The fish is orange-red, with splashes of yellow and pink decorating its fins and face. Its scientific name is Scorpaenodes barrybrowni, after nature photographer Barry Brown, who works with the Smithsonian Institution mission that discovered the deep-sea-living fish. … [Read more...] about Vibrantly Colored ‘Starburst’ Scorpionfish Discovered in the Caribbean
When was genetic engineering first discovered
Willful circumvention of federal and state law is not exactly punishable by death, but it may well mean just that to a brand that relies on the trust of existing customers. This scheme undermines the company's attempts to build the trust of potential customers and—perhaps most cynically—it blows up a central tenet of VW's product across two brands: "clean diesel." VW and Audi have wed themselves to the "clean diesel" mantra for years now, using "clean diesel" technology both in the marketplace and on the racetrack. Now pinched by the US government for flouting emissions regulations with a computer-coded bypass for non-compliance, Volkswagen faces an enormous recall, a stop-sale order, and a potential $18 billion dollar fine. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen’s dirty mission: Where’s the beginning and where’s the end?
Recently there has been increased concern over hundreds of "pro-eating disorder" Web sites that provide "thinspiration" to legions of young women who want to become stick-thin. These sites provide an online community to swap tips on how to fast, disguise disordered eating, and generally "encourage" anorexia (though people don't really need to look far for information on dieting tips or how not to eat). … [Read more...] about Thinspiration: Do Web Sites Encourage Anorexia?
To treat the disease, doctors need to remove iron from the body. To do so, they draw blood, which is filled with iron, said Taddei, who is also a physician at the VA Connecticut Health System. In this case, it appears the man's decades of giving blood acted as a form of protection from the symptoms of the disease, Taddei said. … [Read more...] about Donating Blood Kept Man’s Disease at Bay
"Aluminum is now cheaper and easier to implement thanks to Apple itself," says noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. His assessment, shared by many others, is that Apple’s demand drove "related suppliers of aluminum casing to invest more on capacity and technology." They were all competing for the lucrative prize of satisfying the MacBook maker’s need to extrude, machine, anodize, and recycle vast quantities of the metal. You don’t need to agree with Steve Jobs that Apple "invented a whole new way of building notebooks from a single block of aluminum" to appreciate that its change in manufacturing fundamentally altered the supply chain for the material. … [Read more...] about Supply chained: Apple’s sapphire production will be hard to copy