Posted by ashley @ 2:18 pm on November 30th
When a pregnant woman suffers organ damage (such as a heart attack), the fetus sends stem cells to the damaged organ to help repair it.
There’s a house in Massachusetts made entirely of newspapers!
Posted by ashley @ 2:09 pm on November 29th
The Paper House is an actual house made from paper.
It was built by Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer who designed the machines that make paper clips, began building his Rockport summer home out of paper as a hobby. That was in 1922.
The paper was meant to be good insulation. Eventually, not only was the house made of paper, but furniture as well, including some intricate and beautiful pieces.
Star Found Shooting Water “Bullets”
Posted by ashley @ 2:04 pm on November 28th
Seven hundred and fifty light-years from Earth, a young, sunlike star has been found with jets that blast epic quantities of water into interstellar space, shooting out droplets that move faster than a speeding bullet.
The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water. These stellar embryos shoot jets of material from their north and south poles as their growth is fed by infalling dust that circles the bodies in vast disks.
Killing a cancer cell from the inside out
Posted by ashley @ 2:57 pm on November 27th
Watching SpongeBob Can Lead to Learning Problems?
Posted by ashley @ 2:51 pm on November 26th
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.
The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch “SpongeBob,” or the slower-paced PBS cartoon “Caillou” or assigned to draw pictures
Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched “SpongeBob” did measurably worse than the others.
Posted by ashley @ 2:50 pm on November 25th
A woman with a PhD in math won the scratch lottery four times by figuring out the algorithm of the ticket production.
Posted by ashley @ 2:27 pm on November 22nd
Posted by ashley @ 10:28 pm on November 20th
The Prime statue pictured above is 40 feet tall, falling just short of Japan’s gigantic Gundam – and was crafted from six tons of recycled car parts and junk metal. The fact that this impressive Prime was built from scrap seems fitting for the leader of the Autobots. It’s currently on display at Beijing’s Green Dream Park, along with other giant art displays made from recycled materials to promote a low-carbon lifestyle.