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Old 02-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #51
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I'd consider going to the trouble to invent a time machine to hear it.. curse my laziness!

Mexican salamanders completely freak me out.. They're like a practical joke.. It's like a little pokemon instead of a legit animal.

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You like critters? A pic I took at Great Smokey Mountains National Park

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Hermaphrodite Sea Slug Mates With Throwaway Penis
“A bizarre, hermaphrodite sea slug may give new meaning to the word “quickie.” The nudibranch uses a disposable penis to have sex more frequently, according to a new study.

The animal, described today (Feb. 12) in the journal Biology Letters, is the first discovered to use an easily regenerated, disposable penis.

Nudibranches are simultaneous hermaphrodites,, meaning that they have penises that they use to fertilize others as well as female sex organs. But exactly how their sex worked remained a mystery.”
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The sound this frog makes drives my dog wild.. and the frog is pretty stinkin' adorable too.

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There was an adorable teen guy standing in front of me checking out at walmart late on friday night.. I'd run into buy paint.. and he was buying a giant fish. He even had a french looking stocking cap on.. and rode off on his bicycle.. I was thinking I bet girls his age have no idea what a cutie he is. They probably think he's geeky.

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Sea of Stars
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Pinpricks of light on the shore seem to mirror stars above in an undated picture taken on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives.
The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton—and now scientists think they know how some of these life-forms create their brilliant blue glow.
Various species of phytoplankton are known to bioluminesce, and their lights can be seen in oceans all around the world, said marine biologist and bioluminescence expert Woodland Hastings of Harvard University. (Also see "Glowing Sea Beasts: Photos Shed Light on Bioluminescence.")
"I've been across the Atlantic and Pacific, and I've never seen a spot that wasn't bioluminescent or a night that [bioluminescence] couldn't be seen," Hastings said.
The most common type of marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. A recent study co-authored by Hastings has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.
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One of my favorite combinations is art + science

By finding traces of incense, they've finally figured out heat might have been the key to the 2 pigment and clay recipe's lasting intensity.

also this pleasant blurb

Among the more remarkable discoveries of the paint in context was a 14-foot thick layer of blue mud at the bottom of a naturally formed sinkhole, called the Sacred Cenote, at the famous Pre-Columbian Maya site Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. When the Sacred Cenote was first dredged in 1904, it puzzled researchers, but some scientists now believe it was probably left over from blue-coated human sacrifices thrown into the well as part of a Maya ritual.

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The Cicadas are Coming (to the Northeast)

When I think childhood summers, I remember long days, sno-cones, playing outside, and that the ever-present hum of cicadas. Their wing-beating buzz was, and is, the ambient soundtrack to warmer months.

The northeastern US is about to get a visit from a very special bunch of these sporadic summer visitors. Certain groups of cicadas only rise to the surface to breed every 17 years, littering the ground with their exoskeletons and bodies, and the air with their constant call.

When the soil temperature begins to steady in the mid-60’s, “Brood II” magicicada nymphs will hatch underground and crawl to the surface by the billions, and the air from Georgia to Connecticut will start to come to life. While not every cicada species hatches in 17-year patterns, these particular “broods” may follow the pattern to avoid predators predicting their arrival or to keep from going extinct during long periods of cold weather. For many of you, this may be the first time in your life that this group has hatched.

Let Cicada Mania (yes, that’s a real website) tell you how to see this year’s “periodic cicadas”, some theories of cicadas and prime numbers, and what years other periodic cicada broods will hatch in your area.

Help WNYC and Radiolab track soil temperatures with home-made cicada thermometers, and follow the Swarmageddon in real-time.

Teachers: Make the cicada brood arrival part of your lesson plan with this activity.
Most of all, get out there this summer and just stop. Listen, look and take a moment to appreciate just how much life is lurking under and above us at any moment.

And watch where you step. Crunch.
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I don't know if anyone has heard of Helium-3 and its potential as a nuclear fuel with the hazardous radioactive byproduct. I have always thought the newest moon missions was for the exact purpose of mining for He3 on the moon.

Who would think that the lunar landings in the 1960's and 1970's by NASA would pave the way for one of the way for possibly one of the biggest conflicts ever to be seen, and it hasn't happened yet? This is the chase to find a secure, reliable and clean energy sources to feed the power thirsty nations on earth.

Governments around the world are looking to alternative sources of energy. Secure, clean, less waste and of course the reduction in carbon emissions that is the catalyst of climate change. Nuclear power is seen as a reliable source of energy and the chosen option for future power generation. Despite the enthusiasm for nuclear energy as a carbon-zero energy source, there are still issues around radiation, safety, uranium mining, and nuclear weapons through enrichment. Waste and decommissioning nuclear plants is a major problem, costing millions of pounds in decommissioning and nuclear waste buried for hundreds of years underground.

For decades scientists have been trying to make nuclear power from nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion makes use of the same energy source that fuels stars, including our sun. This process doesn't produce the radioactivity and nuclear waste, as would be found in nuclear power stations, as this process if different, and known as nuclear fission. One source of raw material to make nuclear fusion is helium-3. Helium-3 is different from other helium gasses, it is a lighter isotope and when it fuses with other nuclei it releases energy with no radioactive waste. The energy stored in helium-3 is 10times the amount of energy found in fossil fuels.

Helium-3 has been emitted by our sun for billions of years and is carried by solar winds, but Earth has a magnetic field that deflects these particles away, so the only helium-3 found on earth is from bi-products of nuclear weapons and this is extremely scarce. The moon however, has been continuously bombarded with helium-3 particles for billions of years. It is estimated that the moon has an abundance of helium-3 in the region of 1million tonnes. The estimated price of helium-3 is £4.5billion per tonne. It is estimated that to power the earth for a year would only take only 100 tonnes, so we have a potential clean power source for 10,000 years.

The process will be very expensive and require billions of pounds of investment. The extracting and refining of helium-3 will require new technologies, as the material is low in concentrations in the lunar surface. Around one million tonnes of lunar soil will be needed to mined and processed for every tonne of helium-3. There will also need to be new nuclear power stations to take the helium-3 material.

Over recent times there has been an increasing number of global powers and emerging market economies announcing plans to enter the space race, many announcing plans to visit the moon; India, China, Russia, USA to name a few all accelerating plans for visits to outer space and the moon. How will global powers cooperate with such a precious raw material that could answer all of our future energy needs?

Helium-3 will deliver nuclear energy that is clean, safe, carbon-zero and take away the threat of enrichment for nuclear weapons. In 2009 the US government commissioned a document into mining helium-3 and policy options. It is clear in this document that alleviating conflict and discontent with nations was a major concern to the US administration. The report concluded that international space laws fail to establish rules governing mining, ownership and exploration of helium-3. Will profit, politics, power all come before the needs for cooperation and collaboration? Providing affordable clean power for the developed world is key but ensuring developing nations and third world economies are not forced even further into energy poverty. Conflict will come, controversy and disruption, as power-greed nations seek to monopolise our lunar surface.
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A ‘cloud tsunami’ rolls over Panama City beach

“Meteorologist Dan Satterfield explains this occurrence on his blog:

Cool air offshore was very nearly at the saturation point, with a temperature near 20ºC and a dew point of about 19.5ºC. The air at this temperature can only hold a certain amount of water vapor, and how much it can hold depends heavily on the temperature. If you add more water into the air, a cloud will form, but you can also get a cloud to form by cooling the air. Drop the temperature, and it can no long hold as much water vapor, so some of it will condense out and a cloud will form.”
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Cool story about a guy who got frustrated with his phd program, and certain large industries who were designing machinery to fail.. He got people so excited about his tractor design that they not only followed him online, some showed up at his farm to help with builds. Which in turn launched Open Source Ecology - http://opensourceecology.org/

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Happy earth day!! Get outside!!
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Found lots of these washed up on the beach in Cornwall last year. Couldn't work out what they were - they looked like seaweed but underneath the petal like parts there were feathery fronds that were moving around. Were they a plant or a creature? Quite a crowd gathered around these strange little alien looking creatures! We were all baffled and intrigued but then a lady remembered reading about them and they are called goose barnacles, (normally reside in deep water) We scooped them up off the sand and put them back in the ocean but they it was pretty obvious weren't going to make it.

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^^^^^^ simply gorgeous ! Sorry they didn't make it....
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Last year, a team of researchers in Boston developed a way to inject oxygen directly into patients with an obstructed airway. This allows doctors time to manage the problem of the blocked trachea while minimizing the risk of cardiac arrest or brain injury. The trials are still ongoing for this amazing technique.
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I saw this on pbs last night.. Then my daughter had to google it when she woke up.. it's weird(almost alien like), and very cool.

Chameleon giving Birth
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10 Things that make humans unique

1. Speech: The larynx, or voice box, sits lower in the throat in humans than in chimps, one of several features that enable human speech. Human ancestors evolved a descended larynx roughly 350,000 years ago. We also possess a descended hyoid bone — this horseshoe-shaped bone below the tongue, unique in that it is not attached to any other bones in the body, allows us to articulate words when speaking.

2. Upright Posture Humans are unique among the primates in how walking fully upright is our chief mode of locomotion. This frees our hands up for using tools. Unfortunately, the changes made in our pelvis for moving on two legs, in combination with babies with large brains, makes human childbirth unusually dangerous compared with the rest of the animal kingdom. A century ago, childbirth was a leading cause of death for women. The lumbar curve in the lower back, which helps us maintain our balance as we stand and walk, also leaves us vulnerable to lower back pain and strain.

3. Nakedness We look naked compared to our hairier ape cousins. Surprisingly, however, a square inch of human skin on average possesses as much hair-producing follicles as other primates, or more — humans often just have thinner, shorter, lighter hairs.

4. Hands Contrary to popular misconceptions, humans are not the only animals to possess opposable thumbs — most primates do. (Unlike the rest of the great apes, we don't have opposable big toes on our feet.) What makes humans unique is how we can bring our thumbs all the way across the hand to our ring and little fingers. We can also flex the ring and little fingers toward the base of our thumb. This gives humans a powerful grip and exceptional dexterity to hold and manipulate tools with.

5. Extraordinary Brains Without a doubt, the human trait that sets us apart the most from the animal kingdom is our extraordinary brain. Humans don't have the largest brains in the world — those belong to sperm whales. We don't even have the largest brains relative to body size — many birds have brains that make up more than 8 percent of their body weight, compared to only 2.5 percent for humans. Yet the human brain, weighing only about 3 pounds when fully grown, give us the ability to reason and think on our feet beyond the capabilities of the rest of the animal kingdom, and provided the works of Mozart, Einstein and many other geniuses.

6. Clothing Humans may be called "naked apes," but most of us wear clothing, a fact that makes us unique in the animal kingdom, save for the clothing we make for other animals. The development of clothing has even influenced the evolution of other species — the body louse, unlike all other kinds, clings to clothing, not hair.

7. Fire The human ability to control fire would have brought a semblance of day to night, helping our ancestors to see in an otherwise dark world and keep nocturnal predators at bay. The warmth of the flames also helped people stay warm in cold weather, enabling us to live in cooler areas. And of course it gave us cooking, which some researchers suggest influenced human evolution — cooked foods are easier to chew and digest, perhaps contributing to human reductions in tooth and gut size.

8. Blushing Humans are the only species known to blush, a behavior Darwin called "the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions." It remains uncertain why people blush, involuntarily revealing our innermost emotions. The most common idea is that blushing helps keep people honest, benefiting the group as a whole.

9. Long Childhoods Humans must remain in the care of their parents for much longer than other living primates. The question then becomes why, when it might make more evolutionary sense to grow as fast as possible to have more offspring. The explanation may be our large brains, which presumably require a long time to grow and learn.

10. Life after Children Most animals reproduce until they die, but in humans, females can survive long after ceasing reproduction. This might be due to the social bonds seen in humans — in extended families, grandparents can help ensure the success of their families long after they themselves can have children.

http://www.livescience.com/15689-evo...l-species.html
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Following on from point one above, I find it intriguing that I may have had a small conversation with my far ancestors.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...rds-that-last/
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At 15 I almost had my larynx/voice box crushed in a car accident.. I would have lost my #1 The blushing thing is a little bit of a surprise.. If asked true or false I might have gambled some other species blushed too. For me it's highly uncontrollable.

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I saw that too It was one of the reasons I was joking around on the boards last night with words like 'speaketh'.

On a related idea.. My daughter's archaeology professor is super excited because the ancestry dna cheek swab test I guess just got lots more affordable. It used to be several hundred, now it's been dropped to $100 or $200. I'd have to ask her for more specifics.. But this explains the basics
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On a related idea.. My daughter's archaeology professor is super excited because the ancestry dna cheek swab test I guess just got lots more affordable. It used to be several hundred, now it's been dropped to $100 or $200. I'd have to ask her for more specifics.. But this explains the basics
http://ldna.ancestry.com/learnMore.aspx[/quote]

I'd love to have this done! I suspect what it'll show is if you go back far enough, we are all related
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On a related idea.. My daughter's archaeology professor is super excited because the ancestry dna cheek swab test I guess just got lots more affordable. It used to be several hundred, now it's been dropped to $100 or $200. I'd have to ask her for more specifics.. But this explains the basics
http://ldna.ancestry.com/learnMore.aspx
I'd love to have this done! I suspect what it'll show is if you go back far enough, we are all related[/quote]

I'd love to do it too. On one side of my family supposedly they've traced back pretty far, but I'd trust a DNA test more. And my kids are supposedly part American Indian on their dad's side, it would be fun to prove that. Recently the girl who cuts my daughter's and my hair said we had Mediterranean hair.. it's fine, and soft.. but we have wavy tons of it. My daughter and I both looked at each other and said.. we're supposed to be mainly English, Scottish.. and a little german? So, it would be fun to see what the 'true' break down really was.
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I'd love to do it too. On one side of my family supposedly they've traced back pretty far, but I'd trust a DNA test more. And my kids are supposedly part American Indian on their dad's side, it would be fun to prove that. Recently the girl who cuts my daughter's and my hair said we had Mediterranean hair.. it's fine, and soft.. but we have wavy tons of it. My daughter and I both looked at each other and said.. we're supposed to be mainly English, Scottish.. and a little german? So, it would be fun to see what the 'true' break down really was.[/quote]

We are all meant to be English/Irish, but with this countrys' colonial past, who knows what my make up is.
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I think it's interesting to have a mix of science, and sociology, records, and personal interviews to rely on.

I 'trust' science, so this test would be nice to take. But so many personal stories are interesting. Somewhere in my family history someone changed a last name from Dust, to Dusk.. or Dusk to Dust.. one or the other was supposedly embarrassing? so they changed just one letter. And in the state my husband's family was from, it was a family secret that was covered up if a Native American married into the family, and it got written out of the family history. Or, my mom's cousins family was appalled when they found out some of our well to do ancestors had moved their kids to Idaho to wait out the Civil War. That family lived outside the states that had taken sides, and didn't want to risk their kids joining the war at a time where casualties were the daily news. It's weird that one family member might deem something as embarrassing, that isn't.. and that part of history doesn't get passed down without some digging.
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