12 Principle Brain Rules for the Optimum Benefits

This is among the most engaging books on the topic of brain science and learning.

In Brain Rules, molecular biologist Dr. John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformation ideas for our daily lives.

Medina's fascinating stories and sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he finds, to his surprise, that we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes.

The Coldest Place in the Universe !

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is entering the final stages of being lowered to a temperature of 1.9 Kelvin (-271C; -456F) - colder than deep space.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator complex intended to collide opposing beams of 7 TeV protons built by CERN. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the standard model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. This model is known to break down at a certain high energy level.

The LHC has thousands of magnets which will be maintained in this frigid condition using liquid helium. The magnets are arranged in a ring that runs for 27km through the giant tunnel.

Once the LHC is operational, two particle beams - usually consisting of protons accelerated to high energies - will be fired down pipes running through the magnets.

These beams will then travel in opposite directions around the main ring at close to the speed of light.

At allotted points along the tunnel, the beams will cross paths, smashing into one another with cataclysmic force. Scientists hope to see new particles in the debris of these collisions, revealing fundamental new insights into the nature of the cosmos and how it came into being.

The most powerful physics experiment ever built, the LHC will re-create the conditions just after the Big Bang.

Concerns have been raised regarding the safety of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the grounds that high-energy particle collisions performed in the LHC might produce dangerous phenomena, including micro black holes, strangelets, vacuum bubbles and magnetic monopoles.

In response to these concerns, the LHC Safety Study Group, a group of independent scientists, performed a safety analysis of the LHC and concluded in a report published in 2003 that there is "no basis for any conceivable threat".

In 2008, drawing from new experimental data and theoretical understanding, the LHC Safety Assessment Group (LSAG) published a report updating the 2003 safety review, in which they reaffirmed and extended its conclusions that LHC particle collisions present no danger.

Going crazy about DNA

Genetic instructions that makes us unique or from another approach, cruelly just a clone from similar patterns. I have compiled the most interesting news and articles about DNA for this year. Let's start to discover!

5 Things You Didn't Know about DNA :

1- The human genome was almost commercialized
2- DNA testing is used to authenticate foods like caviar
3- Full genome DNA testing can be had for as little as $1,000
4- The first-ever DNA evidence cleared a murder suspect almost 20 years ago
5- DNA says Genghis Khan was a prolific lover

First DNA Molecule Made Almost Entirely Of Artificial Parts

A team in Japan has created the world's first DNA strand made from artificial bases. The discovery could be used in the fields of gene therapy and other futuristic high-tech advances, such as nano-sized computers

Genetic structure of the cacao tree
The chocolate company Mars has announced that it is to decode the genetic structure of the cacao tree.

Oldest human DNA recovered: Dating to 14,300 years ago
DNA from dried human excrement recovered from Oregon's Paisley Caves is the oldest found yet in the New World -- dating to 14,300 years ago, some 1,200 years before Clovis culture -- and provides apparent genetic ties to Siberia or Asia, according to an international team of 13 scientists.

DNA leads police to salami-loving thief
German authorities were able to pin a burglary committed in April on a suspected serial thief after he left a half-eaten slice of salami carrying a sliver of his DNA at a crime scene

Experts Fear New DNA Tests May Become Fuel for Racists

Nonscientists are already beginning to stitch together highly speculative conclusions about the historically charged subject of race and intelligence from the new biological data.

I hope you enjoyed my quick the most interesting DNA news compilation.

And a perfect documentary DVD about the secrets of DNA as a bonus to the topic.

Ghost in Your Genes

Identical twins share the same genes and are often startlingly alike. Why, then, should they often meet such different fates one twin developing a serious disease like cancer while the other remains unscathed? In a compelling scientific detective story, The Ghost in Your Genes explores the provocative idea that there may be more to inheritance than genes alone. New clues reveal that a second epigenetic chemical code sits on top of our regular DNA and controls how our genes are expressed, turning them on or off with dramatic consequences for our health.

This revolutionary finding has vital implications not only for treating disease but for how we take care of ourselves. While we inherit the epigenome much as we do DNA, it appears to respond far more to our environment and lifestyles. So our stress levels and what we eat, drink, and breathe may leave an enduring imprint, not just on our own bodies but on the generations to come. In a tour-de-force of scientific sleuthing, NOVA reveals the discoveries that have overturned the old story of inheritance and have profound relevance for how we choose to lead our lives.

Excellent Albert Einstein Videos

The father of theory of relativity and specifically mass-energy equivalence, E = mc2. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect." Here, you will find very interesting and educative Albert Einstein videos.

The voice of Albert Einstein. He explains the equivalence of energy and matter in this video.



The life of Albert Einstein - part 1





The life of Albert Einstein - part 2



The life of Albert Einstein - part 3



The life of Albert Einstein - part 4



The life of Albert Einstein - part 5

 
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