- 21/09/2017Research: Consumers Prefer Products with Imperfections Because They Feel More Uniquehbr.org But only if they appear...
- Producer19/09/2017What triggers spermatogenesis?When it comes to #male #reproductive #fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or #congenital illness. The mechanism is a #protein complex called...
- Producer18/08/2017Higher light at night may increase breast cancer risk.#Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for #breast #cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The...
- Producer06/08/2017100 million colors that we can't see.After more than 25 years of searching, #neuroscientists in the UK recently discovered a woman with an extra type of #cone #cell — the receptor cells that detect #color — in her #eyes. According to estimates, that means she can see an incredible 99...
Comments07/08/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ WyattThis buzz has triggered many diverse thoughts, as well as, has the comment by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I wonder what type of occuptions are tetrachromats drawn to? How does this ability to see a wider spectrum of color benefit them? Bees can see the Ultraviolet spectrum of light which aids in directing them to the nectar of flowers. What benefit is that of Tetrachromacy? Regarding the last paragraph in the comment by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit~ "Our everyday lives reflect this quantum leap in the complexity and pace of contemporary experience. We are caught uncertain, unprepared, and unprotected in the face of too much happening too often. We are the people of the parenthesis, at the end of one era and not quite at the beginning of the new one. Some of us withdraw from the onslaught.... But many, a significant number, are trying to understand the momentous opportunity that is ours."~ Jean Houston, "A Passion for the Possible".07/08/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 Attention is a superpower we all possess the possibility of. We can spend it on capes and makeup, or we can dwell in the focus of creating our own best life, outside of cultural obsessions.
On the hyper-sensory capabilities - whether or not our organism has an extra cone cell, we are locked in the capacity to express what we sense to others by language. Think of the debate over whether or not 'Eskimos' have 50 words for snow. First of all, Eskimo is slang for many different tribes and language variants. But what I want to highlight is the debate hasn't been settled by just simply listing them out, with definitions, there are facts but they mean little, because the entire perception of someone who doesn't live in a world mostly blanketed white is without the right attunement to snow.
(Full disclosure - Smilla's Sense of Snow is definitely one of my favorite movies.)
I myself have some degree of hyperosmia - a heightened sense of smell. But here is the thing, I cannot really talk about it, because I don't know how to label what I smell. I can talk around it, but since I mostly smell things that aren't bothering anybody else, I have never had consensus on what any given odor actually is.
I wonder how this super colorist regards her capacity? If no one else sees or smells what you do, is it like a tree falling in an empty forest? What is the point of senses that we cannot discuss with fellow humans?
The Superfans like to fight melodramatic crime. I'd like to figure out who to talk to about how we are poisoning ourselves and our planet.07/08/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting to learn what Tetrachromacy is. What is immediately relevant about this is, is that I also consequently learned that someone had put out a test for tetrachromacy on LinkedIn using the famous colour of dress thing that went viral and people went gaga over. Only in this case Snopes did a FACT CHECK and discovered that such a test was not true http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/tetrachromacy.asp What the Snopes article however did do is provide some more background to the actual condition of 4 cones.
A BBC article provided interesting insight http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140905-the-women-with-super-human-vision but I also question why I should be fascinated in a subject I have no way of verifying or practically apply, but there is a practical aspect to this, which is symbolized by the BBC article title. It shows me that most of us have a fascination with super-powers and so we are drawn into looking at people who possess abilities we can never possess. If I could overcome this fascination I could save time watching Super-Hero movies and turn more boring looking pursuits into new passions. After all this is all mental conditioning.
My takeaway from this learning today is that it is interesting to learn these tidbits of trivia but we as a people demonstrate a short-coming for due diligence and following up on stories that interest us. It seems the curse of social media is getting into a cycle of sharing stuff and engage that much like we engage channel surfing on TV. That behaviour simply informs me that my personal focus on questioning my own focus of attention is worthwhile. What others do with their attention is their business, but learning is mine, so nice buzz
- 06/08/2017What's a #PhD worth?
From the article:
Education: The PhD factory, Nature 472, 276-279 (2011)
- Producer03/08/2017Scientist used CRISPR to wipe out Gene error in human EmbryoScientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations.US teams...
- 18/04/2017Why Scientists Must Share Their Failuresblogs.scientificamerican.com We don’t ask people in other professions to do it, but it’s vital for speeding up progress in crucial areas of research from climate to medicine and public...
Comments19/04/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsImagine the millions/billions in research dollars that could be saved if scientists were willing to share their failed research.
I see a a huge roadblock in the fact that much of the research is conducted with corporate or education institution funds and they fear publication of failed results would be 'bad press' and threaten future funding of research
this article presents sound arguments for sharing not only the good, but the bad and the downright ugly!
- 27/02/2017In the week 4 paper, I included some details of my experience making social media decisions for The Lessons Project.
#research #socialmedia #strategy #phdlifeFahmeenaOdetta Moore on Twittertwitter.com “Week4 assignment submitted https://t.co/xLZwxdmz4V #research #socialmedia #strategy...
- 26/05/2016What is Operations Research?www.linkedin.com “Operations research is a scientific approach to problem-solving for executive management.” —H.M. Wagner (1969 Operations Research (OR), or operational research in the U.K, is a discipline that...
- Producer11/05/2016Happy 66th Anniversary National Science Foundation (1950-2016)Sixty-six years ago today on May 10, 1950 the National Science Foundation was established through Congressional passage of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950. The new science agency was envisioned to fund natural and social sciences,...