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Thomas Franich
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Whatever Thomas you're looking for, this is him.
Whatever Thomas you're looking for, this is him.

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I love the "origin" feature. No longer shall I trudge through m-w.com's pop up riddled website for etymology!
You may be familiar with using Google to find definitions, like [define fortuitous]. We've recently updated this feature on google.com on desktop and mobile to give you more information about these words beyond just their definition. Now you’ll also see sample sentences that highlight how the word is used, as well as synonyms. If you tap the microphone on your Google Search app, you’ll hear answers spoken back when you ask questions like “What’s the definition of fortuitous?” and “What are synonyms for fortuitous?”

Give it a whirl the next time you're reading an article online and you stumble across an unfamiliar word. In addition, try translating words to one of 60+ languages directly from the box. When you select a language, future definition searches will consistently provide a translation to that same language.

#searchtips #googlesearch
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We are biological machines
The DNA replication complex, an assembly of proteins that synthesizes new DNA before cell division.  It consists of helicase, primase, single-strand binding proteins, and dna polymerase III. Because DNA strands can only be copied in one direction, the complex must pull out loops of one strand and replicate it in fragments. At this moment there are hundreds of trillions of these molecular machines in constant activity within your body.

#DNA #science #biology  
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What's that? Oh nothing big, just mapping the single, double, and triple bonds of a starting molecule and its products after heat is applied.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2013/05/30/atom-by-atom/

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On a somewhat more ominous note.
Thanks Tea Party.

" Effective immediately, all education and public outreach activities should be suspended, pending further review. In terms of scope, this includes all public engagement and outreach events, programs, activities, and products developed and implemented by Headquarters, Mission Directorates, and Centers across the Agency, including all education and public outreach efforts conducted by programs and projects."

#ifihadglass I wouldn't have paid $1500 for it, or the airfare and lodging to attend the pick-up event. But it would be sweet.

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