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The One with Squirrel Hugging Trees

See… when all that brain energy is focused on something good everything work out fine. Suggesting a Hammy controlled universe would be a pretty cool place to hang out. 17 more words

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Life Is A Roller Coaster: Enjoy the Ride!

The mastermind continues the discussion on the importance of feelings.  After listening to Your Wish Is Your Command it is revealed that at the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is how you feel.   260 more words

Your Wish Is Your Command

Lyme Disease and Lyme Co-infections

The beginning of my journey with Lyme disease is similar to most. My ending, however, is playing out quite differently than most. I found a tick behind my ear at the age of fourteen, and had various health problems for seven years before I was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, Lupus, Mycoplasma, Bartonella, and Babesia. 10 more words



據Scientific America在8月13日的報導,哈佛大學的科學家在Astrophysical Journal發表了一篇名為 Detecting industrial pollution in the atmospheres of Earth-like exoplanets 的文章,認爲探測其他星體的大氣污染是找到外星生命的一個關鍵,尤其是透過發現氯氟烴(Chlorofluorocarbons  or CFCs)。 科學家提出,一些高級的生命可能有意識地提高污染的程度,從而令自己身處的荒涼星體變得更和暖、更適合生存。


而 NASA 將在2018年升空的 James Webb Space Telescope(韋伯太空望遠鏡)可有效地探測到系外星體存在的 CFCs。 研究人員說,只要 CFCs 在大氣的污染水平比地球的大10倍,就可以被 JWST 望遠鏡探測到,也即是意味著外星生命存在的可能性。 他們更肯定的表示,即使那個外星文明可能已經消失,CFCs 依然可以證明他們曾經在該星體存在過,因爲 CFCs 這種污染物可以在大氣層持續停留達5萬年之久! 科學家同時認爲,這可能代表著外星人也了解到這種物質的危害性。 9 more words