Pictured: what some scientists get to do for a living.
#7. Tetris Can Correct a Lazy Eye
Until recently, the only societal benefit Tetris had given the world was a generation of people who are really, really good at packing for vacation. But that all changed when researchers at McGill University discovered that the game could be used to correct amblyopia, more commonly known as a lazy eye. Previously, the go-to treatment for a lazy eye was to patch the “good” eye and force the patient to use the “bad” eye until it shaped up, but success was limited at best and pirate jokes get old so, so fast.
Christian gun range owner Jan Morgan declares her business a ‘Muslim free zone’ (To read the story, click image or here; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/68300296336/thanksgiving-tip-from-pat-robertson-dont-invite)
It seems discrimination is as much these people’s products as guns or wedding cakes.
Daisy Mae, a Vietnamese potbellied pig, lives as a pet with her owner Sarah Davis in St. Paul, Minnesota
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi, National Geographic
this shit is bananas
Genome from Southern Africa Sheds Light on Human Origins
What can DNA from the skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tell us about ourselves as humans? A great deal when his DNA profile is one of the earliest diverged – oldest in genetic terms – found to-date in a region where modern humans are believed to have originated roughly 200,000 years ago.
The man’s mitochondrial DNA was sequenced to provide clues to early modern human prehistory and evolution. Mitochondrial DNA provided the first evidence that we all come from Africa, and helps us map a figurative genetic tree, all branches deriving from a common “Mitochondrial Eve.”
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/genome-southern-africa-sheds-light-human-origins
You know what’s cool? No one is universally ugly. Someone out there will find them attractive and that’s a big deal so don’t even worry.
American workers are putting in more and more hours each week, as the supposedly 40-hour workweek has stretched to 47 hours. At the same time, they’re getting very little paid time off of work to recharge.
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