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Watch as 1000 years of European borders change

Watch as 1000 years of European borders change | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

Via Maree Whiteley, GSeremetakis, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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On this demo video aren't the 1000 years promised, anyway it's a great story, to see the History moving visualized, even for a small period of time. On the pic above from 1226 there's a relative small Kievan Rus as opposed to a big Poland, Bohemia, Lithuania, Hungary and Holy Roman Empire, two Bulgarias, small Muslim Spain and a disassembled into more realms "Byzantine Empire" that in the time wasn't even called so but Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων (or Imperium Romanum, and first after it's surrender under the Turcs 1453, from about 1550 was so called, to appear in the the History books after the city of Byzantium that is today's Istanbul).

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10 Weird Jobs That Pay Well

Top 10 weird jobs that pay well Subscribe to Top 10s ► https://goo.gl/zvGBHe Description: From the worst and weirdest jobs such as sex toy testers to fu
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The tiniest Lego: a tale of nanoscale motors, rotors, switches and pumps

The tiniest Lego: a tale of nanoscale motors, rotors, switches and pumps | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The robot moves slowly along its track, pausing regularly to reach out an arm that carefully scoops up a component. The arm connects the component to an elaborate construction on the robot's back. Then the robot moves forward and repeats the process — systematically stringing the parts together according to a precise design.

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Brits don't quit

Brits don't quit | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

..their European Union heart icon

For this collage .I combined two images found on the internet:
The British flag from http://wallpapercave.com/british-flag-background (http://wallpapercave.com/wp/CFyTIsZ.jpg)
and the
Heart icon. Illustration of flag of
European Union from http://www.freeflagicons.com/country/european_union/heart_icon/ (http://img.freeflagicons.com/thumb/heart_icon/european_union/european_union_640.png)
together with the words of David Cameron from http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-idUKKCN0Z70SE
"Brits don't quit," he said, using the official backdrop to make a direct pitch to older voters considered more eurosceptic and more likely to vote.

As Location I added UK and google maps played again so kind of comic with its choice.


P.S. And yet, they have quit, so I reworked my icon > https://500px.com/photo/160079363/brits-have-quit-by-mick-d-kirkov?ctx_page=4&from=user&user_id=17065997

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Brain Listens During Sleep | The Scientist Magazine®

Brain Listens During Sleep | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.
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Just One Teaspoon of caffeine - the World’s Favorite Legal Drug - Is Enough to Kill You

Just One Teaspoon of caffeine - the World’s Favorite Legal Drug - Is Enough to Kill You | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The FDA is urged to take stronger action against concentrated caffeine products.
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Result strangely near to the other allowed drug, nicotine. As far as I remember, about 1 ml of nicotine could kill a horse, well... The insurances won't be tired even for an instance to cajote us kids how to live as big grown persons and sponsor apocalyptic news to make us fear. Herewith I declare that in no case shall desist and abstain from my daily 5 cups of black coffee.
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Ray Kurzweil, as Google’s Leading Futurist, Predicts Humans Will Start Living Forever by 2029

Ray Kurzweil, as Google’s Leading Futurist, Predicts Humans Will Start Living Forever by 2029 | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
And his past predictions have been strangely accurate…
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The Mycobiome | The Scientist Magazine®

The Mycobiome | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.
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Schizophrenia and the Synapse | The Scientist Magazine®

Schizophrenia and the Synapse | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.
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New Particle May Have Been Discovered by Accident

New Particle May Have Been Discovered by Accident | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
This could be a “total game changer.”
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And the Oscar of Science Goes To … - by National Geographic

And the Oscar of Science Goes To … - by National Geographic | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
This year’s Breakthrough Awards honored advances in preventing heart disease and unraveling the origins of our universe.
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The 6,000-Calorie Diet | The Scientist Magazine®

The 6,000-Calorie Diet | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Overeating and inactivity lead to insulin resistance in just days—and oxidative stress is to blame.
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“GLUT4 carbonylation is the big story here,” says Anderson. “Ultimately, it’s glucose transport that matters. . . . This was a very nice proof of concept in humans that this is definitely a part of how a [high]-calorie diet leads to insulin resistance.”

 

Cell biologist Peter Strålfors of Linköping University in Sweden questions whether the 6,000-calorie-a-day diet is a realistic way to model the development of insulin resistance in overweight individuals. “Since this is an extreme overeating over a short time, you can’t say really what it means for the normal development of obesity and insulin resistance, which affects so many people in the world.”

 

Moreover, Strålfors adds, the study participants were forced to be totally inactive. “I would have liked to see them continue their lives like normal,” besides the overeating, he says.

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Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link | The Scientist Magazine®

Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
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OBESITY-LINKED CANCERS: Ten types of cancer have been linked to being overweight or obese. Not only is being obese associated with an increased chance of developing these cancers, it’s also a risk factor for reduced survival, poor response to therapy, and faster metastasis.

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How to Drive eCommerce Sales Without Discounting | The Conversion Scientist

How to Drive eCommerce Sales Without Discounting | The Conversion Scientist | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

The fear of missing out is an emotional trigger that undeniably leads to people clicking the purchase button in higher numbers. And when I think about companies moving away from discounts, I’m reminded of the epic fail that was JC Penney’s rebranding and decision to stop using coupons in favor of lowering prices across the board. When the coupons went away, so did millions of dollars.

 

But what if discount culture isn’t helping you reap the benefits you think it is? Slant’s infographic makes the case that maybe you should reconsider discounts. If the thought of losing out on the upcoming money-spending frenzy that is the holiday shopping season is frightening, this infographic isn’t just dropping bad news on you and fleeing the scene. It also gives actionable solutions that are proven to drive sales....


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Discounting is a holiday shopping trend that almost every eCommerce site uses. But is it doing more harm to your company than good?

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Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The trio developed the world's smallest machines that may one day act as artificial muscles to power tiny robots or even prosthetic limbs.

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A simple way to break a bad habit

A simple way to break a bad habit | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us.
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NeuroNation

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Personalized memory and brain training. Scientifically based cognitive training. Suitable for all ages.
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The zinc spark is an inorganic signature of human egg activation

The zinc spark is an inorganic signature of human egg activation | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Egg activation refers to events required for transition of a gamete into an embryo, including establishment of the polyspermy block, completion of meiosis, entry into mitosis, selective recruitment and degradation of maternal mRNA, and pronuclear development.
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A New Theory About How Acid Reflux Is A Lot Worse Than You Think

A New Theory About How Acid Reflux Is A Lot Worse Than You Think | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
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The Fungi Within | The Scientist Magazine®

The Fungi Within | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.
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Zika Update | The Scientist Magazine®

Zika Update | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The virus continues to spread as countries issue pregnancy advisories and drug firms pick up on vaccine development.
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Homeostasis

HOMEOSTASIS
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Before you go with the "slideshare" over you may see this image

http://i.imgur.com/5LhxCIp.jpg

that explains much. Then, if you prefer stories told instead of just seen, you may go here http://blogs.plos.org/thestudentblog/2014/03/14/homeostats-got-rhythm/ (image is from) to read more about this astounding and yet so simple concept of maintaining systems (incl. living) in a dynamic balance, in every moment during that they exist.

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Brain Rhythms Sync to Musical Beat

Brain Rhythms Sync to Musical Beat | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The human brain's neurons fire in sync to music, and trained musicians are better at it than are amateurs
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The Gottman Art & Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples

Best Couples Workshops presents The Gottman Institute's Art & Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples. Discover The Art and Science of Love at the ...

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Art & Science of Love,

Art & Science of Love,

Art & Science of Love!

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Fat Saps Muscle | The Scientist Magazine®

Fat Saps Muscle | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.
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“When you put fat into muscle, it changes the way that the whole tissue responds. . . . It actually has to work against the fat when it is contracting.” 

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