Skip the obvious and dig deeper into the why.
The human brain is puzzling — it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective’s cap and leads us through this mystery. By making “brain soup,” she arrives at a startling conclusion. Suzana Herculano-Houzel shrunk the human brain by 14 billion neurons — by developing a new way to count them.
Posted in Nature
Tagged brain, ted
Al jaren is bekend dat suiker en zout misbruikt worden. Eindelijk zet de GGD dit nu aan?
Posted in Nature, Politics
There are also within the EU plenty of those. Anyone got a map?
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft recorded the sounds using an onboard plasma wave instrument. This instrument detected the vibrations of dense interstellar plasma, or ionised gas, from October to November 2012 and April to May 2013. The waves detected by the instrument antennae can be simply amplified and played through a speaker. These frequencies are within the range heard by human ears.
Deep Sky Videos has a nice review of this.
Walcheren kende in de Gouden Eeuw meer dan 200 buitenplaatsen. Kastelen, landhuizen of grote boerderijen. In de loop der jaren zijn de meeste verdwenen maar wie goed kijkt in het huidige landschap kan ze nog steeds zien. Slimfilm maakte deze reportage voor zeeland-magazine.nl
Meer informatie @ Landschapsbeheerzeeland.nl
Indonesia has been a mecca for surfing for 40 years & in that time seasoned surf travelers have seen major changes. Some good, many bad. Here Dede Suryana shoots through a barrel choked with rubbish washed out from land. @ZakNoyle got the shot & it went on to be the cover of magazines around the world, stimulating conversation about what we are doing to our oceans & how we as surfers might suffer. It shouldn’t be this way & we must work together to fix it. Are you in?
More @ Facebook.com/take3.a.clean.beach.initiative
You should eat right. There are some things we know for sure. However, still there are exceptions we shouldn’t forget. Above the example.
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Als zelfs de EU zich zorgen maakt en al rapporten heeft die zeggen dat 80% van gegeten vis ILLEGAAL gevangen is (dus overbevist), zegt dat genoeg.
Niet iets van de jaren 80, maar van nu. Quote NL 500 leden voorop zuigen de oceanen leeg met megaboten en frauderen ook nog met grootschalige teruggooien.
Goh. Respect voor de klokkenluiders.
100.000.000 sharks are killed
12 people killed by sharks
that’s about 11.000 + sharks killed per hour
Great infographic @ Ripetungi.com
While the humans have been looking for the elixir of life throughout every period of history, it appears that there is one species of jellyfish that are actually immortal.
Read more @ Boredpanda.com
Europeans prepare 400% of food that they could eat (incl. normal waste) for own consumption. Awareness is growing that talking about population growth problems and at the same time consuming so ineffective is not right. A nice outline where we could start eating better..
BBC Horizon – Freak Wave (2002), is another great documentary of why 100 feet monsters still break ships that easy. 2 Huge ships a month were lost.. Satelites figure out now and surfers aim for them. We have come a long way. More interviews. This is different from Tsunami’s.
Taking a chemical that helps mothers bond with their babies may not immediately strike you as the best way to improve a man’s libido. But oxytocin, the so-called ‘cuddle hormone’, can dramatically improve male sexual performance, researchers have found – producing results on a par with Viagra. (..) One of the scientists behind the discovery and development of Viagra was so impressed that he described an oxytocin-based treatment as having ‘blockbuster potential’
Let’s wait for the new kind of spam in our mail folders..
Some 30 days ago, Lake Vostok was officially penetrated after 14 million years being untouched from any contact from above, by the Russians. According to many researchers penetration was done in a dirty (contaminated) fashion. Awareness of the dangers of contamination with micro life-forms, has made this an unique opportunity where Nasa can test their innovative tools for the benefit of earth sciences. See the brilliant Horizon documentary below to gain more insight in why this excites the community that much.