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Category Archives: Thought of the day
The superhero sniffer mice
The superhero sniffer mice genetically engineered to smell for explosives.
The ‘danger mice’ have been genetically modified so that their noses are hundreds of times more sensitive to the scent of explosives than house mice.
‘Musical’ mice learn new songs
‘Musical’ mice learn new songs
US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear. What! Do they actually pay people to do this stuff ?
A very useful snippet about moluscs
Antarctic molluscs ‘switch sex’
A species of mollusc living in the Antarctic surprises scientists with its ability to switch sex in order to reproduce efficiently in extremely cold conditions.
Studying Ants Antics ? What a waste of time and Money!
Radio receivers will be fitted to a thousand ants in world first experiment probing their habits and means of communication The three-year project by researchers from the University of York will take place on the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire, a hotspot for the northern hairy wood ant. Oh for Heavens sake – what for? Are they going to be able to listen to “The Archers” ?
USA Rape Gaffe
During the interview for KTVI-TV on Sunday, Mr Akin was questioned about his no-exceptions view on abortion, a highly charged issue in the US. Asked if he would like abortion to be banned even if a pregnancy was the result of rape, the 65-year-old replied: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” WHAT!! Words absolutely fail me !
Knitting and Maths
Dr Sarah-Marie Belcastro uses knitting to explore the mathematical concepts that she uses, encounters and thinks about every day. She is not alone! Many knitters try to reproduce mathematical concepts in wool to stretch their skills. She now uses the skill to turn fiendishly complex mathematical concepts into woolly objects. Oh really? I’ve been knitting for years and never realised I could have been a budding mathematition!
Why is it we can wake up in the night – our brains full of energy – give ourselves a list of things to do the next day, even imagine ourselves busy doing the jobs! Go back to sleep feeling really smug at what we’ve accomplished, and then when we get up in the morning do no jobs at all because we are too tired!
Ladies upper bits and Men’s Down bits.
I’m very interested to know why men’s underpants haven’t got the same sizing system as ladies brassieres. As all ladies upper bits are in different sizes ( cup sizes AAA to infinity) – am I right in thinking all men’s down bits are of differing sizes also? If thats the case, lets bring out the new sizing system for men’ pants , called say “mug size A to G” Would men be more comfortable with this improvement? What do you think?
Thought of the day… Frogs
In a world full of wars, starvation drought and disease, sometimes something makes you smile!
“Critically endangered mountain chicken frogs airlifted out of the Caribbean to rescue them from a killer fungus successfully produce a bumper brood”