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Caffeine Enhances MemoryFor some, it’s the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it’s the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot jolt of java. Then there are those who like their wake up with the kind of snap and a fizz usually found in a carbonated beverage.Regardless of the routine, the consumption of caffeine is the energy boost of choice for millions to wake up or stay up. Now, however, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Univ. have found another use for the stimulant: memory enhancer.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/01/caffeine-enhances-memory

laboratoryequipment:

Caffeine Enhances Memory

For some, it’s the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it’s the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot jolt of java. Then there are those who like their wake up with the kind of snap and a fizz usually found in a carbonated beverage.

Regardless of the routine, the consumption of caffeine is the energy boost of choice for millions to wake up or stay up. Now, however, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Univ. have found another use for the stimulant: memory enhancer.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/01/caffeine-enhances-memory

insertfandomreference:

Water on a superhydrophobic surface in slow motion [x]

death-is-only-everlasting:

necadantinobscurum:

I went to a medieval fortress today and there was a kitty inside.
I love kitties

Why is he so awesome? :3

nyooms:

m1ssred:

gummy bear + potassium chlorate

ROCK N ROLL

nyooms:

m1ssred:

gummy bear + potassium chlorate

ROCK N ROLL

candidscience:

Have You Ever Wondered Where Chickens Come From??

When a hen ovulates, the result is a yolk, which can be fertilized internally by sperm from a rooster.  The yolk, whether it’s fertilized or not, is then covered by egg white and then eggshell before the egg is laid. Stages of chicken development after laying:

Day 3: Nose, legs and wings begin to form

Day 6: Beak begins to form

Day 10:  Beak begins to harden

Day 15: Scales, claws and beak getting ready to break the shell

Day 18: Yolk will enter the body cavity of the developing chick

Day 21: Chick hatches!!

…and word to the wise: The eggs we buy in the grocery store are not fertilized, so although a fertilized egg may pass through the cracks once in a very long while, the usual grocery store egg will not develop a chick…..

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sagansense:

Remember Emily Graslie’s video about gender bias and sexism in science/STEM fields?

Well, thanks to the awesomeness of social media and her influence in the world o’ science communication/education, that video has made quite a buzz. Read on for an update from The Brain Scooper herself…
"If you haven’t heard from me in the last few days, it’s because I’ve been inundated with interviews and media requests, phone calls and messages, book offers, broadcast television show proposals, TV appearances, tour circuit and lecture series offers. Someone even asked if I would write an endorsement for their children’s nature book. And, don’t get all nutty on me because I haven’t agreed to anything (yet [maybe]).
This has all come as a surprise for a few reasons: one, I had no idea this video would resonate so strongly with not just women, but men, parents, teachers, business people and CEOs and journalists.
Two, I am hugely surprised that everyone is acting as though this is news. My video wasn’t revealing anything ground breaking, previously unspoken, or unknown. The Internet has dealt with its anonymous critics since the beginning, people in the public eye will always be widely scrutinized, and women have had their appearance come before their accomplishments before.
But what I am the most surprised about is that the majority agrees with me on this one: that negative online communities are detrimental, and also that these things can improve and get better for content creators of all kinds. That if enough people speak up in favor of fostering encouraging environments online, it will happen. You see this environment in the comment section of PBS Idea Channel, an educational series known for their delightfully constructive community. You see this in the Nerdfighter community. Why not for other educational channels?
The reception of that video far exceeded any expectations I had, and I take it as an indication that we are all working together towards positive change. Thank you, all of you.”

Interviews Emily was featured in…
NBC
FOX
SiriusXM 127: Progress
Yahoo
Chicago Sun-Times
 
Daily mail
Huffington Post
Jezebel
Inquisitor
Tubefilter
Upworthy
NPR

Get the whole scoop from Emily via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube. You rock, Emily. Thank you for promoting good science and inspiring present and future scientists everywhere to stay curious.

sagansense:

Remember Emily Graslie’s video about gender bias and sexism in science/STEM fields?

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Well, thanks to the awesomeness of social media and her influence in the world o’ science communication/education, that video has made quite a buzz. Read on for an update from The Brain Scooper herself…

"If you haven’t heard from me in the last few days, it’s because I’ve been inundated with interviews and media requests, phone calls and messages, book offers, broadcast television show proposals, TV appearances, tour circuit and lecture series offers. Someone even asked if I would write an endorsement for their children’s nature book. And, don’t get all nutty on me because I haven’t agreed to anything (yet [maybe]).

This has all come as a surprise for a few reasons: one, I had no idea this video would resonate so strongly with not just women, but men, parents, teachers, business people and CEOs and journalists.

Two, I am hugely surprised that everyone is acting as though this is news. My video wasn’t revealing anything ground breaking, previously unspoken, or unknown. The Internet has dealt with its anonymous critics since the beginning, people in the public eye will always be widely scrutinized, and women have had their appearance come before their accomplishments before.

But what I am the most surprised about is that the majority agrees with me on this one: that negative online communities are detrimental, and also that these things can improve and get better for content creators of all kinds. That if enough people speak up in favor of fostering encouraging environments online, it will happen. You see this environment in the comment section of PBS Idea Channel, an educational series known for their delightfully constructive community. You see this in the Nerdfighter community. Why not for other educational channels?

The reception of that video far exceeded any expectations I had, and I take it as an indication that we are all working together towards positive change. Thank you, all of you.”

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Interviews Emily was featured in…

NBC

FOX

SiriusXM 127: Progress

Yahoo

Chicago Sun-Times

 

Daily mail

Huffington Post

Jezebel

Inquisitor

Tubefilter

Upworthy

NPR

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Get the whole scoop from Emily via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube. You rock, Emily. Thank you for promoting good science and inspiring present and future scientists everywhere to stay curious.

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