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DO YOU HAVE A NORMALCY BIAS? MOST LIKELY YES

Barrett Moore reveals how to avoid becoming a victim of crisis.

Normalcy bias? – Normalcy bias refers to a mental state people enter when facing a  663 more words

Government

Rat City! NY vermin carry 18 new viruses - scientists

Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

A new study has found that New York City’s rats are hosts to at least 18 new viruses, never before encountered and unknown to science. 209 more words

US News

5 tips for staying healthy while traveling in Japan this winter!

I spent two winter seasons working in the hospital emergency room (as a translator) in Niseko, a popular Hokkaido snow holiday destination for foreigners. While we had our share of broken bones from ski and boarding accidents, what impressed upon me most was the number of people who get ill while on vacation. 1,641 more words

Japan

Fantastic slo-mo video of butterfly courtship

by Matthew Cobb

This video was posted on Instagram and tw**ted by @phil_torres, who took the video *and edited it* on his iPhone 6. It really is quite astonishing! 76 more words

Marine West Ecology reblogged this on Marine West Ecology and commented:

The fusion of art and science fascinates me. Slow-motion and time-lapse photography, and electron microscopy have removed the shroud from a world seldom seen by the naked eye—organisms and natural processes happening either too slow or too fast, or at a tiny scale (i.e., the ultrastructure of microorganisms, cells, and even large molecules like DNA). This amazing world can be appreciated by way of a fantastic 3D movie entitled “Mysteries of the Unseen World” (2013). The movie director, Louie Schwartzberg, presents some of the incredible images and film clips as part of his TED talk last March in Vancouver, BC. Here are links to his TED talk and more images from the film at National Geographic’s movie page. Now, you and I can shoot slow-motion movies on our smartphones, as the post below demonstrates. This very short video shows how a male of one species of butterfly douses its ‘love potion’ over a potential mate, with a familiar rhythmic motion. Awesome! [Click on the “view original” link to view the video.]

What You Need To Have To Know About Viruses

Viruses are little infectious agents that can only replicate inside living cells. The spread of viruses are exclusive to each virus (for example, via sneezing, coughing, or bodily fluids). 25 more words

Women Ideas

How To Fight Racism

I want to share some realizations I had about life today.

Realization

  1. We as a society must be empathetic and respect other human sensitivities.
  2. We must not be ashamed or fearful of our differences, they make us who we are.
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