Profile

Cover photo
Suzanne Catty
Works at Mother Nature
9,913 followers|1,576,332 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosVideos

Stream

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Friday Fun
still brilliant and brilliantly funny
In an interview, British comedian John Cleese talks about his time as a comedian with Monty Python, the permissability of Muslim satire -- it is -- his longtime fascination for Germany and its language and a third marriage he wishes never happened.
1
Alan Kotok's profile photo
 
Brilliant indeed. Thanks +Suzanne Catty 
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Friday fun
a quick little science test, very general knowledge. 12/13
1
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
If all those banks and corporations were "too big to fail", despite the fact they were breaking laws like crazy, surely Greece deserves to be "too big to fail"..
 
Thousands of protesters in European cities are rallying in solidarity with Greece ahead of the weekend referendum on a cash-for-reform deal with creditors.
22 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Aquaponics takes on a whole new meaning
Off the coast of Italy in 20m of water, a new farming project is taking shape.
'Nemo's Garden' seeks possibility to grow food underwater in places with harsh climates.
2
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
In the people-centered economy, a Turing test is a Turing test. The restaurant boss will talk, ask questions. He will tell the difference between the human and the dishwashing machine in no time. The machine will do the dishes and the boss will chat with the human about what they can do together to add maximum value to the restaurant, using all the unique qualities of the human. There is a huge market for IT-tools for figuring this out, tools like “Jobly”, the one Vint Cerf and I sketched in “How to disrupt unemployment”.

h/t +John Hagel 
1
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bearing in mind that there are just a handful of rhinos left in the wild, isn't it worth a try?
2
Chandramouli Mettapalli's profile photo
 
Wow Super idea....

Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
because it's always Caturday

The data also revealed information about the nature of audience interactions with online cat media. Three-quarters of respondents did not actively seek out cat content. Instead, they happened upon it in the course of their daily internet use.
5
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cultural sensitivity is important in health care, this is a great example.
 
Dotting the I 

Colorful bindis are being handed out to tribal women in India by a philanthropic organization. When worn on the forehead, each dot delivers a daily dose of 100-150 micrograms of iodine (chemical symbol: I) which is absorbed by the skin. At least 70 million Indians suffer from iodine deficiency disorders. Sure, oral supplements or iodized salts are more efficient, but the tribal women won't take them. The bindis are a socially more acceptable, and creative, approach to dietary compliance! 

Bad Air: Iodine deficiencies were described by ancient Roman writers and medieval travelers, who would encounter entire villages in the Alps or southern Europe struck by cretinism.  Thought to be due to "bad air" or "stagnant water" in the mountains, we now know that dwarfism, deformed bones and intellectual disability are due to lack of iodine-rich thyroid hormone. Goiter belts characterized the more mildly afflicted inland regions of Europe and N. America, where populations were marked by enlarged thyroids and grossly swollen throats. Along the coast, however, wave action disperses natural iodine salts from sea water into the air, from where it enters our ecosystem. No wonder, sea air was recommended for recuperating invalids. 

The Rise and Fall of I: After the discovery of iodine in 1811, Lugol's solution (mostly potassium iodide, or KI) became the universal panacea of western medicine. Medical students were advised:

If ye don’t know where, what, and why 
Prescribe ye then K and I

But too much of a good thing led to the discovery that excess iodine actually blocked thyroid hormone production (known as Wolff-Chaikoff effect). Today, the Reference Daily Intake or RDI has decreased from 1 gram, to 150 micrograms, which many practitioners believe is too little. Proponents of iodine therapy point out the benefits in preventing breast cancer, skin disorders and more. For a fascinating history of the controversies and facts see the article in the reference. 

REF: http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/the-great-iodine-debate/

Video: Jeevan Bindi- The Life Saving Dot (1 min long)
https://youtu.be/Sclg_AfGzcE

Photo: Subir Basak 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/subirbasak/

#ScienceSunday  
84 comments on original post
4
1
Scott Carter's profile photo
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy 4th of July USA
the science behind the fireworks
Fireworks have come a long way since they were first invented in ancient China. As early as 200 BC, people had found that they could create loud bangs by throwing bamboo shoots into a fire; when heated, the air pockets inside the plant expand rapidly and the bamboo explodes with a violent crack.... [read more]
3
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Olfactory Heaven
From memory to lust. From organisms that came before us to the complex, airborne communication between plants. From smells that make us want to vomit to those that make us want to have sex.
Sissel Tolaas at her lab in Berlin. BOOM. The smell hit me like a punch in the teeth. Staggering, I tried to make sense of the pungent, salty, almost sweet odor. It was certainly offensive, but also curiously intriguing. What was this? The offending waft came from a single molecule... [read more]
1
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Restore fragrance to modern roses
Looks are nothing compared to the scent of a beautiful old rose, would be marvelous on so many levels if the fragrance could be bred back into modern roses.
The discovery of a gene responsible for fragrance could help restore the sweet smell accidentally bred out of roses cultivated for the cut-flower market
1
Add a comment...

Suzanne Catty

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very important for the future, and so thankful for open source.
 
I didn't realize, though I should have, that their is open source software to run your own mobile phone cell tower.

OpenBTS is free software, and importantly a community of hackers building it out. http://openbts.org/about/

From the webpage... "The OpenBTS software is a Linux application that uses a software-defined radio to present a standard 3GPP air interface to user devices, while simultaneously presenting those devices as SIP endpoints to the Internet. This forms the basis of a new type of wireless network which promises to expand coverage to unserved and underserved markets while unleashing a platform for innovation, including offering support for emerging network technologies, such as those targeted at the Internet of Things."

Amazing!
6 comments on original post
4
1
André Esteves's profile photoSuzanne Catty's profile photoMichael Swanson's profile photo
2 comments
 
+André Esteves since politicians, corporations, banks and most everyone else ignores the law and does what they want, should we care about licensing anymore?
Add a comment...
Suzanne's Collections
People
In her circles
3,313 people
Have her in circles
9,913 people
micheal angelo's profile photo
md shahnur's profile photo
Patrick “Joker wild” Porter's profile photo
aftab aafi's profile photo
Oual Oual's profile photo
xerxes legaspi's profile photo
Karina collins's profile photo
lahoucin benhafi's profile photo
A Deal's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Plant Whisperer at Suzanne Catty, Curious Mind, Good Human
Introduction
Renaissance woman, author, educator, health practitioner, marketer, tea and tisane master, aromatherapist, researcher, writer, chef, alchemist and greenwitch.

**PRIVACY NOTICE:
Warning--any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the Government of Canada or the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/ or the comments made about my photo's or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law and will be strictly enforced.

It is recommended that other members post a similar notice to this or you may copy and paste this one. Thank you.

Bragging rights
turned a waste product into a global commodity with healing properties, 20 million albums sold.
Work
Skills
Plant whisperer
Employment
  • Mother Nature
    green witch, present