I explain my concept of “mega-networks” over at TechCrunch:
We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel.
Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain implants, but…
Some information I gathered while having carpal tunnel syndrome myself! I got it almost six months ago and even though it’s mostly gone I can still feel it when I work too hard.
I want to point out that I have NO medical training and that you SHOULD consult a doctor if you suspect that you have CTS. I will however try to do my best to answer questions if anyone has any.
Useful tips. Take note of the stretches and exercises to help avoid CTS.
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Has Announced 2014’s Inductees
Hall & Oates
The E Street Band
Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham
And the Beatles’ Manager Brian Epstein
People who have a less diverse population of bacteria in their gastrointestinal tracts may be more likely to get colon cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers also found that people who were diagnosed with colon cancer had fewer beneficial bacteria, and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease.
"For the first time, we found that colorectal cancer patients have a different gut bacteria composition than healthy subjects," said study author Jiyoung Ahn, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the NYU School of Medicine in New York.
"This research, although in an early stage, is pointing to the possibility that gut microbes are involved in colon cancer development," Ahn said.
Further study could open up new ways to protect against this serious disease, she said. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and it claims the lives of more than 50,000 Americans a year, according to the American Cancer Society.
The study was published online today (Dec. 6) in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
The Christmas tree worm is species of tube-building polychaete worms found throughout the world’s tropical waters. As their name suggests, they are shaped like Christmas trees and come in a wide array of bright colors.
The body of the worm is hidden inside a burrow drilled into coral. Each worm as two spiral-shaped ‘crowns’ that are used for feeding and breathing. Every spiral consists of highly ciliated tentacles called radioles. The cilia function as tiny hairs which beat constantly to move food particles and mucus into the worm’s mouth. The radioles are also used for gas exchange.
A little science to go with today’s holiday. Merry Christmas!