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@WIRED: Finally, the science behind why your cat loves boxes so damn much http://wrd.cm/1LJbVdn http://twitter.com/WIRED/status/562715538733162499/photo/1
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Conseguenze: calò l’aggressività e aumentò la cooperazione, il viso divenne più rotondo e «femminile». E iniziarono anche le prime forme artistiche e culturali
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Scoperto da scienziati australiani: sulla superficie del mare può servire per esempio a radunare le particelle e le sostanze inquinanti
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Ehm ehm....


L'immagine è di qualche tempo fà , per questo dice che si vota anche il lunedì , ma non è così per le europee del 2014 , quindi solo Domenica 25/05/2014 sarà possibile il voto per l'Europa . Purtroppo il resto come vedete é rimasto tale e quale , quello si , non solo non cambia mai ma peggiora sempre di più !
Fate vobis .
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Kīlauea Volcano bubbles and smokes into the night sky. This was actually a challenging photo to take. It was pitch black and I ended up hiking into the bush to get some trees as foreground elements. Without them the photo was dull and lifeless. I'm glad I packed my headlamp!!

Excited to share some of my adventures with you through a new amazing experience that +Trey Ratcliff has created called +The Arcanum!

Canon 5DMK3+16-35mm, 30seconds at f/5.0, ISO 200. 
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Un sottilissimo strato di ghiaccio nelle mattine d’inverno fa scivolare e pattinare i massi della Death Valley sotto l’azione del vento
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Oggi Google, che si ricorda sempre di tutto e di tutti, sarebbe dovuto essere così

#Falcone   #GiovanniFalcone   #ionondimentico  

Idea originale di Andrea Garofalo, Mario Wario, Antonio Turchiarelli e Adelmo Monachese
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Il seinen Oishinbo di Tetsu Kariya viene costretto ad una pausa forzata a causa di un discusso capitolo su Fukushima.
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Domino effect, a tiny rectangle falling can cause one a billion times bigger to fall. Perhaps sometimes there is a domino effect following one human choice to be compassionate, an effect that leads to huge changes globally towards World Peace  :)
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The Invention of Orange Carrots

Today I learned that carrots weren't orange until the 16th or 17th century! The first domestic carrots were purple and yellow, originating in Central Asia in the 10th century [1].

You can thank the Dutch for cultivating our modern orange carrots. Holland was "a leading country in carrot development" by the 1700s [2], and the carrot's rise in popularity was also reflected in "the sudden appearance of orange carrots in period oil paintings" like Joachim Wtewael's famous "Kitchen Scene" [3], which you can see here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/joachim-wtewael/kitchen-scene-1605

In fact, all of today's orange carrots derive from just four varieties of Dutch carrots, three of which come from the "Horn" variety named after the Dutch town Hoorn [2].

But why have I never seen or even heard of a purple carrot until now?! Well, it seems that purple carrots turn into more of a yucky brown color when cooked [3], so that could be one of the reasons the orange carrots won out. I'm going to try planting some purple carrot seeds to find out for myself, though. :)

Have you ever had a red or purple carrot? Do they taste different? And are the pigments that turn them purple actually full of all the health benefits they're claimed to have? (I tried to find out, but I didn't feel like sifting through a bunch of confusing and conflicting nutritional studies right after reading about carrots all afternoon, lol.)

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[1]:
Iorizzo M., Senalik D. A., Ellison S. L., Grzebelus D., Cavagnaro P. F., et al. 2013. Genetic structure and domestication of carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) (Apiaceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 930–938.
http://vcru.wisc.edu/spoonerlab/pdf/Carrot%20domestication.pdf

[2]:
Stolarczyk, J., & J. Janick. 2011. Carrot: History and iconography. Chronica Horticulturae 51: 13–18.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop../pdfs/ch5102-carrot.pdf

[3]
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp
http://books.google.com/books?id=tzLbdaBLFfIC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA88#v=onepage&q&f=false

Photo by Helen K
http://www.flickr.com/photos/helenk/6825515298/

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