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Absolutely fascinating exploration of the microbiome of a city.

For those who don't know what the microbiome is, the article defines it with some interesting statistics:

"Typically, every person is home to about a hundred trillion microbial cells bearing five million different genes, totaling about 5 pounds of micro-organisms per person. Indeed, microbes in and on the body outnumber human cells about 10 to one.

“You are a minority party in the democracy of the body,” Dr. Mason said.

"The body’s collection of microbes, called the microbiome, influences health in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand. They may be key to proper digestion, vitamin synthesis and brain function, new research suggests. Changes among the millions of microbes living in the human stomach also may promote obesity, trigger ulcers or affect how well a flu vaccine works."

The article describes a research project to explore signs of this microbiome expressed on surfaces throughout the NYC subways.

My two favorite quotes:

“A city is like an organism,” said IBM Corp. computational biologist Robert Prill, who is among those at the company investigating ways to better collect and analyze these immense new public-health genome databases. “It has a circulating system consisting of the movement of people.”

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“We know next to nothing about the ecology of urban environments,” said evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen at the University of California at Davis. “How will we know if there is something abnormal if we don’t know what normal is?”
Scientists in 18-Month Project Gather DNA Throughout Transit System to Identify Germs, Study Urban Microbiology
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114! New top score on #crossyroad.
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Bwahaha snail killed on 6x train tracks for my new record
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I'd love to see some tighter integration with the #GooglePlayMusic  player on #Android  and #GoogleNow .  I am thinking of something as simple as having a Google Play Music music player as one of Google Now's Cards.

there are a lot of directions to go from there--where and when people [aggregate or individuals] listen to what types of music, and when/where we ID songs, etc. 

https://play.google.com/music/m/B6cif4ou4oia6lwe5bidpuy3wlu
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bonus points if you had edited the gaps out in Audacity or something 9/10

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don't get your secure data jacked from a server vulnerable to the SSL Heartbleed bug! Chrome users can use this dead-simple extension to make sure the sites they use are not bleeding hearts!
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Nexus 6? Check.
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Am I too late to join? Unfortunately I only heard about Spaceteam after the kickstarter campaign was over.
 
Admiral's Club members can now play custom Lexicons like "businessteam", "spouseteam", "medicine_team", and "aussieteam", with more coming!
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well that was just perfect for a series of 20-minute naps.  The in-video advertising is a bit much

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I feel #slightlysuperhuman whenever I remember to take out the trash on Tuesday night.. or was it Monday night? Whatever. I don't have to worry about forgetting, when Google Now reminds me at the right time.
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  • Great Bay Community College
    Liberal Arts, 2010 - 2012
    Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Alternative Spring Break: Guatemala Club, President; Leadership Excellence Award 2011; New Hampshire Natural Resources Steward.
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