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skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

And here’s some folks reacting to the blanket octopus (on what appears to be a Japanese game show?):

This is pretty cool

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nprglobalhealth:

To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick
Removing all the dangerous bacteria from drinking water would have enormous health benefits for people around the world.
The technologies exist for doing that, but there’s a problem: cost.
Now MIT’s Rohit Karnik thinks he’s on to a much less expensive way to clean up water: Use the xylem of a plant.
Now if you remember your high school biology, you’ll know that xylem is the stuff in plants that transports water in the form of sap from the roots to the leaves.
"And the way the water is moved is by evaporation from the leaves," says Karnik.
It’s somewhat like what happens when you put a straw into a glass of liquid. Evaporation from the leaves has the same effect as sucking on the straw.
Pulling water up to the leaves this way creates a problem for the plant, but also an opportunity for an inventor.
The plant’s problem is something called cavitation, or the growth of air bubbles, which makes it harder for water to reach the leaves. But Karnik says xylem has a way of getting rid of these bubbles.
"The xylem has membranes with pores and other mechanisms by which bubbles are prevented from easily spreading and flowing in the xylem tissue," he says.
And it turns out these same pores that are so good at filtering out air bubbles are just the right size for filtering out nasty bacteria.
To prove it worked, he created a simple setup in his lab. He peeled the bark off a pine branch and took the sapwood underneath containing the xylem into a tube. He then sent a stream of water containing tiny particles through the tube and showed that the wood filter removed them.
"We also flowed in bacteria and showed we could filter out bacteria using the xylem," he says. Karnik estimates the xylem removed 99.9 percent of the bacteria.





The results were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.
Continue reading.
Image: Making a xylem water filter is easy: Just peel back the bark and stick inside a tube. (PLOS ONE)

Cool

nprglobalhealth:

To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing all the dangerous bacteria from drinking water would have enormous health benefits for people around the world.

The technologies exist for doing that, but there’s a problem: cost.

Now MIT’s Rohit Karnik thinks he’s on to a much less expensive way to clean up water: Use the xylem of a plant.

Now if you remember your high school biology, you’ll know that xylem is the stuff in plants that transports water in the form of sap from the roots to the leaves.

"And the way the water is moved is by evaporation from the leaves," says Karnik.

It’s somewhat like what happens when you put a straw into a glass of liquid. Evaporation from the leaves has the same effect as sucking on the straw.

Pulling water up to the leaves this way creates a problem for the plant, but also an opportunity for an inventor.

The plant’s problem is something called cavitation, or the growth of air bubbles, which makes it harder for water to reach the leaves. But Karnik says xylem has a way of getting rid of these bubbles.

"The xylem has membranes with pores and other mechanisms by which bubbles are prevented from easily spreading and flowing in the xylem tissue," he says.

And it turns out these same pores that are so good at filtering out air bubbles are just the right size for filtering out nasty bacteria.

To prove it worked, he created a simple setup in his lab. He peeled the bark off a pine branch and took the sapwood underneath containing the xylem into a tube. He then sent a stream of water containing tiny particles through the tube and showed that the wood filter removed them.

"We also flowed in bacteria and showed we could filter out bacteria using the xylem," he says. Karnik estimates the xylem removed 99.9 percent of the bacteria.

The results were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

Continue reading.

Image: Making a xylem water filter is easy: Just peel back the bark and stick inside a tube. (PLOS ONE)

Cool

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goodideapublichealth:

The FDA proposes improved nutritional labels on food to make the information more understandable and selecting healthier choices easier.

goodideapublichealth:

The FDA proposes improved nutritional labels on food to make the information more understandable and selecting healthier choices easier.

tanyamorgan:

specboogie:

Tanya Morgan (with Spec Boogie & DJ Low Key) upcoming Show Dates (NC, ATL, NOLA, ATX)

Carrboro NC:March 7th @ Cats Cradle (back room)300 E Main St9PM Get Tickets HEREwith Tab One & Scienze
Asheville NC:March 8th @ Asheville Music Hall31 Patton Avenue9PM Get Tickets HEREwith Rapper Big Pooh / Colston & Friends and Morehttps://www.facebook.com/events/647863985271771/
Atlanta GA:March 10th @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern1245 Glenwood Avenue8PMwith Boog Brown / Illmont / Teenburgerhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1442516635979815/
New Orleans LA:March 11th @ Dragon’s Den435 Esplanade Avenue9PM Get Tickets HEREwith Slangston Hughes, Fo on the Flo & Truth Universalhttp://facebook.com/events/218290331695988
Austin TX:March 13th @ Half Step75 1/2 Rainey StTime TBA
March 15th @ La Bar B Cue1200 E. 6th StTime TBA

Do remember! If anyone says “wait why didnt i know you guys were here???” After the fact? we will be mailing you a naked picture of Ben Vereen.

tanyamorgan:

specboogie:

Tanya Morgan (with Spec Boogie & DJ Low Key) upcoming Show Dates (NC, ATL, NOLA, ATX)

Carrboro NC:
March 7th @ Cats Cradle (back room)
300 E Main St
9PM Get Tickets HERE
with Tab One & Scienze

Asheville NC:
March 8th @ Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue
9PM Get Tickets HERE
with Rapper Big Pooh / Colston & Friends and More
https://www.facebook.com/events/647863985271771/

Atlanta GA:
March 10th @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
1245 Glenwood Avenue
8PM
with Boog Brown / Illmont / Teenburger
https://www.facebook.com/events/1442516635979815/

New Orleans LA:
March 11th @ Dragon’s Den
435 Esplanade Avenue
9PM Get Tickets HERE
with Slangston Hughes, Fo on the Flo & Truth Universal
http://facebook.com/events/218290331695988

Austin TX:
March 13th @ Half Step
75 1/2 Rainey St
Time TBA

March 15th @ La Bar B Cue
1200 E. 6th St
Time TBA

Do remember!

If anyone says “wait why didnt i know you guys were here???” After the fact? we will be mailing you a naked picture of Ben Vereen.

votethemout2014:

Five Reasons to Vote Out Louisiana Rep Steve Scalise
1. Well that’s a solid argument.
Climate Change is a myth because Obama was cold at the Inauguration
2. Solid arguments are this guy’s thing, eh?
HealthCare.Gov didn’t work perfectly, therefore ‘ObamaCare’ is a national embarrassment
3. American by birth? Nope.
Just because Steve Scalise got his citizenship through birth doesn’t mean he believes others should.
4. You should fight for your country….unless you’re gay.
Voted NO on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
5. Well, violence isn’t that bad, amirite?
Voted NO on Violence Against Women ReAuthorization Act


Damn devil

votethemout2014:

Five Reasons to Vote Out Louisiana Rep Steve Scalise

1. Well that’s a solid argument.

2. Solid arguments are this guy’s thing, eh?

3. American by birth? Nope.

4. You should fight for your country….unless you’re gay.

5. Well, violence isn’t that bad, amirite?

Damn devil

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joannablackhart:

This is exactly why I will never give American Apparel a single penny.
Not only does the founder have a history of raping female employees (some of them teens), masturbating in front of female reporters, harassing female employees, promoting sexism, and promoting pedophilia, but it seems they’ve now gone to straight-up advertising with pornography which appear to be creeper shots.
The above is an actual advertisement they posted on their tumblr page.
I had to blur it out because that is not even remotely SFW.
The original link is posted in the source. I don’t recommend you click it.
American Apparel needs to be held accountable for their crimes against women, and particularly the founder, needs to be put in prison for rape and pedophilia, among other things.
These bastards will never get any of my money. 


Smdh

joannablackhart:

This is exactly why I will never give American Apparel a single penny.

Not only does the founder have a history of raping female employees (some of them teens), masturbating in front of female reporters, harassing female employees, promoting sexism, and promoting pedophilia, but it seems they’ve now gone to straight-up advertising with pornography which appear to be creeper shots.

The above is an actual advertisement they posted on their tumblr page.

I had to blur it out because that is not even remotely SFW.

The original link is posted in the source. I don’t recommend you click it.

American Apparel needs to be held accountable for their crimes against women, and particularly the founder, needs to be put in prison for rape and pedophilia, among other things.

These bastards will never get any of my money. 

Smdh

(Source: americanapparel, via sillyfacehaha)

fallontonight:

We’ve got the BRAND NEW new Transformers trailer narrated by Pee Wee Herman, and trust us, you’ve gotta have a listen.

okayplayer:

Malcolm X in Ghana, 1964. Read about his historic pilgrimage from West and North Africa to Mecca via @okayafrica dot com.  #MalcomX #Ghana #Africa #Mecca

okayplayer:

Malcolm X in Ghana, 1964. Read about his historic pilgrimage from West and North Africa to Mecca via @okayafrica dot com. #MalcomX #Ghana #Africa #Mecca

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inothernews:

Artists Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have rendered Freddie Mercury out of Queen CD’s in a statement against music piracy.  (via The Telegraph)

inothernews:

Artists Mirco Pagano and Moreno De Turco have rendered Freddie Mercury out of Queen CD’s in a statement against music piracy.  (via The Telegraph)

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