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Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.

 


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How Jules Verne Invented Astronautics

How Jules Verne Invented Astronautics | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
A lot is made of how prophetic SciFi is supposed to be. And it certainly has seemed to hit the mark pretty often and pretty remarkably. But some of its most impressive hits depend on just what you mean by "prophecy."
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Scent of the familiar: You may linger like perfume in your dog's brain

Scent of the familiar: You may linger like perfume in your dog's brain | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
An area of the canine brain associated with reward responds more strongly to the scents of familiar humans than it does to the scents of other humans, or even to those of familiar dogs.

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Why your dog listens to you.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 19, 2014 6:36 PM

Dog love is awesome

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Fashion Models Vie With Engineers for Skilled-Worker Visas

Fashion Models Vie With Engineers for Skilled-Worker Visas | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it


"The U.S. government grants hundreds of visas to models every year. Although more than half don’t have high school diplomas, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of federal data, the government puts them in the same H-1B category as scientists and software engineers, who need a college degree to qualify. Fashion models only have to show immigration officials that they’re well-known in the industry."


1 in 4 fashion models immigrating to the U.S. are from Brazil. 


One percent of H-1B visas go to fashion models - approximately 800 per year. 



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Community Village Sites's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:12 PM


Beauty or Brains will help you get into the U.S. 


In addition to the H-1B for fashion models, there is an H-1B3 Visa for Fashion Models


WATCH: Bloomberg video explains fashion model immigration law since 1990


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There are approximately 800 H-1B visas annually granted to fashion models.
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Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they were right all along. Dr.

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‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Prominent Christian Set to Battle It Out Over Evolution and Creationism

‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Prominent Christian Set to Battle It Out Over Evolution and Creationism | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Scientist Bill Nye has agreed to debate Christian leader Ken Ham next month at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., where the two will face off over the ever-contentious topics of evolution and creationism.

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Oh my gawd I wish I could see that live!

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Scientists can now make stuff invisible

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Scientists are now able to make things invisible … sort of … thanks to the use of “metamaterials,” namely materials that exhibit properties not found in nature. And that's just the start, according to a recent report.

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Official AndreasCY's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:30 PM

Ever wish you could just make something disappear?

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One Of A Kind 18 Page Vintage Science Chart Set by AJ Nystrom Flip Chart HUGE Like Pull Down School Map Illustrated Machines Biology Botony

One Of A Kind 18 Page Vintage Science Chart Set by AJ Nystrom Flip Chart HUGE Like Pull Down School Map Illustrated Machines Biology Botony | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
A vintage set of Science Charts by A. J. Nystrom & Company of Chicago. The 18 pages are bound in a metal mounting -- like those pull-down wall
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Click for the fabuluos pics!

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The Science of Citizenship | Belle Boggs | Orion Magazine

The Science of Citizenship | Belle Boggs | Orion Magazine | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Science education does more than create a lot of little scientists; it’s the cornerstone of cultural literacy.
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This is an incredible post. Read it, please!

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Queered Science: Historic Women Pioneers

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'Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine', an exhibit at The Grolier Club, highlight 32 women scientists who transcended gender-related societal constraints, including two queer women.


...It has nothing to do with the innate characteristics of women (because that idea is a fallacy if ever there was one) but rather the way people who are identified as "feminine" by society are treated, or not treated: the stories they are told about themselves.


All that philosophizing aside, de Beauvoir explains in detail the ways — at least up to her time, in the mid-1900s — that women of equal intelligence were kept away and turned down from institutions of higher learning.

And the women highlighted in this exhibit are some of the few who transcended, for whatever reason, those gender-related societal constraints on their intellect.

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As insightful about history and women's lived in general as it is about the individuals themselves. This is why we still need exhibits like this.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:08 AM

As insightful about history and women's lived in general as it is about the individuals themselves. This is why we still need exhibits like this.

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Science needs to be more dangerous

Science needs to be more dangerous | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

We live in a world that is increasingly risk averse, obsessed with risk management and harm minimisation. This results in bizarre decisions such as children not being able to play tag for fear of injuries. Some think that such risk management creates conservatism in funding bodies that are more likely to fund safe research with assured outcomes rather than high-risk projects.


But what exactly do we mean by thinking dangerously? In short, scientists need room to propose ideas that could seem too far-fetched or controversial at first glance...

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For example, Allow Extinction: "If humans think endangered species can be brought back by science and a techno-fix approach, what motivation is there to conserve anything?"

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Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine?

Do You Know Your Ditto From A Mimeograph Machine? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

“Oh, a Ditto machine — remember that smell?!?” Wifey exclaimed.  She had visions of fuzzy purple-text pages becoming our regular method of correspondence with family and friends, if only for that famous post-printing chemical smell.  Unfortunately, she was close but not quite right: this is a Mimeograph, the teacher’s lounge compatriot of the Ditto machine.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
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Links to (many of) my columns and articles.