Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Reverse Brazil Nut Problem Reverse Brazil Nut Problem: Competition between Percolation and Condensation Daniel C. Hong, Paul V. Quinn and Stefan Luding Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3423 – 3426 (2001) In the Brazil nut problem (BNP), hard spheres with larger diameters rise to … Continue reading

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I beg your pardon

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Kings II K-edgeree

http://blog.newhumanist.o…whats-your.html My old mates at the New Humanist tried and largely failed to interview Genesis P-Orridge for their last issue but it’s not all bad news because it has spawned a new game and competition: combine your favourite book of … Continue reading

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Blood cools brain not other way around.

http://brainstimulant.blo…modynamics.html Rather tickled to discover that contrary to the belief of some ancient greeks, it seems that the brain isn’t an organ for cooling the blood: Increasing [cerebral blood flow] in a specific deep brain region can cause a resultant … Continue reading

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The human body literally glimmers.…al.pone.0006256 Image: Laura Cone Imaging of Ultraweak Spontaneous Photon Emission from Human Body Displaying Diurnal Rhythm PLoS ONE: Neuroscience by Masaki Kobayashi et al. The human body literally glimmers. The intensity of the light emitted by the body is 1000 … Continue reading

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I don’t feel your pain, Johnny Foreigner…ract/29/26/8525 The pain matrix including the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) mediates not only first person pain experience but also empathy for others’ pain. It remains unknown, however, whether empathic neural responses of the pain matrix are modulated by racial in-group/out-group … Continue reading

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