Steven Universe: 7 Minute First Look
Steven gets a hold of a magical time travel device and does what any kid would do - he uses it to make jokes. But toying with magic draws trouble to his sleepy beach town and Steven has to step up and save the day - with more jokes.
All the other new cartoon shorts are up as well!
I cannot wait :DDDDDD
98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
I guess that’s one way to make a difference.
I tested Walmart’s brand of bottled water and I was shocked to see they sell the most toxic water ever. I tested for Total Dissolved Solids using a TDS meter and the number I got was 271. THAT IS THE MOST TOXIC WATER I HAVE EVER SEEN. Even NYC tap water TDS score is 39. Poland Spring is 42. The water is not even drinkable. I think it’s Criminal to even make profits from selling this water filled with sodium fluoride and who knows what else is in that. 500 ppm (parts per million) is the EPA Maximum but even though the FDA is corrupt their recommended is 000, which is pure.
THE ONLY BOTTLED WATER THAT READS 000 IS DUANEreade/Walgreens ‘NICE’ branded water.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO ALONG.
This has to be one of the worst things I’ve read on tumblr. This could actually pass as a Sheltering Suburban Mom meme. How can you even say it’s toxic without even looking at the water’s composition?
A digital, educational game designed to help high school students better visualize the Electron Transport Chain.
Art done by: © 2012 Julianne Pasini
Coding and research by: © 2012 Nicholas Saunders and Alyssa Oglesbee
NIH Details Impact of 2013 Sequester Cuts
After weeks of worrying about how the mandatory across-the-board 2013 budget cuts known as the sequester would play out at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research community now has final figures. The bottom line is as grim as expected: The agency’s overall budget will fall by $1.55 billion compared to 2012, to $29.15 billion, a cut of about 5%, according to an NIH notice today. That is essentially what NIH predicted as part of the 5.1% sequestration.
As a result, NIH expects to fund 8283 new and competing research grants this year, a drop of 703, according to this table. That number firms up the “hundreds fewer” awards that NIH officials warned of earlier this year. Including ongoing (already awarded) grants that are ending, the total number of research grants will drop by 1357 to 34,902 awards. The decline “reflects the fact that NIH’s budget is being shrunk due to the new budget and political reality, which is bad news for researchers and the patients they are trying to help,” says Tony Mazzaschi of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.
NIH will try to keep the size of the average award consistent with 2012; it will not award inflationary increases for future years. The agency also expects to trim continuing grants. Grants that were cut up to 10% earlier this year because of budget uncertainty “may be partially restored,” but probably not to the original commitment level, NIH’s notice says.
To be honest, when I read this article my heart dropped a little because it highlights one of the harsh realities that people in science would rather not think/talk about. I’ve always felt it was a privilege to be able to do science with federal funds but this is still disappointing. I can’t help but think how much harder getting a PhD and a postdoc is going to be :( However, I understand that sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do and cut corners when and where you have to.
Science is not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned.
I feel bad thinking how hard it’ll be for my friends in grad school and research to get funding. Cutting corners in research is not something new, but man does it limit what you can do and what you might discover :/