wow thiszorse is really cool because i never seen a mixed animal before besides in the movie napolean dynamite. i didnt think there can be mixed breeds in wild animals i thoughtit can only be in the breed of dogs. but i never seen something like this before. scientist shuld look more into this.
How can we be so sure that the shaving of the bone relives the pain. I believe that the irregular shape of the bone created will cause more pain.
human beings right now are the only thinking species in the universe, can black holes really be the link to others universes. finding the biggest black hole does not mean we have found other thinking species, till then the human race must be respected as the most dominant race
I think that making body parts by using the persons own cells and a plastic-like material is a very intelligent idea. The scientist decided to make a "bioartificial" windpipe for the man who had very aggressive cancer and could hardly even breath anymore. If the doctor did not come up with this brilliant idea the man might have not lived much longer. This is a huge step up in the field of biology and the life span of people in general. Over time the man's body returned to homeostasis and his body actually got used to the "bioartificial" windpipe and specialized cells formed on it.
I think that people 6,500 years ago were very intelligent and actually thought with the same logic that we do today. It was brilliant to read that these people thought about dentistry this long ago. It also shows us that these people were very smart because they used the resources around them to get the job done.
A beeswax dental filling that lasted 6,500 years is amazing. I thought it was crazy how Dr. Bernardini knew how old the jaw was. Also, through his research he could determine that these people where from Slovenia. That's pretty crazy!
I read about the Mars One theory for the colonization of Mars. I was interested to see that so many would be willing to take a one-way ticket to Mars, which may possibly result in death shortly after touchdown, if they touchdown at all. I was also surprised to see the counter-arguments brought up by NASA scientists and the like; it seems they were more concerned about the possible colonists than the Mars One people. All in all, very intriguing article. I'm honestly curious to see what becomes of it. Inner sci-fi geek coming out, I'm thinking of Destiny and Star Wars right now. That'd be cool.
I read about the article involving the krill and how the increased warmth could eventually lead to the mass death and/or extinction of krill. I thought it was very interesting that the krill population would massively fall from a range of 20-70% by 2100 if we did not control our carbon emissions. A lot of scientists are concerned about the fishing at the Antarctic Circle, because that is the fastest-warming place on the globe. Dr. So Kawaguchi is worried that the krill will not be able to adapt to the high conditions fast enough
I'm honestly surprised that Instagram is bigger than Twitter. I'm also not that surprised. With many young people, celebrities, and so on taking Instagram by storm, it's expected people will create accounts to follow them. Whether they be bands, fashion, phone/technology companies, even the military organizations of the world, people follow them. It's honestly pretty cool- my only complaint is the video length allowance.
Yeah Ian I understand what you are saying. But if you really think about it instagram is much more convenient and faster than twitter. If you want to post a quick pick or show off something you use instagram fast and easy. Twitter is more of a media page for browsing and contacting your friends and associates. Twitter is personal with your account and all, but instagram is open to almost everyone and when you post something you know you will gets reviews and comments.
I think having drones in the air can be very dangerous and negatively impact wild life. A drone could potentially hurt an animal or if it is taken down by an animal it could hit a person down below
Yeah that is true Michael, but if you use the drones safely it should be okay. If you used the drones where there are few birds and people it would be convenient. You could use drones in place like the suburbs or farms for the most safety and hopefully not the city. As long as you have an experienced person controlling it should be fine in most neighborhoods or areas.
I agree; drones flying through the air can even distract incoming car drivers, potentially causing an accident. A bird can even hurt itself from the wings while they are trying to attack it. I think that drones should have a height limit, causing others to be more safe.
This whole thing about animals and drones is both exciting and scary. I mean, if they get a 400% heart rate increase from hearing a tiny little drone, would they get heart attacks or heart diseases from constantly listening to them? Big combat drones? It's really interesting to think about what might happen. Thing is, some people are too stupid to take animal health concerns seriously, unfortunately. And we wonder why animals go extinct.
Wow!! I read the article on the zorse. I think it's really interesting how animals can produce offspring like that, even when the species seem so distant... i never wouldv'e catagorized a zebra and a horse in the same column...... It just doen't seem like they fit together... and it looks sooo cool!!!!!!!!! I also thought that the bear that was found with white fur and patches of brown was cool too because if a hunter found that by chnace, than imagine how many interbred species their must be out there that we haven't seen yet!!!!
Wow, I think that this article is absolutely amazing! To think that possibly a natural mutation could have been the outcome of these hybrid species is fascinating. What also amzaed me was the section of the article about the zorse. That is pretty strange because, even though a Zebra and a Horse are both the same species, a Zebra is from a wild African Savannah, while horses are kept as pets, and look a bit different from the Zebra. Also, the beefalo is kind of strange, because, first of all, bison and cattle ARE both like cows, but they are in different areas of the world and used for different reasons. In conclusion, the natural mutations that occur in the wild are extremely shocking and fascinating. So, basically, we still have a bunch of unknown hybrid species out there. We'll just have to keep looking.
I think that the zorse is very interesting beacuse I didn't know that two different animals could produce offsring. Zebras and horses are two different animals, they may both be mammals, but I found very surprising that a horse and zebra they are two different animals. I also found this article interesting to hear about the wholphin. A dophin and a killer whale may be both in the ocean, but whales are so mean and dolphins are sweet and cute. Like I never heard of a dolphin eating someone before, but a whale yes. This news report was informative and interesting to read. The zorse really is cool. Zebra+Horse= a whole different animal- Zorse!
I think that if 10% of animal species + 25% of plant species would interbreed, there must be millions of species we don't know about.
WOW I CANT BIELEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO TO SPACE SOON . I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED IF ORDINARY PEOPLE WOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO SPACE IN MY LIFETIME .
WOW I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SPECIES LIKE THE ZORSE BEFORE BESIDES PHONY ONES MAYBE THE ZORSE WILL BECOME A NEW SPECIES
It is a unique idea to cross-breed a horse and a zebra, but the animal is cool looking. This cross-breeding can become the basis for later cross-breedings between animals. The zorse can possibly become a popular animal at a zoo if more can be breeded.
An impact on Jupiter- isn't it so amazing what the technology of today can do? There are so many things in outer space that we don't know about- maybe even living things! I heard that scientists have discovered a planet able to support life. Isn't that insane? I think it's so cool! What are they going to name it? I think Vesta is a good idea. It's one of the only Roman names of a Greek god or goddess not named after a planet. Vesta is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Hestia. Awesome!
wow there are alot of new species being discovered . frogs and the zorse . the newyork times science section gives alot of interesting innformation!
i was suprised to hear from the science times that 7th graders made a interesting and challenging discovery about Mars . this was really an intersting experiemnt'
Red planet here come !I would totally take a vacation to Mars. I really hope that it is possible becuase I am saving up for now on. Gong to the red plnet would be really cool. You could see all the craters and all the stars and planets in our solar sysytem. The thing I look forward is going on a moonwalk. I am surprised that someone from Russia would be willing to spend 40 million on a trip to Mars. America wouldn't be the first country to go either. Russia has gone before with toruists and I wouldn't be surprised if they went again.RED PLANET HERE I COME !
A space vacation seems totally unreal or unrealistic. I like the fact that it is giving experienced astronauts a chance to actually orbit in space! Four astronauts and three tourists seem like a a reasonable amount. The space ship is really tiny looking and i don't think i would be able to last in such a small area for such a long time. I wonder how untrained tourists will react in space!
I thought that the travel to Mars article was cool, but a little unrealistic. The article said it would cost around 40 million dollars, and almost all people don't have 40 million dollars. Also, it would require a ton of energy to go to space, and I think taht might get a lot of criticism from environmentalists. But if I could go, that would be really cool.
Vacations to Mars?!?!?!?! It is so cool how the world is evolving right before our eyes. The seven space tourists that get to observe space are so lucky, (hope they remember to bring their cameras). It's cool how NASA can compete with compenies like Boeing.
A Vacation to Mars sounds really cool. The seven passengers are lucky but what happens if they die before the actual "vacation" in 2015. Where do the people get the money to fund these types of things? Also how can they develop space equivalent airlines if they don't know the turnout of this event besides the Russian adventure. Do these passengers have to go in training before because they dont have the experience or training astronauts do?
Imagine having the option of going to space for a vacation! I think that it could easily happen. They already did it in Russia, so why not in Florida?! Since only 3 other people can ride in the space craft it will probably take awhile for everybody to get their turn, but that is a small price to pay for going outside the earth's biosphere! Speaking of "price", 18 million is more than "small" so i think we should all marvel at this awesome oppurtunity. This is the kind of things they joke about in old movies.....
I cannot believe that man Guy Liliberte payed 40 million dollars to get a flight to space with the russians on a Soyuz. I am also surprised that the Ares 1 was never talked about on the News or in the public. NASA kept the secret of building Ares 1 for 5 whole years. To me it seems they have been doing this for a long time, because now the government is going to buy one. But, who is going to pay millions when half the world is in poverty. Anyway, I guess it is a legit marvel that we should look up to as the beginning of a new future.
Bah. Are all major scientific discoveries accidents? "For Newton, alchemy may also have proved bigger than chemistry. Dr. Newman argues that Sir Isaac’s alchemical investigations helped yield one of his fundamental breakthroughs in physics: his discovery that white light is a mixture of colored rays, and that a sunbeam prismatically fractured into the familiar rainbow suite called Roy G. Biv can with a lens be resolved to tidy white sunbeam once again. “I would go so far as to say that alchemy was crucial to Newton’s breakthroughs in optics,” said Dr. Newman. “He’s not just passing light through a prism — he’s resynthesizing it.” Consider this a case of “technology transfer,” said Dr. Newman, “from chemistry to physics.”"Besides that, contemporaries of Newton had every reason to believe in Alchemy. The evidence seemingly supported it, like that little reservoir in Slovakia. Ah, yes, mercury. No? Was that bad? Never Mind. If you read the article you'd know.Imagine he figured out a way to alter molecular makeup of an element? Avast me maties, gold awaites thee!
Sir Isaac Newton was not a crazy scientist. He experimented on some things that are impossible. It might have made him look like a total maniac, but that is what scientist do. Newton wanted to figure out how to change Periodic elements into other elements. He wanted to figure out how to make lead into Gold. Scientist are suppose to experiment to figure out questions. Newton was not gullible or greedy. He was a theorist, looking for answers.
A trip to space would be very interesting. It would probably be very expensive. These trips can help us by giving us all the opportunity to learn more things about what's really out there. It would make us all more intelligent and give more facts that our teachers can provide their students with.
Wow... those seventh graders are really smart to have discovered the hole in the cave. I find it amazing how they found the hole, not some fully-trained adult scientist. I think that if these kids found this new fact about Mars,then it should be easy to find out more!! maybe there are martians on mars! Maybe those holes are actual skylights for the martians who roam underneath the surface of mars!! Its so cool that when they were searching for the lava tubes, they actually made an important discovering that made it to the news! I bet 7-2 could do that!
i just read the "vacation to mars" article, and it sounds really cool! Having tourists get launched up into Mars to see the planet sounds amazing! But they International Space Station is putting in so much money to make the space launch possible. I think 6 billion dollars is too much money to put into something that has a possible chance of happening 5 years from now. How much will the tourists pay to go to Mars? Will the gravity up in space effect the people if they don't have the proper space atttire? I'm really looking foward to seeing what the outcome will be of this space trip will be. Mars, I'll see you in 5 years!
I think that is so cool that people will get to vacation on mars. those people that get to go are so lucky. i would actually be a little scared that something would go wrong when i was there. how do they get the money to take vacations on mars when the economy is so bad?
In the readers perspective it is amazing what the world is coming to. A trip to space would change the way many people think within the world and would give us a new aspect about life beyond the earth. The new technology being made makes it possible to finally achieve incredible missions such as a trip to Mars.
i think isaac newton was a bit foolish and also very intelligent. he was always looking for answers on thinks that look hopeless . he did some foolish things though like staring at the sun which almost blinded him just to get a scientific answer, i think he was a very seroius person ,and should have enjoyed life alittle more. he contributed alot to the scientific world,
I don't think Isaac Newton was a madman at all. From what they stated in the article, I believe that it was very possible for him to believe in alchemy because of what was happening in that time period. People back then didn't know what we now know about alchemy, so they used it to explain strange things that were discovered. I understand why Newton would have wanted to experiment with it and see what he could discover. To him, it was probably like chemistry. The article mentioned that he might have been playing with alchemy because he thought it was similiar to optics. When you shine sunlight through a prism, you are breaking up the light and making it look different. He must've thought you could do the same thing with elements.
I found it interesting how the article said that despite Newton's genius, he was a cruel man. I never knew that about him. I also never knew that alchemy was popular in the 17th century. And I was very interested when it told about how certain mixtures can make something totally differnet. I never knew that alchemy could work to some extent. I also found it cool how a lot of things were invented by alchemists that hadn't been intending to find that thing.
I will take it into notice that the better and longer you dry your hands, the better. I always thought it was just the washing that mattered, not the drying as well. Also, as to the hand sanitizer, I never use that because studies show that if a person uses it too much then it will weaken the immune system, allowing you to get sick easier. As to the winner, which there was none, I really was not surprised at all at the outcome.
This is amazing. Being able to send people into space so that they can actually see it for themselves instead of just pictures must be amazing. If they actually announce a possibility of this happening I am definately going to look into it.
I would have thought hand dryers were more helpful because of the speed and heat. It really surprised me they were equal, not one better than the other. Also how paper towels don't carry germs.
Wow... Paper towel v.s. air dryers... that's a very hard decisioin to make... air dryer are bad because they use a lot of electricity, and your hands take forever to dry.... paper towels are bad because we need to cut down more trees to make them, which we are currently trying to avoid.. also, paper towels can become litter. For the purpose of preserving the environment,I think I would go with air dryers because they use up less of our natural resources.... However they wouldn't be very useful for, say, cleaning a pizza stain off your shirt, or drying up a spill on the floor. According to the article, both deducted the same amount of germs on the subjects' hands..... so I really have no idea. If you wanted me to choose which one I would really want to keep using, regardless of polution, it would be the paper towels....
I prefer to use paper towels rather than an air blower machine or hand sanitizer. I was suprised that the article ended without saying that one was better than the other and that it was a draw. I also think since it takes less time you should use the paper towels but it was only a fifteen second difference after the test results and it said the longer the better at the end. I also never liked using hand sanitizer and I have heard bad things about so I never used it. The strong smell of hand sanitizer just says that it isn't great to use.
I would think that if someone dried their hands with an air dryer that it would kill more bacteria then using a paper towle but it doesnt. I didnt know that the new air dryers were causing the paper towle industry to make less money.
Paper towels vs. air dryers? What an unusual experiment, but a cool one. This article gives guidance on what to use, a paper towel or an air dryer. Even though that after the scientists proved that paper towels and air dryers both rid the same amount of bacteria, this is an interesting experiment, because not many humans have thought of what method of drying hands is the most effective in getting rid of germs.
Have you heard about the 12,000 new species that were found near the Amazon? There are species live the bald-headed parrot, and the pink dolphin, and more. It looks pretty cool.
in the article in NY times i was suprised to hear that the cobra snake is the most venomous snake in the world, and they eat other snakes NOT people ! i cant believe that they eat there own species, the only other creature that eats its own species that ive heard of is, bull sharks,,,,,,,,,\
It is so wierd how to animals could create an offspring like that. We probably haven't seen all of the offsprings like the zorse. When I first looked at the picture I thaught it was fake. Scientists should try to find out more about these animals.
Yeah cross breading animals like this is quite awesome and cool. There are probably many animals that could crossbreed and create cool animals, but they are located in different places around the globe. Scientists are definitely working on how to do this more often.
So from what I read in the article, the king cobra maintains its reign by being so big and killing so many things. Only the mongoose is a decent match. Apparently, the venom is not as poisonous as other snakes(it paralyzes you in 15 minutes though, pretty good....), but its fangs are a half inch long, and are scary enough.. It's defense system seems pretty effective too. The way its receptors were mutilated created an adaptation to certain venoms. I never knew that sea snakes were very poisonous... I thought they wer harmless actually..I learned a lot from this article!!! And i agree with the article: Men will never like snakes.
I never knew that a king cobra could kill a person in a matter of 15 minutes. I also did no know that it could grow to 12 feet. It is pretty amazing how the cobra's venom can destroy the nervous system for enough time to strangle and kill its victim. The way that animals have chemical reactions and venomous teeth is at the very very beginning of awesome. But not yet there.
I thoguht it was very interesting how all the different species in the article had become immune to venom. I knew about adaptations, but I thought that they would only be simple things, like more fur, or a certain color fur as camouflage. I never thought that an adaptation could be something as complex as immunity to venom.
I didnt know that bacteria grows on wet hands! So I think it is better to dry your hands with a hand dryer than a towel ecause it kills all the bacteria on your hands. There is a really powerful hand dryer and I forgot what it is called but it is really powerful and it probably kills alot of bacteria on your hands after you wash your hands
it is so amazing that an animal with 1 and a half inch fangs can give up to 7 milimeters of venom and some whiskey! It also surprized me that they can kill humans in 15 minutes and a FULL GROWN elephant in a couple of hours. I think that is why it is called the KING COBRA!
i learned a lot from this article about the king cobra. i new that they had a little poison and venom inside them, but i never new that the venom had an affect on all these different animals. i never thought it was even possible to adapt to venom so easily. at 12 feet long, their HUGE and probably hard to handle while in captivity. it can definitely kill a person with their length, venomous teeth and other hunting features. and it must be very easy for them to eat up another fully grown snake.
the new york times paper towels vs. air dryers experiment is not one you would usually see in a school science fair. even though studies show they wipe away the same amount of bacteria, i would of originally thought that the air dryers would of worked better. ive put my hands under some very powerful air dryers, and its like a vacuum, the air goes down and the bacteria comes out. but like they said in the end, hand sanitizer might do the trick a lot faster and better than air dyers and paper towels can.
the fact that people think that sir isaac newton was a completely crazy mad man is totally uncool. he was curious about the world around him, he tried to experiment the impossible, he was interested in alchemy and periodic chemistry. so what? he came up with three laws of physics which changed the study of all sciences forever. he is very awesome by making a huge impact on scientists, science professors, and science students today. without newton, gravity would never had been explained so specifically. and thanks to julius sumner miller, us sixth and seventh graders understand sir isaac newton's laws a lot more easily.
i found this article on the new york times website. i know us seventh graders learned about the environment and energy last year, but i think this article would be good for sixth graders to look at:http://www.green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/a-nano-solution-to-vampire-energy/?ref=science
On the Newton article, i think that Newton could ba liable to belive in alchemy. It was all about experimenting, right? And although it may seem strange today, we really cant say anything because it was the norm back then. What made Newton a good scientist was how he experimented and figured things out. If he hadnt experimented with alchemy, science might not be the same today
In the Paper towels vs. Hand Dryers article, i thought it was interesting to find out. I think air dryers would be better because it is healthier to the enviornment and paper towels might have germs on them already. (just a thought)
On the Cobra article. I cant beleive the cobra has become somehow immune to other venoms. I never thought something could adapt to something as major as venom. I also didnt know that they could kill humans in 15 minutes. Its a very short time to live, and i doubt many people would be alive because of the short amount of time they would have to get help.
I think that the experiment in which drying your hands with paper towels vs. air dryers is a very interesting topic because in Genesis there is an air dryer and paper towels to dry your hands. Some people really wonder about which is better and which is worse because some people would think that there would be a lot of germs on the paper towels originally and that the air coming from the air dryer would have less germs on it because the air would be cleaned. I believe that it is crazy that they both do the same amount of drying and getting bacteria off.
I think that the King Cobra is one of the greatest snakes......it eats other posionious snakes, it could eat a full grown elephant. Its fangs are a inch and a half long and the venom is super dangerous. So, if a king cobra bit another king cobra it wouldn't effect it.
I think that it is crazy that Sir Isaac Newton knew what he was going to to with his life from when he was only a boy, he never did any activities or anything except for chemistry. I think its crazy how he made a great career last a lifetime. Sir Isaac Newton made the laws of physics and was a very smart and intelligent man. He was a alchemist. He was the reason of some things that are in todays present day world.
How can the king cobra not be infected by bites from other killer snakes? In the article it says that it takes 15 minutes for a human to die, but if they see the bite or feel ot, can't they get help? Also I never knew that a king cobra's fangs are half and inch long. Are the baby kin cobras just as harmful?I'm never going near a king cobra again in a zoo!
It is so weird how washing and drying your hands for different times can be called a draw. What if they did them both at 15 or 30 seconds? Why did they do them at different times? I don't think they should've done that at different times. They should try it at the same time.
For the organic foods article, i think its odd that if people dont make at least $5,000 a year, they dont have to have the certification. Doesnt that mean they could lie and say the product is organic? Also, i think that organic foods are better for you. If they dont have any chemicals to keep their shelf life, then isnt it healthier? Its interesting that organic milk can last months unopened, but if opened, only a week.
until today when i read the article about organic foods which is safer i just became more aware about organic foods. i eat both ,but never really notice a difference . im going to start looking for the expiration dates on organic and non organic milks etc, .the article said not to get it ORGANIC confused with stuff like no hormones , preservatives ; etc . the milk i drink never has hormones .
I never fully understood what the term "organic" meant until i read this article. Now i know that when something is 100% organic, it was created without any use of harmful chemicals and was grown naturally.... but if it is labeled only "organic", than it is 95% organic or higher.I know that this wasn't in the article, but i thought it very interesting that the regular milk that contains preservatives doesn't last half as long as organic milk that doesn't contain any harmful chemicals. The only difference is how much the milk is pasterized.Now that i more fully understand the meaning of organic, i think i might try to stck to that side of food choices.. .. Although i hear that it doesn't REALLY make much of a difference.... :)
organic milk has a different taste too because i think in regular milk some bacteria give the milk a different taste (if the bacteria is still in the milk) and organic milk is much richer and is a little thinner than regular milk
from reading the article about the organic vs. no-organic food products, i have to agree that organic foods are healthier and better for your bodies than foods grown from conventional farms. When they process the organic foods, they don't infuse the crop with chemicals, unlike conventional farmers do. In other words, organic farmers just do everything naturally. I know conventional foods cost less, but so what? i'd rather go with the organic foods, not caring how much it is, because i want to be healthy. wouldn't you rather spend maybe half a dollar more on food for your own benefit? and, yes, it is healthier because the disgusting chemicals conventional farmers use to preserve the food have no way of getting into your body, which causes a lot less worry of not being healthy. so i say that everyone should eventually learn how to eat organically.
I would think that drying your hands with a hand dryer and drying them with a paper towel would both cause a lot of germs. I think think this because while using a hand dryer all the germs in the air are being blown on to your hands. Paper towels also would cause a lot of germs to get on your hands because many other people have touched this paper towel.
A trip to space really would be amazing. Also the new advances in technology are cool and can help us later in the world like againts new problems.
I like the pictures of mitosis that are in the sixth grade section. I think mitosis is really amazing. Cells just...know.... how to perform mitosis and function depending on what type of cell they are. Today in science my class learned that neurons (nerve cells) have the longest life span. How do nerve cells know how not to reproduce? They are the only ones that don't. Awesome!!
I never really knew the difference between organic and regular foods, so I never thought much of the topic. I found the article to be very interesting, because it tells all the differences between organic and non-organic. I think that organic proudcts are much better, and it even tells you how to identify orgnaic products.
I think drying your hands with a paper towel and a hand dryer are alike because you still are getting the germs of any way. I think that we should change to a hand dryer because we will be saving the trees. If the whole world uses paper, we will just be hurting our selfs.
I think that Newton was definatly a mad man. I think he was one of those people who was so smart he did not know what to do with it so he turned to science.
Also, Newton was such a madman that he tried to figure out what the book of reveletion was predicting by using mathemitical.
I never knew that Newton was fascinated by mines. And that the pools of water around the mine were filled with minerals which I think is fascinating.
Newton was so far ahead of his time that it is mind boggling. He discovered so many things in the fields of math and science and even religion that he clearly was a mad man and the fact that he probably remained a virgin throught his life is a testament to how crazy he is.
Newtons alchemy achievements and his discovery of the color spectrum is truely amazing. Many scientists today probably wouldn't be able to unlock the sectrets of the spectrum or gravity without Newton.
Newton got metals to vegetate in a flask and A "Tree of Diana" formed on the glsass.
I think that they are equally effective because they are just different ways to do the same thing.
I say that it is more sensible scientifically to dry your hands with a hand dryer instead of paper towels. Paper towels are still dirtier because they pick up germs from the air and when people go to touch them and don't take them anyway. Even though the dryers don't get most of the water off of your hands unless you grab a chair and sit there for an hour, I still say that they are the best to use. It kind of sounds like a bomb is going to go off when you leave it on in a public bathroom. Use the DRYERS!!
wow!! It's really wierd for a state to have a "State Microbe"!! It's sort-of a wierd thing to have as one of your state's symbols..... but i guess it makes sense because Lactococcus lactisdoes help make cheese, which is what Wisconson is known for... so at least in that sense it fits... I wonder if every state will eventually have a state microbe... that would be PRETTY wierd...... one other thing i learned form this article was that the state exercise for Maryland is..... walking?? I guess it's exercise....
Wow! I read the article about the King Cobra, and I am amazed! Snakes are my absolute most favorite animals (next to cats), but I never knew so much about this amazing species! I also never knew that the King Cobra ate other snakes! I also think that it's amazing how the cobra does not react to its victim's bites. It must have taken a long time for its receptor to mutate so it is not affected. At least it can enjoy its dinner peacefully....
im not that suprised Wisconsin has a state microbe. A state has an official car and gas. Think of anything. A state might have it.
I dont think Sir Issac Newton was a Maniac. He was diffrent but in a good way. I think should have had a little more social eventst then he did in his lifetime. But I do not think its right to call him a mad man. Without him there would be no space rovers on Mars at all!
I think we should have a state bacteria for New Yourk. Its funny that Wisconsin picked a backteria that makes cheese because Wisconsin is known for its cheese. Its possible that in the future we will see Wisconsins state snack cheese.
“Organic food: Are they safer? More nutritious?” This article taught me mostly about how food is treated on a conventional farm versus an organic farm. It sort of shocked me to learn that the conventional farmers used chemicals to: keep insects away, control weeds from growing, fertilize. These chemicals then get into the livestock when they graze and the end product may not be so healthy for us. On the organic farm everything is natural. They use natural manure to keep weeds from growing, and other animals and traps to keep pests and disease away. So even though they both may look the same and taste the same I would choose organic farming and foods because it is just healthier for me.
I know from my own experience that watching a video of something definetly helps me understand it more (Mr.I must have figured it out too because he shows us videos all the time :)). It definetly makes sense that it would be easier for scientists to create animations of what they already know because they can **see** everything front to finish, instead of having to put it together in their minds. It also probably helps other people when they want to figure out what the scientist is trying to tell them. Overall, animations must be very helpful to the scientists working with molecules and things like that that you can't really see. This most definetly should help scientists think more clearly, and the clearer you think, the more you can potentially discover.
I thought it was cool how even scientists use animations. I usually associate animations with silly cartoons that are funny, but not very educational. It is pretty cool how people can use animations to help learn about tiny molecules, that we otherwise wouldn't be able to see.They could help us visualize microscopic things, like when you show us videos in class about what we're learning.
Wow. I think its weird that when you think about it. The fact that there was something extremely deadly and the only thing that is protecting you from it is a window of glass. That is the scariest thing ever. I understand that some people are scared of snakes, but if the King Cobra devours all snakes, then we have a crisis on our hand. I think that it is sad that the King Cobra is a thing that eats its own kind.
I read the article about Wisconsin having it's own state microbe. I've heard of states having their own state mammals, reptiles, and even desserts! I have NEVER thought of such an idea to make a state microbe! I guess that Wisconsin made a pretty decent choice with picking their state microbe because they ARE, in fact, famous for their cheese... Either way I think that it's still pretty strange. Also, I read the article about the organic farming and conventional farming... I actually did eat fresh apples off of a tree in an orchard. There were lots of differences than the ones I get at the store:1- They tasted sweeter and crunchier.2- They had a little more brown on the outside, but I bit right into it anyway.3- They were SMALLER...4- It was VERY, VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY juicy!
I don't think that states should have official microbes because most people don't even care about their state bird or flower or whatever so I think that having a state microbe is pointless
I think that this article proves Darwin's theory about survival of the fittest. Many of these animals have adapted so that they are not injured when they are attacked by a predator like the King Cobra that is venomous and very dangerous to other creatures that haven't been exposed to it so much.
Whether food is organic or not doesn't matter to me. As long as it tastes good I'll eat anything. We've been eating regularly grown food for a really long time and were fine so I'm not going to worry about what I eat.
The molecular animation stuff is very interesting. I can barely color in the lines so I think it's amazing that people can do this. The information provided to science will also be amazing because now that can see things they never saw before.
I think that it is suprising that a King Cobra can be 12 feet long! It's amazing how large snakes can get. I also think that it is frightning how quickly it's bite can kill a human. 15 SECONDS!! I also think that t is amazing how quickly it can kill an elaphant, the biggest land animal on the planet. A couple of hours is a short time because a King Cobra is not even 200 lbs and an elaphant weighs more than 2 tons. I think that King Cobras are fasinating and I really liked the article.
scientists using animations to interpret science to people, especially kid? awesome! thanks to all the videos and animations we watch in class about cell processes, and other living environment material, ive been beginning to understand the work we do better. its really interesting that a lot more scientists are starting to realize this is a much simpler way for kids to understand science, whether its prepping for middle school or high school, it sure will be useful.
I think it is amazing thatscientists are able to analyze the remaining of Brahes. They can find so much information about people from so many years ago, from DNA, also I didnt know that there is no evidence that Antonio Salien poisoned Mozart,
I would see the movie which was found with the remains of Tycho Brahe. I would see it because it has a lot of suspense, which I think is good for many movies. It also has a lot of drama which, in some cases, people can relate to. In this generation when smaller kids find out a movie is old they just brush it off to the side, which is ridiculous because once you hear about this film you will want to see it if it was on t.v. or in movie theaters.
I think that the idea for a movie where "Amadeus" meets "Da Vinci Code" and meets "Hamlet". That is a crazy yet sensible idea for a movie. People can do anything with movies. I saw Jaws 1 and 2. Great movies- recommended for anyone who is looking for a good rip-off of a horror movie. I think they should make a better-graphic version so that it seems more realistic. Still...to me, the best movies are ones from the 1940-1980 years. A crazy history movie like the one in the article would grab my attention, though I don't really know what "Da Vinci Code" and "Amadeus" are. They are probably going to start making movies on classic books and plays. For example, they made a Robin Hood movie. (The book is awesome) So, a movie like that would DEFINITLEY grab my attention-doesn't mean I would go see it.... just read the description in the newspaper.
Wow. When I read the article about the astronomer, Tycho, it was like I was reading a drama novel! Tycho, who apparently was a well-informed astronomer, was murdered by a high dose of Mercury?? Who would have done that? And why murder someone who tries to help you and others figure out what goes on in space? The article says that his assistant may have done it, but why? Jealosy? And the scientists deduced from a single peice of hair from the victim?! I'm awed, but not surprised. This story was very dramatic. I would definetly watch this movie! Sounds exciting!
I think we should have a stste bacteria. It makes sence for Wisconsin's is in cheese. It is Lactocolcus lactis. Wisconsin does have a lot of cheese.
I would go see that movie. I thought it would be kind of cool to see a movie about a scientist, especally if there is all that drama in his life. There was controversy over his death, and some people think he was assassinated, so it'd be an exciting movie.
omggggg! mr. i! i wish my science teacher was this cool. i miss you && you were the coolest science teacher (: oh && happy wedding(:
Wow. Wisconsin is really a funky state. Don't they have anything better to do? I mean, sure, that microbe is a hard worker, but the fact that they honor it by passing a bill for it is freaky. Why don't they just recognize it and help the country.
I think it is really cool that winsconsin might have its own official microbe. It would be cool because it might be the first state to have its own official microbe. Maybe if the state legislators approve this idea, maybe other states will have their own official microbe.
I think it is really cool that Dr. Lue and the other scientists are animating molecules because it is something that is new and it can also help kids in junior high and high school study more easily while making it fun at the same time.
Well, I think I might see the movie, it seems like dectective+science, which I like. I've also heard of that way of the planets moving, wait, didn't you tell us?
I think that it is a waste of time trying to make a educational video game. Also it is ridiculous that a family in San Francisco made Chorewars just to get children to do chores. It is impossible to have a educational and fun video game so stop wasting your time trying to make one!!!
I completly agree with Gary Hebl that honoring microbes is a waste of time.
I find it funny that the person against having Lactococcus lactis (a bacteria found in milk and dairy) as the state bacteria i s lactose intolerant.
That mvie sounds crazy!!! A alcoholic elk, a dwarf, a jester, a colorful nose! Who wouldn't want to see this movie.
Yes I would see this Movie. Its cool how the astronomer, Tycho Brahe, goes through life. I also wonder how he finds that the Sun revolves around the Earth and All other planets revolve around sun. Also if they make a Non-Fiction film, they would have to see if Tycho really got killed and if so who by.
Um: the picture for the video game article doesn't link to the actual article... It just links to the picture again. Sorry, thought i might tell you. :)
I would definitely go see this movie! A movie about a scientist life is pretty cool. The movie is mixed with two great subjects, History and Science. Whoever watches the movie probably feels like their going back in time. It seems like a lot of people were very loyal to Tycho like Kelper and Rudolph and even Christian. But when he died how could drinking to much at the banquet injure his bladder? Why didn't the take the samples of his hair before when they thought it was a Kidney problem? At the banquet where was the mercury located? In his drink or in his food? As Grace said who would have wanted to kill a extraordinary scientist, discovering brilliant new things and theory's? After watching this movie I'd also want to read the book which might inform me more and I could see if all the facts in the movie were correct. Why would Kepler who was loyal to him do something to kill him to Tycho? Did he do it because he wanted Tycho's theory's and credits for it? After Tycho started to recover who else could have poisoned him besides Kepler? As said in the article he was one of the only people there! Instead of attacking Tycho with a sword Kepler killed him! Kepler had to be sick in the mind! Kepler was jealous of him but why would that make him want to kill Tycho. Why would Kepler take Tycho's finds from Tycho's family and why didn't his family take charge? If Kepler wasn't the killer why would a relative of Tycho kill him. This movie seemed full of interesting details and now I am puzzled with so many questions!
I always wanted to find out why kids and adults play video games so much.They are like the real world some video games and it lets people do what they want. scientists also say that gaming is where reality is broken. i find it really sad that people the age of 21 spend about 10,000 hours gaming. people waste that much time of their life playing video games.
I thought that it was pretty interesting how some people are trying to use video game players for good things. I knew video games were popular, but I had no idea that people spend 10,000 hours on video games in their life. That would be cool if people could create a fun game that actually accomplishes somethign helpful.
I think this article was interesting,about what makes gamers keep gaming,I think it is interesting why people spend alot of there free time in virtual sports and war games. I wonder if it is addicting people who play it alot bcause if they want to play socccer say, why dont they go out and play it rather then do it virutauly on A TV screen, another example is, 'are you good at sking'? on the wii i am, why not do it for real instead, now alot of people get there exercise playing the wii instaed of gertting fresh air, ? Why?
I would definatly watch the movie about the famouse scientist tycho. it is pretty cool that scientist found out that he died from consuming mercury. but, my question is why didnt scientist earlier in the discovery that tycho died. I also dont understand why someone would kill such a famouse scientist that acomplished so much.
I never really thought of animation looking like cells but once i saw that picture i saw how the animation looked like a cell. I think that is pretty cool that scientist use animation to look at cells and in starwars they use the same kind of animation.
I didnt wisconsin was known for its cheese. I also didnt know that there was a microbe for the state of wiconsin, i also didnt know there was a bill passed for it.
This could most defiantly be a movie but it seems odd that it is Amadeus Da vinci code and Hamlet in one. And he is trying to find the “secrets” of the universe.What does that mean?also it includes a beer drinking pet elk in a castle. Asso there is a elf that lives under the table of the castle.also that Brahe insipid hamlet. Also I never knew that it was thought that Mozart was posined. He was a very famous atrnmer and it is intsreting that people of the time he died from a bladder issue and driank a lot and then could not relive himself,but new edivence shows that he might of deid from Mercury!it is amazing how just a few hirs can tell so much! It also I th0ught that his sevnet might of put mercury in his drink.
I have never thought to ask myself why video games are so popular. I just took it for granted : Sittingoncouch + Runningaroundandkillingpeople = fun. It is a very interesting question to ask. WHat DOES make them so fun and addicting? In the article, it said something about a couple who played a virtually/real-life game where they earned points and rewards for doing chores. What a great idea!! It gets people doing there not-so-favorite-thing-to-do while playing a video game!! Ingenious! If they could create games for learning classroom things, imagine how much more insteresting life would be! How much more focused and engaged we might be in a classroom while actually learning something! THAT would be cool.(p.s. dont forget to delete my previous post :) )
I never knew how popular video games are. They make people feel aqs if their in their own virtual world where they can do everything right. Video games do steer you away from work, school and outdoor activities, in less the game teaches you somthing educational. The game rewards them in the game but not in real life.
I thought that the article about video games was pretty interesting. Edward Castranova said "Gamers are engaged, focused, and happy" but why be happy if your goal is to kill people. Then I realized wow theres other types of games there like Chorewars. It makes you do everyday topics that you might not like to do in the real world. Maybe we should use games in schools to help children become interested in learning.
WOW! People are actually getting stuff for their houses that would be normally found in a lab! A U.S.B. microscope that allows you to see the specimens on your computer??!!??!! A device that allows you to figure out whether you have been bitten by a tick that may carry Lyme desease?!!??! People are really taking advantage of the technology out there. According to the article, people are now creating labs in their homes. Microscope are getting more and more advanced. Telescopes can now allow you to veiw an image of an opbjest found far away in space in more vivid color by stacking several imgaes on top of eachother?!?!! No, I dont have a home laboratory, but who knows? Maybe I'll have one in my future house... Maybe then it will be an every-day thing then... Who knows?
I thought it was really cool how you are able to buy microscopes and keep them at your house. That would be a good learning source especially since with the microscope being talked about it says that you can see the image in the microscope bigger on your computer scree. The only problem is knowing what you are looking at, for example I wouldn't know if I was looking at a deer lice or a regular lice.
I wasn't really surprised when I saw that the average American by the age of 21 plays about ten-thousand hours of video games, because a lot of Americans are lazy and my cousin plays video games like 2-5 hours a day. I was surprised when people actually played a game about being nice to people in 50 different cities and 4 different continents. I am also glad that some scientists actually believe some video games are really to help you get smarter. It was a little strange to me though how scientists used to not think puzzles were not helping you use your brain and get smarter.
I think it would be really smart to have one of those home labratories because it is cheaper to use one of those things to check yourself if you have any ticks on you instead of going to the doctors office which you have to pay money every time you go. Also it is a great way to teach kids about microscopes and labs at home instead of having take them to a museum where you might have to pay to get in.
I can't believe that you can make your own home science laboratory. However people must be true scientist if they have three 200x microscopes in their dining room. I guess that I should try something out when it comes to having your own laboratory, like taking a digital pic through the lens of a microscope to get a clear image of a bunch of nematoads with a Moticam 1000.. But, it is a little but pricy, so I am going to stick to finding out things about gasses. Did you know the only reason a candle stays lit is because of the fumes that it creates. Also, at my communion I accidentally sucked to much helium from a balloon and fainted. I am still trying to find out why.
I would not want to have a home labatory, then chemicals could be in my house and alot of dangerous things. Also it must be very expensive to have a home labatory!
I think it would be smart to have educational video gamesn kids play them, they are having fun and they are learning things they may have been missing in class. The only problem i see is that older kids my think they are boring because they enjoy video games dealing with war etc. But, if they combine that with educational stuff, they may have older kids attention.
I think it be really cool if I had a home lab. NOt for school reasons but just out of curiosity. I already have a microscope, and just like it was stated in the article a microscope connected to a computer would make it easier to see. I was amazed how the woman immediatly thought if the tick on her arm had a disease. If I had a home lab I'd be even more interested in science.
Wow a home lab! I've never heard of that before. It sounds really cool. Mr. I do you have one? The only problem is that its probably hard to take care of and pay for.
Ms. cerie has 2 kids and a tick can carry a desies.
Home laboratories seem pretty cool but why would you want all of that equipment lying around in the way of things. Like Ms. Ceceri's is on her dining room table. What if there were chemicals in her home lab that spilt and got on the table. Then if she put food, not on a plate, on the table she can become intoxicated with that substance. Can the computers also be used for regular purposes though or are you just spending the money to have another computer just for scientific purposes? At the home laboratory store do the people buy the laboratory items cheaper then they'd buy it for an actual lab? How are the computerized telescopes easier for children to control? By using the home lab to study things at home could your home become labeled as dangerous because it has many things children shouldn't be in the reach of?
I did not know that people link science with movies like in this one. They linked the battle of a cell against a virus and Star Wars.
I never new that home laboratories can make life so much easier. They let Ms. Ceceri homeschool her kids while writing about her discoveries this makes her life so much easier because she doesn't have to start her car and drive all the way the lab near by. It saves her a lot of time. Also ms Cereri hooks her microscope up to her computer. The images would come out really good i would think. She can also print these images to show to people or put them on the internet.
I thought that was scary when the fireman died in the house with the roof collapsing over him. Like alot of occupations, there are alot of risks involved. Especially when that lady found the baby wrapped in the cord, and she started panicing, thats why she should never leave the baby alone for 1 secound,
A home laboratory? Best thing since sliced bread!! That is so amazing- th e fact that people can set up a little laboratory in their houses. That would keep me totally occupied- and connected to the video game article, it MIGHT even get me to stop playing my half-an-hour-install computer games!!! And that's hard to do. I think every science teacher needs a home lab because if you need to test an experiment you wanted to do with a class, you can test it out at home first, which is really convienient. Still, it might be hard to watch, especially when you have a little cat (oops, sorry, I mean DOG) running around and you leave the door open. I would LOVE a home lab!!
I have never really thought about where our courage comes from. I have always classified it as one of our emotions... one of the things we feel in response to the environment around us. I think that I generally agree with this article (except for the part where they said that men are usually the ones to find courage- NOT TRUE!!!)- especially when they mentioned the possibility that it comes from the brain. I dont really know where else it would come from... maybe our nerves? This is what I think: When we see something scary and our brain makes us afraid, sometimes we realize that our fear is stupid (without recognizing it) , making us feel a wave of courage... if that makes any sense.I also was interested in the women who had no fear at all. That brought up the question about fear: Can it sometimes be a good thing?When the article mentioned how the women fearlessly went up to shadowy figures in dangerous neighborhoods and start talking to them, i realized that yes, we do need some fear. I think that it IS better to conquer your fear with courage then to nit have fear at all. As the article says, without fear, our world would be a mess.(Love the picture by the way :) )
I think it is better to conquer ones fears because if everybody had no fears, they would never gain certain experiences and people would never have heroes, who over come their fears to save peoples lives, as role models to base themselves on.
I thought that the topic of where courage comes from is pretty cool. I always thought it was te way you think and that you could or could not show courage, but then they said some people are just more courageous by nature. Its pretty cool how mthey even did research and found out which part of your brain has courage and which has fear.
gamers- I think it's interesting that as soon as the television and computer were invented, American's lives changed so drastically. That means people have had a lot less time to do important things. This probably means that since the tv and computer were invented, work quality has decreased because there is less time if people spend so much time on the computer or tv
Referring to the article with the home laboratory, Lyme disease is a disease caused by three species of bacteria and is infectious from deer ticks only.
if gamers are so addicted to games because they are fun.....wouldnt it be better to convice more schools to add smartboars so the students can interact and have fun, with learning in there too?
im guessing now alot of people are taking interest in the world of science by making a home lab which gives you freedom to try new things that could be harmless such as looking at a fly under a microscope. a home lab could bejust a microscope or it could take up space in your whole basement just for the learning experience and expanding your knowledge in scince
courage. a very strong word. everyone has it..but someday you have to find your own...in the article the firefighter almost lost his life for the life of someone else..thats wat a firefighter does though..it only takes a short time for them to sacrife their life for someone elses. some others it might take years to be able to say...i could risk all i have..or it could be just alittle courage that people can make a really big change.
My source of courage I think comes from my heart because I think you you have to believe in yourself. I think when you believe in yourself you earn courage and strength to move on life, to new and better things.
Every one had courage but they use it for different things and find it in different places. My source of courage comes from my conscience because thats where I know that its right.
When Drs. Maury and Sicardy found the dwarf Planet of Eris, they calculated it as very much bigger than pluto. Now I Know why pluto was considered not a planet any more.
courage is bravery, and bravery comes from sacrifice, and sacrifice comes from the heart. you have to believe in yourself to achieve courage. courage is not only a feeling that makes you feel good, but it is a feeling that makes other feel good too. courageousness is generosity, and it means a lot to someone when it comes from the heart.
the average american owns a gaming system, computer, television, or any electronic in that area. although that may be a waste of time and a really boring thing to be doing after a while, it also keeps are brain juices and creativity flowing. people say the brain "rots" from watching too much television, well, it might just keep us on our feet. i mean, where would we be if we didn't own a computer? we'd be living a dull life. usually, electronics and what we do with them (television shows, video games, websites, etc.) is a good topic for conversations, and keeps many people socially active.
i think that the war of the worlds 2 article was pretty interesting. i liked learning about this actual new moon or planet that was recently discovered. now i hope it doesnt get underestimated like pluto and be blown up :( i dont even get like they do that anyway, i know small planets take up space, but why is that such a big deal?i, for one, do not want this tiny moon planet thing being destroyed.
So... Pluto isn't a planet now?? This article was very interesting!! I was especially amazed at how the size of Pluto seems to change overtime... I wonder how?? I guess Pluto will always be a mystery.... Another thing that interested me was how the planet, or dwarf planet, Eris, is smaller then Pluto.. But yet they're still not sure what how big or small Pluto is because of its atmosphere. I think space is one of those places where you need to actually be in to understand it.
I think its funny how now gaming is such a big part of people's lives, weather it be casual or extreme. This means that (obviously) people dont get enough excercise, which they need. Gaming has improved as far as technology, but it detiriorates the things that should be important to people- friends, family, excercise, and good old fun. Gaming is a big part of why America is so much more overwight than other countries.
I think courage is something that comes from the heart, because sometimes people are courageous without thinking about it. Courage comes when you need it most, and everyone has it, its just hard to find in some.
I think that by making video games with "work" in it will not be played but i do think it is a good way to test out theories in virtual worlds.
I think it is very fitting that the state chose the bacteria that helps to make their best selling cheese because Wisconsin is the state of cheese.
I think that the world will never know how big Pluto is.
Now that the scientists found out that pluto is bigger that eris, why won't they make pluto a planet again? Also why didn't Dr. brown notice eris's bright shine in the first place?
I wonder how pluto "magically" shrinks over time, and I was very suprised that at first people thought it was as big as earth becaause now it is known as the smallest planet discovered until Eris, anyway,
I think that courage comes from the brain for sure, because that is where we think and the hearts job is completely different. Some people think the heart but doesnt the heart pump blood?
If planet Eris is smaller than Pluto, why would scientist and astronomers keep it a planet. I wonder why Eris' bright light that comes off of it is more brighter than the light from Pluto. I know that there is a different distance between them but Pluto is still bigger and should be seen easier in telescopes. However I find it very cool how Pluto has been changing its sizes. It is almost like our moon, except our moon goes through shrinking phases.
Does this mean Pluto is a planet now or that it just grew over time? Maybe astronomers never realized how big Pluto actually was? Now no matter if Pluto is a planet or not Eris is the "new" smallest planet.
i dis agree with the statment that all video games rott the brain. not all video games cause harmful efects. some of the games are educatioanl and beneficial. the new wii fit and xbox kinect are examples of this. they help people get into sdhape. another way to play video games but prevent ruining yoiur brain is to balance it out with your homework, school work, and studies.
I think courage comes from your brain. I mean like for example someone could like be afraid to go on a roller coaster and they could like mentally talk themselves going on they roller coaster they were afraid to go on by over thinking it.
so technically pluto was knocked off as a planet because of eris. wow
mr.i, can i come to your gig tomorrow?? lol i looked on your website
in the article it says that is it better to conquer your fear or to not feel it at all. I think conquering your fear gives you a sense of pride and that you can do anything. If you chose to not have courage at all I consider that being a coward. I feel bad for the little boy. I think the fireman had a good point when he made the mom of the boy who died get up out of the rocking chair and face her fear and have courage to over come her son dying.
Obviously, courage has to come from the brain. The heart just pumps your blood. Your brain tells your body what to do and holds your emotions. What gives you courage is when your brain triggers something in your mind because you react to something. However, sometimes we don't think about doing or not doing something courageous. It happens just like that. The reason why courage usually happens 'just like that' is because your heart pumps blood so fast that it reaches your brain in a second, causing the reaction of courage so fast that you don't even realize. Like in Star Wars when Darth Vader throws the Emperor down a shaft to save his son.
I don't think that video games rot the brain. If they did then everybody would die if there brain is rotting. What I think is that some games just cause you to think or act differently. For example sometimes violent games can cause you to think violent or something along the lines of that. To people, what I just said would probably be an example of your brain rotting. But to me it isn't. Not every game rots your brain, some are actually historically correct and can teach you something on history, or others can be good for your health such as the Kinect games where it allows you to work out etc.
i think that it is wierd that Wisconsin uses the Lactococcus lactis bacteria is use to make one of my favorite types of cheese, cheddar cheese. im slso suprised how hard this microbe actually works.
Wow the article about the new possible planet Eris is really interesting. When I read the article something struck me. When we grow older we may be looking for life on Eris. What an interesting find. Dr. Brown must have been so excited when he found the planet. What perplexes my mind is that the univers is almost an ifinity. There are probably tons a planets or larg masses in space that we don't know about and probably never know. Maybe in a couple of genrations scientists will move on form vacations to Mars, and go to Eris.
Wow that is really cool. The human body is so complex. There are so many attributes of humans that we admire and we don't admire in others. Sometimes I wish that the whole orld had the courage that Bruce Manson has. The world would be very different. However, I think scientists really should abandon his project becuase I think it is leading nowhere. Scientists should concentrate more on inding a cure on diseases than looking for courage. Finding a cure would benefit society more than finding courage. Once scientists find a cure, I think, they could become more curious with other things. Finding a cure would change the world, but, finding courage may change science. For example, if scientists found courage in the human body, would create a better emergency service. It would almost be like a thermometer. It would check how much courage you had and prove you were good for the job.
I never knew that energy drinks were life threatning but I did know they put people in the hospital. I saw this on the news when Arizona juice and iced tea was being recalled and I also knew that redbull and mnonster drinks etc make your heart beat faster and have too much caffeine, sodium, and even alcohol. 3 teens were put in the hospital because of this alcohol in the drink, I am glad now that I never drink them and never will
I would be very suprised and excited to find more life in the universe, from microscopic life to multi cellulaur beings. There probaly is because the universe is so large and we dont know whats out there and we cant answer many questions like whats before and after the universe. Scientists beileve there would be no time. Space has always interested me especially those impossible questions, and how we are made of stardust!
Insects bodys must function very differently than ours. First the cock roach can go without 7 minutes of breathing... I cant hold my breath for more then 1 minute
i think it is amazing how close a planet can get to becoming a planet like EARTH! if the planet might be able to hold water maybe, not a big chance, but maybe there could be some organism on there that could be similar to us
are the energy drinks such as red bull and monster similar to to coffee? coffee might not be as dangerous but dying from a drink is crazy. study shows that eating an apple a day has the same enery as drinking coffee every day but it is healthier!!!!!
well i guess it is amazing to hold your breath for several hours. since certian bugs can do this it explains why they do it at night. we take little breaths all the time when we sleep because we are barly using energy. our heart rate is extremly low and we are barly digesting anything at the moment. so it kinda makes sense how they do it at night
The article on insects brains was very interesting for meny reasons. I was interested in how some insects can go for a long period of time without breathing, and how their brain can be removed. I also found it interesting that insects have the big brains... Its seems to me that they wouldn't needmuch of a brain to fly around collecting food.. Much easier, I think, then, say, hunting down and killing your prey. another thing that I found interesting was that insects have several brains within their body.. or at least two. Is it similar to us have two different sections of brain?
As usual mother nature has had a "spazz" and done something completely radical that we can't fully understand-
(yet). An article on the same topic, I predict, will be 5 times as large in a year.
If insects have large brains why would they remove them? How could they breath if their brain would be removed? How can insects have at least 2 brains that's odd.
I can't believe how bad energy drinks actually are for you. Could i really eat an apple and get the same energy for it. They also can kill you if you drink too much of the thing that are inside of them. Also if an apple is as good as coffee then why don't the adults eat apples instead, I understand in the winter because it keeps them warm, but in the summer??
I thought it was pretty alarming that energy drinks caused the death of many people who were otherwise in good health. If this is true, then the companies should seriously take a second look at what they're putting in these beverages.
I think that the FDA should ban energy drinks as a health hazard because if a person has at least two, they can kill a healthy person when they are playing sports.
That must feel really wierd when you have no brain. I find it hard to believe that an insect has more capabilities then humans. Insects can just quit breathing for a long amount of time and stay alive. Then you have the discovery that an insect can have two brains........just imagine Albert Einstein with two brains, or Steven Hawkings! We would be living on star or something. The next tIme I go to squash a bug, I am going to think of this article and realize I will have to wipe insect brains of my arm. Ew.
I always knew energy drinks were bad for you, but i never knew how serious the health hazards that it brings are. I am shocked that stores still sell these drinks even though they have harmful effects on people. Shouldn't these drinks be recalled as soon as possible?
If there's a planet that posses the same qualities as earth will NASA send astronauts over there right away to examine this new planet? Is life the main thing they want to find in places of the solar system other than earth?
When the insect removes its brain it does it to make more space for water, so does that mean that they need water to live and not a brain? Also, how does the nerve chord that serves as a "mini brain" still work if the insects actual brain is not inside its body anymore?
I am still trying to figure out how an insect can store so much air in such a little body.
I thought that it was cool how some species of insects can go without breathing for hours at a time. I thought that the insect would get oxygen deprivation and die. But they have brains in their nerves. That is very interesting, how different parts of their body serve as a brain at different times.
I think that there is life on other planets because why would God put only us here? He had to put other forms of life on other planets.
I thought it was very interesting hown people are using technology to try to find other organisms outside of Earth. I always thought that was a mystery, and people could only wonder if it was true. But the fact that people are trying to find other organisms was definitely surprising.
It doesn't at all surprise me that energy drinks such as Red bull and Monster are theoretically bad for you. Gatorade doesn't seem much better, especially because of it's high sodium levels. I hope that scientists figure out why these drinks are so bad and figure out an alternative for boosting our energy.
I still dont quite understand how we can discover if there is life on another planet just by putting it under different light. I think that Kepler will definetely have some interesting news for us in a year or two.
I had a good laugh when I read that they call the area on a planet that is neither too cold or hot for water, the"Goldilocks" zone. I also agree that this (hopefully) great dicovery will be a success.
personally, i dont like energy drinks. mainly because its just all sugar, but when i read this article, i realized that energy drinks, such as red bull, monster, and other drinks dont give you energy, they actually slow you down. drinking those are not the most nutricious way to go. maybe eating fruits and vegetables rather than coffee would be better for your body and better for you physical appearance. (people might not get fat)
maybe in a few years, the new planet eris may be causing talk around the world about discovering life, like we're all questioning the idea of life on mars. Is Eris the new Mars?
i cant believe how big insects brains are, i mean, they dont require much thinking. and even though we have such a complex brain system and require a lot of brain usage just to get around, the insect has that same ting too. and insects have a lot of ability that we dont, like the way they can hold their breath for up to seven minuutes without dying! wow, thats impossible for me!
i never drank energy drinks. They don't give you enegy,like there names say they give you energy for about 5minutes then you crash and have zero energy. I have heard of stories where people died from that four loco drink. If your going to drink something, drink five hour energy.
its hard to believe that something so small can do things we cant even dream of doing. If we manage to figure out exactly how the ganglia works, it could be a huge leap in science. The ganglia preforms like a second brain- kind of like a back-up.
Personally, i dont drink energy drinks because i think its not safe. One a related topic, i recently learned that the chemicals that color gatoraid are extremely bad for kids with ADHD. It reacts to certain chemicals in their bodies that normal people dont have and affects how they do things. Energy drinks are clearly not safe because of all of the caffine and sugar. Companies should really be more careful about the things they use- thy can cost people their lives when they were expecting it to enhance them
Other Earths/ Beings
I hope there will soon be more research facilities like Kepler. they help us find out more about the 'goldilocks' planets that could have life. I dont doubt that there are other life forms out there, but we just might not reach them.
WOW!!!!!!! Who new insects could go a longer time not breathing unlike we humans. I wonder if a human could survive without breathing for more than one hour.... I hope I don't run into any of those insects, I'm terrified of them!!
Maybe if we had no brain we could breathe the way we do during the day when we do have a brain. Maybe we are a whole different species of insects, but through evolution we changed... Maybe this is why bears can store energy during the winter time through hibernation. Maybe a brain the size of a pea isn't so small after all. Well, that's only if the bug isn't big. If it was, then we would have bugs from the jurassic period, maybe even earlier!!!!
hmmmmmm...... It makes us wonder, how much we do know about the earth and the organisms on it. We probably know lower than 0% in general.....
Everything in this world is a mystery, but I think the biggest mystery of all is all of space, known and unkown, seen and unseen. What's the biggest mystery after that? Planet Earth.
how do you use technology to discover new life on other planets? is that how mankind was discovered billions of years ago? if they discovered man on earth back then, it shouldn't be hard for scientists to discover life on other planets, like mars.
how can there be life on other planets if they don't carry oxygen like we do? well do they? that's the question. in order to have human life on different planets, there has to be plant life to support oxygen. but with all the incredibly high climates, how can that be possible?
i can't believe that a insect brain is big! i always thought they were small. i also can't believe that there brain system is very complex and also that they can hold there breath for seven minutes.
i thnik the fact that an energy drink,something that is supposed help us , can hurt us. i hope that the companys producing these realize what the drinks can do to the human body because if they dont thats even worse because they dont know what they are doing to the people that they sell them to. now a days alot more ppl drink energy drinks,therefore its hurting more ppl which this will eventually harm not only everyone but the earth to because who knows what the outcome would be.
Wow! that's crazy that if astronomers knew the real size of Eris Pluto would of never been excluded as a planet. I think it was crazy how they figured out the size of the object by watching it pass in front of a star and measuring the time it took and how big the star was. That's pure skill.
Ps. Pluto should so be a planet it not fair
Insects have cooler brains then us. They can hold there breaths for much longer periods of time then us. I think ti was interesting how the Brain sends messages to the Body to breathe but when the body is resting the ganglia takes over. It's like shifting jobs. One person takes a break then the next person comes ect ect.
Thats pretty crazy how something no matter how small can go that long without breathing. I can't even imagine any one person going hours without a breath of air. Its even more insane how they where able to dissect the insects brain. You'd think they would destroy the brain as soon as they grabbed the insect.
i find it really scary how energy drinks can do so much to actually kill you sometimes. I guess that's why my parents don't let me buy sports drinks when I'm not doing something outside.
I ffound it very interesting that insects could go a long time with out breathing. But then I saw that the artical said when insects are resting they dont breath at all. Obiviously insects are nothing like hummans. I found it very strange that they could go that long without breathing.
I never knew that energy drinks couldd do harm to someone. I never would of guessed that drinking to much of aa energy drink could kill someone. I think that there should be a age that you can buy energy drinks. I think that if people would do that adults would not just drink this because everyone is.most of the time adults have more common sense then children,so they would pay more attention to the side affects of drinking to much of these beverages.
I cant beleive that this planet is like earth. Maybe scientist will find organisms like us. That would be awsome and then people can go live on that planet.
That stinkks for pluto. Now its not a planet because of Eris. Instead it is a dwarf planet.
i think this website is really cool, and it really helped me understand living enviornment. and the science news about the planets remind me of everything we learned last year of the planets.
the article about the Big Brain Steal Insects Breath Away is really cool. If yo look at it, it's really weird. A roach is seems much smarter then us. imagine being able to live after minutes of holding your breath. this bugs are something else.
Energy Drinks even before i read this article i never drank. As an athlete i would never drink them. I have read in this article and heard on the news people have been dying from these. It sometimes seems that people drink these things because they thing it will help but they are wrong. with all the sugar contained in them it is so bad especially for your weight. seeing people who drink energy drinks, they should no that they do not give you good ebergy they give you sugar rushes basically. maybe by getting a good- night sleep and eating healthy, and working out would make you drink less sugar filled energy drinks.
I read a part of the article on energy drinks...and then I realized that one of my favorite drinks was Gatorade.... epic fail.
But I really only drink Gatorade when I'm sick or occasionally when its on sale at the store. I haven't had it in about two months, and water suits me fine. I never liked any caffinated drinks like coffee and Red Bull.
I think that it is good that some states banned Four Loco but the states should put limits on the amount of caffine and other harmful ingredients for all drinks. If more and more people buy and drink energy drinks they will become very overwieght and have many other health problems.
The insect srticle is relly cool! The ganglias are almost like a backup-brains.
I found the article about how humans moved away from apes very interesting. I also learned from a show on the history channel about Earth from beginning to now, how during apes time before humans the climate changede and they had to walk alot to look for food, and that is how we walk straight up now,
I also find it interesting how all life is realted from the first bacteria and then the first apes to humans all moved to different continents so all humans ended up in different places like asia and europe because there ape ancestors walked there.
I wonder why the people in Japan, with tsunami warnings didnt evecauate.
Since fossils reveal modern day birds as ancestors of dinosoaurs doesnt that mean humans are too? Because what else was around during the dinosaur days that we evolved from,
I think it is really cool that dinosaurs might have had feathers. I never even thought that a dinosaur could have feathers, I didnt beleive it when I first ehard it in science class but now I beleive it after reading this article.
that is awfull a 8.9 earth quake and then a tsunami that made 200-300 dead bodies. that is absolutly horribe especialy about the people on the roof tops.
I think it is pretty cool how some scientists are studying the world around us today to find out what it might have been like thousands of years ago. Also, I didn't know that there are still hunter-gatherer groups today. I thought that kin selection is a pretty interesting form of natural selection, because it goes against natural selection to some extent. But now, some people aren't sure if that theory is true.
It is so terrible what is happening in Japan. I hate to see things like this happen.It makes me think about how bad it would be if this happened in New York.
I had no idea that the situation in Japan was so bad. I thought all the people had already been evacuated, but I was wrong. The article says that over 1200 students were trapped inside their junior high school, and that over 800 were stuck in an elementary school. Also, I didn't know that there were fires going around cities in Japan. Even the people in shelters don't have access to water or to electricity.
I think that it is really cool that we might of evolved from apes. But, it is also kind of weird because we might of evolved from a animal.
I think that the tsunami and earthquake in Japan was devastating. The people in Japan must be in so much pain, they have had no electricity for days and hardly any food or water. So many Japenese people must be worrying for their loved ones that cannot be found and worryong that nuclear power plants could explode any minute. This is worse than Russia. Meteorologists are thinking that this same thing could happen to the Coast of California(middle of Oregon down to thew end of California.) Children and teens are also stuck in schools and couldnt get out for hours.Tjis earthquake was rated as an 8.9 earthquake(1 lowest, 10 highest), This is probably one of the worst earthquakes in a long time and eeryone is hoping that it will not happen again anywhere.
I think since the tsunami and earthquake struck Japan, a lot of our technological products are going to be delayed due to the natural disaster.
I think that if humans didn't evolve, we may have died out due to climate change and the advancements we have today would have never existed.
I think that the disaster in Japan about the explosions in the nulclear plant will let the whole world know how saftey precautions are needed to be taken seriously, a barrier or a machine to prevent flooding or an earthquake destroying a plant be even more drastic, and that having back ups means not having like 10 back ups but having back ups that are not connected to the electricity current in case of a black out. The disater will lead to saving more lives in the future if anything similar will happen. To think global warming can cause this.
I think its horrible that an earthquake and a tsunami struck Japan and there were fires. Its horrible that people were stuck in their school. The people there must be devastated and also starving and thirsty.
What happened in Japan is really bad. An 8.9 magnitude for an earthquake is a lot. Even after that a 15 foot tsunami hit. I hope they can recover as quickly as possible. There were also 200-300 dead bodies, some bodies we even didn't find which isn good. Also now a lot of public transportation will be disrupted.
I think that it is really interesting that modern day birds evolved from feathered non-avian dinosaurs. The remaining question is how did these non-avian birds begin to fly?
After reading this article, I understand a variety of things that happen in a human society, and where they came from. For example, the srticle stated that women were the ones in the hunter-gatherer groups that dispersed to nearby groups after puberty. The men, however, would stay in the same group. This is slightely similiar to what happens today. When a women meets a man, a lot of the time she will move to where the man lives. This finding, however, is often contradicted due to the employment of women nowadays. They dont move becaus ethey dont want to lose their job.
I was also interested in the part of the article where it said that humans are very good at spreading knowledge because of their skills in following and learning fomr others.
The recent disaster in Japan is an absolutely devastating event in our world's history. The death toll was extremely high, the hardest ever recorded in its history. I cannot imgaine what it would hav ebeen like to have been waiting, knowing that a large wave was about to sweep you away (along with your car and possibly your house), pushing you hopelessly under the crushing water. *gets chills* Thank goodness many lives were saved from the disaster prepardness of Japan. Hopefully nothiung like this will happen again.... ( *knocks on wood* )
Wow! It is really hard to think about what thoes people in Japan are going through. Some of them dont even know if their family members are alive. I cant even think about how i would feel if i was watching this happen from the roof of my school because if i went down, i would get swallowed by a wave as big as 30 ft. For me it is hard to imagine that this is all being caused by a move in the Earths plates. I am praying for all the people who are fighting through this, hoping that things will get better.
I am very interested in the way human beings evolved... from NOTHING! I think it is cool that we can actually learn, once again from nothing, and teach ourselves to stick together in groups like a family. I have one question about where we came from. Mr.I said in class we don't actually come from monkeys, then why is the picture a monkey to a human?
wow that dinosaur with feathers looked like a mini t-rex with wings
i bet this is one of the common ancestors of a bird and a lizard
WOW!it really is cool to think that we as humans have a lot of the same factors as apes. I find it interesting that we moved away from being very closely related to them. Even now, it is said to be that we share many of the same actions as the apes.
wow I never knew that we moved away from monkeys due to a simple desire to learn.
i really want to know which bird came from that type of feathered dino. That would be awesome to see the past enroll in the future of today
its crazy how some scientist studied a group of hunter gatherers and they werent related...they usually are in family groups but maybe different hunter gatherers died around the same place as the fossil
i think the situation in japan is absolutly terrible....first the earthquake Then the tsunami And Now the Nuclear stuff. I feel terrible and it hurts so much to see others in need. Thousands of homes were taken and families died. I also saw a wierd pic of a huge ship on a building!!!!it looks fake but it is soooo wierd
wow,the earth quake in japan is devastating. With a huge earth quake and a tsunami right after. in japan it was more then just an earth quake and a tsunami it was fires, no electric, or gas.listening to the news two weeks after this happened still hearing the death toll is rising and people are without gas and water. this is really bad. no radiation leaves in the thousands above the average and still growing. Japan needs serious help because it just getting worse.
wow another dwarf planet i wonder if it willbe added in to our solar system
I feel so bad for the people of Japan hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Many of the houses and roads were destroyed and many people were killed.
It is so amazing to think that through this fossil, we have discovered a whole other species. Not to think another species of a dinosour.It is weird to think that it was most likely preserved by being covered by a volcano. I can really see how they can compare the dinosaour being closely related to birds,to us being closely related to apes.
japan was hit by an 8.9 earth quake, one of the worst ones ever recorded. 200-300 people were found died, that's just on the coastal shore, never mind the deaths from the ruble and the falling buildings. Houses were swept from the earth, and trees were dytrpyed. 17,000 was the latest number of people missing.
May God help the people in need and the ones who lost loved ones
i can't believe after all these years that people have evolved from apes or monkeys, we accutally
didn't . Maybe thell find something interesting next, like maybe we evolved from dinosaurs or fish, I don't know?
I still can't believe this devastation that happened to Japan. Son many famous and important people are there, as well as so many regular citizens because the place is over-populated. All we can do is pray for them, and hope no more bad things will occur.
I cant imagine what it is like to be in Japan. I dont even know how they are surviving on so little amount of water and food. Also they dont have electricity so no one could contact anyone. It is a horrible situation. I hope they are able to stick this out. I watched the news on the earthquake but I didnt know that there were over 100 afterquakes. Thats crazy and dpressing.
Anthropologists HAVE really changed their views on the evolution of humans. It interests me that the humans would prefer to learn from other humans, and not from apes or monkeys, but it does not surprise me. Who would want to learn from a monkey anyway?
I also was interested to read that the males stay with the group they were born in, while the females disperse to neighboring groups. This is very similar to what happens today: the girls move to whre their husband lives... mostly.
Finally! Some undeniable evidence that shows that the T-Rex is related to the chicken!
Just from looking at the picture, you can see that there was some sort of feathers on this species of dinosaur. As the Article points out, it looks much like a duck with a long reptilian tail. The only discouraging thing is that this is the first fossil to be found with this trait. There has got to be more to come though!
The article also says that many scientist argue and say that birds evolved from a later species... Well then how do you explain this fossil?? Maybe those arn'y feathers on the end.. But what else could they be?
What happened to Japan is devastating. With over 1,000s of cars and homes missing, I wouldn't think trains would be swept away. Did the evacuation for the radiation work? And how many people were killed, not from the earth quake and tsunami, but from the radiation that leaked? How were buildings burned if there was a tsunami with water?
the tsunami in japan was a huge deal even for us in the US . watching japanese people's lives being taken away one after another is insane , especially when it's all because of a huge tidal wave ! these survivors are living in fear of dying , with all the black outs , fires, and water drowning out the cities , it's unbelievable to even imagine if we were in this kind of situation .
honestly , i dont think we were ever whatsoever related to apes . woah , we all have opposable thumbs & flexible shoulders woohoo ! but that proves nothing ! we dont walk like them, (well, neanderthals sorta did) or even look like them , or hunt for food like them ! i mean its possible , but in my opinion, EW . but still , its pretty cool . because obviously evolution is an awesome topic !
even though birds & dinosaurs had similar fossils & such , how does that make dinosaurs assumed to have feathers ? that's something you don't hear everyday ! by dinosaurs , do they mean like teryydactals and stuff ? because i thought they were the most common anscestor to birds because they fly , but i don't think i'm right . there's probably a closer relative that didn't fly , but still was related to birds .
I know so much more about the quake now. i had no idea that the industrial parts were not effected. I also liked the videos.
I never thought that humans could have evolved from apes. Also I never thought there were still hunter-gather societies. Its also cool that we have the same social patter as apes.
How did the anthropologists who we're studying the 32 hunter gathers know that these weren't closely related? If they werent then were they friends, and where could the relatives be? didthey study chimes to know that only chimps disperse into other bands? Is the dispersion similarity the way that humans may have evolved from apes?
What happened in Japan is terrible. I would be very scared if that happened in New York. The people in Japan are very strong and I hope they get better. 30 ft waves rushed on shore, on the day of the quake and tsunami. I don't want to even think about it because so many people died. Being that this was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan, I can't imgaine what it may look like even from the pictures. I hope this is the end to earthquakes and tsuamis.
the disaster in japan is devestating and they just had a 5.0-6.0 after shock and the body count could be close to 25,000
This tsunami in Japan is devastating! Even though we don't live in Japan, I feel that everyone should help take part in restoring Japan to the country it once was. For those who think, "I'll donate a jacket and that should be O.K," you have to realize that these people have nothing at all. The shelters are either full or destroyed. I am very proud of what Genesis is doing to take part in helping Japan. Japan will be fine in time. I know we can do it!
No way- a fossil that is linked to a bird/dinosaur! In class, we learned that dinosaurs are related closely to birds. Maybe scientists will find an actual animal, like they did with that baby mammoth. Some people found a frozen, dead baby mammoth in a block of ice. Maybe something like this will happen again. Either way, there are so many things on this planet we haven't discovered yet...so we'll find something.
I thought that the ape article was kind of confusing. I understood that their were hunter gatherers. I think it was trying to say that humans and apes evolved from hunter gatherers. It also was talking about how we act and that we are in groups and interact a certain way. It said that apes are having kin selection instead of natural selection.
I read the article about Japan. It is very interesting how they know what the exact time of the of the quake which was at 2:46pm
That looks TERRIFYING!!!!!!! I would hate to be there. I feel their pain from New York. That is a big earthquake. Bigger than Haiti.
This was intresting in the fact that we were more intrested in each other and that means we really have not evolved
It was shoking to me that the earthquake was so powerful and so deadly it was one of the most powerful
Their is no way that that is a bird dinosur this can not be proven and most likely is not true a bird probaley died during a sand dtorm and was buried very deep and got mixed with the dineosaur
I read the article "The War of the Worlds, Round 2" it is very interesting how they never relized that Eris ever existed. Cool:)
i can not believe that down in japan could be so bad with the rescue teams finding the dead people and the survivers traped on top of the buildings
The article about the Humans adapting is really cool. I learned that 5,000,000 years ago Chimpanzees split from humans. I also learned about what Chimps do in their life. Males stay at their birth place and females disperse from their birth place at puberty.
In the article about the Dinosaurs I thought it was so school. Its so cool that the Dinosaur was a large bird but it had feathers which is soo rare.
I article I read was "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur". I thought that the picture of the dinasour looks like a type of cat about to meow
It's kind of creepy to think that humans evolved from primates. Doesn't that make us primates, too? Maybe humans are intelligent because we evolved from chimpanzees, who are also really smart. Like cats. They're smart too!
I just read the article about Erie, the dwarf planet past Pluto. I found this very interestimg. It makes me wonder what other things are out in space.
I just read the article about Oil Drilling in the sixth grade section.
I thought the article was very interesting. I think that drilling oil is the right thing to do because there are plenty of things that we need oil for like boats. Even though I think drilling oil is the right thing to do I think scientists should work harder to find a safer way to drill for the environment. Also, I think there should be safer ways for it to be used, to avoid tragedies like oil spills.
I just read an article about hybrid cars in the sixth grade section.
I think hybrid cars would be a good thing to have. They might have some bad parts but I think they would be better for the environment. We should at least give them a chance before we say that we are never going to use them.
The article i read was "Fossil With a Sign of Feathers is Cited as a Bird-Dinosaur." I thought it was amazing that an animal such as this one can be preserved so well that you can actually tell that the dinosaur had feathers. I really think that the people who believe the bird did not come from this dinosaur and many of the bird's believed to be anceseters, are foolish to think something like that. We already have proof that some dinosaurs had feathers as well as the same hip structure as birds.
After viewing the picture of the Japanese tsunami, I thought of all of the devestation that it caused. Its facinating, and horrorful at the same time to see the massive waves that under sea earthquakes and eruptions can cause.
How Humans Moved Away from Apes
This article is very interesting because it offers a solution, that humans did not directly evolve from monkeys, even though we have had common ancestors. I found it really cool that even when humans were in one of the most simple evolutionary forms, we still were able to learn from and interact with eacj\h other.
The Birdlike Dinosaur
Scientests have previously discovered possibilities that dinosaurs were the ancestors of birds. Bird feathers, beaks, and feet resemble those of some of the dinosaurs of the past. This dinosaur fossil is raw evidence that birds are decendants from dinosaurs
The War of the Worlds Part Two
I think that it's a little ridiculous for scientists to be arguing the size of a dwarf planet. To me, this article is reminder of all of the planets, stars, and things that we don't even know about in Space. It also makes me think about how with future technology we will be able to explore space
In the article the dromaosorus didn't look like a bird at all but a young dinosaur just starting to grow. Also can't the dinosaur/bird have had smaller wings?
I am still sad about the disaster in Japan. Japan is a country that has a big impact in the world. I think we should help them by sending more supplies than we already are. We should also try to get other countries to help Japan even more so it can make a faster recovery.
In the article about the dinosaurs with feathers it is cool that burrs are descendents of dinosaurs. The findings strengthen the ideas that dinosaurs were birds the theropod-bird connection.
The article I read was entitled "The War of the Worlds, Round 2". I thought it was very interesting because it talks about Pluto's size and how small it is. It also talks about Pluto being compared to a new Dwarf Planet, Eris, and how it might be bigger than Pluto causing a conflict in the astronomy world.
The article I read was entitled "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link". I think it is interesting that we are working with archeologist from other countries to find out what the world was like billions of years ago. I also find it interesting that we found a rare dinosaur, like a large bird with covered with feathers.
I read the article entitled"Powerful Quake and Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan". I find this article super sad, I mean just knowing people lost lives, and their homes is pretty bad, but to worry about family members is worse. I remember when an earthquake hit L'aquila, all my family members were worried about everyone, especially our relatives. Like Japan, their town was destroyed, and it would take a while to rebuild. I am also happy that we, Americans, are doing things to donate and help the people in Japan.
I read the article about wind energy. I think it would be great if someday the whole world used this type of power for their only source of power. Unlike other sources, it is harmless. Also we could never run out of it. Scientists should definetely look into this
I just read the article about how some scientists think we moved away from apes. It is very interesting and the article makes me wonder if all that is really true. It is also cool how we lived with them one time. I can not imagine living with apes.
I just read the article about all the tragedies on Japan. This is so sad and unfortunate. It must have been terribke for the people to be trapped under a house and not even be able to get rescued because the rescuers could not find them under all the garbage or lift up all the debris after the rescuers found them. We are lucky that most of us will never be anywhere close to a disaster like this or be a victim of something like an earthquake of tsunami.
It is absolutley devatating that a tsunami hit Japan right after a 9.0 earthquake, but the whole image of the tsunami atually looks pretty cool. it sounds like something that would be in a good action movie. it won't be good if a tsunami hits a place like Japan, but the idea of a tsunami is awesome.
It is very hiarious that we could have been learning from other chimpanzes. it is pretty funny alone that we started out life as monkeys or chimps. reincarnation is weird. i actually want to see if a monkey could have taught anything to anyone.
That is amazing that a planet is seen as bigger than Pluto and not be called a planet like Pluto was at one time. I sometimes wonder if these scientists got any sort of degree in college........................................
im surprised its not a planet even if its bigger than pluto! really, pluto was a planet and this things not?
The damage done done to Japan is insane. Many innocent people have either lost their lives or their families due to this natural disaster. It is devastating to even picture me living a life like they are.
This article about evolution is interesting because it proposes the idea that we may have not directly evolved from apes. It states that we may have been close ancestors to these apes which made us able to interact with them. It is weird to think that humans may have been roaming the earth at the same time as these apes.
The fossil found in china is astonishing. It seems like something from a cartoon. To picture a dinosaur that was covered in feathers from head to toe is unreal.
The article about the dwarf planet Eris is very interesting since it also states facts on Pluto which when i was elementary school was still considered a planet. Since Eris is larger than Pluto there can be an argument as for why it isn't a planet. It is weird that it took scientists this long to figure out this dwarf planet exists.
The War of The Worlds Round 2 sounds really interesting. I hope there is another article on it.
Japan in general took a major blow from the earthquake and Tsunami. People lost homes, jobs and families. The economy of Japan was seriously damaged as buissnesses were damaged and/or destroyed and i believe are still recovering.
In this article it seems that this is an early form of society beginning to form. It seems that humans did not directly form frome apes but were ancestors. People may have moved to different tribes and I find this very interesting because we do similar things. We move to and from different places or we stay with our families.
In this article it seems that scientists have found an ancestor to the bird. It is intersting to discover others ancestors and seems that many animals like the bird may have an ancestor also.
I thought it was interesting about the article on Pluto. I think it fascinates me to see how far technology has gone that we are able to measures planets millions of miles away. I think its saddening to find out that Pluto is not consideres a planet.
The one particular thing that brought attention to me was modern birds being descendants of dinosaurs. Before I read this article, I had no clue that modern birds were descendants of dinosaurs. They are both, completely different. I found this article very useful and acquired some major points.
From reading about the tsunami in Japan, I learned more about radiation and the effects of it. That day must have been a crisis for all Japanese families who lost loved ones. Anyways, the article was appealing to me and enlightened me with factual information.
Charles Darwin's "theory" of evolution has always been queried about. However, more focused on a religious perspective, during the time, people were persecuted for any sort of blasphemy towards God. From learning about his theory, in which will be covered more this year, I hope to learn more about his theory and its origins in detail. Great Article as well.
From reading all the articles this week, my favorite is the assumption of "Pluto" not being a planet. Even though it is not a planet anymore, it is bigger than Eris. I never heard of Eris until I read this article. Overall, it was a great article and I hope to hear more about "Pluto". Very intriguing this article.
I think that it is interesting how a natural disaster such as a tsunami in japan can cause catastrophic consequences such as radiation, and how that can can affect the areas around it
Before reading this article about birds and dinosaurs, I had no clue birds were related to dinosaurs. I can understand it now however, because if you look at the stances of a dinosaur, like a t-rex, and of a modern bird, it is hard not to see some similarities.
i found it interesting how early humans created a society structured around tribes, and how we are closely related to apes because they are our ancestors
The comic on pluto fascinated me. I think it is great how we can use modern technology to study planets in a way we couldn't have imagined years ago.
After reading the article about the earthquakes in Japan, I learned that scores of Japanese citizens were affected by a massive earthquake due to moving tectonic plates. Although there was no official death toll at the time, it was expected to be in the thousands. Also, thanks to a timely evacuation of public places such as subways, airports, and many buildings, people in hard hit areas were able to seek safe zones.
After reading the article about an emerging view of how humans developed, I learned that a new study shows that humans evolved from apes in a different way than first thought. This supposedly occurred because groups of hunter-gatherers were usually made up of large, unrelated groups of people rather than the smaller groups of chimpanzees who were often closely related
After the reading the article about a discovered dinosaur fossil, I learned these remains further prove the theory that birds are descendants of dinosaurs, which the scientists call the "theropod-bird connection." The fossil, which was still going through tests at the time, showed that the organism had feathers to keep warm, which is the strongest proponent of the theory yet. However, despite the finding, many fellow paleontologists remain opposed to the theory.
After reading the article about the finding of a dwarf-planet Eris, I learned that a scientist named Michael Brown saw Eris and claimed it was larger than Pluto, which was eventually disproved. It turns out that Eris is smaller than Pluto, but it is very shiny, for a reason yet to be discovered. Also, we know it isn't likely that we will find any planets close to the size of Pluto any time soon.
This earthquake is quite devastating. An 8.9 magnitude earthquake can do alot of damage and take alot of lives. I have never thought that an earthquake would be able to cause radiation problems. This is gonna cause great health issues for the prople of Japan in the future.
Your website is so cool! That comic is funny. why couldn't we get one to? We all miss you so much! Our Science teacher is good but not as good as you!
I wish you didn't leave,
John Paul Cashman
The article about the new view of the evolution of apes to humans really fascinated me. I knew that we had a lot in common, but I was surprise to see so much between apes and humans. i especially liked the fact that male chimps don't leave his homeland while the females leave when they are of age. It's like when people turn 18 and move out to live their own lives.
Japan was severely attacked by a massive tsunami earlier in this year. Unfortunately, the so-called "ripple effect" from both the earthquake and the tsunami were felt here in the United States beginning with Hawaii and later in that week, some smaller effects in New York City. Japan is accustomed to many naturally occurring atrocities such as this, but this time around, nuclear reactors were affected. It was certainly a horrifying event, but if not for the grace of God, it could have been catastrophic for the entire planet.
Reading the article about Pluto brought a lot of attention to me. Because of this debate on whether Pluto is or is not a planet, this article enlightened me on a new planet called Eris. This article was really fascinating and cool.
After reading about this new theory of evolution or idea, it brought some attention to me. I hope to learn about this theory in more depth this year and be able to fully comprehend it.
The article on the Tsunami in Japan was difficult to read. Not only because of how much the 8.8 affected the people but because of how many deaths there were during it. I couldn't imagine being in that situation. It almost reminded me of what happened in Chernobyl, the number of people affected that is.
Its amazing how Brown was the first one to find the " Dwarf Planet" of Eris. It is hard to believe that he found it randomly and it makes me wonder if there are more than 2 dwarf planets out there. If so, that is something that scientists should definitely look into. Who knows what we have yet to discover in space.
Something I had never really thought about before reading this article was the lasting emotional impact it must have had on people. The site of this devastation and destruction is something they will never forget. Another point I found interesting was some of the specific facts the article contained. An example of this is that some of the waves traveled at over 500 miles per hour or even faster!
I read "The War of the Worlds, Round 2," article by Kenneth Chang and i found it very interesting. What intrigued me was that scientists once thought that Pluto was the same size of the earth because it once was over 8,000 miles wide. Its fascinating that over time Pluto actually shrunk and kept shrinking until it stabilized itself and now it is known as the smallest planet.
i just read "The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie," by Abigail Zuger and was fascinated by the fact that the movie "Contagion" is based on how a disease moves about in a society. Its crazy to think that one person can start a disease and that one disease can spread and even kill people in its horrid path.
I just read the article,"Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link" by John Noble Wilford and thought it was pretty awesome to find a dinosaur fossil with feathers on it. This indicates that its very possible that birds have a relation to dinosaurs. I think this is a great possibility because during cold weather a dinosaur might need feathers to keep warm. It would only make sense that these findings strengthen the possibilities.
I just read "The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie", and I have to admit that I am impressed by the plot of the movie. Even though the "Hollywood" effects might make it seem less realistic, it is something that could actually happen. What's even more amazing is how the disease shown in the movie is a disease that's had small outbreaks before, the Nipah virus. It's for phobias like these that I am sort of a germ-a-phoebe. I'm definitely going to check this movie out once I get the opportunity.
I just finished reading the article "New View of how Humans moved away from apes" by Nicholas Wade, and found it very interesting to see how the common conception that humans evolved from apes may be wrong. Wade discusses the differences between human hunter-gatherer tribes, and chimpanzee tribes that exist in the jungles today. He talks about how chimpanzee tribes stick together and usually do not venture out to meet new chimps and if they come into contact with other chimpanzee tribes, it will usually end up in a battle between the two tribes. That does not happen in human hunter-gatherer societies. Humans also have the capacity to cooperate together to survive and they allow their sons and daughters to disperse from the group and go to a new one so as to reproduce without incest; chimp tribes do not allow for that and they do not cooperate in any way.
The article, "Fossil with signs of feathers is cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link" is a very interesting one because it talks about the link between birds evolving from dinosaurs. Dr. Sues says that this dinosaur might have developed feathers for insulation rather than flight. This may be the beginning of the change in dinosaurs as they began to evolve and adapt to their world. They have begun to move away from their cold-blooded reptile-like characteristics and have begun to take on the characteristics of warm-blooded birds that need feathers.
After reading "The War of the Worlds, Round 2" I am very surprised at the people who worked at NASA and all the scientists in America and around the world.I still do not understand how they were able to just pronounce Pluto a dwarf planet because it is small in size after finding a different planet the might be bigger than it. They did not have real evidence or proof the Eris was bigger than Pluto so I do not see why they were able to pronounce Pluto a dwarf planet. However, i enjoyed reading about how there is another belt, similar to the asteroid belt, and how there is a cloud past that. The universe is always changing and moving and it will be a mystery to us.
I read the article on how humans moved away from apes. I thought it was interesting about how the female apes go to other groups. Never knew that before. I also think it is interesting to find out how we really separated from the apes. I think we have more of their qualities then we realize. This article was very interesting.
I just read the article on whether Eris or Pluto is larger in diameter, and if Pluto should be considered a full planet or just a dwarf planet. Both these questions fascinate me. It's also cool to know that like students, Astronomers are still learning more and more about our universe. It's a little weird also because since elementary school, I've been taught that Pluto was the 9th planet. I'll definately keep an eye on this debate.
This article is both interesting and enjoyable to read. I find it quite interesting how hunter-gather bands consist of people closely related to one another. This is also true of chimpazees, which I never knew.
I always knew that there were dinosaurs that were closely related to present-day birds, but I never heard of something like this. I find it quite fascinating how this fossil of a dinosaur resembles that of a duck. The only problem is that I never heard of a duck with a tail similar to that of a reptile.
I never knew of the dwarf planet Eris. It is pretty amazing that this planet was able to be spotted, considering that it is smaller than Pluto. This planet is also incredibly shiny, which I find very interesting. If a planet is shiny, does that mean that it is hotter than other planets?
It's incredible to read that a fossil was found showing a clear connection between birds and the dinosaurs which roamed the planet millions of years ago. The fossil clearly shows that the dinosaur had feathers and similar bone location/direction as the birds we see in everyday life. Living in the city for so many years, it's pretty awesome to be able to think, "Oh,these pigeons we take for granted every day,you know, there only descendents of dinosaurs....
After reading about the Hollywood hit "Contagion", I thought that this movie was going to be another fluke of a disease. But, it actually predicts a reality of a disease that does have some truth; this article was interesting.
I find "How Humans moved away from apes" very interesting because I never knew that we were actually ancestors of apes. I didn't know that people moved from a bunch of different tribes and that we are not related to apes, but we are ancestors. I would also like to learn more about this because it is very interesting and their is probably more to investigate into this topic.
I just read, "Fossil with signs of Feathers is Cited as Bird Dinosaur Link" and I thought that this was really cool. I found this interesting because this means that birds are related to dinosaurs. So birds are the only close living animals on earth to dinosaurs. I would love to see this fossil at a museum or show because I want to see the comparison towards this fossil and a real birds fossil that is living in our world today.
Before reading the article about the birds and dinosaurs,I had no idea that birds were descendants of dinosaurs. I thought it was cool that the dinosaur fossil had feathers on it which indicates that there is a possibility they are related to birds.
I just read the article "The Cough That Launched A Hit Movie" By Abigail Zuger. I found this not to be shocking because I know contagions can be started by a simple cough. I think turning this into a movie filled with mis-interpretations and Hollywood actions makes the public nervous and afraid. I would have produced this same movie but only adding facts so the public can become aware of things like this. I think if this really were to happen, most people would be out of luck because we have no knowledge of the situation. However, The Cough that launched a Hit movie is a good article, it made me inquire on ways to prevents contagions and how to prepare for one.
I read the article about the evolution of apes to humans, I found it interesting how humans are related to apes because they are our ancestors. Another thing i found interesting was that male chimps stay in their homeland and take care of the babies while the female chimps leaves at a certain age. I learned that humans evolved differntly from apes because hunter gatherers were made up of large, unrelated groups of people while chimpanzees were made up of small, related groups.
After reading The War of the World's Round 2 I was first confused by all of the science terminology. I still am confused, but I think that there maybe confusion between Eris and Pluto. This is exactly what I am wondering. I hope that you can clarify this to me in class this week. I think Eris is smaller than Pluto based on what the article says size, but the wording is confusing me.
I never thought an animal could be both from a dinosaur and a bird. This is the prime reason in which I kept reading this article. The fossil remains seem to have been convered in feathers so researchers and palentologists but it still has dinosaur bones. Maybe it just is a dinosaur and maybe feathers just happen to cover the body from another animal.
I was surprised to read that anthropologists were going away from the view on how humans were structured. I always thought we had something in common. It fascinates me that the female chimp leaves the family instead of the male. One would think the male chimp would leave to become a man, but I guess its not like that in animal societies.
In the article about "The New View on how Humans Moved Away from Apes", it was very interesting to learn that the various hunter-gatherer groups were very similar to the groups of apes and chimpanzees that are living today. For example, many people within these groups were very much closely related to one another which was why the females would move on to neighboring groups to avoid incest!
In the article about the discovery of a dinosaur with feathers on it from head to toe was very interesting because to this point I never knew that a dinosaur was able to have feathers on its body. But this is believable because when the temperature would go down throughout the night time, what could be a better way to keep warm than feathers!
In the "War of Worlds Round 2" it was very fascinating to learn that the Pluto is considered a dwarf planet yet no one person can fully distinguish the actually size of the planet. Another cool fact was how Pluto used to be thought of as the same size as Earth and over the years, the planet shrunk and became smaller and smaller as the years went by.
In "The Cough That made a Hit Movie" details some fascinating news about how fast something like a normal cough can lead to so much destruction as it travels across the world. But while doctors and disease control specialists try to contain these deadly diseases which can be very difficult, just like the writer says even if the disease has never impacted the world on a national level, it probably has on a more subtle, rural area.
I just read "The War of the Worlds, Round 2" which I thought was very interesting. I was amazed that Pluto actually got smaller over time and that is probably one of the reasons that it is no longer a planet. After reading this article I actually want to find out more information on this planet Eris.
In the article "the cough that launched a hit movie" by Abigail Zuger, I thought the article was very interesting because the movie "Contagion" is based on something that can really occur in the world. I find it quite amazing just how a disease can be transferred just by someone coughing or sneezing.
I read "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link". it was cool to find out that birds, which we consider harmless, could be related to dinosaurs. the fossil which appears to be covered in feathers is proof that there is a link between dinosaurs and birds. they probably evolved into birds.
I think that it is about time that movie producers finally did research and were able to create something that truly displays the true events of what would happen. When you see movies where the world is in absolute distress and panic, the actual rection or chain of events sometimes display ridiculous and impossible outcomes. I will now be able to watch this movie knowing that this is actually somewhat realistic and not completely made up. I will now go and see this movie because of this article.
I read "The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie". i learned that the movie "contagion" is based upon how a disease can travel so easily and kill many people. even if Hollywood exaggerates many things about epidemics, there are many things that happen in real life. many of these things have happened before.
I just read the article, "The Cough That Launched A Hit Movie" by Abigail Zuger. This article was very interesting to know that the movie "Contagion" is based some-what accurate on how a real epidemic could possibly occur. It is very interesting to think that one person can spread a disease through the entire world just by their touch or cough. With more and more animal derived diseases such as the swine flu, I can picture these things happening on a larger scale with things going out of control. I will definitely go and watch "Contagion" this weekend!
i read "The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie,"about the new movie Contagion. I was fascinated by the fact that this movie is based on a disease that damages society. Its interesting to think that one person can start a disease. Its also interesting to think that one disease can kill millions of people.
Although Contagion is a fictitious account of a virus spreading rather quickly, it still is a fear of many people that they will get a rare disease such as Nipa. If one can remember, back in 2009, high schools in New York City, namely St. Francis Prep, was affected by the H1N1 disease (swine flu). I unfortunately developed swine flu and it was a horrible experience, so I suggest that coming from someone with a terrible virus, that people ought to be more careful and wash their hands more frequently to avoid some of these outrageous, but alarmingly possible diseases.
I just read "The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie" and it almost scares me to think how easy it is for a virus to spread. With all of the quick transportation methods we have today it must be so easy to carry a disease from one country to another. Imagine if one person caught some rare African disease and then took a flight that day. Unknowing, the one carrying it may spread it to everyone on the plane. Who knows who the the people on the plane will interact with or where their final destination is. Just from one virus, it could wipe out a giant population.
i just read, "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit" by Gina Kolata and it was a fascinating article. In the article Dr. Thompson did an experiment where cyclists were told to pedal as hard as they could until they reached the finish line (virtual not real life). Then they recorded their score and they were told to do the same thing and see if they could match their high score again, however, the doctor lied because he made the virtual rider then had to face faster then the original time the cyclist set. They were still able to match it and this proves that people can push themselves to a whole new limit and it makes a huge difference in finish time in a race.
I just read the article, "The New View on how Humans Moved Away from Apes" by Nicholas Wade and it was a good read. It was cool to read about how humans might not only have evolved from ape's, but chimpanzee's too. I also found it strange that the female chimpanzee disperses at puberty and the male stays put. I would have thought the complete opposite, which would have the males going away and females staying put.
I thought that the article where the bikers were tricked into beating there own times shows that true competition can outweigh a finacial gain. By being told that the avatar in front of them was the own personal best when it was actually about 5 min faster they kept up and beat their own times. When they were told it would be going faster than their best times and they were offered money they wouldn't beat there time and often give up.
I just read "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit." I found it very interestng that they proved that by tricking the riders they could actually improve their time during a race. A race can be decided with just a slight difference in time. I definately agree that the brain is what controls performance, rather than the muscles. For exampe, I wrestle and when i start to lose energy I just try to think positivey to help myself performe better. So, hopefully this can be applied to all sports to help improve the performence of atheletes
In the article about the deception of athletes by these professors really fascinates me with the idea that getting the most out of an athlete is possible with a little deception. I do believe that the reason many people can't always go beyond their best time or maximum effort is because there is something in your brain that tells you that you can't do anymore. It has nothing to do with your heart or lungs because most athletes I would assume are fit and healthy and shouldn't have these types of problems. Therefor, it has to come from another source... the brain.
After reading A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit, I was surprised by what results Dr. Thompson had concluded on. I think that the brain is critical when involved in a sport dealing with cardio and stamina. I know from being an athlete that after running a certain amount of sprints that I began to feel tired but that doesn't mean i cant keep going. I think from this article athletes can now push themselves further in their particular sport and may help us last longer.
The article "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit!", was pretty interesting. I always knew that in order to push yourself to your physical limit you would have to use some sort of mental power, but I never heard of tricking someone to make them go beyond their limits. Even though there might be a risk in the relationship between the athlete and the coach, it would be worth it in order to the athlete to become better. Hopefully after these experiments, later on in the future this will be applied to all athletes' training methods. As for now all we have is motivation, instead of deception.
The article "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link" didn't really intrigue me. I understand that it might be a big deal that there is proof that birds might be related to dinosaurs, but I don't see the importance in that, to be honest. Even if that fact might be true, I don't see the importance of knowing such information. Knowing the ancestry of birds doesn't really makes us more advanced or makes us closer to discovering some sort of new species.
In the article "New View of How Humans Moved Away From Apes", is actually a pretty interesting concept. Knowledge of other tribes and experiences is what helped us evolve into what we are today. It does make a lot of sense because knowledge is very powerful, but what this theory does not explain is the physical attribute of evolution. Other than that, this article was pretty captivating. Everyone says that knowledge is power, so if this theory of evolution is true, that would just prove that statement.
I just read the cough that started a hit movie. It was interesting to read that there have been real life scenarios of the movie Contagion that have happened like AIDS and that Hollywood directors actually tried to be as factual as possible which in many senses they did but they had to add a Hollywood twist to make more threatening then it could be.
From reading about the cyclist, I really learned how the human body can be pushed to the limit. This experiment was fairly cool and I enjoyed it because I often exercise using my bike.
In the article, A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit, the author, Gina Kolata, discusses how scientists deceived bicyclists into beating their own best times. By using avatars, bicyclists were told that an avatar was going as fast as the biker’s best speed, when in fact that avatar was going even faster. But surprisingly, the bicyclist beat the avatar and went faster than they had gone before. The scientists attributed this to some chemicals that are stored in the brain. The person can draw on an energy reserve that the brain usually holds until needed. They believe that under competitive circumstances a person’s body can rev up and do even more than the person thought possible. This reminds me of some expressions like, “pushing it to the limit,” or “mind over matter,” or “competition is healthy.” The results of the experiment also seem to relate to stories about how parents are able to lift a car if they had to if their child was in danger. The notion of superhuman strength that humans possess and can draw on if they mentally need to seems to now have a scientific explanation. A problem with this experiment is that it is based on deception. Generally people do not like being tricked. However, it does seem to prove that humans have the power and will to succeed deep within them.
It is interesting to see how cyclists can push their limits. Its amazing to see how humans can push their bodies to do things they never knew that they can do.
I just read "Fossil with signs of feathers is cited as bird-dinosaur link" and it is very fascinating to imagine that instead of these large looking reptiles some dinosaurs may have looked like large birds. With this discovery I hope they find more information on this specific topic to see if the wings/feathers allowed any of the dinosaurs to actually take flight. Then we would actually have dragons, just without the fire.
I just read "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water" and it clearly shows how to reduce the amounts of oil being used around the world. Research has displayed that humans have consumed about 50% of the oil in the world. However, at the rate its usage is being increased it's as if 20% was left for the time it will take to consume it. This discovery will help lead new projects to power machines using less fuel and help conserve the oil left on the planet.
I really liked the article about the bike riders. I watched a documentary alot like it called " 2 weeks in hell" which is the story of assesment and selection of the green berets and it really is cool to see what a person can do with pushing at and beyond their limits.
I just read the article "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood?" and found it to resemble what we are learning in class. The information about enzymes,cellulose and that simple sugars could be made into wood and then fuel is brilliant. This helps in the ways to become a little less dependent on foreign oil. Even though it still needs more work this product is a start to reduce emissions.
Ijust read the article "Fossil with signs of feathers is cited as bird-dinosaur link". I find it interesting that we are capable of finding out which species evolved from the dinosaur. It has always been believed that reptiles have evolved from dinosaurs, but now we are finding out that birds have more similarities to the dinosaur. It is interesting to find out that reptiles and birds may both come from the same species and have a lot more similarites than we may think
In "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water" I like how we are trying to find new ways of getting fuel for many reasons. One of them being that the prices of gasoline is much higher than it should be and if we can cut down on the amount of gasoline that we use it would be a lot better for us financially. Also, we would have less reasons to be in the Middle East.
It's very interesting to see how far some of these cyclists can push themselves. When they push themselves they achieve more then they ever thought they could. This experiment was cool to read about and so were the cyclist.
I just read the article the cough that leads to a hit movie. I think it is interesting how quickly the virus or sickness can spread. It was very hard to stop, people weren't sure who had it and who didn't. Then also I think its weird how they have to quarantine everyone. I would hope this never happens because it could destroy the whole world.
In the article "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link", it was cool how feather fossils from 130-million years ago still exist. Its also interesting how paleontologists discover what kind of animal it was. They say the fossil animal was identified as a dromaeosaur, a small fast-running dinosaur related to velociraptor. Reading this article makes me think that there are many fossils still not discovered, telling us that paleontologists should keep search and we would know about our past life.
After reading "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit",it was interesting how you could push yourself as a athlete to a higher level you dont even know you could reach. As a athlete, i know what i been through when i run a lot, i get tierd. But after reading this article, i know i could push myself and run longer then i usually could. This article could help me in the future by improving my mental part of life.
This article is a great example of how through careful research, we can protect the planet Earth from harmful toxins. The use of agricultural waste towards vehicle fuel will help to conserve our world's beauty and dignity. Also, if this new technology is able to work, the United States will not have to rely as much on importing oil, which will greatly help our nation's economy.
I found it quite interesting how the creators of "Contagion" were able to create such a fascinating movie in which the storyline can happen any day on the planet Earth. The creators of the movie created a very interesting background to the story, which really grasped my attention while reading this article.
In this article, I found it quite interesting how Kevin Thompson, head of sport and exercise science at Northumbrian University in England, was able to trick trained bicyclists into riding faster than they ever did. The bicyclists believed that they had ridden as fast as they possibly could, but Kevin Thompson proved them wrong. I found it quite fascinating that through the use of science, anything can be achieved.
I think it is interesting to see where scientists will go with making greener fuel. I hope it will happen soon so the Earth can become cleaner and greener. I also think it it is good that we are aware of what fuel is doing to the world and that we are taking action.
Thw article, A Way To Make Motor Fuel Out Of Wood was pretty interesting. Realizing that we can use agricultural waste and other chemicals into vehicle fuel. In the long run, I think this can make America less dependent on foreign nations for oil. With more intense reasearch, this can and will be great for America in the future.
Wow!!!! The doctor that tested the two cyclists is very clever and tricky and the same time. By doing that experiment, he proved that as humans, we'll never know what our physical limit is because we can overcome it each and every time we go against ourselves. Those cyclists must be amazed at how much they can really push themselves.
I just read "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit." The article interested me in saying how when you have competition in something, like a race, you can push yourself to do things you never thought physically you could do. Another point that interested me was how the brain could affect the way you physically could preform in a race or athletic sport, not just how physically fit you are, just the right amount of mental toughness could put someone over the top in sports.
I just read "The Cough That Launched A Hit Movie." The article showed me, on a fast reaction scale, of how quick a virus can spread from one person to the world. It interested me in showing how one person with an infection disease can affect the whole world. Also it showed it in a movie to bring a visual to it which was also very intriguing. It showed different emotions of paranoia and a horror that has happened in the world but in smaller ways, such as swine flu.
It is really amazing how directors and producers of movies can take a simple illness and spread it worldwide. It is amazing how much the movie world can play with reality and give the world a scary and exciting twist to it. From what the article expresses, I feel that the movie "Contagion" would be a very interesting movie to see. Let's just hope that this never happens!!
It fascinated me how cyclists who have great determination and are able to push themselves into becoming more skilled even if they are tired and exhausted. They can really push themselves to their limits.
It was really interesting to read about the dinosaurs and how they resemble the birds today. I can only imagine how awesome it would have been to see dinosaurs flying like birds. I hope they find more interesting facts like these during the time of the dinosaurs.
Reading about motors that run on wood makes me think about the video I saw on tv about how they used only water to fuel the machine to fix cars. This article made me realize how far technology has really gone. This can make a big difference in the future.
I just read "A Way To Make Fuel Out Of Wood? Add Water." This article was interesting because it shows how the new economy can have wood fuel not just gasoline. Also in the past few years they have studies saying gasoline is bad for the environment and now they really have begun to work on that.
I just read " Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited As Bird-Dinosaur Link." This article was interesting because it showed that birds and dinosaurs are ancestors. This was fascinating because small birds are descendants of gigantic dinosaurs. Also it interests me how scientist can figure out how long ago these remains were buried.
In the article "A Way to Make Motor Fuel out of Wood? Add Water" was very interesting because if this process the company Renmatix would help the world in such a huge way by using items such as woodchips and inedible parts of corn to help lower the demand for oil imports from our main contributors.
I was amazed to learn that the saying "its all in your head" is true scientific fact. I always thought that it was just something people say as motivation. By using the computer generated cyclist and telling the athletes that it was them, the scientists saw that it decreased their times dramatically, proving that mental factors have a lot to do with how well an athlete can perform.
"A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water" is an article about making fuel out of resources that are available and easy to get. Water and wood would be a great replacement for oil. out oil supply is depleting, and if it runs out we will need an alternative power source. This way we dont have to depend on other countries for our fuel.
In the article about fossil with a sign of feathers. Almost, completely proves that birds come from dinosaurs. In this article it states that the animal has the same fossil trate that a bird today would have.Even though this is not positive since the fossil is so old, Scientist are almost positive about this. they say it is bigger than a bird today at about 3 feet big and that is all shrunken up to so this animal probably did not fly such as like a penguin of dinosauric time period.
I think that because of this definitive evidence of feathers found on dinosaurs it will change our entire outlook on what my have evolved from dinosaurs. The theropods, from the description, don't sound like birds at first but the more you think about the characteristics the more similar they become
I read the article on Conatgion. I think it is highly unlikely for the Nipah virus to cause a large scale epidemic as seen in the film but this article can show us one thing, that we as people have to be very cautious when it comes to dealing with animals because we don't know what possible diseases they could be carrying and maybe they may be new diseases we, as human beings, can't cure. To the rest of the article, i think that its good for once a movie is made on scientific fact and can actually help the people who watch it and show them a little bit of history. Although many parts of the movie are blown out of proportion, it can still show the affect of a possible virus we have never seen before.
I think this is astonishing, to be told that our own limits far exceed what we believe our limits actually are. I commend Dr. Thompson on the study because i feel that we as humans believe our limit is where we feel we cant go but when we get a competitive variable added we go farther then we ever thought we could. The anaerobic system is really awesome and is what causes people to accomplish amazing feats, but its limits on "fuel" cause it only to come out in times of need.
in the article a cough that made a hit movie, it is amazing to see that the movie was so spot on in many aspects. until i had read this article i thought the movie was the farthest thing from reality. But the fact that a bats saliva and swine can cause a disease when mixed amazes me.
Science about pre-historic life suggests that most dinosaurs evolved from reptiles.
A 2001 finding by Chinese farmers, which were analyzed by Chinese and American researchers, suggest that dinosaurs may have evolved from the bird family also.
This information also provided researchers with the question of whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded like reptiles or warm-blooded like birds? The researchers concluded that dinosaurs were more likely warm blooded like modern birds based on the imprints of the feathers on the fossils.
The Creator’s of the movie“ Contagion did a lot of research on how a simple cough can turn into an epidemic that becomes pandemic (world-wide). The article describes some of the hype that was occurring in the movie while the Nipah virus was spreading. I think this was intended to entice the audience. In the real world it is more common that the hype is quieter and not broadcasted as much but more personal
A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit
Is mind over muscle? The experiment shows that through mental perception you may be able to push people further than they thought they could go.
Establishing mental competition could force an athlete to compete with himself, although he is actually competing with his own best record or an actual competitor.
A Way to Make Motor Fuel out of Wood? Add Water.
A more environmentally friendly alternative to oil and gas is, “ Wood Chips”.
The article suggests through the use of wood chips together with other environmentally naturally friendly resources, we may be able to reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign import of oil. The most interesting aspect of the science is that, not only the natural resource of wood chips is used but so is pasteurized water.
After rading "A way to make motor fuel out of wood? Add Water", I found out that a company called Renmatix, has a process whereby wood waste is transformed into useful sugars more cheaply than ever before. To support these plans, they will begin business operations in King of Prussia, PA.;near the heart of the nation's chemical and refining industry, where they will be able to attract science and engineering talent. This technology could reduce the nation's reliance on oil imports for gasoline.
After reading "A little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit", I see that the purpose of this study was to investigate whether it was possible to reduce the time taken to complete a 4,000-m cycling time trial by misleading participants into believing they were racing against a previous trial, when in fact the power output was 2% greater. Cyclists operate with a metabolic reserve even during maximal time trials and that this reserve can be accessed following deception.
"The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie", shocks and scares me because of the realness of it. It also scares me because knowing that there is other things out there that can cause a destructuive viral pandemic.
In the article, A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water, by Matthew L. Wald, the idea of producing an alternative fuel source without it costing too much, or using too many enzymes, or spending too much time trying to remove unnecessary acids, seems too good to be true. We know there is a need in our country to be able to produce our own fuel and now there seems to be a real solution to this, even if it is still a while away from happening. The interesting thing is that it has its basis in water. The simple pure liquid that all humans need in order to survive and that constitutes a major part of our planet. Although this company, Renmatix, seems to have positive findings so far in its limited scale models and experiments, only time will tell whether it can actually accomplish these fuel making abilities their findings seem to indicate. This story of how wood chips and water can possibly contribute to being a fuel source is a great example of how scientific discoveries are applied and made useful in the world through technology.
I just read "A Way to Make Motor Fuel out of Wood" and I thought it was interesting that we can make fuel out of resources that we are easily available to. It would be great to make our own fuel instead of depending on other countries for supply. This would help our country greatly especially since fuel is so expensive.
I just read "A Cough That Launched a Hit Movie" and I thought it was very interesting that if one person has a disease it can easily spread throughout the country or even world. It was amazing that they did not know who had the disease and who did not. Now i want to go and see the movie Contagion.
IN THE ARTICLE " A COUGH THAT MADE A HIT MOVIE" I LEARNED HOW CONTAGIOUS A COUGH CAN BE. I LEARNED THAT A COUGH CAN JOURNEY FARTHER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT. I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR HOW ONE PERSON CAN SPREAD A DISEASE TO THE WHOLE WORLD.
From the article, A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit, it seems very strange of how the body’s limitations are made mentally. But it is amazing of how competition and not money can allow a person, within his limits, to surpass his previous efforts. Maybe something such as a strong rivalry between two people can allow them to make a dramatic increase in their efforts and surpass their limits. Little by little, by using this method, maybe I can excel in a sport that I am horrible at and go all beast!!!!!!!!
i might be a little late with this but I read the article on how a little deception can push an athlete to go over and beyond his or her past maximum. Well I believe that this is 100% true. I once read or heard a quote something like 90% mentle 10% physical I believe it should be more like 99% mental and 1% physical. This is because well in one of the experiments with the cyclists the rider was told that his competitor will be moving 5% faster then his best rate. All of them did not exceed their personal best because they ? Subconsciencoly? thought that it is not possible and should not attempt it. This is how we have been acting from the beginning of life. "if we think something is not possible based on either mistakes or hardships chances are that we will not be able to complete it"
The article about vehicle fuel being created from agricultural waste is very fascinating. Often, people would just think that it is scrap and to throw it out; however, it can actually be used. From this article, I learned that producing vehicle fuel in the future will be produced in many different ways with the advancement in modern technology.
In a cough that made a hit movie, i find it very interesting that her disease involved fruit bats of South Asia. It is interesting how the urine and saliva of these fruit bats can infect pigs. When the pigs get their disease, they can then pass it on to their caretakers, who can then pass it on to other humans. Lets just say thank you to the fruit bats in South Asia for being a big help in creating the awesome movie, "Contagion."
First off contagion was a great movie but to find out that most of the movie was based on actual facts and problems in our everyday life made it that much more exciting. It also puts to rest some fears about a virus filled apocalypse. Haha even though the chances of a world wide epidemic are small the movie itself teaches us that we must always take simple precautions that might just help us in the long run.
Finally! but not yet?! Our search for cellular products that can be turned into fuel without waste is finally here! Or is it? It's pretty cool how scientists were able to figure out how to accomplish the first step of a multi step problem and start the conversion of celluar products into fuel for burning. Even though this is the first step of many it is a huge leap and a great accomplishment in the search for Eco friendly fuels.
Birds dinosaurs ?! I mean come on realy I guess we all new that chickens are the closests living relatives to the dionasours but who new that they were that close!? When fossilized feathers where found it just reminds us again that birds and dinosaurs are pretty close friends haha.
I think it is great that science is advancing, but to stopping addictions!I think that people should be able to stop addictions themselves. But if their addictions are almost impossible to stop then i guess vaccines would be a good idea to use. Who knows what the side affects of that would be?
From reading the article about substance vaccines. I felt that the article was very interesting. Lots of people today abuse substances ( drugs, smoking, and other illegal substances) to rid of stress, pressure, and to feel good. Now, because of scientists trying to create a vaccination, substance abuse will be greatly decreased as time goes by developing a vaccination.
The article on Contagion was very interesting. I myself saw the movie and it was a little over the top. The fact that it started with a cough, like all other sicknesses, made it seem like a cliche. The fact that the movie producers also made it so that the disease had no cure had a similar resemblance to many past diseases such as the H1N1 and the not soon to be forgotten, Swine flu.
The fact that the Georgia company has claimed to find an alternate to oil is good for people looking for change but not willing to do anything about it, but is a great disdain for those doing something about it. That company should not be raising our hopes because our economy is in a bad enough state as it is there is no need to add a hope that might or might not happen. It's amazing that they think they have a solution to our economies great dependance on oil, but until they can provide us with great solid results, they should keep it to themselves.
A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water: Finally, we are on the verge of a reproductive resource for fuel instead of using natural resources that take years to produce. It is quite intriguing to use agricultural waste as fuel by adding compressed water and raising its temperature. Usually, when people think of creating a new source of fuel, they would think of creating something completely new. But for this, they are using “leftovers” to create something new as a fuel source. Now that is what I call recycling and going GREEN!!!!!!
From the article “The Cough That Launched a Hit Movie”, the writers finally thought of something a little more realistic. Most movies you see now tend to be more sci-fi than reality and most reality based films focus on something nearly impossible such as the end of the world by natural disasters of a massive scale or strange disappearances. It makes more sense that a simple illness, a cough, can lead to an epidemic worldwide. It shows how it is in reality of how one affected person can turn into affected multiple nations. That is something to see.
It is frankly amazing that this one man was able to come so far in the development of a vaccine against drug and cigarette use. There are many people who suffer from nicotine and drug addiction. The fact that this man was able to come up with a soon to be cure for this is very exciting. These addictions are very destructive to family ties and friendships, so this vaccine will be able to help fix these broken bonds and ailments. this man is a real miracle worker and will forever be remembered for this.
I read the article about curing addictions through vaccines. It is amazing to see the work that is very important and could be a ground- breaking project to cure addictions of things like beer and heroin. These ideas are still in the beginning stages and haven't worked well on humans but have been working on animals. It is a very important project that could cure all addictions one day.
After reading "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close", I learned that their are scientists dedicated to solving the questions on how to end addictions to many drugs and other addictions. I find it very interesting that, as opposed to 25 years ago, we are so close to being able to end these life-threatning diseases caused by these addictions.
The movie Contagion was a very good movie however the factual informantion was extremely stretched from the actual reality. The idea that an epidemic could be spread so easily is maybe going just a tad to far. Although diseases such as AIDS and HIV are spread quite simply to say that something as simple as a tissue could cause a world-wide disease...come on!
In the fuel article I think it would be amazing if they were successful changing it to a mixture of wood and water because it would cost the nation so much less and would be a much cheaper alternative.
In the article "A little deception pushes an atlete to his limit" i found it amazing how when they put an avatar next to him he turns competitive and can now reach his honest full effort and when hes just told to go as fast as he can he cant reach his limit.
In he article, "An Addiction Vaccine" I believe that this would be an immense breakthrough if a vaccine to enable people from stop taking drugs would actually work. This would change the course of history. This vaccine would would raise the amount of years a person would live if there was a way to stop from taking these drugs. Many people who have drug abuse problems really want to quit, but are unable to. This vaccine would alleviate this condition which can lead to fewer and fewer smokers as years go by.
I just read "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" by DOUGLAS QUENQUA and I was completely shocked by the content. A shot that could take away an addiction to a substance that is being abused by that person. If they actually get this to work properly I feel that they should make the price very high for a dose of the vaccine to make people who get the shot never get it again and therefore ending their addiction and want to a drug perminently.
I just read "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water" by MATTHEW L. WALD and it was a good article. If we get this to work then it would help our expensive gasoline problem. We could use the cheaper, less expensive use of energy. It is also cleaner, which is good for nature and thats always good. The less polution we have the cleaner our air will be and we will be able to breathe in fresh air everyday.
I found it amazing that the doctors could trick the cyclists like that. They really made great strides in proving the adage that just about anything sports related is at least 50% mental. It showsthat with a little bit more competition and effort you can shatter old records that you have previously set.
Im not totally suprised that the movie had to edit some parts. I understand why they had to make the epidemic spread around the world in a matter of few days instead of reality when it takes months to years to infect the world if it was to happen. But a hollywood movie would not use the same exact details, they would want to make it more interesting and i understand them.
I think that if they are able to pull the vaccine off it would be amazing. It would no longer give people a reason to smoke, if they cannot feel the effects of it why would anyone smoke. I just wonder if people would want to have the vaccine because i would imagine that there would be a downside to it it just seems to good to be true.
I just read "A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit" and it really surprises me that competition can make the body use more energy. It makes sense though; If a runner can run a 5 minute mile, his/her plan is to keep that time and try to beat it. When racing against another person, all the runner can think about is going faster than their competition. He/she is not as worried about their own time but beating the one in front of them.
I read the article "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood." I think it is good that we are moving forward in our search for clean energy sources. Even though this is only a minor achievement in the long run, I see a better future.
I know this may be late but here is my opinion on the article An addiction vaccine, Tantalizing close. It seems unrealistic that a vaccine can be created. Scientificly, having the immune system to create antibodies is brilliant. However, it will take a longe time before ths is realized completely.
This article is quite fascinating in the way that the idea would help to protect people's health who are suffering from addictions. If scientists are able to create a vaccine to combat addictions such as smoking and cocaine, our society today would be much healthier. This is a great way to end people's addictions that are harming their health.
After reading An Addition Vaccine, Tantalizingly, I was amazed by the fact that there could be a vaccine for smoking cigarettes or cocaine. This could help millions of people fight their addiction, however it could be a negative effect on companies that sell and promote cigarettes. I wish this vaccine could be imminent, but I like what researchers have come up wth.
Dr. Kim Janda, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute, has been doing research and conducting experiments for over 27 years in order to create a vaccine against cocaine. This vaccine, he believes, would prevent an addict from getting high. As you can imagine, those struggling with drug addiction as well as parents who want to help their kids, would like to be able to use this vaccine now. However, Dr. Janda still hasn’t gotten a consistent result when he tested humans. He is sharing his data and testing information by publishing his findings in journals and hopes someone else might finally get a working vaccine available to the public. While it sounds good in theory, it also shows the uniqueness and complexity of humans. People’s bodies react differently when they take drugs and alcohol. This may explain why their bodies also react differently to treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. One size, in the form of a vaccine, may just not fit all when it comes to human beings.
I just read "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water". I found it interesting that we can make fuel from resources that are easily found around us like wood and water. This can help our country by not depending so much on oil imports from other countries because they are so expensive.
An Addiction Vaccine
This article discusses the potential use of vaccines to fight drug and alcohol addictions. One study showed promising results using a vaccine against heroine is addiction to rats; after receiving the vaccine, the rats did not show an interest in the drug heroine, indicating either loss of interest or no effect from the heroine. On the other hand, another study using a nicotine vaccine in humans, proved that the subjects taking the placebo quit smoking at the same rate. Debates raise the question that although you may break an addiction with certain vaccines to one drug, if the person has an addiction problem they may seek an alternative drug to meet their addictive needs. The author discusses that individuals must be motivated to fight their addiction problems, and there are several ten or more years before these vaccines are perfected
Today I read the article " An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" by Dr. Janda. I thought this article was interesting because it explains the work that the doctor is doing on creating a vaccine that would help people who are addicted to drugs help overcome their addiction. These potential vaccines would prevent addicts from feeling any of the enjoyment or effects the drug would normally create. If successful this vaccine could reduce drug use a great deal.
I have read the article " A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit." I found this article interesting because it detailed an experiment that was done where cyclists were asked to ride against a computer generated avatar. What the cyclists didn't know was that the avatar was actually their fastest time on the course. The outcome was that the cyclists beat the avatar (their own tastes time). The conclusion was that the brain had more to do with how fast the cyclist went and less to do with muscle strength and endurance.
In the article, " Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death's DNA, I found it very interesting to her that these scientists from the two different universities were able to reconstruct the full DNA sequence by using a few teeth from the victims of the Black Plague. This could be a huge step going forward into the future because these scientists might be able to create certain antibiotics that could prevent future epidemics and save thousands or even millions of lives.
The Cough That Launch a Hit Movie!!
I am definitely thrilled to see a movie that can be somewhat realistic. The drama of the entire movie is similar like the Bubonic plague. It gets a little boring when Hollywood shows this mutated man that gets these awesome powers and use them for good or bad. Contagion may not be perfectly realistic but it does leave a chill to the bone of maybe it could happen in the future.
A Litte Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limits!!
Although it maybe bad to deceive people, in this case, it should definitely be allowed. It helps the athletes push harder when they actually see their competition and they are determined to beat them. It is like when I race people using a stopwatch. There isn't any motivation when I'm running by myself. However, when I see a person running with me, the determination is there as I see his or her face. I then decide to push harder in order to win.
I think it is interesting how science has developed into what it is now. I think it is amazing how we can find diseases and microscopic organisms from thousands of years ago. I hope that this can be used to prevent future and present diseases.
it is very fascinating that scientists have found a 660 year old bacteria. This bacteria, devastated Europe and still brings in debate over the phenomenon. From reading the article, scientists have recently encountered a historical artifact that will lead to furthermore, a solution and answer to questions.
I was surprised to hear how it took so many years to find the true cause and DNA of the Black Plague. I think that since scientists have a better understanding on how the disease was structured, they can run more tests on how other bacterias or virus's affect the body. This discovery will open up even more experiments hopefully minimizing the chances of more plagues taking place in the future.
An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close!!
I cannot say I am for the entire idea of creating a vaccine that will help people not get addicted to drugs but it in general it is a good idea. Many people will still do the drug but at least it stops them from abusing it. On the other hand, I still believe that the drugs will still harm people since it doesn't help the long-term effects of the actual drug. If they create a drug that uses both non addicting symptoms and eradicate long term problems, it will definitely help everyone.
In the article "A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water" it was very good it detailed some intriguing ways to make motor fuel. You can make motor fuel by adding water and pressurizing it. This turns the water to a PH of an acid. They can also use enzymes and put it into a supercritical phase. When we add water or enzymes to wood chips they combine and become a simple sugar. This is a unusual way to make cheaper fuel that is better for the environment. The only problem is can it be massed produced??
The article "Fossil With Signs of Feathers Is Cited as Bird-Dinosaur Link." was a cool to read because it details the facts of a Dromaeosaur fossil that was found in China. After examining the fossil it is believed to be from the Theropod family and is the first fossil of an animal that lived in prehistoric time that had a body covered in feathers. This finding can ultimately change what we know about both the bird and dinosaur families.
In the article " The cough That Launched a Hit Movie" it describes the real life diseases that the movie was based on. The makers of the movie used actual diseases but exaggerated the spreading of them. The movie details the effects that a Pandemic could have on people and how the fear of catching a disease changes how people act toward one another. A real life Pandemic could cause mass chaos in every major city in the world.
A research team led by Dr. Krause believes that they may be able to tell what exactly made the Black Death plaque so deadly to humans, by studying DNA found in the victims of this long ago plague. It does seem like an interesting science experiment to be able to find and then study the DNA of these humans and discover the actual cause of their deaths. However, other scientists, like Dr. Achtman and Dr. Keim, disagree with some of Dr. Krause’s findings. Unlike, Dr. Krause, Dr. Achtman does not believe that the Yersinia pestis found in the victims of the Black Death plague also caused another plague in the sixth century known as the Justinian plague. Dr. Keim believes that what the work of both Dr. Achtman and Dr. Krause really indicate is that the Black Death plague was a series of epidemics from China that didn’t last long, but kept returning because of new infections from East Asia. Even though there seems to be some disagreement among the scientists as to these research findings, the fact that they can now study what caused so many people to die and learn from it, could only help prevent epidemics like these from happening again.
Reading Scientist Solve Puzzle of Black Death's DNA was surprising and astonishing because it is the first time that a genome of an ancient pathogen has been reconstructed. I think this is great and can lead to many other findings. I hope to learn the specifics and details in class as we go into detail on topics pertaining to this.
I just read the article about contagion. I found it intersting that the disease is caused by fruit bats in South Asia. It is amazaing how a cough can spread really fast and put many people's lives in danger throughout the world.
I just read "Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA" by Nicholas Wade and i thought it was really cool that researchers were able to extract the DNA from four victims from the plaque and now have a full DNA strand of the black plague. It must have been crazy to live in a world at that time because they thought that the black plague would end the world! With the DNA strand we can now figure out what made the plague so deadly.
I found it interesting that cough can cause such a pandemic. I mean, the chances of it spreading throughout the entire world amazed me. It's really cool to know that something so little can cause a disaster.
In the article "A little Deception helps Athletes push their limits" I agree completely that the brain is the critical organ. It's all about mind set. Playing an exhausting sport like football, i know i have to dig deep to give my 100% every play, something i knew i would not be able to do if i had a bad mind set, such as "we're gonna lose, no point". It gets to a point where you do not think about it anymore, you just do it, digging deep for energy you did not know you have.
Scientist’s Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA
In 1348, thousands of people died of what was called the Black Death. Recently, scientists extracted the teeth from 4 victim’s teeth that had died of the Black Death in order to examine the DNA and hopefully find more information about this deadly disease, and maybe other diseases that plagued people at that time. The evidence has so far concluded that the destructiveness of the Black Death’s organism Yersinia Pestis was likely not totally responsible for the epidemic’s mortality but rather related to conditions in the environment at that time; these included malnutrition and the economic depression.
The DNA findings also concluded that the organism for Black Death probably changed form and caused other plagues through the centuries through today. Fortunately, science has developed antibiotics that have shown to break the cycle and we no longer see major epidemics and mortality from organisms like Yersinia Pestis.
I just read "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" and I think it is great that scientists are working to get rid of addictions. It is a real problem that many people face and finding a real "cure" to addiction can really help set people back on track. Even though a vaccine had not been given the 100% go I think that scientists are very close to getting people to stop enjoying drugs which would make the usage of these drugs go down significantly.
It is pretty amazing how scientists were able to reconstruct the full DNA of a microbe that was able to destroy a great portion of Western Europe's population. The Black Plague proved itself to be quite deadly because people began to prepare cemeteries for the arrival of the plague.
I read the article, "A little Deception helps Athletes push their limits" and I was very impressed. I always knew that competition had a large influence on an athlete's performance, but this is the first time I have read about an actual study for it. It just goes to show that the largest factor of the game is not physical, its mental which is surprising to many people.
The article, "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" could be one of the biggest breakthroughs ever. Especially where I live, drugs have complete control over the streets, violence, gangs, and even the people. (I live in the Bronx). For them to come up with a drug to lessen the addiction of the drugs is absolutely amazing. It is bigger than most people can tell. That means that gangs would lose their power, and people would be able to regain control over their lives.
I just read"A little deception helps push athletes to the limit". I thought that this was amazing that they tricked the cyclists into racing their best time, but they ended up beating their best time because they were motivated to beat the avatar. This is the same case for when I run. If I run against people I would go faster because i want to beat them. If I was running by myself then I would not go as fast because I am not motivated to beat anyone.
I just read "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" and I thought it was very interesting. I think it is a great idea do create a vaccine that would stop people from getting addicted to drugs. This would help save so many lives. I think that this vaccine has a really good chance of getting passed if the doctor can perfect it.
In the article, "Not such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" and it is fascinating to think that though many don't really know what the future of NASA really is in Orlando there are still believers that humans can reach space using stars. This is possible says Dr. Breeden where stars can sometimes eject at very high speeds which could be enough to propel a starship. Though, this planning and procedure could take centuries, many of the scientists and sci-fi fans alike have stated this can be possible but people just need to believe in order for specific and essential tasks can be completed to make this a reality.
From reading the article about the possibility of building a star ship, it seems very debatable. If this start ship was to be built, it could obliterate the planet if something goes wrong. I find this very interesting and maybe one day someone will invent a starship.
I read the article "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" and I think that it is really facsinating that one day there may be a starship that is engineless, or a fusion-powered starship. Also I've always been interested in colonizing on Mars as well as the rest of our solar system, but shooting for the stars as Dr. Obousy puts it, "On to the stars!Cowards shoot for Mars", makes me even more interested then colonization on Mars. Hopefully Darpa's 1 million dollars on this starship study will help NASA's future involved in it.
After reading "A little deception helps athletes push their limits" I believe that it is the brain that is the central organ to giving your all, or better, and not your lungs or heart. I believe this because you may get tired, but if you really want to go on and strive to be better its all mental, you have to believe you can do it. What was interesting in the article was how when they bet them money to beat their best time, that the cyclist's couldn't do it. Although when they were only put against themselves on a screen they beat their time with ease. In my opinion if I had to verse myself in any sport I think I can do it, mainly because there is no pressure. When you bet money their is a risk of if I don't win I won't get the money, but when versing yourself theres really nothing at stake except defeat.
The article Scientists Solve Puzzle Of Black Death's DNA was very fascinating. It was interesting when it stated if you released the disease today it would not be a pandemic like it was hundreds of years ago. It also showed me you can reconstruct DNA of dead organism thousands of years after they died and rotted. It also was interesting because people back in time could of avoided the Black Death if they had the correct nutrition.
I find it interesting that we are dreaming and interested to build a rocket that reaches the sun, but I think it is nuts that it can be used for a weapon to obliterate the planet. I hope that something can be done about this, maybe make this chance less severe and hopefully the starship can be made and sent to the sun.
It is extraordinary of how modern scientists were able to retrieve data from such an old “relic” (teeth). With this, I hope that they can prevent a second Black Death in America or anywhere else in the world. Also, I think it is disturbing of how they entered the cemetery and took people’s teeth from their grave for their studies but science does has its price. May they continue to rest in peace.
I’m surprised they would consider the idea of building a starship, let alone building one without an engine. It is ingenious to use an asteroid as a “ride” for the ship for a new interstellar trajectory. Some many people are involved in this even students and fiction fans. However, it will be decades before this theory can be proven or not.
I just read the article on the DNA of the "Black Death" and I found it very interesting how the scientists were able to put the DNA back together. The fact that the Plague was so deadly back then and now it can be solved quickly with just antibiotics is amazing to me.
After reading "Not such a stretch to reach for the stars" it was interesting how the loans were going to be to much to buy an engine for the starship. So Dr. Breeden remembered from his thesis that stars are sometimes ejected at high speeds, therefore maybe the same effect will happen to the starship. Dr. Breeden, Darpa, and NASA went through many engine ideas but the one that seemed different was the nuclear engine. Th nuclear engine generated electric fields that accelerated charged ions while the fusion engines combined hydrogen atoms together to create energy. I thought that engine might be the most efficient of getting to the stars.
After reading "Scientists solve puzzle of black deaths DNA" I though that it was extremely intelligent to find the DNA of the plague from the people who died from it. This has never been done before and its a scientific achievement to recreate a genome of an ancient disease. Its crazy how we have a whole strand of DNA on the plague and now we can find out what made it so deadly.
After reading "An addiction, tantalizingly close" i thought it was completely ingenious how the scientists have come up with a vaccine to cure addiction. People are wasting money on drugs and alcohol soon these people will realizing they are just throwing money down the toilet. Although its extremely hard to cope an addiction through the vaccine people will soon be sobering up and getting their life back on track in a simple and easy way. The vaccine may have a difficulty due to the fact that some peoples bodies may deny the vaccine and not cure their addiction, if so than they have another problem on their hands.
A cure for addiction would be a breakthrough for today's society. There are many addicts that need help but cant find it. Dr. Janda that by lessening or getting rid of the affect of the drug people would loose interest in in and ultimately give it up altogether. this can be achieved by making the immune system sense and destroy the particles that it doesn't usually detect such as cocaine or nicotine.
Darpa is making a ship that will run without an engine. This is a genius idea because if we use nuclear engines instead of regular"gas guzzling" fuel engines we will waste less of earth's resources. Using gravitational power to our advantage will then allow the ship to travel after the original energy source is depleted. It was also interesting to learn that Darpa laid out the groundwork for the internet.
I read the article "A little Deception Helps Athletes Push their Limits" and I thought it was an interesting article. It was interesting that the brain affects your physical performance. Also competition pushes you more to do better. It doesn't matter how fit you are or how good you are, it just matters about your mental toughness.
Reading "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" amazed me. I was surprised to learn about this starship. Scientist want to put a starship by an asteriod but fear that the engine needed to make this starship will obliterate the earth, in addition to its overwhelming financial costs. However, this is could because it allows people to dream and think and without dreamers and thinkers, some of the greatest inventions would not exist today.
In, Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars, by Kenneth Chang, we learn about the possibility of having a spaceship or two reach the stars. The government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“Darpa”) hosted its 100 Year Starship-Study which was attended by scientists, engineers, students, dreamers, and some fans. Darpa spends time and money on thinking of ways to make reaching for the stars a reality. They seem like an interesting group who wish to make their dreams come true, if not in their lifetime, at least some lifetime. It does, however, also seem like a sci-fi movie in some futuristic time like 2100 or something. The “how to” and implementation stages are less than certain. Even the funding will soon be gone and a private organization will have to take over for this study to continue. Yet, if we look to our history and our past, explorers like Columbus, or Magellan, we soon realize this is how all great discoveries happen. It took a dreamer and a financial backer to make a discovery become a reality. We use to search for continents and riches. Now we will be searching for other universes and possibly other life. With science, we never stop believing.
Hollywood is not noted for its accuracy in movie making. The new thriller "Contagia" hired virologists to act as consults so the movie can tell the truth. The star of the movie gets an asian virus and spreads it throughout her trip back home to the U.S. I think this will be a very interesting and realistic movie. In the past two decade, viruses like AIDS, SARS and the swine flu have affected someone we know. A realistic movie like this is long overdue and should be seem. I hope the director puts caution in how their are ways in preventing future epidemics.
I just read " scientists solve puzzle of Black Death's DNA" by Nicholas Wade and I found it very interesting.I thought it was amazing that scientists took so long do find out the details of the Black Plague. Since they finally found out what caused the black Plague maybe they can try to prevent others from happening. This would be really cool and I hope that we could learn about this more in the future.
In " A Little Deception Helps Athletes Push Their Limits", i agree that the mind set and the central brain organ are key aspects in pushing a player t their full potential. If i was to play a sport like soccer, I would have to have the mind set going in that i am going to push myself to live up to my full potential. If i did not have a good mind set going into the game I would achieve nothing.
In the article "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Starts", all I have to say is that the scientist is crazy. To be able to basically throw a starship into an asteroid or star, hoping that it will attach to its orbit so it can be flung is crazy. The concept of the idea is creative and pretty awesome but to take into account how many things can go wrong with a fuel-less starship is not worth taking that risk. The scientists should find a better idea for fuel-less starships, like solar power. Overall this article was pretty interesting but the idea the scientist are coming up with is insane.
I was pretty interested in the article "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close." To be able to make a vaccine that would be addicts actually hate what they are addicted to is an ingenious idea. If scientists can pull this off in the next 8-10 years that they say, they would single handedly make our world a better place. No one would lose their lives because of drugs or drug dealings, or even obesity. I really hope that these scientists work hard enough to make this dream become a reality.
I just read "Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA" and i thought it interesting how researchers were able to connect the DNA from the victims used in the test from the plaque. Now they have a full DNA strand of the black plague. Now testing the DNA, scientists know how the plague came about. It was amazing how people lived during the black plague in England in 1348. i dont understand how the world didnt end with the black plague occuring in the world!
I just read "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" by Kenneth Chang and it was a good article. It's awesome to think that since stars are ejected at high speeds, people believe that this power can propel starships!
In the article "Good Times Gone Bad: The Right to Harm Ourselves" the writer says that this book written by Dr. Lerner was trying to figure out if there is a way to find out the answers to the many question she proposed. For example, how can one test how many drinks a person can have without impairing a drivers performance. I believe if people who drink what she says and buy a Breathalyzer and start drinking and record the progress as a person drinks, If people were able to actually do this, which is quite possible it can prevent many accidents late at night as well as deaths.
In this article, I found it interesting that scientists are starting to see that "good places" are starting to turn to bad places. Sports and drinking are mentioned as two examples. I feel that the scientists are right about how these places have become places for injury instead of having a good time. Sports are a great example of how being in the right place and at the right time, can damage someone for life.
I just read "Not Such A Stretch TO Reach For The Stars" By Kenneth Chang and it was an exciting and informative article. Its amazing to find out that there are many differentpeople coming together to think of how to get to the stars. The most fascinating being solar sails that travel on particles shot from lasers or antennas.
I just read "Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA" and thought that it is very intresting that , by using hundreds of years old bodies, scientest can piece back the bacterium that caused the plauge. I also think that it is very intresting to know that they rearrange the bacterium and figure out how it changes itself
I just read "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close." and was amazed by the fact that people with bad addictions to things that may tear families apart can be cured or ,at least, helped to be cured. This could put an end to life altering choices like smoking. I am deffinitley for these vaccines and what they do.
I just read the black plague article. I found this very interesting because scientists are saying that the black plague was basically a bacteria that is curable now. The scientists were blaming the conditions that were happening in Europe with war and chaos. The black plague became much worse because of the terrible conditions that were going down at this time and the "black plague" really isn't as big and scary as once thought.
After reading "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" by Douglas Quenqau I learned how scientists, in particular Dr. Kim D. Janda, has been working on a vaccine to cure addictions such as smoking and other addicting drugs. It is a very smart idea how they have made a vaccine to make addicts hate what they are addicted to.
After reading "Good Times Gone Bad: The Right To Harm Ourselves" I am alarmed at the amount of concussions that people in sports still get even with all the advances in medicine and technology you would think that there would be much better helmets. Concussions can significantly damage your brain even if its a good while later. Also I think that in this modern day and age drinking and driving is something that people should know about and really should avoid at all costs.
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I read the article about the new drug that can help addicts overcome their dependence on drugs. The drug seems to trigger something in a person's mind to say "no" to a drug. I hope that in the future, that people using this can eventually kick the habit and become clean again. How much this will cost will be another factor to people, but I believe that money is certainly not a major issue when a person's life is at stake.
I had no idea that the bacteria found in the Bubonic plague changes a person's DNA structure. I thought that bacteria hurt the cells and that the body's immune system couldn't fight it off.It is as if the people who died during this time killed themselves slowly, and painfully. It was a dark time for people back then and now I can realize how bad this epidemic must have been.
Hopefully this new technology can be used for good in the NASA program. I think that we can save a lot of money as a nation by putting these satellites up in space without requiring fuel or even an engine. If that is possible, then we can put that satellite further into space, and then have a relay system, much like the left fielder to the shortstop to the catcher kind of system that would allow us to find extraterrestrial life out of this galaxy, and perhaps find more people!
Unfortunately, drunk driving is something that we as Americans must face nearly every day. People die from careless activity on the part of younger people, and quite frankly, it is not right. No matter how much a person feels invincible or even how well they can handle alcohol, people can die very easily. Simply, they are not accidents that occur, but actually intentional occurrences because of one person's rash decisions.
I just read the article on sending a starship out into space. It is amazing that ideas that were considered science fiction not too long ago are being considered by scientists today. Also the idea that it can work without an engine sounds extremely risky. But it is a great thing to always be reaching for stars and trying to venture into new territory, and this could help keep up a shaky NASA program.
The article I just read was "Not Such A Stretch To Reach For The Starts." This article interested me on the fact that people can possible get to a star with no engine. This was fascinating because fuel is needed for all types of transportation. If this project is completed it would be a great discovery on how to transport with no engine.
I just read "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" and i think that it would be a huge development in medicine if they are able to have a vaccine that would help a person quit using a particular drug. If they are able to complete it and have it approved i think it will be very useful to people struggling with drug abuse.
I think it is good that people are trying to prevent the problems of drunk driving. I hope one day this problem with be solved and peoples lives will be saved.
I think that it is a good idea to try and release people form the addiction of drugs. But by trying to create something to stop the addiction you may have create a drug that could get people hooked on. To clarify they might have n a sense got these previous addicts a new drug to be hooked on. But the idea makes sense.
I read the article on the Black Death. I think it is amazing how we can re-create the bacterium that terrorized Europe in the early 1400s. I think that by re-creating the microbe we can better understand how and why it killed so many people. Reading that it is similar to microbes of today leads my to believe that it was something else that contributed to the death of so many others.
Reading the article on the reaching for the stars leads me to believe that we must have the technology of getting to the outer most parts of our universe and beyond. I think that Darpa will have to join with NASA to make this dream a reality . As for colonizing a new planet or universe we have to take this project one step at a time; we must first be able to get there. We should think inside the realm of possibility before we get in over our heads.
I read the article called "Good Times Gone Bad". I ask myself only one question; why are we realizing this now? We should have tried and made sports safer as soon as we found evidence of brain damage later in life. I think that to make a sport truly safe you have to eliminate it all together but that is a drastic solution. To make football safer you have to remove the helmets. By removing the helmets it discourages people from spearing, by making changes like that we can greatly decrease the number of concussions that occur.
I just read, Good Times Gone Bad: The Right to Harm Ourselves, and it surprises me that even the smallest concussion can lead to serious issues. What surprises me even more is that concussions are almost overlooked. In football if one receives a concussion the player is walked of the field and can't play. No one brings up the true harms of concussions that may lead to Alzheimer's. With drinking as well, I think it is important that these issues about driving and harms against the brain are being brought up for they are definitely overlooked by many people.
I just read the article "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" and it was an interesting article. I think it is a great idea for scientist to make this vaccine because it helps addicts to stop what they are addicted to like drugs. I think this vaccine will help a lot of people especially those who can't stop theselves.
I just read "Scientists Solve Puzzle of Black Death’s DNA" and it was amazing how scientists were able to put the DNA sequence back together from the teeth of some victims of the Black Death. It was interesting that it took scientists this long to find out what caused this. But if this occurs today, scientists will now know how to stop it.
The topic of the article, Good Times Gone Bad: The Right to Harm Ourselves, by Abigail Zuger, was very interesting to me. Ms. Zuger explains how what is considered fun and entertaining to some people may become dangerous and life threatening to others. People have different opinions on the two topics of social drinking and sports and how both of these activities tend to lend themselves to serious head injuries. The opinions people express conflict with each other because some people view these activities, such as hanging out with friends and having a few drinks, and taking part in sports like football, as fun, while others view these activities more as a deadly type of fun, and thus, should not be allowed. This is because what some people do while having fun or being entertained may cause their death or the deaths of others. That is really the problem as she points out in her article. The question becomes does this kind of fun and entertainment come at too high a price for people. Books have been written about these topics, yet people still hold fast to their differing beliefs and opinions.
I just read "Not Such A Stretch To Reach For The Stars" and its amazing what scientists are planning to do with the starship. What surprised me was that they are planning to build a starship without an engine and use stars to run the starship. But this is very dangerous because it can obliterate the earth. Overall I thought this was a very interesting article.
After reading the article "An Addiction Vaccine, Tantalizingly Close" by Dr. Janda I feel that this truly amazing that he is on the break through of being able to help millions of people who are suffering from one sort of addiction or another.
It was great to read that scientists know more about the disease the Black Plague and that they will be able to prevent a plague like this from happening again. It was also great to know that after tests were done the original teeth were returned.
Upon reading "Not Such a Strech to Reach for the Star" this would be a great accomplishment for NASA especially that the space program is done the only problem i see about this is the time necessary to reach a star and also the use of nuclear power in space without knowing if there will be any after effects that will someday reach the earth.
Good Times Gone Bad:The right to harm ourselves was interesting to read it showed how something that we find fun to do like sports could actually cause us permantent damage just like having a few drinks to be social could inpair us enough to cause harm to ourself or others.
Reading Good Times Gone Bad: The Right to Harm Ourselves was very inetersting. It makes several well respected thought out points. It shows the many problems in society such as drinking and concussions in sports. Though at first, I was confused and didn't understand, but I kept reading. I think the writer suggests that we fix or drinking laws and help prevent kids or adults, both rookies and pros that suffer from a concussion not back into the sport they play. By doing so I think we can prevent brain injuries and some deaths.
In the article " Scientists solve Puzzle of Black Death's DNA" scientist's are digging up remains of victims of the Black plague so they can test their DNA. They feel that through the DNA they can trace the bacteria that caused the black plague. Early testing showed that the make-up of the bacteria was similar to bacteria found today. So some think that living conditions of the time may have been a factor as well. The research will continue until they are able to reconstruct the plague properties entirely.
In the article "Not Such a Stretch to Reach for the Stars" Scientists are working on building a starship that can travel to the stars. Many obstacles stand in the way such as building a starship that can travel that far but does not require much fuel to do it Another problem is being able to increase travel speeds. The hope is to take some older designed starship models and up-date them using newer technology. The end result may be able to take us to the stars.
In the article "Good Times Gone Bad: The Right To Harm Ourselves" I found the idea behind it to be quite simple. Its obvious the more concussions an athlete gets the weaker overtime he becomes. Athletes just need to start to be more wary of this next time they play a game. No one can really make a sport safer without taking some of the fun out of it, so its the athletes job to take care of his or herself.
In the article "Scientists Solve Puzzle Of Black Death’s DNA", I found it extremely interesting that they were able to study DNA from hundreds of years ago. To be able to track Black Death's DNA from the tooth of a victim of this disease just amazes me. Now they can see what Black Death is made out of and why it killed so many people. It truly is amazing to be able to see a horrific disease through just a few teeth.