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Humans can smell fear, and it's contagious

Humans can smell fear, and it's contagious | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Humans can smell fear and disgust, and the emotions are contagious, according to a new study. The findings, published Nov. 5 in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that humans communicate via smell just like other animals.


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NASA SDO - The Gradient Sun

Watching a particularly beautiful movie of the Sun helps show how the lines between science and art can sometimes blur.

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Tapas, Pintxos and Zucchini Flowers ~ Recipes

Tapas, Pintxos and Zucchini Flowers ~ Recipes | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

These bite-sized Spanish small plates of food are so fashionable, nearly irresistible...


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High-end dining just got a lot higher...

High-end dining just got a lot higher... | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

A chat about ultra-moist gefilte fish, a 27-hour brisket, and what sous vide chefs call “the danger zone.”...

 

Culinary Close-Up: Persian Cuisine and Kosher Molecular


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[VIDEO] The Quantum Physics of Harry Potter

The universe of Harry Potter is filled with magic and wonder. Yet it is not that different from the world we inhabit.

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Young children and adults: intrinsically motivated to see others helped

Young children and adults: intrinsically motivated to see others helped | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

From an early age, humans seem to have genuine concern for the welfare of others.


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[VIDEO] The Science of Lucid Dreaming

Have you ever wanted to take control of your dreams? Now you can, with the science of how to lucid dream! With these simple steps, and a little practice, you'll soon experience sleep like never before.


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Interactive 3D protein structures on a virtual reality wall

Interactive 3D protein structures on a virtual reality wall | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

How do you get to know a protein? How about from the inside out? If you ask chemistry professor James Hinton, "It’s really important that scientists as well as students are able to touch, feel, see … embrace–if you like, these proteins structures”. For decades, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Hinton has used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to look at protein structure and function. But he wanted to find a way to educate and engage students about his discoveries.

 

The picture above shows an example of the interactive visualization of proteins from the Protein Data Bank (PDB), using PDB browser software on the C-Wall (virtual reality wall) at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego. The work was performed by Jürgen P. Schulze, project scientist, in collaboration with Jeff Milton, Philip Weber and Professor Philip Bourne of the University of California, San Diego. The software supports collaborative viewing of proteins at multiple sites on the Internet


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Sandys VR's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:12 PM

Heard about this before, very cool use of VR!

Luis Carlos Peña Gordillo's curator insight, November 4, 2013 1:45 AM

Realidad virtual en visualización química.

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Spiritually Speaking: A Hindu perspective on the ultimate separation from a ... - Victoria Times Colonist

Spiritually Speaking: A Hindu perspective on the ultimate separation from a ... - Victoria Times Colonist | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Spiritually Speaking: A Hindu perspective on the ultimate separation from a ...Victoria Times ColonistIt shakes you to the core. It shocks you literally out of your body.
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The Definitive Guide to Increase Rankings with These 4 Content Freshness Tips

The Definitive Guide to Increase Rankings with These 4 Content Freshness Tips | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

"Freshness is one of the more recent factors that Google has added to their algorithm in the last couple of years.

 

In fact, the Caffeine web indexing system was meant to help them find and identify fresh content among the massive amount of stuff that gets published every day…an impact that affected 6-10% of searches".

 

Here 4 Content Freshness Tips:

 

1) Creation of new pages will impact freshness;

 

2) Document changes affect fresh content;

 

3) Time on page;

 

4) New links to page.

 

 

Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/09/06/the-definitive-guide-to-increase-rankings-with-these-4-content-freshness-tips/


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Closing in on the Border Between Primordial Plasma and Ordinary Matter

Closing in on the Border Between Primordial Plasma and Ordinary Matter | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Scientists taking advantage of the versatility and new capabilities of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), an atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, have observed first glimpses of a possible boundary separating ordinary nuclear matter, composed of protons and neutrons, from the seething soup of their constituent quarks and gluons that permeated the early universe some 14 billion years ago. Though RHIC physicists have been creating and studying this primordial quark-gluon plasma (QGP) for some time, the latest preliminary data come from systematic studies varying the energy and types of colliding ions to create this new form of matter under a broad range of initial conditions, allowing the experimenters to unravel its intriguing properties.

 

"2012 has been a banner year for RHIC, with record-breaking collision rates, first collisions of uranium ions, and first asymmetric collisions of gold ions with copper ions,” said Samuel Aronson, Director of Brookhaven National Laboratory. “These unique capabilities demonstrate the flexibility and outstanding performance of this machine as we seek to explore the subtle interplay of particles and forces that transformed the QGP of the early universe into the matter that makes up our world today.”


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Chemistry of Turning an Animal Transparent

Chemistry of Turning an Animal Transparent | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Discovered last year by researchers at Japan’s Riken Brain Science Institute, "Scale" is made from compounds commonly found in the biology lab, like urea and the detergent Triton X. Scale’s low cost means it can be used much more widely than previously developed sample-clearing agents, and it allows scientists to see deeper into tissue than ever before. The discovery enabled the Riken team to produce some of the most detailed maps of brain neurons ever published.


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Interview with a pilot: 7 insights from the cockpit | CNNGo.com

Interview with a pilot: 7 insights from the cockpit | CNNGo.com | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Senior Pilot, Captain Han Hee-seong, 58, has been flying for 33 years, and despite near-death experiences, constant jet lag and rogue combat planes, he still loves what he does.

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New study review examines benefits of music therapy for surgery patients

New study review examines benefits of music therapy for surgery patients | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
A new study review published by the University of Kentucky found that music therapy can be beneficial to patients before, during and after a surgical procedure and may reduce pain and recovery time.

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Maria Drohan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:49 AM

I loved this article, it was very interesting. I found it very interesting reading about the characteristics of music that are also very important and effective in music therapy such as the tempo, rhythm and volume of the music. This can be carefully controlled in order to maximize a huge positive effect that music can have on the brain weather conscious or unconscious. 

 

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Basil Skewers, Holy Cheeses and Sorbets of Summer

Basil Skewers, Holy Cheeses and Sorbets of Summer | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

easy vegetarian snacks and/or finger foods, no cooking required...

 

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche


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Nordic Veggies, Zingy Salads and ... Tartinez, c'est l'été !

Nordic Veggies, Zingy Salads and ... Tartinez, c'est l'été ! | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

One thing all nutritionists seem to agree on is that we should be eating more vegetables... 

 

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius


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Dals: Simple Indian Comfort Food : NPR

Dals: Simple Indian Comfort Food : NPR | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
During her childhood, says food writer Monica Bhide, the whistle of the pressure cooker always signaled that a comforting lentil dish would be on the dinner table. But you don't need a pressure cooker to make these protein-packed, flavorful dishes.

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People make more moral decisions when they think their heart is racing

People make more moral decisions when they think their heart is racing | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Why did the proverbial Good Samaritan cross the road to help the injured stranger? Perhaps he listened to his heart. Not in the poetic sense, but literally. A new study by Jun Gu and his colleagues has highlighted the way cardiac feedback influences people's moral decisions. When students were fed false feedback, leading them to think their heart was racing, they were more likely to volunteer for a good cause and less likely to lie to gain more money.


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Parental bonding makes for happy, stable child

Parental bonding makes for happy, stable child | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Infants who have a close, intimate relationship with at least one parent are less likely to experience emotional or behavioral problems in childhood, according to a University of Iowa study.

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How Cooking Transforms the Aching Soul

How Cooking Transforms the Aching Soul | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Living today’s hurry-up-run-run-run-faster-faster-text-text lifestyle tends to blunt contact with more earthy things, like cooking.


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The Student Loan Debt Bubble Is Creating Millions Of Modern Day Serfs

The Student Loan Debt Bubble Is Creating Millions Of Modern Day Serfs | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Every single year, millions of young adults head off to colleges and universities all over America full of hopes and dreams. But what most of those fresh-faced youngsters do not realize is that by taking on student loan debt they are signing up for a life of debt slavery.

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Paul Krugman: Paul Ryan 'Was Never a Man of Substance'

Paul Krugman: Paul Ryan 'Was Never a Man of Substance' | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
ABC Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said that GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was “never a man of substance” during our “This Week” roundtable discussion about the Romney-Ryan tax plan that I questioned Ryan about...
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Investing in SEO: Marketers are Doing More SEO Than They Think

Investing in SEO: Marketers are Doing More SEO Than They Think | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Content marketing, social media, video, and public relations affect a web presence and organic search rankings. These tactics can have a significant positive impact on SEO including: rank, backlinking, social signal generation and fresh content.

 

"Social media and SEO are very much separate line items in a marketing budget, but content socialized at the page level through Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube generates social signals which can positively impact SEO and an organic search ranking.

 

The most direct link between SEO and social media is Google+ and Search plus Your World. If you haven't yet started to build out your personal and business Circles, please do. A piece of content shared through your Circles has an opportunity to be found by your followers through Search plus Your World – before your competitors’ content is found".

 

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Juicy Spirits and Literary Dishes ... A taste of home, against the law!

Juicy Spirits and Literary Dishes ... A taste of home, against the law! | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Restrictions on imported foods can have unintended cultural consequences, with bans on foreign staples like foie gras and ackee berries...

 

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do." ~Galileo


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Dessert Galette, Onam Sadya, Flatbread and Vegan Pantry

Dessert Galette, Onam Sadya, Flatbread and Vegan Pantry | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

"We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there." ~Charles F. Kettering


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