Sometimes, green poop is an indication of a health issue. For example, cancer patients who undergo a donor bone-marrow transplant may develop graft-versus-host disease, which is marked by a number of gastrointestinal symptoms, including watery, green diarrhea, according to the National Cancer Institute. … [Read more...] about Why Is My Poop Green?
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"The hypothesis that diarrhea clears intestinal pathogens has been debated for centuries," senior study author Dr. Jerrold Turner, a professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a statement. But the role that diarrhea plays in the progression of intestinal infections "remains poorly understood." [The Poop on Pooping: 5 Misconceptions Explained] … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Get Diarrhea When You’re Sick
It was this software that powered me along at about 20 miles per hour, accompanied by two of Aurora’s safety drivers and a journalist from NPR. As we pulled away from the venue, an oncoming vehicle nudged into our lane, prompting Aurora’s car to brake abruptly. The safety drivers seemed unperturbed. While their hands stayed on the wheel, they were observing the car in a relaxed manner, and they didn’t seem to need to take control. After successfully completing multiple left-hand turns near distracted pedestrians — the gold standard, I am told, for autonomous vehicles — the car seemed to recover its dignity, depositing us back at the venue without incident. … [Read more...] about Aurora is finally ready to show the world what it’s been up to
In addition to solid-state MOSFET-based signal amplifiers, self-powered speakers also contain transformers, which are made of solid cores of metal wound with fine conductive wire. Updates to transformer technology in recent years include Gallium Nitride (GaN), which reduces heat and overall footprint. These components, particularly MOSFETs do not "go bad" unless they are abused, such as being subjected to high temperatures or very high voltages or transient power spikes, which can be mitigated by a simple surge suppressor or power conditioner. … [Read more...] about So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die
In the next tank, called a digester, low oxygen and hot temperatures (around 95 degrees Fahrenheit, or 35 degrees Celsius) create the perfect conditions for anaerobic bacteria, which thrive without oxygen. The anaerobes further break down the waste inside the tank, converting most of it into water, methane and carbon dioxide. (Some treatment plants even reuse this gas as fuel.) Unlike anaerobes, most pathogens don't fare well in these inhospitable conditions, and most die off at this stage, Noguera said. … [Read more...] about Where does all our poop go?