November 30th, 2007

"Success"

Why Some People Can't Handle Success
Wild success causes elation for many people. But for some it spells anxiety. It's all in how they see themselves.

 
How people view their abilities in the workplace or classroom impacts how they respond to success and failure, new research reveals. Individuals who think their abilities are set for life experience high anxiety over unexpected accomplishments compared with those who view their capabilities as flexible.
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World Aids Day

“Dick is a Weapon of Ass-destruction”
-anonymous-

Fact: In 2007, the estimated number of persons living with HIV worldwide was 33.2 million and there were 2.1 million AIDS deaths. Evolve and use a Condom.
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Alien Cells

Are Alien Cells Among Us?
In pursuit of evidence that life arose on Earth more than once, scientists are searching for microbes that are radically different from all known organisms…

Alien microbes may be hiding in plain sight. Although they might look like ordinary bacteria, their biochemistry could involve exotic amino acids or different elemental building blocks. 

The following are artist conceptions of yet to be discovered alien cells.
 
Researchers are now seeking evidence of a second genesis by searching for exotic microbes that are biochemically different from all known organisms. 


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  • Current Music: “No Roots” – Faithless
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Quote of the Day


“One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.”
 
-William Feather (1908 - 1976)-
 
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Image of the Day

Japan's Cherry Trees
A woman admires cherry blossoms at Chidorigafuchi, a moat at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. The landmark is one of Japan's most popular viewing spots for cherry blossoms, a national symbol of spring. But increasingly early blossoms—including trees across Japan that bloomed in fall this year—have experts worried about the impacts of climate change on one of Japan's most famous cultural icons.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)
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