Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The fashion today is crazy. If you watch the new fashion styles like Lady Gaga's shoes the height on those shoes are just amazing. But women today have to worry about no being able to pull off the look but mostly from falling and tearing their ligaments. Women love the look of high heels and what it does for our legs but risking their ankles and the pains.
I would love to pull off the look of the super high heels but i just can't. I like walking like a normal human that walking like a raptor. Trying to wear those shoes is like murder on your feet. I love Lady Gaga but she is crazy for dancing or even just walking is very brave. I would rather just wear the regular high heels than try to kill myself for fashion.
In the study the scientist tested 99 college students to memorize a complex maze on a computer. The researchers then placed the students inside a 3-D version of the maze and asked them to navigate to another spot in the mase. After doing this several times, half of the students took a 90-minute nap while the other half stayed awake and watched videos. When the students were given the test again 5 hours later, the nappers did better than the students who had stayed awake. But the nappers who dreamed about the maze (they described that they were lost in a cave) did better than the nappers who didn't.
WE NEED NAP TIME AGAIN! Nap time would be the perfect time of the day. If we could have a nap in the middle of the day we wouldn't fall asleep in the middle of classes and miss information. I get sleepy around 1 maybe 2 and i would love to have a nap. If I can just have a 5 to 10 minute nap everything would be fine. My mind would be more focused and I could work better. We can always just get our of school at 4.
Polls for the region's marijuana economy are not clear, but driving through the towns it's easy to see marijuana's importance to regional economy. Hemp shops are more common here than in cities 10 or 20 times the size. They can be next to restaurants and coffee shops like they are any other business. Recent polls say 56% of Californians favor taxing and regulating the plant but the national approval rate is much lower.
I think that if we legalized marijuana everyone would always be happy. Forever. But really its healthier for the environment because it can be used for paper, clothing, bags, and a lot of other things. The world would be peaceful and it could also be used for working harder. People this pot heads just sit around and do nothing all day but eat and sleep. But some people I know have actually gotten better grades because they work harder. I think that we should just legalize it and not let the tobacco companies alter anything to it.
For years women have been taking birth control and have been asking why men don't have an option. Now in new studies around the world have been trying to find a birth control. The male birth control uses a combination of testosterone and progestin, which turn off signals from the brain to the testes. 3,000 men have been chosen across more than 30 studies on the topic over the last 30 years. Men in China have tested their own form of birth control and about 95% of the men didn't have conception with their partner.
This would be awesome if men had their own birth control because then the woman wouldn't have all the responsibility if something goes wrong with her birth control. Its also and extra form of protection if you don't want children at all. I know when i get older i don't want kids so this for me and my husband would be awesome. This could also prevent high school pregnancies so that they can focus on their studies. I hope they come out with this in the near future.
According to a study published this week people who feel depressed eat about 55% more of depressed people eat chocolate than non-depressed people. The more depressed they feel, the more chocolate they tend to eat. In the study the scientist surveyed 900 people about their weekly chocolate consumption and overall diet. They also looked at the moods of the participants by questioning them and looking for depression. People on antidepressants were removed from the study. The depressed people ate 8.4 servings of chocolate per month while the ones who weren't depressed consumed just 5.4 servings each month.
I know when I'm depressed I don't eat chocolate because it gives me headaches. But i find this interesting because my sister does this. When she is upset she will eat some chocolate but she wont feel depressed about it later... but i know for a fact that she does eat it when upset. I also know my mother does this. What if its hereditary.......that would be so cool, not really cause then everyone would be fat. But this is pretty cool. I knew that they had a connection but i have never seen a study on it.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I find this hilarious that this same animal has escaped from his cage multiple times. This rhino is absolutely huge so I don’t see how it can be sneaking around it’s cage and being let out. This is kind of dangerous though to have a 4,000 pound animal loose around the zoo with small children around. Thankfully with the help of twenty zoo workers they were able to get the beast back in its cage. This shows how smart animals really are sometimes and that we cant underestimate them. Luckily no one was hurt and the animal is safely back in its cage.
This is incredible that animals can built a structure so massive as this one. This type of engineering has to be carefully planned in order to ensure a sturdy structure. What is even cooler than the animals making the dam is the technology used to discover it. I find it awesome that we can use satellites in space to discover land features. The weird thing about this is that no one was actually looking for the dam, but somehow stumbled upon it while doing real research. All I have to say is I hope the dam doesn’t break anytime soon or that will be a huge disaster.
I can not imagine seeing 19 inches of rain fall in North Carolina. The amount of flooding and destruction that would be associated with this would be ridiculous. Along with this flooding there are the possibilities of mudslides and car accidents which can lead to deaths. I really don’t like when it rains for days at a time, but it is beneficial for the surrounding environment sometimes when we are in a drought. This much rainfall is completely unexpected, and the conditions had to be just right to receive such high totals for the area. Hopefully the flood waters will lower soon and everyone can get on with their lives.
This oil spill is tragic for the environment around it. An open hole in the ocean floor that is releasing over 210,000 gallons of oil into the ocean every day is a very bad thing. An oil spill of this magnitude can completely whip out the surrounding ecosystems and damage many more. I believe there needs to be a solution to this issue immediately. These temporary fixes of capping the oil can only work so long. Someone needs to step up and find a permanent solution to this problem before more ecosystems suffer.
It's scary to think of what thunder storms can do to the world. They're not the scariest storms we think of compared to Hurricanes and Tornadoes and rarely do we hear deaths associated with them. That many deaths associated with a storm is ridiculously scary to think about. People losing their lives from a natural disaster is so devastating. Not only the storm itself caused casualties but damage from the fallen trees and callapsing houses.
The shapes of bubbles and clouds in outer space demonstrate that physics can do some pretty bizarre things on a giant scale. Take RCW 120, for example. The star-forming bubble, about 4,200 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius is the main subject of European Space Agency Picture. Radiation from a hot, massive star at the bubble's center is blasting gas and dust outward, and that's what has cleared out the space around the star. The shock wave from the central star compresses the material on the bubble's edge so much that still more stars are being squeezed into existence.
It's amazing what stars can do and create. Images from telescopes have shown us not even close to what all could be out there. Discoveries like this have led us to discovery more and more about how stars form and what they can create and become. It's scary to think of radiation and what it can do to us, but how its the building blocks of the universe pretty much. I think it's scary to even think how big stars can be and how they produce things like this.
It's incredible how many stars exsist in our universe. Discoveries like this can lead us to find many more discoveries leading to the birth of the universe. Stars are unimaginable in the size that they can be and it leads us to a major challenge just to comprehend their size. It's amazing how fast something that heavy can travel through space, while we can't reach speeds even close to that. If we could travel at speeds like that we could discover so much more than what we already have.
This is crazy in my opinion. Who knew that there could be a hole in space? I am amazed at the technology that has been used to find new discoveries like this and the amount of research that goes into these discoveries. The only question I have is what can these holes mean for space? Can they some how form a black hole and suck stars and planets into them? And what exactly could be on the other side of these “holes”? There’s no way of really knowing now, but hopefully in the future we can figure these questions out.
It's amazing what technology brings us. It helps us map the earth, get directions to places we need to go, and obviously discover incredible things. In the past 100 years we've discovered more than we have in a billion years with satellite technology. Also, understanding the way beavers work can lead us to new ideas on the way we could do things.
This is awesome that we are still exploring our solar system and finding new objects each and everyday. The fact that we are still finding new planets such as this gas giant hundreds of years after the first planet was discovered amazes me. Another cool aspect about this discovery is that the planet is located out of our solar system and is referred to as an exoplanet. With new advancements being made in space exploration every day, it is exciting to see what will come next. In the future we may possibly advance our capabilities of space exploration and find even larger solar systems and explore them as well. We may even have the capabilities to have space tours where regular citizens can fly into space and see the amazing stars and planets.
It doesn't make sense how things happen differently not far from where we are use to it. This could lead us to make discoveries that we haven't known before. Things like this can help us find new ways to cure certain diseases. Maybe it helps us in believing that aliens are actually out there. They could grow and live under conditions that we never though would support life.
I have heard of animals doing stuff like this and I always thought why they did this was because of reactions. Seeing another animal will trigger something in the brain so it goes on attack mode. This is a good survival method for all animals but it could be dangerous. Maybe in the future we can fully understand why animals do things like this. Animals do everything to survive.
I think this is really sad. Animals shouldn't have to pay the price just because humans are so careless about their environment! People need to pay more attention to what they do, especially in seas where contamination like oil spills spread very easily. We need to do whatever we can to stop this from happening again.
I've seem images of the Milky Way and I can only imagine how amazing the CLG J02182-05102 looks like. Researchers also say it is very big so I guess there might be some other things there that we haven't discovered yet.
I think that it is amazing that there are so many planets out there. If that planet is like Jupiter, than it is probably alot bigger than the Earth. I hope that astronomers will keep researching and discovery new planets and maybe even other solar systems outside of ours.
I think it's ridiculous that they let the spill happen in the first place. It's crazy how it takes us so long to drill and maintain the oil, yet it only takes a short time for it to leak and spread. The techniques they're using to stop the leak could cause it to be worse and take even longer to stop the oil. The oil is harming the ecosystem of the ocean and birds are even washing up on shores. If we don't stop this leak it could cause a huge loss in many habitats.
My mom told me she made me listen to classical music every morning when I was a baby. And I would always say that it didn't work on me just playing around, but know I know that it didn't really change anything at all to me. I actually thought it was true though, that listening to classical music at an early age would help you grow more intellectually.
I think that this is bad. It might take a long time, but a black hole could come towards the Earth. It is good that scientists are starting to be able to learn more things about black holes. This one might even be more powerful or dangerous since it is not in the exact center where normal black holes are.
A 10 million year old nursery for the extinct megalodon shark has just been discovered in Panama. It was found by University of Florida researchers who reported their findings in the PLoS ONE journals latest issue. Megalodon, also known as "Big Tooth," is thought to be the world's largest shark. It can grow to around sixty-seven feet in length and looked like a Heftier Great White Shark. “The study provides evidence of megalodon behavior in the fossil record,” said lead author Catalina Pimiento, who just finished her master’s degree in zoology.
Wow! A 10 million year old nursery for the shark. A sixty-seven year old shark is already unbeleivable. It would be very scary to swim in a ocean knowing there was sixty-seven foot long shark in the water and also knowing that its knickname was "big tooth."
She is seventeen years old and trapped in a one year olds body. Approximately two and a half feet tall. She is very different from all of us, she is not able to walk, or speak. If she was like me our you she would be driving a car right now but see cant function with out a lot of help. Scientist believe that her DNA has suggested her failure to grow possibly could be linked with the genes that proceeds to let her age. "Brooke's condition presents us with a unique opportunity to understand the process of aging," said Richard Walker, a professor at the university of South Florida school of medicine. He is leading the whole research team on this case. She lives with her parents and has three sisters that all help to look after her. Brooke still has her infant teeth which will not allow her to talk.
I feel really bad for this little girl i know she cant talk but i wonder if shes every gets upsets because of who she is. I know its kinda bad to think about that but i was just wondering because i know i would. If i was in her shoes i don't think i would know what to think. But i am very happy that she is alive shes very lucky.
Satelites spotted the world's biggest beaver dam. The dam is said to be "over eight football fields," ecologist Jean Thei said on Friday. Thei used Google Earth to figure out the size of the dam. It is 2,788-feet long(850-meters). NASA is still trying to figure out the rate of melting in the country's far north. The dam is in northern Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park. Thei discovered the dam in 2007, but its just now catching the attention of people. Mike Keizer said the dam sits on the corner of the park "the size of Switzerland."
It is incredable how animals built a structure this big. And you can even see it from space?! The dam is bulit about half a mile long, thats crazy if you think about it. It must have taken a lot of beavers and a lot time to build.
Today, a European Space Agency used an infrared telescope and found a hole in space. This hole has provided astronomers with a look into the end of the star-forming process. The cloud that Herschel looked into appeared black. They investingated into it and saw there was a hole right through the cloud. Scientists think it formed around 1999.
I think it is a hole in space. If there is a hole in a cloud then where does it lead to? Apparently it has to go to the space and there must be a hole there too. I think that the hole was formed by a jet stream. This could be a reason because many rockets go through clouds and always make a hole.
They planned to use this for robotic vehicles.This is a very interesting topic and its cool how they found a way to make the robotic vehicles do this. I think that all the time doing research was worth it. Applying this skill for us is very cool also.
On Monday evening there was a total of 19 tornado's that came from central Kansas up to Oklahoma. "Days before deadly tornadoes raked the plains, forecaster's warned people that big storms were on the way and that it would be large and powerful." Flipping cars, leveling houses, dropping large chucks of hail about the size of a softballs, five people were killed and many others were seriously injured!! On Tuesday everything was settling down and people started to pick through there furniture and find things that they needed and was still usable. There were also another prediction that there was possible gonna be another hit later Tuesday night.
This is a huge and very hard hit this city is about to go through. Trying to build back up there city there society. Trying not to go in dept. Hopeing and praying that people will stay and help and not move away from the problems there home is facing. To be honest i don't think any one every wants to experience a tornado, Hurricane, or even an earthquake. They are very dangerous and i never want to experience one.
Today, Scientists have found out by using quantum mechanics, you can reveal the most common mineral on Earth. That mineral is relatively uncommon within the planet. To find the mineral they used some of the biggest supercomputers in the nation. The mineral they have found is silica. It is very difficult to study in a lab.
I think that this is a very good way to find out things. By using quantum mechanics and supercomputers you can find many things out easily. Silica is all around us and we use it almost every day. I hope to learn how to find out quantum mechanics one day. By using these methods we will be able to learn things faster.
The new technique is “opening up a new window into the chemistry of fossils,” says Derek Briggs, a paleontologist at Yale University. He is very correct and i think the same thing he does. This will let researchers know more about what they're studying.
A large hole in space has been discovered by using a telescope. No one expected to see this hole, because it was in the part of the universe that was thought to be covered in clouds and dense gases. "no one has ever seen a hole like this," says Tom Megeath, a study member from University of Toledo, Ohio. The hole was found May 10 later in the night. Astronomers think the hole opened when the jets of gas from the young stars in that area punctured the sheet of dust and gas. They also say the radiation from the older stars might have helped make the hole as well.
A hole in space? Thats something I would like to see some day. Who knew the radiation from a old star could somehow create a hole in the sky? I agree with Megeath i don't think this is something many people have seen.
Many children and teens watch the show Spongbob Squarepants on Nickelodeon. Just this Friday was a girl who credited this show when she saved her best friend from choking to death. Two seventh graders where laughing very hard when one of the little girls stops because she started choking on her gum. "She then recalled an episode of popular nickelodeon cartoon, where she saw Spongbob use the Heimlich maneuver to retrieve a clarinet lodged in the throat of another character, Squiward" (Miriam the best friend of the Allyson said) Miriam got her up and does the Heimlich on her best friend and the gum went flying out of her mouth.
Spongebob is my all time favorite show to watch when i get home from school. Many people look as it as stupid and annoying, but you know reading this article i got so excited. This is actually showing examples to children about how to safe some one or to pick the better thing to do and Spongebob does a great job of this.If u are feeling down watch some Spongbob he always has a way to get me to smile and i bet it will have the same effect on you.
Astronomers recently found a possible black hole that is recoiling at a very high speed. The hole is visible with X-rays and is not in the center of the galaxy. To find the black hole the astronomers must compare many X-rays and find a match. This black hole is considered a supermassive black hole. This hole also weighs more than 1 billion times the mass of the sun.
I think this black hole is dangerous. Since it is going at such a high speed it could possibly destruct many rocks and asteroids in the galaxy. That could cause many meteors to crash into the earth. I think we should watch the black hole carefully. If it causes any damage we could see more asteroids or meteors fall in sequence.
Today, a research group have a theory and think they have solved why today's terrestrial animals are so much smaller than sauropod dinosaurs. They believe it was because the huge dinosaurs would not chew their food before swallowing. The dinosaurs would swallow the food down. By not chewing the food and taking so much time to eat it would go straight down and collect in the stomach making the animal so large. The research group believes this as Jurassic fast food.
I think this is true. The animal did spend so much time eating that it would just keep growing and growing. They also rarely got exercise. By chewing your food it digests faster also. So that way by not chewing it could not break down easily. That is why i think that theory is true.
Yesterday, a Texas A&M University used the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and found what could be the earliest and most distant cluster of galaxies ever detected. There are nearly 60 galaxies that are almost 10 billion years old. The modern appearance has the scientists in shock. The big collection is a red color. These galaxies are normally typical of present-day galaxies.
My opinion is that it actually is older, but the scientists think it is modern day. By its color, it seems modern day. The red color could also be an old star that they have just now found. I believe that the stars could be modern day or old. It is up to the scientists to see which one exactly it is.
Scientist are excited and want to know more about this planet as much as we do. But studying Corot-9b closely could shed light on worlds that do not transit, and so are impossible for astronomers to research.
Today, researchers found a very old, almost 150 million years , fossil that is a mix between a dinosaur and a bird. Scientists call this the "dinobird". The fossil is made out of only bone and rock. By revealing this fossil, it shows that it is one of the most important fossils ever discovered. This fossil is called the Archaeopteryx.
I believe this fossil is important. It shows that there are half and half fossilized animals that we have not yet found. I think that it will help us find other interesting species later on. This is the second Archaeopteryx to be found and maybe we will find more. There are still many animals out there and scientists hopefully will find them.
The new aqueducts are really cool because it could help us better understand our past. It could also help us know more things when the biblical times were going on. The aqueducts could show how our ancestors used technology during the time. Doing this could could have scientist show the advancement of our kind over the years. The history could help teach us about how construction went.
The oil spill is harming lots of ecosystems. Ron Kendall, a ecotoxicologist, says that "Occurring in spring, the new spill coincides with the time Gulf species are spawning or giving birth". This is very bad and sad. The only solution is to drill another well and intersect the old well bore, then pump heavy mud and cement into it. I hope this problem gets fixed soon.
It is great how many new things we find every day. This new technique could be used on other fossils. The more scientists find out about fossils the better, learning about history can help our future. Scintest could find more about dinosaurs that they discovered a long time ago. It could change the way we think about dinosaurs now.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Another earthquake hit Indonesia Saturday. It was a 7.4 on the Richter Scale, although it was not as bad as the Chilean or Haitian one, it still did damage. Scientists discovered the earthquake was heading towards them, because of the 7.9 inch high tidal wave. A tidal wave is a great indicator of an earthquake. It still wasn't as bad as the one in 2004, which killed 230,000 people. As of now, no one has been reported dead or injured.
I'm glad no one was hurt because of this, I think it's terrible when people die because of a natural disaster. I also think it's really cool that we can detect earthquakes using the Earth itself. This can help make these assumptions more accurate. Although with the scientific results, you can detect these things earlier. I'm also very glad that it wasn't like the 2004 earthquake/tsunami. That wreaked devastation that was almost irreversible.
I find this very dissapointing, all this time I was laboring under the dillusion that my mother had helped me develop by doing this, but now I realize that it did not do anything. I also find this dissapointing because I had planned to use this same technique on my future children.
This could either be a very useful project, or it could be another huge waste of money. I hope that it serves its purpose, but I believe the chances of that are very small.
Artemis Corona has multiplied 5 times in size practically overnight. Artemis is the biggest mountain in the universe, it is the size of Alaska. Scientists suggest that this is due to swelling in Venus. They also suspect that there is lava brewing inside of this large dome. They believe this to be true because on Earth, when something swells, it usually has lava beneath of it, causing a rapid increase in the movement of the crust. Although they are not sure why it is moving so quickly. Nothing on Earth has moved this quickly when it comes to volcanoes or mountains.
I cannot fathom something growing to the size of Alaska overnight. I feel something must be about to go very wrong here. Possibly an explosion? If it were to be bad enough, I'm sure it would have an effect on Earth, as well as the other planets. Could it set off a chain reaction of some sort? Or is Atremis Corona exploding out of the question? Hopefully it won't grow anymore, or at an alarming rate.
This is a huge discovery for something that is considered a minor problem in the US. Too many children today run the risk of developing one of these diseases, and this could be a huge step in discovering a cure.
To me, this is a discovery that hits home, I have had a friend who passed away from this type of deadly cancer, and I hope that doctors can use this to their advantage, and find the disease before it claims more lives.
I believe that this is a great discovery, considering I have a few friends who suffer from asthma. I think that this will open the doors to even greater medical advancements, relating to lung inflamation.
Being the largest mountain range in the world, excluding Asia, towering the country of Chile, the Andes are 13,000 feet above sea level. But how did they become this high? Apparently there has been a misleading theory, dealing with oxyegen-18 and oxygen-16. When a cloud goes up and over a mountain they oxygen-18's are supposed to make it precipitate, but the oxygen-16's usually cancel that out. This is how scientist track and research the growth of the mountain. They can do this because of the increasing or decreasing rainfall each year, and if they track that for a number of years, they can see how much it grows a year.
This was a very confusing article, I still am banking on the fact if there is an increased amount of rainfall that the mountain has grown. But I could be wrong, and it could be the other way around. I'm almost positive that there's an easier way to calculate the annual growth of a mountain range, but then again, I didn't go to college for a number of years and major in this. Although this is a very intricate way of doing this, it is quite neat. Like I said earlier, I don't quite understand it, but I'm pretty certain I get the gist of things. What scientists can do with rainfall is amazing, they can track all kinds of things.
The firt sign of the Neanderthal DNA says that they interbred with our own species. But it was only enough to leave a really small mark on the genetic code as humans. Svante Pääbo a geneticist who says "The Neanderthal's arn't completely extinct." Pääbo is the leader for the international team of resourcers that worked for four years to find the genetic code within the Neanderthal's bone. In between one and four percent of the human genome have come from Neanderthal's. DNA from Neanderthal and humans seem to hardly exist. But they also found some huge differences with the bone structure.
I didn't know Neanderthal still existed. I thought they went extinct a long time ago, but apparently not. Although there were many difference their were even similiarities, It was suprising for me.
I think that they are so cute. They need to be taken care of very closely and well. They should be treated as any other regular size baby. The only difference is that they are smaller. You should be proud if you have a baby period. They can be so smart and itelligant. I do believe that it takes them longer to be as healthy as a regular baby but it will eventually get there over time.
Within the past two weeks, Kentucky and Tennessee haven't had much sunshine, only rain. This was caused by a high pressure system fed by humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. In some places they were have said to receive between 10 and 19 inches of rain. At the National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville, TN, there was an astonishing 7.21 inches of rain. Although that is just what the gauges say, the satellites say that shouldn't have been quite as much rain. Meteorologists were not expecting this much rain and for it to last for so long.
I personally can't stand rain most of the time, but sometimes it's needed. I don't think 19 inches was needed though, let's just say they are defiantly not in a drought situation. Flooding must be terrible for those families who were hit the hardest. I know it would be difficult to undergo that, and have major flooding in your neighborhood and city. I bet this is wreaking havoc on their plants and animals, and not being able to get outside and tend to them doesn't help at all. I hope they don't experience a dry spell as well as this.
I think that it is cool how you can train dogs to do that kind of stuff. The dogs though are doing the job for the cop. The dogs are just going to get the people in trouble. They use them in high schools so that the students cant bring drugs and alchol to school. I think it is a good idea because kids our age shouldn't be doing drugs. On top of that the dogs are so cute.
A 41-year old rhinocerous "Archie" escaped from a zoo in Jacksonville, Florida. The workers and employees of the zoo spent nearly 5 hours trying to lure a 4,000 pound rhinocerous back in its cage. He also escaped before a couple years ago. The last time it escaped they lured it into its cage with food. Craig Miller, the watcher of the mammals said,"the food didn't work this time." It took about 20 zoo workers to bring him back to his cage, although the rhinocerous never left the zoo.
That must be one smart rhino if it escaped more than ounce. I would've given up after 5 hours of trying to get a 4,000 pound monster back in its cage! What the heck i would've ran. It couldn't have been easy to lure it back in the cage. One more thing how do you not notice a rhinocerous escaping its cage?
I think that the human eye is so cool. It has so any features to it. Every eye looks different with the different shape and color. The fact that something so small can see stuff so big is so interesting to me. Doing research on a human eye is so cool just to learn about all it does. People need to know more about how it works what helps the vision stay better and worse. People at least needs to know the basics of the human eye.
Approximately 35 endangered sea turtle have been spotted on the gulf coast died. Wild life officials are not curtain yet what has been killing them. In the examination there has been no sign of oil. Many investigation are being helled with fisher men trying to catch a maximum of fish at one time and the turtles getting stuck in the net. Releasing them very roughly and harshly."Shrimpers are required t install grid-like devices in their nets that are designed to allow turtles to escape. Shrimpers that are caught without the turtle excluder device may be fined thousands of dollars and have their catch sized by federal regulators.
I don't know if this situation u care about but i do! I absolutely love turtles and i get so upset when i here that the endangered one are being killed by supposedly shrimpers. They are stupid and uncaring of these marvelous creatures that are being killed because you want shrimp to sell. The oil spills supposedly have no effect on the deaths so you better be careful. I think you should realize what something as small as a net can do to a wonderful thing like a sea turtle.
The hole in the Ozone as we know it, might be shrinking. The hole was discovered around 25 years ago. Scientists first discovered this gaping hole over Antarctica during the cold, and dark winter. The hole was "made" by chlorofluorocarbons (CFC'S), they act like a magnet, stealing the Ozone's single oxygen cells. In order to protect us we need those single oxygen cells bonding with other cells thus forming that barrier that keeps us safer from cancers, and cataracts. Even the aquatic life is in danger from the sun, they can suffer reproduction issues.
If the hole in the Ozone is shrinking, shouldn't it fix Global Warming? Maybe not all at once, but surely one would have thought that it would have. Surprisingly scientist think it might make matters worse, they article doesn't explain how, but they simply say it will get worse. That thought it slightly uncomforting, I thought "Global Warming" was already worse. I feel terrible, because I knew the Ozone hole had an impact on the wildlife, but I didn't know it could be as serious as messing with their reproductive system. I think that this article did a good job conveying the process of how the Ozone hole was started.
I believe abortion should not be able to happen. It is just like murder you should adopt it not kill it. I think it is cruel to kill an innocent baby. If you can finically take care of a baby I think you should keep it. They should make it illegal. I would never in a million years have an abortion it is such a bad thing to do. Whatever the case may be you should let the baby have a chance at life.
The effects from the gulf of Mexico's rupturing underwater well. As you all know there have been many tragedies occurring on and around the LA beaches. Such as hurricanes, erosion has weakened them. "40% of the nations coastal wetlands are clumped along the southern wetlands of Louisiana, directly in the path of the oil. Roughly 3.5 million gallons have escaped in the three weeks since an oil rig explosion, and some bearing down on the marshes as workers rush to lay protective boom. Removing oil from wetlands is a huge challenge. Bulldozers can't simply scrape away contaminated soil,as they do on beaches. Cutting and removing oil-soaked vegetation could further weaken the fragile vegetation that holds the marshes together. Absorbent materials and detergents have limited effectiveness. Said grave." Grave is a coastal protection worker. These were what some of the workers were talking about, and were trying to figure what to do.
Like what i said oil is spreading like crazy. From the previous one i just talked about this is just one effect that could happen. Already it has spread to this region, if the first one had never occurred there wouldn't be any problem here and men like Grave are doing the best of there ability to try and stop this from getting any worse. Some of these chemicals in the water could kill someone who would go swimming and not no there was a problem and inhale it and could possibly die. You never know. But i am very grateful that we know there was a spill.
In my oppion they need to figure out a solution very quickly, this is harming many liveing things. Fish, animals, humans, and even our enviroment. Oil spills can be a serious matter exspeccially in this case when it continues to spread and they cant find a way to stop it. I wouldnt send out another monitered submarine which is going to release chemicals until it has been therally tested on infected water. Just imagine if another chemical was leaked and made the situation 10 times worse. Yeah not good. but seriously i think a solution needs to be found and fast!! Im pretty sure the BP was the thing that spreaded more chemicals in the water.
The Archaeopteryx is a prehistoric bird. When put under X-ray florescence you can see materials thought to be long gone. Phosphorus is an element found in bird feathers, but not particularly in rock. This element, thanks to the x-ray, and been found in the Archaeopteryx fossil. Scientist figure if this element can be found with the x-ray, then original zinc can be found with it as well. If this is the case, scientists can observe a fossil with out touching it at all.
I think this is an interesting concept. In world history class I learned that people can put mummies through a machine to see every detail with out picking it apart. This is kind of like that. It''s also kind of like the first blogs I've ever posted here. It was about iridescent feathers in prehistoric birds. I thought, maybe this would be a good last blog, considering it's like the first. For a final word, I guess I can say I'm excited for both summer, and maybe for inspiration of what these birds looked like.
See ya later.
I think that to get rid of such high risk of heart disease there should be less air pollution. The only way to get rid of air pollution is to calm down on all the things that we are doing that causes air pollution. Heart disease runs through my family so this is really bad for them. The risk are higher for them since they already have problems. I really hope that one of these days that scientist could find a cure for all types of heart diseases as well. Scientist should really look into that.
I think that this is good because that oil spill was pretty bad. Oil is really harmful to the environment and can cause more damage then we are doing to the plant. At least nature is helping itself as much as we can help it as well. Soon we should be able to get rid of most of the oil due to all the technology that we have. I feel really bad for all the animals that have to suffer for the oil leak right now. People are going to be really busy trying to clean this up.
A study conducted in Europe has found seven new groups of defective genes which may be cause rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and disabling disease that affects the joints. The findings of the European study have been compared to a study conducted in Japan, which identified one of the seven genetic groups as possibly causing the chronic inflammatory disease among Japanese. Researchers will use the findings to better understand the biology of RA and use this information to develop new treatments. The information will also be used to develop better genetic tests for people at risk for RA, such as arthritis patients or relatives of patients with autoimmune disorders. RA affects about 1 percent of the world's population and also affects the skin, heart, lungs and kidneys as well as the joints.
This article is of particular interest to me because RA has had a huge impact on my family. Several of my family members have RA or some other autoimmune disorder, including my Grandmother, Aunt and Mom. My Great Aunt died from complication of RA right after I was born. With such a strong family history I worry that I may be affected by RA at some point. I think that it is really great that research is being done to find more information for this horrible disorder, the more that is know about the disorder the better. Hopefully, researchers will be able to use this new information to come up with a cure or at least better treatments. I have seen first had the suffering this disorder caused and hope that a cure will be found soon.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I believe it is sad for this to happen to anyone but they cant help it. It is interesting how it works in the body. How it affects the appearance of the body. They are shorter and takes them longer to learn how to do things. They make fundraisers for the kids and people that have down syndrome. I think it is nice to do what we can to help those people have what other people have.
-Female 22 pairs on autosomers.
-Female 1 pair of X chromosomes.
-Male 22 pairs of autosomers.
-Male 1 X and 1 Y chromosomes.
I believe it is cool how the chromosomes can work your body. They deal so much with what your physical appearance is. For example if your missing chromosome 21 you are going to have a disease called down syndrome. For anything to go wrong with the form of your chromosomes you could really have a disability. This is nothing anyone can help so you shouldnt make fun of them. I think it is an amazing thing to know how these things work on humans for them to be so small and can have such a big impact on the life of someone.
This week the big asteroid Pallas reached opposition. Pallas is the brightest satr in the sky. Being opposite of the Earth's sun it made it possible for the skywatchers to see it through telescopes. pallas' is closely related with the discovery of the first asteroid centuries ago. Pallas is the second largest asteroid known. It is around 326 miles in diameter, it is this big because of the high density level.
It's pretty cool how we can see this ateroid from such a far distance away. I never really knew that an ateroid would be the brihtest star in the sky. The only thing I want to know is how these massive ateroids form and how it got so big.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
New findings show that people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) develop genetic changes. These findings were reported online on may 3 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While differences are clearly evident between those with and without PTSD, it is unclear whether these changes have any effect on the disorder. Specifically the study showed that "the people with PTSD showed less methylation in several immune system genes and more methylation in genes linked to the growth of brain cells." Researchers are optimistic that this discover may lead to an effective treatment of PTSD. However more studies and research are needed before a definitive answer can be given.
This makes alot of sense to me. PTSD is a "deep" disorder but I never expected that it could actually affect people on a genetic level. That's pretty scary. But it shows just how harmful a traumatic experience can be. It would be wonderful if a good treatment could come out of this. Perhaps we could finally bring peace to those who suffer the disorder, especially our veterans.
Two new studies show that chimpanzees may be aware of the concept of death and may recognize when others have died. These studies were reported in the April 27 issue of Current Biology. Behaviors that suggest this have been exhibited in both wild and captive chimps. The studies point to the behaviors of other chimps leading up to and after the death of a captive chimp. The surviving chimps refused to lay in the spot where the chimp was laying when she died for several days. They also were less active and did not eat as much. The studies also pointed to two wild mother chimps who carried their dead babies for 68 and 19 days respectively.
Chimps are very intelligent creatures. It makes a lot of sense that they would be able to recognize and be aware of the concept of death. The sense of denial exhibited by the two mothers is reminiscent of behaviors shown by humans. They don't want to admit what has happened so they continue on as if it never occurred at all. It is also against the nature of the mothers to abandon their infants. So that adds another even stronger attachment to the equation.
A new study actually shows that swearing can help alleviate pain. And not only can it do that but in some cases can actually reduce the amount of pain that is felt. In an experiment conducted by psychologist Richard Stephens and his colleagues at Keele University in England yielded surprising results. It showed that undergraduate students who sweared could keep there arms immersed in buckets of ice water longer than those who didn't. Female swearers who participated in the study actually reported a lesser amount of pain felt. However according to Stephens "Many more studies of different kinds of pain and different measures of effects are needed before researchers fully understand the impact of swear words."
Well this is interesting! But actually not entirely surprising. I have noticed this type of effect many times throughout my life and have wondered if it was just my imagination or not. Though I highly doubt parents around the world will accept this study as a valid excuse for their children's dirty mouths. I think we can expect plenty of mouths being washed out with soap far into the near future. I am curious to see what other types of effects cussing can have on the body. Who knows we may have only scratched the surface.