19 janeiro 2015



Daniel M’Naghten shot and killed Edmund Drummond the private secretary of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. In a landmark legal ruling M’Naghten was found not guilty of murder on the grounds of insanity.

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Infrared Orion from WISE

The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. But this image, an illusory-color four-panel mosaic taken in different bands of infrared light with the Earth orbiting WISE observatory, shows the Orion Nebula to be a bustling neighborhood or recently formed stars, hot gas, and dark dust. The power behind much of the Orion Nebula (M42) is the stars of the Trapezium star cluster, seen near the center of the above wide field image. The orange glow surrounding the bright stars pictured here is their own starlight reflected by intricate dust filaments that cover much of the region. The current Orion Nebula cloud complex, which includes the Horsehead Nebula, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. – An elementary school principal says she was fired for protecting children from humiliation.

Noelle Roni says she fought against a policy requiring kids to get their hands stamped if they don’t have enough money in their lunch account. She was fired from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette in the fall.

“The kids are humiliated. They’re branded. It’s disrespectful. Where’s the human compassion? And these are little children,” she said.

Roni was principal for nine years before being fired. She calls it a wrongful termination, and wants her job back.

Why in the living fuck is this not signal boosted the shit out of?

Are there online protests to sign to help this woman out. She’s amazing.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg in incidentals that shows the current system of charters allow a lot of room for corruption.

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cactiofficial: pyronoid-d: text-mode: The Morris worm or...




The Morris worm or Internet worm of November 2, 1988 was one of the first computer worms distributed via the Internet. It was written by a student at Cornell University, Robert Tappan Morris, and launched on November 2, 1988 from MIT.

It’s trapped on a floppy tho this is some dark shit it has been denied its purpose forever bound to this obsolete storage

am i glad it’s in there and we’re out here

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science-junkie: The above map shows the leading cause of lost...


The above map shows the leading cause of lost years of life by country. The data comes from the Global Burden of Disease study , whose 2013 installment was released just a few weeks ago.

(via vox.com)

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neurosciencestuff: Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep For...


Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption. Significant reductions in EEG delta frequency activity and power also occur with normal development between the ages of 12 and 16; likewise this is a time when alcohol is commonly consumed for the first time, with dramatic increases in drinking occurring among collage-age individuals. A study of the effects of alcohol on sleep EEG power spectra in college students has found that pre-sleep drinking not only causes an initial increase in SWS-related delta power but also causes an increase in frontal alpha power, which is thought to reflect disturbed sleep.

Results will be published in the February 2015 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View.

"People likely tend to focus on the commonly reported sedative properties of alcohol, which is reflected in shorter times to fall asleep, particularly in adults, rather than the sleep disruption that occurs later in the night," said Christian L. Nicholas, National Health & Medical Research Council Peter Doherty Research Fellow in the Sleep Research Laboratory at The University of Melbourne as well as corresponding author for the study.

"The reduction in delta frequency EEG activity we see across the ages is thought to represent normal brain maturational processes as the adolescent brain continues to develop to full maturity," said Nicholas. "Although the exact function of non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) sleep, and in particular SWS, is a topic of debate, it is thought to reflect sleep need and quality; thus any disruption to this may affect the underlying restorative properties of sleep and be detrimental to daytime functioning."

Nicholas and his colleagues recruited 24 participants (12 female, 12 male), healthy 18- to 21-year-old social drinkers who had consumed less than seven standard drinks per week during the previous 30 days. Each participant underwent two conditions: pre-sleep alcohol as well as a placebo, followed by standard polysomnography with comprehensive EEG recordings.

Results showed that alcohol increased SWS delta power during NREM. However, there was a simultaneous increase in frontal alpha power.

"For individuals researching sleep in the field of alcohol studies," said Nicholas, "our findings indicate that care needs to be taken when interpreting increases in ‘visually scored’ SWS associated with alcohol consumption. Increases in SWS, which traditionally would be interpreted as a good thing, can be associated with more subtle changes indicating disrupted sleep, such as the increases we observed in alpha activity, which are revealed when more detailed micro-structural components of the sleep electroencephalogram are assessed."

Nicholas explained that the increase in frontal alpha power that occurs as a result of pre-sleep drinking likely reflects a disruption of the normal properties of NREM slow wave sleep.

"Similar increases in alpha-delta activity, which are associated with poor or unrefreshing sleep and daytime function, have been observed in individuals with chronic pain conditions," he said. "Thus, if sleep is being disrupted regularly by pre-sleep alcohol consumption, particularly over long periods of time, this could have significant detrimental effects on daytime wellbeing and neurocognitive function such as learning and memory processes."

Alcohol is not a sleep aid, said Nicholas. “The take-home message here is that alcohol is not actually a particularly good sleep aid even though it may seem like it helps you get to sleep quicker. In fact, the quality of the sleep you get is significantly altered and disrupted.”

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So That's How To Pick A Good Band Name

The DJ group “Daft Punk” were inspired by a negative review their Rock and Roll band got from a critic who thought their music was “a daft punky thrash.” I bet the reviewer wasn’t thrilled.

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plannedparenthood: On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, we remember...


On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, we remember his courageous resistance to oppression and lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day GO HERE —>...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

GO HERE —> http://ift.tt/14YQPGp to read the full text of ‘The Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement.’

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How Your Lunchtime Milk Is Made

You’ll find more milky science here.

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What Are Social Skills? Helping children become comfortable and...

What Are Social Skills? Helping children become comfortable and competent in social situations.


Psychology Today article by clinical psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.

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Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals;...

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed

CDC report provides first snapshot of state efforts to prevent MRSA and deadly diarrheal infections.

Click on image to see graphic report.

(From CDC)

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The cathedral of Amiens, in France, during World War II

The cathedral of Amiens, in France, during World War II

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