Is it more difficult to identify different shades of green, or the difference between green and blue? If you chose the second task, I’m betting you weren’t raised in the Himba tribe of northern Namibia. This is because the Himba color naming system differs drastically from that in the En...The post Utilizing Explanatory Styles to Boost Optimism appeared first on .
There’s a nice, but dense, paper out today (pdf here) from Singaporean biophysicists and chemical engineers at MIT demonstrating how existing theory fails to model the tying and untying of knots in polymers.
Such knots are found in nature’s macromolecules: proteins and DNA. The most probable knot size (the ’metastable’ size) was found to vary non-monotonically (‘not strictly increasing’) with channel size, as per existing (Grosberg-Rabin) theory.
“O, promised landO, wicked groundBuild a dreamTear it downO, promised landWhat a wicked groundBuild a dreamWatch it all fall down”“San Andreas Fault” Maybe the first persons to note something unusual in early morning of April 18, 1906 were the sailors on board of the “Wellington“, just entering the bay of San Francisco. The captain reported later that the ship “shivered and shook like a springless wagon on a corduroy road” even if the sea was as
The 1st homo species is supposed to be Homo Habilis – (handy man). Who made these flaked tools? An older homo habilis or some of the more advanced ape-like upright walkers that are not related to Lucy? According to Daily Mail: “World’s oldest tools discovered: Stone flakes made by human ancestor 3.3 million year ago […]