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Messages - Shahriar Mohammad Kamal

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Eyes / Eye's motion detection sensors identified
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:07:01 PM »
Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for people who have suffered vision loss. [Coll.]

Fruit / Pest Fruit Flies Found in Northern California Neighborhood
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:05:04 PM »
A state lab has found a fruit fly infestation in a Northern California neighborhood. Santa Clara County officials say six fruit flies were trapped in Cupertino, a Silicon Valley city south of San Francisco. County officials say an eradication program was scheduled to begin last week, and will last eight weeks. The Oriental Fruit Fly is a pest found throughout much of southern Asia. The fly feeds on more than 230 kinds of fruits and vegetables including citrus and stone fruits. Fly eggs lead to maggots that feed on the pulp, wasting the fruit or vegetable. This is the third time in eight years that there has been an Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Cupertino. The fly typically makes its way into the country from contraband fruit. [Coll.]

Salad / How to make Spring Onion Flowers?
« on: June 29, 2015, 12:02:10 PM »
Step 1 : For these flowers, select the ones with slightly greater bulb size. Wash the onions properly and then dry them using a cloth. Separate the green part of the spring onions so that only the white bulb with a small stem remains. Also remove the top part of the white onion so that it becomes flat enough to give cuts.
Step 2 : Give long vertical cuts to the onion bulbs towards the green stem. Now give cuts perpendicular to the earlier ones.
Step 3 : Now keep these bulbs them in chilled water for atleast 15-20 minutes. We can add some ice cubes to the water for better effect. The chilling effect causes the petals to open up and the onions literally bloom like flowers. [Coll.]

Reduce Fat /Weight Loss / Lose your weight...
« on: June 29, 2015, 11:54:15 AM »
1. Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
2. Drink plenty of water.
3. Get tempting foods out of your home.
4. Stay busy -- you don't want to eat just because you're bored.
5. Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. ...
6. Don't skip meals


Astronomy / Is universe expansion slowing down?
« on: June 29, 2015, 11:50:39 AM »
Many know the phrase "the big bang theory."  According to scientists, the universe began with the "big bang" and expanded to the size it is today. Yet, the gravity of all of this matter, stars, gas, galaxies, and mysterious dark matter, tries to pull the universe back together, slowing down the expansion. [Coll.]

English / Re: Some outstanding lines from Sexton
« on: June 29, 2015, 11:41:41 AM »
Treatment of a person as a non-person.

« on: June 29, 2015, 11:36:57 AM »
'Soon learnt, soon forgotten'
Something that is easy to learn is easy to forget.

Salad / Onions in Salads: Soak Them in Water First
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:36:42 PM »
There's nothing wrong with a good hunk of onion in a salad: it's crunchy, and filled with pungent flavor. However, when that strong flavor takes over the dish, not to mention the next few hours of the victim's mouth, that's when one starts to push those crisp onion slices off to the side of the plate. But there's a great way to have your onion and eat it too!
Soaking onions in ice water for 10 or 15 minutes mellows out the flavor to take that sharp edge, and accompanying aftertaste. It's a trick restaurants use, and you can achieve the same results, too. [Coll.]

Fruit / A new generation of jackfruit includes smaller varieties
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:33:37 PM »
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a tropical tree native to western India that has been cultivated in Florida for more than a century. But now, with superior varieties available and growing techniques updated, it’s time to take advantage of its potential for production.

Eyes / Avocado compound holds promise for treating leukemia
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:30:50 PM »
They are responsible for one of our favorite Mexican dips and can brighten up any salad, but a new study finds there may be much more to avocados; a compound found in the fruit could help tackle acute myeloid leukemia. [Coll.]

Cancer / Could the magnolia tree help combat head and neck cancers?
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:28:55 PM »
Head and neck cancers are responsible for the deaths of more than 20,000 people in every year, highlighting the need for new prevention and treatment strategies for the cancers. Now, a new study reveals how a compound found in the bark and leaves of the magnolia tree could provide just that. [Coll.]

Reduce Fat /Weight Loss / Ways to Lose Weight Fast
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:26:15 PM »
Fitness means being in good physical condition, being healthy, having more energy and better sleep patterns. A person who is fit is also able to carry out tasks more easily. Fitness may help prevent certain diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. You do not have to be an athlete to be fit. A brisk half-hour walk every day can help you reach a good level of fitness. Staying active and fit can also help you manage your weight and reduce the risk of obesity. [Coll.]

Astronomy / How the brightest lights in the universe 'flicker'
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:21:20 PM »
Active galactic nuclei are the brightest objects in the universe. They are not lit up permanently, but rather 'flicker' extremely slowly. This insight helps researchers better understand the influence these nuclei and black holes have on their host galaxy. [Coll.]

What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? Researchers did experiments on mice in the lab to find out. They found that early-age exercise in mice has positive effects on adult levels of voluntary exercise in addition to reducing body mass -- results that may have relevance for the public policy debates concerning the importance of physical education for children. [Coll.]

Life Science / How creative are you? Depends where you're from
« on: June 28, 2015, 12:15:38 PM »
With the 'creative class' on the rise, many businesses are trying to capitalize on imagination and innovation. But when it comes to creative juices, some societies have a faster flow than others. That's because, as new research suggests, creativity is tied to culture. [Coll.]

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