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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...
  • Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston

    11/15/2017 10:56:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Items found include an extravagant fragment of 17th-century Venetian glassware and part of an Italian plate decorated with a flower that dates from around 1630, which may be the oldest piece of European ceramic ever found in Boston. “The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically,” Joe Bagley, city archaeologist for Boston’s Landmarks Commission, told Fox News via email. “Also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the...
  • Visionary Mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky Dies at 51

    11/12/2017 8:55:36 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 10/11/17 | Kevin Hartnett
    Voevodsky’s friends remember him as constitutionally unable to compromise on the truth — a quality that led him to produce some of the most important mathematics of the 20th century. Vladimir Voevodsky at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2016. In math as in life, Vladimir Voevodsky played by his own rules. Voevodsky, a Russian-born mathematical prodigy, produced a string of daring insights in the 1990s that revolutionized one of the central fields of mathematics and established him at the pinnacle of his profession. His work continues to reverberate today. On Sept. 30, Voevodsky died in Princeton, New Jersey, at...
  • They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job.

    11/08/2017 8:10:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 11/7/17 | Evan Gough
    The fifth mirror for the GMT's 7 segment primary mirror is being cast at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory at the University of Arizona. In this image, a worker at the lab places the last piece of glass for mirror 5. Image: Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Astronomy, News, Observatories They Just Began Casting the Giant Magellan Telescope’s 5th Mirror. What a Monster Job. Article written: 7 Nov , 2017 by Evan Gough The fifth mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is now being cast, according to an announcement from the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), the body...
  • Looking for Sports Afield September-October 2012 125th Anniversary Edition quote

    11/04/2017 9:12:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I am looking for help from someone who has access to the September-October 2012 edition of Sports Afield magazine. It is the 125th Anniversary edition. I am looking to confirm a quote from BYU professor Tom Smith. It is probably in the "Hunt Safely in Grizzly Country" article, but I do not have a page number. The quote is:  "If I'm actually out hunting and I have a gun in my hands a suddenly a bear comes at me--do you think I'm going to lay the gun down and pick up bear spray? Are you out of your mind?"...
  • No Winner In Debate Over Data Analytics And Traditional Polling (Cruz campaign consultant)

    11/04/2017 8:41:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Campaigns & Elections ^ | November 3, 2017 | Chris Wilson
    We have entered the era of the individualized campaign. Data analytics allows large reams of data to influence how we reach the individual voter. This development doesn’t make polling obsolete, it just means it’s not omnipotent. Not everyone agrees with this approach. In fact, we’re see a reinvigorated debate over polling and analytics taking place among top practitioners. It breaks down roughly like this, is it better to rely the emerging field of “big data” and predictive analytics, or fallback more established data solutions such as survey research? The debate was reignited back in September after Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg...
  • Media Freaks Out Because Rick Perry Said that Fossil Fuels Provide Energy, Reduces Crime

    11/02/2017 2:38:31 PM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | November 2, 2017 | Ace
    Yup-- they're freaking out about this. The fact that this is all 100% true of course does not even begin to faze them. "I just got back from Africa, I’m going to finish up with this, because I think I heard a lady say there are people dying. Let me tell you where people are dying, is in Africa, because of the lack of energy they have there. And it’s going to take fossil fuels to push power out into those villages in Africa, where a young girl told me to my face, ‘one of the reasons that electricity is...
  • To the Corn-Farming CLIMATE Protectors—especially in Iowa and Illinois

    11/02/2017 7:21:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11/1/2017 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Greetings to you, with my hope that you are doing well! According to public records, most of you are. That’s good! The whole U.S. produces somewhere around 15 billion bushels (BB) of corn a year at a rate of ca. 145 bushels per acre. Roughly, that’s 1/3 of the entire world production. Nearly 1/3 of the entire U.S. production comes from Iowa (2.7 BB), Illinois (2.3 BB), Nebraska (1.7 BB), Minnesota (1.5 BB), and Indiana (0.9 BB). Of that bountiful harvest, in the order of 25% are being converted via fermentation and distillation into ethanol, resulting in ~2.9 gallons of...
  • LBNF/DUNE to create 2,000 jobs in SD (Also 2,000 in Illinois, physics research)

    10/26/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Black Hills Pioneer ^ | October 26, 2017 | Al Van Zee
    LEAD — Construction on the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), which will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), is underway. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place July 21. Tuesday, the Sanford Underground Research Facility and Fermilab held a joint informational meeting to brief local residents on what to expect from construction activities and from the economic impact of the project in the months ahead. Giving the presentation were Sanford Underground Research Facility Executive Director Mike Headley and LBNF Project Manager Josh Wilhite. The presentation began with the major features that will make the DUNE research being done at the LBNF a...
  • ‘Second Acts Are Possible’; Vanity Fair Pens Gooey Love Letter to Lyin’ Brian Williams

    10/26/2017 5:56:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 25, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Fox recapped how Williams lost his job and summarized the lies that he had told throughout his career, but quickly gushed: “Many journalists would have lost their jobs over such an infraction, or quickly resigned under contrived circumstances. Williams, however, embarked on a different path.
  • Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

    10/24/2017 2:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    3D Print ^ | October 23, 2017 | Sarah Saunders
    3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside the body and even a biomaterial sleeve that can reduce the risk of infection after a body piercing. Some researchers are working to develop 3D printed pills and vaccines that will combine multiple medications into one, and an Israeli drug delivery company will soon seek FDA approval for its 3D printed medical marijuana inhaler, which can control the doses a person inhales. But I would bet you $20 that none...
  • AI will create 800,000 jobs and $1.1 trillion revenue by 2021: Salesforce

    10/24/2017 2:07:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ZDNet ^ | July 15, 2017 | Tas Bindi
    Contrary to the bleak picture painted by critics, a new IDC study of more than 1,000 organisations worldwide shows that AI will be in the workplace "sooner than we think", and will have a positive impact on productivity, revenues, and job creation. From 2017 to 2021, the Salesforce-sponsored study predicts that AI-powered CRM activities will boost business revenue by $1.1 trillion, and create more than 800,000 direct jobs and 2 million indirect jobs globally, surpassing those lost to AI-driven automation. The business revenue boost will be led primarily by increased productivity and lowered expenses due to automation, which account for...
  • Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years

    10/21/2017 8:06:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Robert Felix
    During the last ice age almost all of Canada, along with parts of Europe and Asia, were buried beneath one to two miles of ice. At the same time, sea levels stood 350 to 400 feet lower than today. Sea levels were so low that the entire continental shelf, at least in eastern North America, was above water. Many states on the eastern seaboard were twice as big as today. New Jersey’s shoreline, for example, stood 60 to 100 miles east of its present location. Same in the west. The land between Alaska and Asia rose out of the sea...
  • Agnotology

    10/18/2017 2:37:01 AM PDT · by Fhios · 13 replies
    various ^ | 10/17/2018 | unknown
    In my current job, I'm constantly trying to figure out when the next thing I don't know that I don't know is going to bite me in the butt and cause me to have to rework my code. I've been working on a certain project for nearly a year, and still find out things that people have neglected to tell me, or are just considered tribal knowledge and everyone assumes you just "know", or is buried in the code (that I have to replicate in another language). It's not malicious, it's just how it is here, but it's incredibly frustrating....
  • Pediatrician: Here’s what really happens when children ‘transition’

    10/17/2017 7:43:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | October 17, 2017 | Glenn Beck
    It’s one thing when adults experiencing gender dysphoria decide to “transition” to live as the other gender through hormone treatments, operations and makeovers. But what happens when kids say they’re transgender and think they’re ready for hormones that will disrupt their normal growth? Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, spent 17 years as a general pediatrician with a focus on child behavioral health. She talked about gender dysphoria on today’s show to explain what being dosed with hormones does to kids who aren’t old enough to know their own minds yet. Schools are starting to teach students...
  • How E-Commerce Can Actually Create More, Better-Paying Jobs and Boosts Productivity

    10/09/2017 9:47:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Equities ^ | October 9, 2017 | Guild Investment Management
    After strong stock-market performance in the year to date, several big U.S. tech firms have begun to receive some negative attention from the public, as well as from regulators and politicians. Alphabet (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) have gotten the most scrutiny, with European regulators leveling accusations of unfair search advantages against GOOG, and U.S. lawmakers drawing FB into the controversy surrounding alleged Russian efforts to influence the outcome of last year’s election. Amazon (AMZN) has not been above the fray. The company’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market led to a few muted pieces of press coverage that mentioned “antitrust,”...
  • Christopher Columbus Deserves His Holiday

    10/09/2017 7:23:27 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most skilled mariners of his day, Christopher Columbus not only knew that the earth was a sphere, but was also extremely capable in all of the known science required to navigate an ocean. In addition, Columbus was a devoted Christian who was known to be a man of prayer and a serious student of God’s Word. Born in late 1451 to Domenico Colombo, a poor to middle-class wool weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa, at a young age Cristoforo (Italian for “Christ-bearer”) Colombo showed intelligence, drive, and a distinct impression of God at work in his life. As Columbus...
  • Send your name to Mars on the next NASA mission with just a few clicks

    10/05/2017 2:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Tuesday, October 03, 2017 01:40PM | James W Jakobs
    Send your name to a planet, far, far away - for free!
  • Could StarTram Revolutionize Space Travel?

    10/03/2017 10:07:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | October 3, 2017 | Ross Pomeroy
    While stuck in traffic in 1961, James Powell, a young researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory came up with the idea of using powerful magnets to lift and propel massive passenger-carrying cars. Over the next seven years, he and his colleague Gordon Danby spent their spare time piecing together a concept. They obtained a patent for the breakthrough in 1968. Powell and Danby's magnetic levitation, or maglev, technology must have seemed like magic back then, but it is now being used to move large trains at speeds up to 375 miles per hour! Not content to rest on this sole accomplishment,...