But public health experts in New York and elsewhere are unanimous that the risk to the broader public—subway riders and bowlers alike—is extremely low.

Most reshares: 59

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2014-10-18 08:40:05 (7 comments, 59 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Today, I'm a hooman.

#caturday  

Most plusones: 82

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2014-10-20 01:47:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to Peyton Manning on throwing the NFL record 509th career touchdown pass.

#manning509   #paytonmanning   #denver   #nflsunday   

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2014-10-30 10:54:27 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Shrimp

There’s a 30% chance your shrimp isn’t what you think it is

“Things are mislabeled at the import level, the wholesale level, the retail level.”

The reports findings, which are based on nearly 150 products from more than 100 vendors, add to compelling evidence of a critical flaw in America’s seafood industry: current labeling laws are so lax that no one really knows what they’re eating.

The discovery of widespread shrimp shenanigans is the latest episode of American seafood fraud to be exposed:

• Nearly six-tenths of America’s tuna isn’t really tuna (in some cases, it’s a fish that causes oily anal leakage).

•Chilean seabass has been found to contain way more mercury than it’s supposed to.

• Salmon and shrimp, both farmed and wild, contained levels of antibiotics sufficient to promoteantibiotic resistance.... more »

//Shrimp

There’s a 30% chance your shrimp isn’t what you think it is

“Things are mislabeled at the import level, the wholesale level, the retail level.”

The reports findings, which are based on nearly 150 products from more than 100 vendors, add to compelling evidence of a critical flaw in America’s seafood industry: current labeling laws are so lax that no one really knows what they’re eating.

The discovery of widespread shrimp shenanigans is the latest episode of American seafood fraud to be exposed:

• Nearly six-tenths of America’s tuna isn’t really tuna (in some cases, it’s a fish that causes oily anal leakage).

•Chilean seabass has been found to contain way more mercury than it’s supposed to.

• Salmon and shrimp, both farmed and wild, contained levels of antibiotics sufficient to promote antibiotic resistance.___

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2014-10-29 04:07:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Omg! Is this even real?! Tonight's sunset in Waikiki.

#sunset #hawaii #nofilter

Omg! Is this even real?! Tonight's sunset in Waikiki.

#sunset #hawaii #nofilter___

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2014-10-28 22:39:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ebola Gear: 30 Steps Nurses Must Take

Ebola Gear: 30 Steps Nurses Must Take___

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2014-10-28 22:03:13 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Happy National Chocolate Day!

A 13-feet chocolate King-Kong

Assistants of French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hevin work on a four-metre (13-feet) tall chocolate King-Kong created by Richard Orlinski in Colombes, near Paris, on the eve of the 20th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show)

Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

#nationalchocolateday  

Happy National Chocolate Day!

A 13-feet chocolate King-Kong

Assistants of French chocolatier Jean-Paul Hevin work on a four-metre (13-feet) tall chocolate King-Kong created by Richard Orlinski in Colombes, near Paris, on the eve of the 20th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show)

Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

#nationalchocolateday  ___

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2014-10-28 21:03:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Peyton Manning wants you to eat a pizza topped with Fritos :)

Peyton Manning wants you to eat a pizza topped with Fritos :)___

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2014-10-28 20:50:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Why people without symptoms aren’t going to give you Ebola

Fear of Ebola has put many on high alert and there is increasing anxiety about the possibility of individuals with minimal exposure and no symptoms introducing the virus into communities – people such as Craig Spencer, the doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Guinea who then went bowling and rode the subway in New York before exhibiting symptoms.

Fear has kept people away from school and work, despite reassurances from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that someone with Ebola becomes contagious only once they develop symptoms.

In light of this, it is worthwhile explaining the data behind these assurances, which the WHO and CDC haven’t done, to make clear why we are so confident that people without symptoms can’t give youEbola.... more »

Why people without symptoms aren’t going to give you Ebola

Fear of Ebola has put many on high alert and there is increasing anxiety about the possibility of individuals with minimal exposure and no symptoms introducing the virus into communities – people such as Craig Spencer, the doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Guinea who then went bowling and rode the subway in New York before exhibiting symptoms.

Fear has kept people away from school and work, despite reassurances from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that someone with Ebola becomes contagious only once they develop symptoms.

In light of this, it is worthwhile explaining the data behind these assurances, which the WHO and CDC haven’t done, to make clear why we are so confident that people without symptoms can’t give you Ebola.___

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2014-10-28 20:21:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Drugs may work better depending on time of day

Scientists believe that drugs which target specific genes work differently depending on which time of day they are taken.

Now scientists at Pennsylvania University have worked out the time of day that genes in individual organs of the body are most active.

It shows that for the liver and the kidneys, most activity is happening after 6pm. The genes linked to the lungs peak at around lunchtime, while they heart is most active in the morning.

Scientists believe that drugs which target those genes will work differently depending on which time of day they are taken.

The Paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/23/1408886111

Drugs may work better depending on time of day

Scientists believe that drugs which target specific genes work differently depending on which time of day they are taken.

Now scientists at Pennsylvania University have worked out the time of day that genes in individual organs of the body are most active.

It shows that for the liver and the kidneys, most activity is happening after 6pm. The genes linked to the lungs peak at around lunchtime, while they heart is most active in the morning.

Scientists believe that drugs which target those genes will work differently depending on which time of day they are taken.

The Paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/23/1408886111___

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2014-10-28 09:09:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

// Aging

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

"The researchers point out that the product used in the study is not the same as chocolate, and they caution against an increase in chocolate consumption in an attempt to gain this effect."

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. The study, published today in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that one component of age-related memory decline in humans is caused by changes in a specific region of the brain and that this form of memory decline can be improved by a dietary intervention.
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// Aging

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline

"The researchers point out that the product used in the study is not the same as chocolate, and they caution against an increase in chocolate consumption in an attempt to gain this effect."

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. The study, published today in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that one component of age-related memory decline in humans is caused by changes in a specific region of the brain and that this form of memory decline can be improved by a dietary intervention.

MORE: http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/10/26/flavanols-memory-decline

PR: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-10/cumc-dfr102314.php

The Paper (paywall): http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3850.html

#aging   #memory  ___

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2014-10-28 07:09:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is about to engulf a nearby town

Where did Kilauea come from?

The prevailing theory on how the Hawaiian Islands formed goes like this: For the past 70 million years or so, the Pacific tectonic plate has been slowly passing over the Hawaii hotspot, an unusually hot and active region that (possibly) originates from deep within the Earth's mantle.

As the tectonic plate moves northwest, the hotspot has created a series of volcanoes that spewed out volcanic material and created a chain of underwater mountains in the Pacific — as well as, most recently, the Hawaiian islands:

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is about to engulf a nearby town

Where did Kilauea come from?

The prevailing theory on how the Hawaiian Islands formed goes like this: For the past 70 million years or so, the Pacific tectonic plate has been slowly passing over the Hawaii hotspot, an unusually hot and active region that (possibly) originates from deep within the Earth's mantle.

As the tectonic plate moves northwest, the hotspot has created a series of volcanoes that spewed out volcanic material and created a chain of underwater mountains in the Pacific — as well as, most recently, the Hawaiian islands:___

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2014-10-28 01:39:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

//Video games

Playing violent video games in 3D increases feelings of anger

Results showed that for those who played nonviolently, it didn’t matter if they played in 2D or 3D – their levels of anger were relatively low and unchanged. Those who played violently showed higher levels of anger than nonviolent players no matter how they played, in 2D or 3D. But those who played violently on 3D were significantly angrier than those who played violently on the 2D systems.

We found that anger was about 10% higher in the small screen-2D condition (desktop), 15% higher in the large-screen 2D condition (GeoWall), and 55% higher in the large-screen 3D condition (GeoWall).

//Video games

Playing violent video games in 3D increases feelings of anger

Results showed that for those who played nonviolently, it didn’t matter if they played in 2D or 3D – their levels of anger were relatively low and unchanged. Those who played violently showed higher levels of anger than nonviolent players no matter how they played, in 2D or 3D. But those who played violently on 3D were significantly angrier than those who played violently on the 2D systems.

We found that anger was about 10% higher in the small screen-2D condition (desktop), 15% higher in the large-screen 2D condition (GeoWall), and 55% higher in the large-screen 3D condition (GeoWall).___

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2014-10-28 01:04:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Biology Professor Tells Students: Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled

David P. Barash, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Washington, makes it a point at the beginning of each academic year to lecture his students on what he considers to be the basic premise underlying his biology course: that science and religion are totally incompatible. He wrote in an op-ed column in the New York Times (9-28-14): “Teaching biology without evolution would be like teaching chemistry without molecules, or physics without mass and energy.”

Biology Professor Tells Students: Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled

David P. Barash, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Washington, makes it a point at the beginning of each academic year to lecture his students on what he considers to be the basic premise underlying his biology course: that science and religion are totally incompatible. He wrote in an op-ed column in the New York Times (9-28-14): “Teaching biology without evolution would be like teaching chemistry without molecules, or physics without mass and energy.”___

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2014-10-28 00:38:19 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

cutest.thing.ever.

#cutenessoverload   #random   #gifoftheday  

cutest.thing.ever.

#cutenessoverload   #random   #gifoftheday  ___

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2014-10-28 00:25:16 (2 comments, 20 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Why fear is trumping science when it comes to Ebola.

There are five strains of Ebola, four of which have caused the disease in humans: Zaire, Sudan, Taï Forest, and Bundibugyo. The fifth, Reston, has infected monkeys only. Though scientists haven't been able to confirm this, the animal host of Ebola is widely believed to be the fruit bat, and the virus only seldomly makes the leap into humans.

The current outbreak involves the Zaire strain, which was discovered in 1976 — the year Ebola was first identified in what was then Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). That same year, the virus was also discovered in South Sudan.

The Ebola virus is extremely rare. Among the leading causes of death in Africa, it only accounts for a tiny fraction. People are much more likely to die from AIDS, respiratory infections, or diarrhea, as you can see.
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Why fear is trumping science when it comes to Ebola.

There are five strains of Ebola, four of which have caused the disease in humans: Zaire, Sudan, Taï Forest, and Bundibugyo. The fifth, Reston, has infected monkeys only. Though scientists haven't been able to confirm this, the animal host of Ebola is widely believed to be the fruit bat, and the virus only seldomly makes the leap into humans.

The current outbreak involves the Zaire strain, which was discovered in 1976 — the year Ebola was first identified in what was then Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). That same year, the virus was also discovered in South Sudan.

The Ebola virus is extremely rare. Among the leading causes of death in Africa, it only accounts for a tiny fraction. People are much more likely to die from AIDS, respiratory infections, or diarrhea, as you can see.

MORE: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/27/7079233/why-fear-is-trumping-science-when-it-comes-to-ebola___

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2014-10-28 00:05:09 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Masculine men don’t cut it for many women

Evolutionary psychology has long held that humans evolve to maximize reproductive success. By that logic, men would be more attracted to highly feminine women whose high estrogen levels made them more fertile, and women would go for masculine-looking men with strong immune systems to pass onto their offspring.

But those commonly-held assumptions hadn’t been fully tested, until a new study (pdf) in the latest issue of the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which found that women don’t always prefer masculine-looking men, and many seek just the opposite.

Masculine men don’t cut it for many women

Evolutionary psychology has long held that humans evolve to maximize reproductive success. By that logic, men would be more attracted to highly feminine women whose high estrogen levels made them more fertile, and women would go for masculine-looking men with strong immune systems to pass onto their offspring.

But those commonly-held assumptions hadn’t been fully tested, until a new study (pdf) in the latest issue of the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which found that women don’t always prefer masculine-looking men, and many seek just the opposite.___

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2014-10-26 19:49:52 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

//Standing desk

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens.

Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.

//Standing desk

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens.

Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.___

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2014-10-25 17:21:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sushi Burger.

The Sushi Burger: Crispy golden sushi rice ‘buns’ flavoured with the sweetness of mirin sandwich fresh tuna and wasabi patties. Ribbons of crunchy and vibrant rice wine vinegar pickled cucumber and radish turn these sliders into a mouthwatering 'LA meets Japan'-inspired burger. Finished with a drizzle of a salty orange and soy glaze and plenty of tangy citrus yuzu mayo, these sliders will definitely take some beating.

Sushi Burger.

The Sushi Burger: Crispy golden sushi rice ‘buns’ flavoured with the sweetness of mirin sandwich fresh tuna and wasabi patties. Ribbons of crunchy and vibrant rice wine vinegar pickled cucumber and radish turn these sliders into a mouthwatering 'LA meets Japan'-inspired burger. Finished with a drizzle of a salty orange and soy glaze and plenty of tangy citrus yuzu mayo, these sliders will definitely take some beating.___

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2014-10-25 16:47:15 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

incredible!
 
A 3-D video of real, living cells dividing. 

It's from a new study in Science led by Eric Betzig, who recently won a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his body of work developing high-resolution microscopes.

The video itself shows an embryo of the roundworm C. elegans, which researchers often use to study genetics and development. The green fluorescence shows where DNA is, while the red fluorescence mostly indicates the cells' membranes.

more: http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/23/7047425/Betzig-cell-division-mitosis-video-3d-lattice-light-sheet

incredible!
 
A 3-D video of real, living cells dividing. 

It's from a new study in Science led by Eric Betzig, who recently won a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his body of work developing high-resolution microscopes.

The video itself shows an embryo of the roundworm C. elegans, which researchers often use to study genetics and development. The green fluorescence shows where DNA is, while the red fluorescence mostly indicates the cells' membranes.

more: http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/23/7047425/Betzig-cell-division-mitosis-video-3d-lattice-light-sheet___

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2014-10-25 09:32:10 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

omg. pocket sand. flol!

#random  

omg. pocket sand. flol!

#random  ___

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2014-10-25 09:10:06 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why you shouldn’t freak out about getting Ebola on the New York subway, or at a bowling alley

The biggest city in the United States got its first confirmed case of Ebola tonight, after Dr. Craig Spencer came down with a high fever nine days after returning from treating the outbreak in Guinea and tested positive for the virus.

Attention quickly focused on Spencer’s activities before the virus was diagnosed—specifically his travels on New York City’s sprawling subway system, his visit to a Brooklyn bowling alley, and his use of an Uber taxi.

Three people who were in contact with Spencer have been quarantined as a precaution. But public health experts in New York and elsewhere are unanimous that the risk to the broader public—subway riders and bowlers alike—is extremely low.

Why you shouldn’t freak out about getting Ebola on the New York subway, or at a bowling alley

The biggest city in the United States got its first confirmed case of Ebola tonight, after Dr. Craig Spencer came down with a high fever nine days after returning from treating the outbreak in Guinea and tested positive for the virus.

Attention quickly focused on Spencer’s activities before the virus was diagnosed—specifically his travels on New York City’s sprawling subway system, his visit to a Brooklyn bowling alley, and his use of an Uber taxi.

Three people who were in contact with Spencer have been quarantined as a precaution. But public health experts in New York and elsewhere are unanimous that the risk to the broader public—subway riders and bowlers alike—is extremely low.___

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2014-10-25 08:19:07 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Shout out to the creative folks behind this epic video. F*cking awesome!

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made 

#epic 

Shout out to the creative folks behind this epic video. F*cking awesome!

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made 

#epic ___

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2014-10-25 01:39:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

What IS it about grilled cheese and tomato soup that's so good together?

Probably one of the best combination, in terms of texture and taste :) what's your favourite food combo?

#random #lunch

What IS it about grilled cheese and tomato soup that's so good together?

Probably one of the best combination, in terms of texture and taste :) what's your favourite food combo?

#random #lunch___

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2014-10-24 20:32:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

"In other words, how a food is branded really does seem to affect how we perceive it on a neurological level."

We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle to buy, and then opting for the one with the higher price tag, the prettier label or the more tempting descriptors?



How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

"In other words, how a food is branded really does seem to affect how we perceive it on a neurological level."

We all know that how a food is packaged and marketed can influence our choices, no matter how hard we try to shake the effect. Haven't you ever found yourself contemplating a row of wines, trying to decide which bottle to buy, and then opting for the one with the higher price tag, the prettier label or the more tempting descriptors?

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2014-10-24 18:52:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

What a great news! 

Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed'

The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was discharged on Friday, the NIH says.

Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."

What a great news! 

Dallas nurse is Ebola free: 'I feel fortunate and blessed'

The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was discharged on Friday, the NIH says.

Nina Pham appeared outside the hospital shortly before noon on Friday at a briefing on her treatment, saying, "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today."___

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2014-10-24 18:34:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How mathematicians are aiding fight against epidemics like Ebola

"Equations are not included as standard in medical kits. But in the backrooms of universities and institutes mathematicians are also contributing to the lines of defence."

While big data analysts and statisticians process observational information to refine a picture of what is happening, where and when, mathematical modellers instead distill into equations the fundamental mechanisms that govern epidemiological dynamics such as transmission, incubation, recovery, treatment and quarantine.

These mathematical models can then be analysed to reach a deeper understanding of the critical processes that drive an epidemic, help identify and assess potential management strategies, and perhaps look a little into the future when statistical extrapolation can be confounded by the complex interplay of... more »

How mathematicians are aiding fight against epidemics like Ebola

"Equations are not included as standard in medical kits. But in the backrooms of universities and institutes mathematicians are also contributing to the lines of defence."

While big data analysts and statisticians process observational information to refine a picture of what is happening, where and when, mathematical modellers instead distill into equations the fundamental mechanisms that govern epidemiological dynamics such as transmission, incubation, recovery, treatment and quarantine.

These mathematical models can then be analysed to reach a deeper understanding of the critical processes that drive an epidemic, help identify and assess potential management strategies, and perhaps look a little into the future when statistical extrapolation can be confounded by the complex interplay of nonlinear effects that characterises many biological systems – for instance the limiting effects of density on population size.___

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2014-10-23 23:23:56 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The irony.

Credit: daleedwards84

#aafpassembly



The irony.

Credit: daleedwards84

#aafpassembly

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2014-10-22 22:40:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Awesome!

Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin

The Facebook CEO participated in a 30-minute question and answer session at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday, which he posted to his public page. He did the whole thing in Mandarin. He even cracked some jokes.


Awesome!

Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin

The Facebook CEO participated in a 30-minute question and answer session at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday, which he posted to his public page. He did the whole thing in Mandarin. He even cracked some jokes.
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2014-10-22 20:27:15 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So, what did you have for lunch?

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon.

When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, meetings, and deadlines, food is simply fuel.

"Unhealthy lunch options also tend to be cheaper and faster than healthy alternatives, making them all the more alluring in the middle of a busy workday. They feel efficient. Which is where our lunchtime decisions lead us astray. We save 10 minutes now and pay for it with weaker performance the rest of the day."

#productivity   #lunch  

So, what did you have for lunch?

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon.

When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, meetings, and deadlines, food is simply fuel.

"Unhealthy lunch options also tend to be cheaper and faster than healthy alternatives, making them all the more alluring in the middle of a busy workday. They feel efficient. Which is where our lunchtime decisions lead us astray. We save 10 minutes now and pay for it with weaker performance the rest of the day."

#productivity   #lunch  ___

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2014-10-22 20:16:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Dallas Nurse’s Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

Bentley, a 1-Year-Old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Has Been Quarantined Since Oct. 13

Experts have said there is no evidence that domestic pets, such as dogs or cats, can transmit Ebola to humans, discrediting concerns that pets might, for example, lick the mouth of someone with Ebola and then become infected and transmit the disease. Authorities say it is possible for pets to become infected, but that the transmission ends there.

Dallas Nurse’s Dog Tests Negative for Ebola Virus

Bentley, a 1-Year-Old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Has Been Quarantined Since Oct. 13

Experts have said there is no evidence that domestic pets, such as dogs or cats, can transmit Ebola to humans, discrediting concerns that pets might, for example, lick the mouth of someone with Ebola and then become infected and transmit the disease. Authorities say it is possible for pets to become infected, but that the transmission ends there.___

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2014-10-22 10:36:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Only 5 US airports will take travelers from Ebola-stricken countries.

The five airports — New York's JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta, and Chicago — already account for 94 percent of travelers to the US from Ebola-stricken countries, according to DHS.

The restriction will apply to travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea starting on Wednesday, October 22. The new rule won't ban people coming from those countries, but it will make them go through extra screening processes, including having their temperature taken, before they're admitted to the US.

Only 5 US airports will take travelers from Ebola-stricken countries.

The five airports — New York's JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta, and Chicago — already account for 94 percent of travelers to the US from Ebola-stricken countries, according to DHS.

The restriction will apply to travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea starting on Wednesday, October 22. The new rule won't ban people coming from those countries, but it will make them go through extra screening processes, including having their temperature taken, before they're admitted to the US.___

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2014-10-22 09:54:30 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, WHO Says

“Typically, you don’t make hundreds of thousands of vaccines before you know what the safety and immunogenicity is,” said Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer of Johnson & Johnson. “This time, we will do that.”

Starting in January, two vaccines will be tested in large studies in the West African countries most affected by the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. At least three other vaccines will begin safety testing in healthy volunteers outside the outbreak zone in the first quarter of 2015.

One of those three is actually a combination of two inoculations being developed by Johnson & Johnson and Bavarian Nordic, a Danish company.

Johnson & Johnson announced early Wednesday that it was committing $200 million to the program, including making an equityinvestmen... more »

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, WHO Says

“Typically, you don’t make hundreds of thousands of vaccines before you know what the safety and immunogenicity is,” said Dr. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer of Johnson & Johnson. “This time, we will do that.”

Starting in January, two vaccines will be tested in large studies in the West African countries most affected by the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. At least three other vaccines will begin safety testing in healthy volunteers outside the outbreak zone in the first quarter of 2015.

One of those three is actually a combination of two inoculations being developed by Johnson & Johnson and Bavarian Nordic, a Danish company.

Johnson & Johnson announced early Wednesday that it was committing $200 million to the program, including making an equity investment of about $43 million in Bavarian Nordic to help pay for that company’s part in the project. It says it plans to begin safety trials in January and hopes to produce one million doses in 2015, with 250,000 available for broad application in clinical trials by May.___

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2014-10-22 09:45:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does to you – video

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen, with more than 4,500 confirmed deaths in west Africa. Patients are often killed not by the virus itself, but by the overreaction of their immune systems to the infection. Here, Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival.

Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does to you – video

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever seen, with more than 4,500 confirmed deaths in west Africa. Patients are often killed not by the virus itself, but by the overreaction of their immune systems to the infection. Here, Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted, the organs it disrupts, the symptoms of infection and the chances of survival.___

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2014-10-22 08:53:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I can't stop laughing...f*ing ridiculous. 

Eating Junk Food On A Roller Coaster!

I can't stop laughing...f*ing ridiculous. 

Eating Junk Food On A Roller Coaster!___

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2014-10-22 08:25:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#Ebola in the USA: don’t trust what you read on Twitter

Whatever you do, don’t turn to Twitter for news about Ebola. The volume and tone of tweets and retweets about the disease will make you wish you were watching the zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead instead. It is much less scary.

Ebola has been spreading since it was first diagnosed in March 2014 in Guinea. More than two-thirds who got the disease in this current outbreak in West Africa didn’t survive. Almost 4,500 have died so far. It is the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history.

But if you’re reading this in a country with an advanced health care system, you’re highly unlikely to catch Ebola, even if there is an infected person on the same continent.

#Ebola in the USA: don’t trust what you read on Twitter

Whatever you do, don’t turn to Twitter for news about Ebola. The volume and tone of tweets and retweets about the disease will make you wish you were watching the zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead instead. It is much less scary.

Ebola has been spreading since it was first diagnosed in March 2014 in Guinea. More than two-thirds who got the disease in this current outbreak in West Africa didn’t survive. Almost 4,500 have died so far. It is the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history.

But if you’re reading this in a country with an advanced health care system, you’re highly unlikely to catch Ebola, even if there is an infected person on the same continent.___

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2014-10-21 20:31:41 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

//Coffee

Coffee May Protect the Liver

Drinking coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — may protect your liver, a large new study has found.

Researchers examined the coffee-drinking habits of 27,793 people who filled out diet questionnaires in a large national health study from 1999 to 2010. The scientists also tracked blood levels of four enzymes that indicate liver function. The study is online in Hepatology.

//Coffee

Coffee May Protect the Liver

Drinking coffee — even decaffeinated coffee — may protect your liver, a large new study has found.

Researchers examined the coffee-drinking habits of 27,793 people who filled out diet questionnaires in a large national health study from 1999 to 2010. The scientists also tracked blood levels of four enzymes that indicate liver function. The study is online in Hepatology.___

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2014-10-21 09:13:31 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

"I can't even." 

#random  

"I can't even." 

#random  ___

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2014-10-20 23:48:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Music Monday

Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars 

#musicmonday  

//Music Monday

Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars 

#musicmonday  ___

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2014-10-20 23:01:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Pizza pizza

The Chemistry of Pizza

What's your favourite pizza/toppings?

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into everything from dough to sauce to toppings to, of course, cheese. There’s also a very specific chemical reaction at work on every single slice, no matter what toppings you choose. 

It's called the Maillard Reaction, and it's what causes the browning of the dough and toppings, as well as the release of some delicious compounds.

//Pizza pizza

The Chemistry of Pizza

What's your favourite pizza/toppings?

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into everything from dough to sauce to toppings to, of course, cheese. There’s also a very specific chemical reaction at work on every single slice, no matter what toppings you choose. 

It's called the Maillard Reaction, and it's what causes the browning of the dough and toppings, as well as the release of some delicious compounds.___

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2014-10-20 22:41:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

//Breakfast

Eating This For Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings Later in The Day

New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day.

“Our research showed that people experience a dramatic decline in cravings for sweet foods when they eat breakfast.

However, breakfasts that are high in protein also reduced cravings for savory — or high-fat — foods.

On the other hand, if breakfast is skipped, these cravings continue to rise throughout the day.”

#breakfast  

//Breakfast

Eating This For Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings Later in The Day

New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day.

“Our research showed that people experience a dramatic decline in cravings for sweet foods when they eat breakfast.

However, breakfasts that are high in protein also reduced cravings for savory — or high-fat — foods.

On the other hand, if breakfast is skipped, these cravings continue to rise throughout the day.”

#breakfast  ___

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2014-10-20 20:47:57 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The research paper behind a favorite Dr. Oz product was just retracted

Even before the retraction, the study had attracted a lot of scrutiny for being too weak and flawed to support any health claims, let alone weight loss wonders. The Federal Trade Commission had also settled a $3.5-million lawsuit with the supplement-makers for its false marketing and bad science.

The research paper behind a favorite Dr. Oz product was just retracted

Even before the retraction, the study had attracted a lot of scrutiny for being too weak and flawed to support any health claims, let alone weight loss wonders. The Federal Trade Commission had also settled a $3.5-million lawsuit with the supplement-makers for its false marketing and bad science.___

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2014-10-20 20:45:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What each country eats — in charts

America gets 37% of its calories from sugar and fat. China gets 11%.

The world is eating a lot more than it used to. The amount of calories available for each person on Earth has risen 28 percent in the past 50 years. But there's still a ton of variation between countries. Indians eat less meat than most. Americans consume far more sugar and fat. And China's now consumes twice as much food per person as it did in 1961.

What each country eats — in charts

America gets 37% of its calories from sugar and fat. China gets 11%.

The world is eating a lot more than it used to. The amount of calories available for each person on Earth has risen 28 percent in the past 50 years. But there's still a ton of variation between countries. Indians eat less meat than most. Americans consume far more sugar and fat. And China's now consumes twice as much food per person as it did in 1961.___

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2014-10-20 08:54:39 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

//Pew Research

Country by country, what people around the globe see as greatest danger to the world

With growing conflicts engulfing the Middle East, people in the region name religious and ethnic hatred most frequently as the greatest threat to the world. Moreover, publics across the globe see the threat of religious and ethnic violence as a growing threat to the world’s future. But in Europe, concerns about inequality trump all other dangers and the gap between the rich and the poor is increasingly considered the world’s top problem by people living in advanced economies, including the United States.

more: http://pewrsr.ch/1vik4xT

//Pew Research

Country by country, what people around the globe see as greatest danger to the world

With growing conflicts engulfing the Middle East, people in the region name religious and ethnic hatred most frequently as the greatest threat to the world. Moreover, publics across the globe see the threat of religious and ethnic violence as a growing threat to the world’s future. But in Europe, concerns about inequality trump all other dangers and the gap between the rich and the poor is increasingly considered the world’s top problem by people living in advanced economies, including the United States.

more: http://pewrsr.ch/1vik4xT___

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2014-10-20 02:22:04 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Peyton Manning's teammates playing keep-away with the record-breaking touchdown ball.

#manning509 #peytonmanningrocks   #sundaynightfootball  

Peyton Manning's teammates playing keep-away with the record-breaking touchdown ball.

#manning509 #peytonmanningrocks   #sundaynightfootball  ___

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2014-10-20 01:47:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

Congratulations to Peyton Manning on throwing the NFL record 509th career touchdown pass.

#manning509   #paytonmanning   #denver   #nflsunday   

Congratulations to Peyton Manning on throwing the NFL record 509th career touchdown pass.

#manning509   #paytonmanning   #denver   #nflsunday   ___

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2014-10-19 23:38:04 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

When you're happy, take a selfie! Have a great Sunday friends. Aloha. x

When you're happy, take a selfie! Have a great Sunday friends. Aloha. x___

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2014-10-19 21:01:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Bat’s immunity may hold key to preventing future Ebola outbreaks

Interestingly, bats have the ability to harbour viruses such as Ebola and don’t display clinical signs of disease. Yet once the virus infects other species, it has the potential to cause widespread death and disease. 

How is it that bats are resistant to a disease that kills up to 90% of people it infects?

Bat’s immunity may hold key to preventing future Ebola outbreaks

Interestingly, bats have the ability to harbour viruses such as Ebola and don’t display clinical signs of disease. Yet once the virus infects other species, it has the potential to cause widespread death and disease. 

How is it that bats are resistant to a disease that kills up to 90% of people it infects?___

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2014-10-19 09:21:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Cells' powerhouses were once energy parasites: Study upends current theories of how mitochondria began

"We believe this study has the potential to change the way we think about the event that led to mitochondria," said U.Va. biologist Martin Wu, the study's lead author. "We are saying that the current theories -- all claiming that the relationship between the bacteria and the host cell at the very beginning of the symbiosis was mutually beneficial -- are likely wrong.

"Instead, we believe the relationship likely was antagonistic -- that the bacteria were parasitic and only later became beneficial to the host cell by switching the direction of the ATP transport."

The Paper: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0110685

Cells' powerhouses were once energy parasites: Study upends current theories of how mitochondria began

"We believe this study has the potential to change the way we think about the event that led to mitochondria," said U.Va. biologist Martin Wu, the study's lead author. "We are saying that the current theories -- all claiming that the relationship between the bacteria and the host cell at the very beginning of the symbiosis was mutually beneficial -- are likely wrong.

"Instead, we believe the relationship likely was antagonistic -- that the bacteria were parasitic and only later became beneficial to the host cell by switching the direction of the ATP transport."

The Paper: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0110685___

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2014-10-18 19:45:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Spry Dog Doesn't Give a Fuck About the Weather Forecast

"I'm a dog. These numbers are irrelevant to me."

via http://gawker.com/spry-dog-doesnt-give-a-fuck-about-the-weather-forecast-1648033063

Spry Dog Doesn't Give a Fuck About the Weather Forecast

"I'm a dog. These numbers are irrelevant to me."

via http://gawker.com/spry-dog-doesnt-give-a-fuck-about-the-weather-forecast-1648033063___

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2014-10-18 19:28:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//Plastic food containers

Plastic containers protect and poison your food

“Food packaging chemicals are not disclosed, and in many cases we don’t have toxicology or exposure data,” explains Maricel Maffini, an independent scientist and consultant who specializes in food additives research. Yet a core component of the FDA’s regulation of food contact materials is based on the assumption that these substances may migrate into and be present in food._

Recent analyses have revealed substantial gaps in what is known about the health and environmental effects of many of these materials and raised questions about the safety of others. A study published this past July found that 175 chemicals used in food contact materials are also recognized by scientists and government agencies as chemicals of concern—chemicals known to have adverse health effects.

//Plastic food containers

Plastic containers protect and poison your food

“Food packaging chemicals are not disclosed, and in many cases we don’t have toxicology or exposure data,” explains Maricel Maffini, an independent scientist and consultant who specializes in food additives research. Yet a core component of the FDA’s regulation of food contact materials is based on the assumption that these substances may migrate into and be present in food._

Recent analyses have revealed substantial gaps in what is known about the health and environmental effects of many of these materials and raised questions about the safety of others. A study published this past July found that 175 chemicals used in food contact materials are also recognized by scientists and government agencies as chemicals of concern—chemicals known to have adverse health effects.___

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2014-10-18 19:12:26 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

These are the pervasive brain myths that teachers around the world believe

Have you heard the one about how human beings use only 10% of their brains?.

A survey conducted by Paul Howard-Jones at the University of Bristol and published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience asked teachers in China, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, and the UK whether or not they agreed with a series of popularly held—but erroneous—beliefs about the brain. The results, to put it mildly, were disconcerting.

Jones’ research found that 59% of teachers in China and half the teachers in the UK and Turkey believe that we only use 10% of our brains. The survey also showed that the majority of teachers in China, the UK, and Netherlands believe that children will be less attentive after having a sugary snack (also untrue). And 91% of teachers in the UK think people are either “right-brained” or“left-bra... more »

These are the pervasive brain myths that teachers around the world believe

Have you heard the one about how human beings use only 10% of their brains?.

A survey conducted by Paul Howard-Jones at the University of Bristol and published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience asked teachers in China, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, and the UK whether or not they agreed with a series of popularly held—but erroneous—beliefs about the brain. The results, to put it mildly, were disconcerting.

Jones’ research found that 59% of teachers in China and half the teachers in the UK and Turkey believe that we only use 10% of our brains. The survey also showed that the majority of teachers in China, the UK, and Netherlands believe that children will be less attentive after having a sugary snack (also untrue). And 91% of teachers in the UK think people are either “right-brained” or “left-brained” (turns out we use whichever side we need).___

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