Curiosity

Satisfaction of One's Curiosity is one of the Greatest Sources of Happiness in Life

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Book Hangover

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Thank You

Life is a Gift - Live Each Day as a Thank You Note!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wonder Fish



Alien of the Deep:

Looking like a creature from the Alien movies, this nightmarish "longhead dreamer" anglerfish (Chaenophryne longiceps) was until recently an alien species to Greenland waters.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Synthetic Genome

Craig Venter and colleagues have achieved a remarkable milestone: they designed a genome, and brought it to life. More specifically, they’ve synthesized a chromosome consisting of over a million DNA base pairs, and implanted it in a bacterial cell to replace the cell’s original genome. That cell then reproduced, giving birth to offspring that only had the synthetic genome.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Primitive Birds Lack Of Flying!


The wings were willing, but the feathers were weak. Delicate, thin-shafted plumage would have made flapping difficult if not impossible for two prehistoric birds, a new analysis of fossil feathers suggests.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Green Exercise Boost Mental Health

Researchers have reported the fast improvements in mood and self-esteem for just five minutes of exercise in a green space. The study in Environmental Science and Technology journal suggested the strongest impact on young people. The outdoor activities like walking, gardening, cycling, fishing, boating, horse-riding and farming in a green environment with water contained – such as a lake or river boosts well – being.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Permeable membranes: Peptide


New research published in April suggests that Di-peptides have been shown to form hydrogen-bonded microporous crystals. These have interesting gas absorption properties. The researchers of Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Porto, led by Luís Gales have observed that dipeptide single-crystals can act as permeable membranes able to distinguish between argon, nitrogen and oxygen. It is a process for air separation. But, it is difficult to carry out because of the similarity in size between the species.