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We are skeptics who have devoted much of our careers to practicing and promoting scientific skepticism. We ask that journalists use more care when reporting on those who reject climate science, and hold to the principles of truth in labeling. Please stop using the word “skeptic” to describe deniers.
Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term skeptic.
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As people grow older, they typically gain a better sense of what really matters to them and they're less likely to sweat the small things, he said.

"Research shows that people get better at emotional regulation over time," said Maddux, who was not involved in the new study. "Life experience gives you perspective. You know the downs don't last, and the ups don't last."
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Yes +Tomek Nacho I think that the major religions are successful because they have ways to make you feel good or deal with life's problems better. It doesn't hurt me to remind myself of those Truths either :)

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It's too bad that a well-designed prescription bottle is gone since Target pharmacy is bought out by CVS.
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Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and Hebrew & Jewish Studies, and went on to the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, also at UCLA. She completed her doctorate in the Fall of 2007, which examined the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. Bialik was a dedicated student leader at UCLA Hillel, leading and starting a Women’s Rosh Chodesh group, chanting and blowing shofar for High Holiday services, and conducting and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish a cappella group.

http://www.mayimbialik.net/2014/02/06/45/
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You sure like to leave out your thoughts +Kevin Wright :)) She's definitely smart enough to get a PhD in Neuroscience. Marriage is more about emotional decision than logical one. Of course, since relationships are more about emotional connections than anything including physical.

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Did you know? 795 million people don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life. This #UNFAO infographic highlights the importance of food and nutrition education for healthy diets, as well as FAO's role and interventions in this area: http://bit.ly/2b5H0Nf
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So where will polymers go next? Some answers will come this week, when a once-per-decade workshop organized by the US National Science Foundation attempts to survey which new areas are emerging.

Polymers are everywhere — and therein lies the problem. “Most polymers we use in everyday life are from petroleum-based products, and although they’re durable in use, they’re also durable in waste,” says Marc Hillmyer, director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) at the University of Minnesota. An estimated 86% of all plastic packaging is used only once before it is discarded2, producing a stream of waste that persists in waterways and landfill, releases pollutants and harms wildlife.
Polymers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern life. Now researchers are working on next-generation forms.
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Though intriguing, the notion begs many questions, and likely won’t be viable for eons. “Obviously there is a lot to consider,” the designer admits. ”The general purpose here is to devise a system to transport minerals, materials, and humans from one place to the other in our solar system. Solar Express is a basic idea, and we would like to know how we could improve it.”

Travel Times Onboard the Solar Express (at max distance between celestial bodies and at max speed, or 3,000 km/s):

Earth to the Moon (384,472.28 km) → 2.13 minutes

Earth to the Sun (152 million km) → 14.07 hours

Earth to Venus (261 million km) → 24.17 hours

Earth to Mars (401 million km) → 37.13 hours

Earth to Neptune (4.7 billion km) → 18.13 days
 
Journey to Mars in Less than Two Days Onboard this Radical Train Concept

The brainchild of industrial innovator Charles Bombardier, the Solar Express is designed to ferry goods and passengers between celestial bodies and space stations traveling at up to 1% the speed of light:
http://on.forbes.com/6263BNgzv
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This kind of travel has been technically possible since before you and I were born.
The engineering, design, and testing were completed before Kenedy was assassinated.
We opted to go to the moon instead, for political reasons.
We have the means to conquer the solar system now.
We've been sitting on it for decades.
The ability to build a spaceship that can carry hundreds of crewmen into space, and use up the world's nuclear arsenal in a peaceful purpose.
Personally, I think that we may have one sitting, ready to launch, somewhere today.
It's no more expensive than an aircraft carrier to build, and we have ten of those in service now.
https://youtu.be/4dLFupKrjGg

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Jennifer Hecht is a philosopher who studies the history of happiness. In her book "The Happiness Myth," Hecht proposes that we all experience different types of happiness, but these aren't necessarily complementary. Some types of happiness may even conflict with one another. In other words, having too much of one type of happiness may undermine our ability to have enough of the others -- so it's impossible for us to simultaneously have all types of happiness in great quantities.

Recognizing that no one "has it all" can cut down on the one thing psychologists know impedes happiness: envy.
Efforts to improve happiness could be a futile attempt to swim against the tide, as we may actually be programmed to be dissatisfied most of the time.
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Yea, we're constantly bored so we can't be happy which leads us to making or doing things to keep us from being bored :)

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Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with Akiko Suwanai

The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto was written in 1959 by two Chinese composers, He Zhanhao (何占豪, born 1933) and Chen Gang (陈钢, born 1935), while they were students at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.[1] The music did not attain popularity before the late 1970s, when China loosened its restrictions after the Cultural Revolution. Once released from censorship, it became an embodiment of China in transition. The work is a common feature in figure skating and in concert halls worldwide. This concerto is now often performed with Chinese instruments playing the violin part, the most common being Erhu, Pipa and Liuqin. In such cases the soloist is often accompanied by an orchestra consisting of Chinese instruments.

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Now, scientists have a dazzling suite of different imaging techniques with which to build on crystallographic findings. Some of the approaches, such as cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) or chemists' stalwart nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging, reveal molecular shapes, size and orientation at near-atom-level resolution without the need to make crystals. But not every method works for every protein, nucleic acid or other biomolecule inside a living cell.

Growing wisdom in the field suggests that no single method is likely to be sufficient to probe the dynamic behaviour or intricate interactions taking place in a cell. The most powerful insights will come from hybrid methodologies that integrate the images from several different tools.
 
It began as a duet with structural biology and an X-ray based imaging technique, but is now an orchestra of imaging tools that together create dynamic visualizations of how cells work.

Read on in this +Nature News & Comment piece. 
Structural biologists are at last living the dream of visualizing macromolecules to uncover their function. But it means integrating different technologies, and that's no easy feat.
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The data in a new report on thyroid cancer was stunning. From 2003 to 2007, as many as 70 percent to 80 percent of women in the United States, France, Italy and Australia who were told they had thyroid cancer and who often had their thyroids removed actually had tumors that should have been left alone.

The increased use of scanning — ultrasound, CT, magnetic resonance imaging — is finding lumps in the neck that are too small to feel by hand. In South Korea, a national cancer screening program led doctors to actively look for such minuscule lumps by screening healthy people with ultrasound.
A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine confirms what many cancer researchers have known — that an “epidemic” can be traced to overdiagnosis.
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+Trung Pham Yes it is honor for me.

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Miyamoto Emiri Plays Bach & Gounod : Ave Maria
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