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Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Jul 27, 14 Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

It could be the plot of a highly scientific disaster movie, if their main threat wasn't making sake taste nice. It has been discovered that the microbes that help to create sake, the Japanese alcohol made from rice, are not only in the product doing their job, but everywhere and on all kinds of surfaces in the factory. It may be the start of a microbe revolution slash prison break, or more likely, we have just not studied this phenomenon much before.

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Time To Prepare For Another Powerful Solar Storm

Jul 27, 14 Time To Prepare For Another Powerful Solar Storm

Posted by in Space

A powerful solar storm erupted on the surface of the sun and narrowly missed Earth in 2012, but scientists believe a similar storm could occur again, seriously affecting the planet’s electrical networks, according to a new report.

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5 Beauty Hacks Using Mayonnaise

Jul 27, 14 5 Beauty Hacks Using Mayonnaise

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

When you think of mayonnaise, the first thing that comes to mind is egg salad, tuna salad, and summer, right? It’s a staple in many kitchens, ranking probably second or third after ketchup and salt. But there are also a number of beauty hacks that you can do using mayonnaise.

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How To Cope With Depression From Disease

Jul 27, 14 How To Cope With Depression From Disease

Posted by in Mental Health

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk.

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5 P’s For Your Social Media Marketing Success

Jul 27, 14 5 P’s For Your Social Media Marketing Success

Posted by in Technology

Small businesses and nonprofits face a different set of circumstances when it comes to social media marketing than their larger for-profit counterparts, namely, smaller budgets, fewer employees and a greater priority on traditional forms of marketing.

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Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Jul 26, 14 Social Media Is Restaurant’s Nightmare Customer

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

Although Facebook is the flagship for social media, there is also broader talk about how over-use of social media in general may be damaging in several respects. Now, I read about the case of a restaurant in New York who after extensive research found that people using their smartphones during dining is adversely affecting both the restaurant’s service and the dining experience of other customers.

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Why Do So Many Young Women Want Vagina Surgery?

Jul 26, 14 Why Do So Many Young Women Want Vagina Surgery?

Posted by in Health, WTF???

In the world of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentations and nose jobs are among the top requested surgery, and now vagina modifications are moving higher in rank. The rise in popularity for reducing the size of the vagina’s labia has turned into a designer demand.

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Chemical Apple Pie Tricks Taste Buds At Science Camp

Jul 26, 14 Chemical Apple Pie Tricks Taste Buds At Science Camp

Posted by in Science

Chemical apple pie, chemical apple pie, kind of sounds like something that may just make you die. Actually, despite the name and the fact that it doesn't contain any actual apples, a participant at the WISE Kid-Netic Energy science camp held at Thompson's Deerwood Elementary School July 7-11 says this lab-designed version of the dessert tasted surprisingly authentic.

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Earth Narrowly Escaped Solar Blast That Could ‘Knock Civilization Back To 18th Century’

Jul 26, 14 Earth Narrowly Escaped Solar Blast That Could ‘Knock Civilization Back To 18th Century’

Posted by in Space

Back in 2012, the Earth narrowly escaped a solar storm "big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," according to a report published by NASA. "If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," University of Colorado Professor Daniel Baker said.

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Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Jul 25, 14 Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Posted by in Science

A recent study from Cambridge University in the UK has found that from the moment of birth, the timing of a girl’s first menstruation is predetermined based on a set of imprinted genes. Although science has always known that there were genetic variables for both male and female puberty, the recent study has “lifted the lid as to how complex” this genetic influence really is.

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