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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_ergaster
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http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/shy-fish-prefer-to-follow-other-shy-fish/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR4rUzK23nQ

Red eyed tree frog embryos are able to hatch early and escape if they sense the vibrations of a predator. I saw this on natgeo Instagram last week, and I was just amazed by this information. This just makes me think that humans are no better or any more special than animals, look at these frogs, they're learning to survive by themselves at the embryonic stage, and we have to be taken care of until we're 18 years old

Fun fact #2, the closest star system to us is 4.2 million light years away.

#3, you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, only in non-polluted place though.
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I do a physics degree and I still don't know any science send help.
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http://psychologydegreeguide.org/anger-psychology/

"In laboratory experiments, whacking a punching bag or attacking a pillow actually seems to increase anger, not tame it. It’s been tested several times, and there’s virtually no scientific evidence to support catharsis.”"

http://io9.gizmodo.com/these-experiments-show-that-venting-your-anger-makes-it-1369926002

Despite the idea that cathartically “letting it all out” would relieve people of their anger, the people who punched the pillow set the volume level higher than those who just sat quietly. Similar results were found when the students were asked to set an amount of hot sauce that their imaginary counterpart would have to eat. The punchers set it high.

In fact, Bushman found that even dwelling on personal emotions tended to cause people to be angrier. In this experiment Bushman had two people – actually one real subject and one imaginary partner who supposedly was working remotely – complete a lab assignment together. The imaginary partner yelled at the real subject. Some subjects were asked to think about their emotions. Others were asked to think about the emotions as if they were happening to other people. The second group felt a lot less anger than the first.
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What wonderful facts i see!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA_7fXKdLSk

This is super recent and crazy, makes me super disappointed that I'm still playing with tennis balls and parachutes in my physics class (tho im taking physics and not biology i know)
although its not the most difficult concept to grasp, instead of incubating the baby chick in an egg, they are incubating it in an incubator, which makes it sound stupidly simple although it is not

edit: once they start incubating humans is when skynet and the matrix will happen ffs
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Urushiol, the substance inside the sap that poison ivy (Toxicodendron Radicans and various other species of Anacardiaceae spp. (including Mangoes, cashews, and pistachios, and the asian Lacquer Tree ) secrete, is in fact not a poison, it's an allergen, a hapten. Your own body's immune system causes the rash, and if you are immune to the irritating substance, you can lose your immunity through repeated exposures and become sensitized towards it (and develop worse rashes over time).

The oil is extremely potent and adheres to anything it comes into contact with, so its possible to get it w/o touching the plants, garden tools, pet fur, dead leaves, etc. The oil acts to preserve water for the plants, not for defensive reasons. Edit: Also, take care not to burn the plants as you can get urushiol dermatitis internally (potentially fatally) from inhaling the smoke.

The name Urushiol comes from it being used as a durable lacquer in the orient. Its also possible (although rarer) to contract Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis from dried Urushi lacquerware made from the toxic sap even if its properly made.

In alternative medicine (homeopathic medicine) Rhus Toxicodendron is used from a variety of ailments such as back ache, etc. :/

Some links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol‎

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol-induced_contact_dermatitis‎
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"They were like daughters and even lovers." "Those feelings mixed together." Me: Like apples and flamethrowers.
China Plans A Floating Nuclear Power Plant
China is working on a floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites and anchor offshore to produce power for various needs.

China General Nuclear expects to complete construction of this small modular offshore multi-purpose reactor by 2020, and demonstrate its utility for a variety of purposes. Construction of the first floating reactor is expected to start next year with electricity generation to begin in 2020.

China General Nuclear’s ACPR50S reactor design was approved by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. This new type of power plant is part of China’s strategy to develop innovative energy technologies, and is outlined in their 13th Five-Year Plan. Also included in that Plan are more than 100 nuclear power reactors over the next decade.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2016/01/18/china-builds-a-floating-nuclear-power-plant/#1ed4efb3254a
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Yume_Mirai wrote:

Urushiol, the substance inside the sap that poison ivy (Toxicodendron Radicans and various other species of Anacardiaceae spp. (including Mangoes, cashews, and pistachios, and the asian Lacquer Tree ) secrete, is in fact not a poison, it's an allergen, a hapten. Your own body's immune system causes the rash, and if you are immune to the irritating substance, you can lose your immunity through repeated exposures and become sensitized towards it (and develop worse rashes over time).

The oil is extremely potent and adheres to anything it comes into contact with, so its possible to get it w/o touching the plants, garden tools, pet fur, dead leaves, etc. The oil acts to preserve water for the plants, not for defensive reasons.

The name Urushiol comes from it being used as a durable lacquer in the orient. Its also possible (although rarer) to contract Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis from dried Urushi lacquerware made from the toxic sap even if its properly made.

In alternative medicine (homeopathic medicine) Rhus Toxicodendron is used from a variety of ailments such as back ache, etc. :/

Some links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol‎

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol-induced_contact_dermatitis‎


They say that the reaction (rash) Doesn't respond to allergy medication. Which I believe, but anything you can use as a sedative when all you want to do is peel off your skin is good in my book. I have also read that humans are the only ones who are allergic to the substance.

I Hate Poison Ivy It's a horrible feeling when you wake up and your eyes are swollen shut, you can barely breath, and when you get to the ER your so swollen they can't start an IV. (I feel it's the forests way of striking back at man)
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Yume_Mirai wrote:

Urushiol, the substance inside the sap that poison ivy (Toxicodendron Radicans and various other species of Anacardiaceae spp. (including Mangoes, cashews, and pistachios, and the asian Lacquer Tree ) secrete, is in fact not a poison, it's an allergen, a hapten. Your own body's immune system causes the rash, and if you are immune to the irritating substance, you can lose your immunity through repeated exposures and become sensitized towards it (and develop worse rashes over time).

The oil is extremely potent and adheres to anything it comes into contact with, so its possible to get it w/o touching the plants, garden tools, pet fur, dead leaves, etc. The oil acts to preserve water for the plants, not for defensive reasons.

The name Urushiol comes from it being used as a durable lacquer in the orient. Its also possible (although rarer) to contract Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis from dried Urushi lacquerware made from the toxic sap even if its properly made.

In alternative medicine (homeopathic medicine) Rhus Toxicodendron is used from a variety of ailments such as back ache, etc. :/

Some links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol‎

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol-induced_contact_dermatitis‎


They say that the reaction (rash) Doesn't respond to allergy medication. Which I believe, but anything you can use as a sedative when all you want to do is peel off your skin is good in my book. I have also read that humans are the only ones who are allergic to the substance.

I Hate Poison Ivy It's a horrible feeling when you wake up and your eyes are swollen shut, you can barely breath, and when you get to the ER your so swollen they can't start an IV. (I feel it's the forests way of striking back at man)


I believe that dogs might can get it on their bellies, but otherwise their fur protects them for the most part. Many animals eat the plants, deer, rabbits, birds, etc and are immune to the rash due to lesser-developed immune systems. Birds ingest the berries and deposit the seeds in their feces , promoting the plants' spreading.

Yes, I believe the first line of treatment is corticosteroids, prednisone, etc. , which suppresses the body's immune- allergic response.

First thing to treat a possible exposure is beforer the oil is absorbed in the skin, to use detergent or Tecnu soap and apply friction to get it off before it is absorbed (with Cold water, not hot, as hot opens pores and the oil might go deeper in the skin) once in the skin, there isn't much that can be done, but some use calamine lotion or oatmeal baths, etc, but if its pretty bad you might need a steroid shot to mitigate skin damage and symptoms, return to work sooner, etc. :happy:

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graphene (oh spell checker, why you show me graphene in red, that's gonna annoy me, why you gotta annoy me?)

http://www.graphenea.com/pages/graphene#.V1aHneRB0qo
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