Boing Boing shared a CBS News article saying "'Enough' with the multivitamins already. That's the message from doctors behind three/3 new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier? After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of 'no.'..."
Buzz Hoot Roar answered "Why Some Ants Dress in Drag" question -- Some males of the ant species Cardiocondyla obscurior show how it is done.
Blue's News and Unreal shared Gallery of Coloring Book Pictures as X-Rays -- Artist Chris Panda's Facebook image gallery with his "eye for anatomy, even fictional anatomy, and has brought his talents to bear with this series of 'X-Ray' coloring book pictures. Rather than simply stay in the lines with some primary colors, he's taken it upon himself to assemble internal skeletons for a variety of coloring book characters...
WONT_CAPITALIZE_i's Reddit comment shared a musical The Nicest Place on the In(t)ernet web site -- "Having one of those days? Yeah, been there too. And sometimes, a little pick-me-up is hard to come by. So come on by to turn the :( into :) and the :) into a celebration. Cause this is a nice place to visit on days like today."
Been through life experience(s) with many human deaths of close ones (e.g., family and friends) within a year?Submitted by ant on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 5:42am. Health | History | Nature | Personal
Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary -- We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."
"... The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012..."Submitted by ant on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 5:20am. Art/Design | Communication | Health | History | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Sight Seeings | Television (TV) Show/Movie
France 24 reported "Gun violence is on the rise in U.S. (United States) movies and has more than tripled since (19)85 in those rated as acceptable for teen(ager)s 13 and older, according to a study out Monday.
The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012
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VideoSift shared Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk almost 14.5 minutes video on "How to make stress your friend -- Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others..."
Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article -- "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies -- The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony..."