1. Photos courtesy of Lawrie Brown 

    "Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange"

    There’s something unsettling — freakish, even, about Lawrie Brown’s photos of everyday meals.

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  1. Posted on 5 March, 2014

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    A very early reference to the avian flu, from February 1984. 

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NGC 3521 by the VLT (x)


The relationships between big and small, near and far, then and now can be perplexing. Commentator Adam Frank says you can bring it all into focus by spending a little quality time with your toilet. 
"Have you ever watched a little kid playing in a sink full of water? It would be the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink or even the tub — it’s all the same to kids. The faucet goes on. The faucet goes off. The water fills up, the water drains away. Why is it that every kid everywhere can lose a good hour just watching water slosh around?
The answer is simple.” View in High-Res

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    NGC 3521 by the VLT (x)

    The relationships between big and small, near and far, then and now can be perplexing. Commentator Adam Frank says you can bring it all into focus by spending a little quality time with your toilet. 

    "Have you ever watched a little kid playing in a sink full of water? It would be the kitchen sink, the bathroom sink or even the tub — it’s all the same to kids. The faucet goes on. The faucet goes off. The water fills up, the water drains away. Why is it that every kid everywhere can lose a good hour just watching water slosh around?

    The answer is simple.”

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From cinnamon buns in the morning to a burger after a long run, food never smells as good as when you’re super hungry.

Now scientists have uncovered a clue as to why that might be — and it lies in the munchies and marijuana. View in High-Res

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    From cinnamon buns in the morning to a burger after a long run, food never smells as good as when you’re super hungry.

    Now scientists have uncovered a clue as to why that might be — and it lies in the munchies and marijuana.

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    "Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen" via Michaeleen Doucleff.

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  1. Posted on 13 January, 2014

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This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds
“Nico Smit, a researcher at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, traveled to the country’s Mapungubwe National Park to study the habitat and migration of African tigerfish, a toothy little bugger…During Smit’s study, published this month in the Journal of Fish Biology, he and his colleagues witnessed these fish jumping out of the water and snagging barn swallows, up to 20 times. Per day. This is the first time that scientists have witnessed a freshwater fish preying upon a bird in mid-flight, according to Nature News.”
See a video at Popular Science.
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    This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

    Nico Smit, a researcher at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, traveled to the country’s Mapungubwe National Park to study the habitat and migration of African tigerfish, a toothy little bugger…During Smit’s study, published this month in the Journal of Fish Biology, he and his colleagues witnessed these fish jumping out of the water and snagging barn swallows, up to 20 times. Per day. This is the first time that scientists have witnessed a freshwater fish preying upon a bird in mid-flight, according to Nature News.”

    See a video at Popular Science.

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  1. Posted on 13 January, 2014

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Study: Caffeine Can Improve Memory

Caffeine can improve attention and focus, we’ve known for a while. It also enhances working memory (short term, in the moment). Caffeine’s effects on long-term memory, though, if any, aren’t well established.
A study published yesterday in the journal Nature Neuroscience gets into that in a unique way, looking at caffeine’s effect on memory consolidation.
Read more. [Image: RaghavanPrabhu/Flickr]

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    Study: Caffeine Can Improve Memory

    Caffeine can improve attention and focus, we’ve known for a while. It also enhances working memory (short term, in the moment). Caffeine’s effects on long-term memory, though, if any, aren’t well established.

    A study published yesterday in the journal Nature Neuroscience gets into that in a unique way, looking at caffeine’s effect on memory consolidation.

    Read more. [Image: RaghavanPrabhu/Flickr]

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  1. Posted on 26 November, 2013

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    So you know how, if someone comes by and taps the top of your open beer bottle, a volcano of brewski will explode? Well, it turns out that the physics involved are the same as what causes an atomic bomb to form a mushroom cloud. A scientist explains how it works.

    So you know how, if someone comes by and taps the top of your open beer bottle, a volcano of brewski will explode? Well, it turns out that the physics involved are the same as what causes an atomic bomb to form a mushroom cloud. A scientist explains how it works.

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  1. However, even after these many interactions with 23andMe, we still do not have any assurance that the firm has analytically or clinically validated the PGS for its intended uses, which have expanded from the uses that the firm identified in its submissions. In your letter dated January 9, 2013, you stated that the firm is “completing the additional analytical and clinical validations for the tests that have been submitted” and is “planning extensive labeling studies that will take several months to complete.” Thus, months after you submitted your 510(k)s and more than 5 years after you began marketing, you still had not completed some of the studies and had not even started other studies necessary to support a marketing submission for the PGS. It is now nine months later, and you have yet to provide FDA with any new information about these tests. You have not worked with us toward de novo classification, did not provide the additional information we requested necessary to complete review of your 510(k)s, and FDA has not received any communication from 23andMe since May. Instead, we have become aware that you have initiated new marketing campaigns, including television commercials that, together with an increasing list of indications, show that you plan to expand the PGS’s uses and consumer base without obtaining marketing authorization from FDA.

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    FDA warning letter to 23andMe tells company to immediately stop marketing its Personal Genome Service. A very blunt letter. Very. (via scotthensley)

    His story: FDA Tells 23andMe To Stop Selling Popular Genetic Test

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  1. To say I’m a little excited about the Thanksgiving comet that’s being called “the comet of the century” would be a gross understatement.  View in High-Res

    To say I’m a little excited about the Thanksgiving comet that’s being called “the comet of the century” would be a gross understatement. 

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