When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise...– Carl Edward Sagan (via scienceisbeauty)
Imagine a world where YouTube, Flickr, Facebook or Twitter had never been...– Andrew Howard on what SOPA and the Protect IP act mean for the future of the Internet and how they affect you directly. Read it, then watch this, then go do something about it. (via curiositycounts) Have you stopped thinking about internet censorship? Because the Thought Police haven’t. And,...
Kidney recipients freed from lifelong drugs -... →
sciencenote: People who get a kidney transplant usually face a life sentence of drugs that suppress their immune systems – otherwise, their body will reject the new organ. A new cellular therapy could change that. Immunosuppressant drugs can have severe side effects, increasing the risk of heart disease, infection, cancer and diabetes. So as well as saving money, dispensing with them would bring...
Girl Engineer: Happy Thanksgiving! →
girlengineer: Hope you all get to eat lots of turkey! Speaking of turkey: tryptophan. Its an amino acid found in turkey. There are conflicting arguments whether the amount of tryptophan in turkey is enough to make you sleepy, or if the sleepiness is the result of gorging on heavy carbohydrates. From my reading,…