Have you ever wondered who the people behind this blog are? Well, besides being extremely attractive, snazzy dressers, and, collectively, the viewers of over 10,000 TEDx Talks, we are very generous. So generous, even, that we’d like to share some of our favorite talks with you. So, without…
Back to school? Here’s some life hacks that might help!
Plugging a math problem into a website and getting an answer isn’t helping, it’s cheating. It’s not showing you how to do math, it’s just letting you be lazy and assuring that you’ll fail the test.
In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving ‘double helix’ DNA structure - the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark’s 60th Anniversary, Cambridge researchers have published a paper proving that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures - known as G-quadruplexes - also exist within the human genome. They form in regions of DNA that are rich in the building block guanine, usually abbreviated to ‘G’.
The findings mark the culmination of over 10 years investigation by scientists to show these complex structures in vivo - in living human cells - working from the hypothetical, through computational modelling to synthetic lab experiments and finally the identification in human cancer cells using fluorescent biomarkers.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-quadruple-helix-dna-human-cells.html#jCp
In April 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull spewed great ash clouds into the sky and caused enormous disruptions to air travel in Europe. The eruptions are best remembered for this inconvenience, but photographer James Appleton managed to capture the event in a different way. In the weeks before the disturbances, a vulcanologist friend of his alerted him to the unfolding volcanic drama, and Appleton travelled straight to the Icelandic mountain before it was closed off. Risking his life to battle extreme cold, high winds, and seismic activity, Appleton captured a rare but gorgeous scene: the glowing lava from an Eyjafjallajökull fissure with the Northern Lights—Aurora Borealis—overhead. These are two very different light sources, so “the photograph needed parts of the scene selectively blocked for sections of the exposure to balance the contrast,” Appleton recalls. “A Mars bar wrapper came in handy for this!”
Now this is how you improve Katy Perry’s music!!!
tumblr will appriciate this surely…
a tyre garage in Liverpool (Bootle)
they have adapted loads of quotes on their van “Our tyres go on, go on, go on!”
hahaa I love it
aw I love home.