Athame, Witches' dagger
Professor Laura Lewis .. may face the highest hurdle of all. Her mission is to make a rare-earth-free magnet, using a compound found only in meteorites. She is trying to replicate the meteorite mix of iron laid on top of nickel on top of another layer of iron. Iron and nickel, both abundant, by themselves are easily demagnetized. But in this special crystal structure, they take on strength that makes them hard to demagnetize. The problem: "They only form naturally by a tenth of a degree per million years," says Lewis. "So it takes one billion years." _
i always wanted a witches dagger (athame) with the Widmanstätten pattern.. (grind your athame from a meteorite, dont melt that ancient pattern
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The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet By Dimitar Sasselov
Lecethin dangerous? April 7 2011 Nature Stanley Hazen, Cleveland Clinic blood plasma 18 small molecules associated with fat buildup in the arteries. One of the best predictors turned out to be a by-product made when gut bacteria break down a fat called phosphatidylcholine lecithin). trimethylamine N-oxide or TMAO the higher the risk of getting heart disease microbes convert lecithin to a gas that smells like rotten fish. liver changes to TMAO. if the researchers eliminated most of the mice’s gut microbes with antibiotics, the animals didn’t get clogged arteries. probiotics or drugs might be able to block TMAO production. nutrition
NZ the worst place in the world? norightturn.blogspot
The Lancet infectious disease rates had doubled in New Zealand over the past twenty years, with significant ethnic inequalities, while they had been falling every where else The Lancet's editors calling on the government to solve the problem: The apparent widening of long-standing health disparities based on economic position and ethnicity ... Disparities have changed little for either the Maori or for Pacific peoples ( a fifth of the population ) stuff "There is something very wrong in NZ with such a stark and growing inequity burden."
Robert Hirsch wrote that total economic meltdown wasn't an inevitable consequence of peak oil. Yet... most economic recessions in the United States after 1969 were preceded by a spike in oil prices, "Economically, the decade following peaking may resemble the 1970s, only worse, with dramatic increases in inflation, long-term recession, high unemployment,,,
70s (67-74 say) was the most fantastic time ever, in the history of humanity (past or future) the possibility of human liberation was all around turned out the dream was based on cheap oil, neo-colonialism, and cheap inner city rents Whatever... things will never get as good again Those who booted out flatmates and bought those city shacks made a 70x profit - but by their very nature, that minority are too up-tight and fearful to cash out and go live somewhere human (Belize? Costa-Rica? Chaing-rai?) and without the hope the expectation of liberation, the anti-colonial,pro feminism, just the idea of liberation from all tyranny in particular the tyranny of wage-labour-slavery Actually theres not much of any ideas about, - the one idea from Occupy-Wall_st seems to be "be nice, share" populace has acquiesce in surveillance, confiscation of assets on suspicion, drone murder worldwide on suspicion
Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us [Hardcover] Maggie Koerth-Baker
Prediction: the idea of cybernetic central planning, constitution based justice, production with feedback, every idea, every enterprise subject to feedback. every tyrant subject to replacement every person welcomed, every idea heard, every greed subject to criticism - these will fail. We are headed back to a Non_surplus Feudalism. a boot grinding in the face forever. Remnants of liberation ideology whispered until ... ?
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Dr Cox says. “What we’ve done is developed a computer model to find out more about that very early settlement history. Our research suggests that around 30 Indonesian women came to the island about 1200 years ago, around the 9th century AD.” Almost all Madagascans today are related to those 30 founding women. “There has been trading along the Indian Ocean for millennia, and people have assumed that Indonesians settled there as a result of lots of people using this trading route,” he says. “But if it is only 30 individuals, that theory doesn’t make sense. So it appears more likely that this may have been an accidental event – it certainly wasn’t a big, planned movement of people.” massey
but 30 women means about 10 canoes, or more than a few, but less than a "big" movement what is a fleet of 10 canoes? what idea drives it? ________________________________________________________________________________
tumeric spice curcumin
curcumin can rescue proteins from aggregation, the first steps of many debilitating diseases Professor Lisa Lapidus c... binds strongly to alpha-synuclein and prevents aggregation at body temperatures,.. also speeds up the protein's folding and reconfiguration.. it doesn't go into the brain easily.. curcumin .. potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, ..heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis. negative article 13.1 opinions by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in February 2010. jbc _________________________________________________________________________________
Mars - what is with these spirals?? _______________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
badastronomy the sky is about 40,000 square degrees. Now we also know that there are about 6000 stars visible to the naked eye. So there must be 6000/40,000=0.15 stars per square degree. So how big is the Moon? The Moon has a radius on the sky of about 1/4 a degree. The area of a circle is pi * radius^2, so the Moon's area is pi * (1/4)^2=0.2 square degrees.
Is that earth gleaming_ within those rings?
England dry Following the driest 18 months on record for some parts of the country, streams and rivers are drying up leaving insects, fish, mammals and amphibians fighting for survival. Newly hatched tadpoles of frogs, toads and newts are under threat while wading birds such as snipe, curlew and lapwings will suffer from a lack of moist soils in which to find food such as worms for themselves and their young. In drought-affected areas, some streams, ponds and shallow lakes are likely to dry up before aquatic insects such as dragonflies have taken wing, which will cause them to perish,...
Rivers such as the Pang, home to Wind In The Willows' water vole Ratty, have already dried up in places.
telegraph Heat wave in USA record 9days warmth in Chicago maybe: 1)GlobalWarming may be picking up 2)increased rain.. not always