Archive for November, 2013

Broccoli’s Extreme Makeover –

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Broccoli’s Extreme Makeover, for its image: #Broccoli-Kale vegetable wars v the corn-industrial complex #agribusiness

Interesting way to peer review

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Bubble Popper !

By allowing peers to test some of the hypotheses stated in a theoretical paper (or stating that some statement(s) in the paper need additional justification)…

And a Glossary of Their Quarry

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Glossary of Their Quarry. #exoplanet types: circumbinary, pulsar, core & rogue. Hot Jupiters, waterworlds, #exomoons

And a Glossary of Their Quarry.

Quoting from the podcast summary…


So far, scientists have uncovered over 800 exoplanets roaming the cosmos—but as Sara Seager said earlier, we’re still searching for that Earth-like, Goldilocks planet.

Most of the planets we’ve discovered up until this point are what’s called Hot

Jupiters, which are gas giants about the size of Jupiter in our solar system with a pretty

big range on either side, so the smallest Hot Jupiters would be about 50 Earth masses.

The nastiest place to live would probably be pulsar planets.

And I

think another really unpleasant place to be would be a core planet. So core planets, they

sort of resemble something like Mercury, the size of Mercury, maybe even smaller.

I think just like in the solar system, actually, some of the best places for potentially

finding life outside of our solar system might be moons. So we call them exomoons or

moons orbiting exoplanets.

But we have seen and are seeing more and more of are theses
circumbinary planets,

which means a planet with two suns. So, Tatooine is sort of the iconic example.

Yes, waterworlds. So those are pretty diverse, and they are usually super-Earth-size so

they’ll be like 10 times the mass of Earth.

And then there are some planets that just go rogue.


Tension Headache – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Tension Headache – NY Times Health Information

Friday, November 29th, 2013



….Simple over-the-counter pain relievers such as
acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can treat mild symptoms. Aspirin or ibuprofen (generic, Advil, other brands) are usually the first choices, followed by naproxen (generic, Aleve). Some patients may also find helpful medications that combine a pain reliever with caffeine.

Some people find massage therapy helpful for treating acute episodes of tension-type headache.


Daily preventive treatment is recommended for patients who experience at least two headache attacks a month….


Linking Genes to Diseases by Sifting Through Electronic Medical Records –

Friday, November 29th, 2013

23andStupid: Is 23andMe Self-Destructing? – Forbes

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Isp-fellows 23 & Me Take Down Notice

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is sending you this letter because you are marketing the 23andMe Saliva Collection Kit and Personal Genome Service (PGS) without marketing clearance or approval in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act)…..

FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits Immediately – Bio-IT World

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Apple’s Pages, Going the Distance With Word –

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

For Fervent Fans of the Dutch Masters, ‘It’s a Dream Come True’ –

Thursday, November 28th, 2013