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Congratulations +Jeff Sayre on the Field Guide to American Midwest 
Jeff Sayre is most well known for his innovation of #hashtags  which have taken over the microblogging and social media platforms. But he is also web entrepreneur and an avid birder and naturalist. I am sure those  who live in American mid west or plan enjoy its natural wonders would find his most recent venture a profitable asset to have. 
 
My Field Guide Is Finally Finished!!!

After two and a half years of travel, research, writing, and photography, the book that I have been creating on the side (okay, almost full time) is about to be released on April 21, 2015! It has been a long haul and a great adventure.

Thanks to +Kenn Kaufman and his wife Kim for including me on this amazing piece of work!

You can pre-order the book from Amazon right now (yes, affiliate link because -- why not!):

http://www.amazon.com/Kaufman-Field-Nature-Midwest-Guides/dp/0618456945/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=sayremedia-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=3TYRYH7KMTQJFJR6&creativeASIN=0618456945

/cc +Meg Tufano +Meihui Su +Manu Sporny +Gideon Rosenblatt +Jeff Jockisch +Jeffrey J Davis +Robert Scoble +Gregory Esau +Peter G McDermott +John Blossom +Jason Fritz +Kingsley Idehen +John Kellden +Ward Plunet +Mike Elgan +Rajini Rao +Steve Ardire +Able Lawrence 

and many more…

#fieldguide   #nature   #wildlifephotography   #botany   #ecology  
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Making cream cheese at home from scratch 
Ingredients
Full cream milk 500ml
Cream (from Amul milk carton) 1 litre
Citric acid 20g
Equipments used
Digital thermometer 
Muslin cloth
Hand blender
Colander
Thick and flat bottomed stainless steel vessel to heat the mik-cream mixture
Induction cooker. 
For detailed recipe vist my blog.   #recipe   #creamcheese  
http://postmoderncuisine.blogspot.in/2013/07/making-cream-cheese-at-home.html   #cheesemaking  
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+rare avis​​​ India!  Also in tier 2 /emerging metro (capital of the most populous state - Lucknow), state population 150 million! 
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Brainy mice on the way: Scientists double the mouse brain with a single human gene 
Primate brains have extensively developed cortex with folds. Scientists looking for the genes in the developing human brain but absent in mice have found the smoking gun, a gene partially duplicated in hominins (modern humans, neanderthals and denisovans) but lacking in chimpansees. Expressing it in mice nearly doubled the mice cortex. 
Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2815%2900073-1 _Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion_
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/02/25/science.aaa1975
Mice with gene develop primatelike folds in their brains
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muy hermoso:)
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Climate sceptic who claimed that all climatic variations are due to changes in solar cycles found to have lied about his funding from Energy companies
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Truth will prevail
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Hello Friends
It was magical sitting there and watching these long legged beauties working their way along the lakeshore. The setting sun reflected off the leaves creating a glow enhancing their beauty. They behaved as if they knew how beautiful they were and that people were watching in awe.

Black-Necked Stilt
Himantopus mexicanus

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 #birdsgallery +Susan Wilkinson +Heinrich Wagner    #birds4all     #birdloversworldwide    #birdloversoftheworld      #birdlovers   #birdphotos      #passerina    #10000photographers   #10000photographersaroundtheworld    #birdpoker     #naturephotography    #naturephotographers   #natureandwildlifephotos      #hqspbirds    
#BTPBirdPro+BTP Bird Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jack Stepanyan
#photomaniacanada  
#Birds4All by +Ricky L Jones & +Walter Soestbergen (+Birds4All)
#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes
 #BeautifulBeautifulBirds +Beautiful Beautiful Birds  by +william joers +Photography+  #birdpoker  
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Red-throated / taiga flycatcher breeding male Ficedula albicilla 
Previously considered as a sub-species of red-breasted flycatcher (F parva), this taxa of flycatcher now has a full species status. They are sexually dimorphic with breeding males having this bright reddish orange coloration in the throat. In red-breasted, the color extends wider into the breast area. Unlike the red-breasted with brown tail, this one has a blackish tail with white on the sides. They are migratory and breed in northern Eurasia from Eastern Russia to Siberia and Mongolia while wintering south from south Asia to south-east Asia. #birds   #birdphotography   #flycatcher  +Birds GALLERY 
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+mary g Cadigan It IS taiga flycatcher. Depending on what the bird is doing they can look plump or long. They sometimes puff themselves up or puff up their feathers etc. 
Taiga flycatcher can be bigger (8-14g) compared to red-breasted flycatcher (8.5-11.5 g) http://www.hbw.com/species/red-breasted-flycatcher-ficedula-parva
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiga_flycatcher
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Brainy mice on the way: Scientists double the mouse brain with a single human gene 
Primate brains have extensively developed cortex with folds. Scientists looking for the genes in the developing human brain but absent in mice have found the smoking gun, a gene partially duplicated in hominins (modern humans, neanderthals and denisovans) but lacking in chimpansees. Expressing it in mice nearly doubled the mice cortex. 
Human-Chimpanzee Differences in a FZD8 Enhancer Alter Cell-Cycle Dynamics in the Developing Neocortex
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2815%2900073-1 _Human-specific gene ARHGAP11B promotes basal progenitor amplification and neocortex expansion_
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2015/02/25/science.aaa1975
Mice with gene develop primatelike folds in their brains
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I want one as a pet
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Second coming of dinitrophenol #NASH   #fattyliver   #obesity  
Dinitrophenol was the active ingredient in notorious over the counter obesity pills in the nineteen thirties until they were banned by FDA for causing death among other things. It worked by uncoupling mitochondiria, the powerhouse of cells. A controlled release version of the drug has been found to reverse NASH (non-alcolic fatty liver disease), liver fibrosis and insulin resistance in mice fed high fat diet. 
Rodent study suggests that safer version of deadly compound reverses two common illnesses
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+Michael Baldwin It is true for most medicines. It is all about dose. 
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Case for incentives to promote antibiotic research
The epidemic of antibiotic resistance is not matched by discovery of new classes of antibiotics threatening to cut short many lives in the near future. This striking lack of innovation is less a result of technological hurdles than a failure of market economics. Decades ago, large pharma realized that there is more money to be made from discovering blockbuster chronic care drugs that turn patients into golden goose that laid golden eggs for the remainder of their lives than curative medicines like antibiotics that were used only for short periods of time despite the high societal value associated with curative medicines. This is analogous to funding for military research where there really is no free market. The solution lies in a combination of public funding for basic research and giving economic incentives to do research and and development for antibiotics. 
Paying for innovation: Reimbursement incentives for antibiotics 
http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/276/276fs9.abstract
#antibiotics   #drugresistance   #microbialresistance  
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+Martin Lewitt I do agree with you that there is a guild like behavior among American medical fraternity (more so among dentists) with an artificial shortage of people. Since training slots are limited, liberal visa regime for overseas trained doctors would break the monopolies. 
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Forensic DNA Phenotyping 
Even the scriptwriters of fictional Crime procedure dramas could not come with this but it becoming a reality sooner than later, the ability to know the physical profile of an individual, even the face from a sample of DNA. 
The growing capability to determine physical characteristics from genetics can help the police, but it also raises questions of rights and profiling.
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Bonelli's eagle in flight Aquila fasciata 
A medium sized eagle which is a resident breeder across Eurasia and Africa it prefers open country with large trees in between (for nesting). It is also called tail-banded eagle because of the characteristic banding on the tail (clearly visible here). This one's carrying twigs for its nest. Nests are large usually at bifurcation of branches on large trees and a breeding pair usually maintains more than one at a time and they sometimes alternate between nests. #eagle   #Birds   #birdphotography   #birdsgallery  
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    DM Clinical Immunology, 2001 - 2003
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    MD Internal Medicine, 1997 - 2000
  • Kozhikode Medical College
    MBBS, 1989 - 1995
  • Sainik School Kazhakootam SSKZM
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Physician, Rheumatologist and Immunologist, Closet Geek, Mad about Birds, Photography,technology, statistics, physics, and food. Wanna be philosopher.
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    Additional Professor, Clinical Immunology, 2011 - present
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    Associate Professor, Clinical Immunology, 2008 - 2011
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    Assistant Professor, Clinical Immunology, 2004 - 2008
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
    Assistant Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology, 2004 - 2004
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Is the Field of Psychology Biased Against Conservatives?
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Members of the field are overwhelmingly liberal. Unsurprisingly, few see that as a problem.

Tornadoes striking United States in bunches
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Variability in tornado occurrence rises even as average stays flat

Making Cream Cheese at home.
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Making cream cheese at home We love cheese cakes, but cream cheese is not available in the super markets and when available on the rare occa

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India plants flag in Mars orbit
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Pink-headed duck and Red-crested pochard: who would win in a fight?
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So I recently recycled the Madagascar pochard article from Tet Zoo ver 1, first published in 2006. As you might have realised if you read th

The 11 Types of Wildlife Photographers
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Wildlife photography has emerged to be both a blessing and a bane for conservation. There are several examples of how phtography has aided c

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Tardy delivery (Took weeks) Nasty fine print. (It says goods once accepted during delivery won't be returned or refunded). No return or refund policy for bad goods. Extremely poor packaging. Both the package and the furniture (showing outside through packaging) were damaged. Once the damaged goods were rejected, they had no policy to return it. They want to force the customer to accept the damaged goods while their terms say that they will not refund once the consignment is accepted. This is contrary to industry practice followed by other e-commerce sites like amazon or fabfurnish or shoppers stop! "This is with regards to the mail appended below. We Sincerely understand the concern. We would request you to kindly accept the consignment. The damage part would get replaced once we get to know the details. Kindly confirm back , so as to make an arrangement to deliver the material at your residence. Thanks for the assistance and patience. Warm Regards, Anand A. Asst Manager E- Commerce."
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Such a wonderful but not very famous bird sanctuary. Quite place ideal for Birding. Lots of varieties of birds. If seriously into Birding, worth several days. I went there with +Nigil Haroon
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Worst Movie 3D theater and the most atrocious experience ever. Glasses were so scratched and dirty, it was way better without glasses despite the double images. Avoid if you can. Saw the Sunday evening 7.50 pm show on 25th May (X Men)
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