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In an interesting experiment, biology student Mattia Menchetti—who is currently pursuing his Masters in Science at the University of Florence—left a stack of colored construction paper for a group of European Paper Wasps and photographed the resulting nest they created.
Menchetti posted the series of close-up photos on his blog, Notula Zoologica, and the rainbow-colored results are quite fascinating.
Nobody wants to get sick, so most of us follow that suggestion pretty well…except for when it comes to eating meals like sushi, which we consider to be safe. But after the completely disgusting experience that this lady had after eating raw fish, I’m pretty sure she’ll be skipping that takeout favorite from now on.
When a woman in Nanao, Japan, went to the hospital two hours after eating uncooked salmon, she was very sick and in a lot of pain. When the doctor put a camera down her throat and into her stomach, he discovered eleven horrifying roundworm larvae inside. And when you watch the doctor remove one wriggling larva, I’m betting you’ll overcook your meat from now on to avoid this horror.
Featuring an adorable kitten rave, an inside look into the ever-elusive dishwasher, and the most amazing wimpy goat.
Whoa, you guys, whoa! We can finally die knowing wth is happening inside the dishwasher! Way to go, humanity! (4:35)
THIS IS WHAT WE FEED OUR BABIES? No wonder they’re always crying. (2:22)
Listen, these kittens simply won’t turn down for anything. Don’t even think about asking them to. (1:23)
Prepare to fall in love. This baby goat might be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time). (0:07)
This guy is seriously an artist! He brilliantly uses Snapchat to cover popular songs and transform himself into everyone from Aladdin to Lil’ Jon. (2:57)
Yikes. This wedding fail proves that weddings and water don’t go well together. (0:10)
You can talk about anything with your bff! Especially all the gross, perverse or straight up stupid thoughts you have on the daily. (1:39)
This guy boiled coke to see what would happen. It’s not pretty. (5:16)
A biker captured this terrifying footage of his robbery by an armed gunman. It later helped lead to three arrests. (1:00)
The concept is to create a network of high altitude balloons for data sharing in areas that fiber optic cables just aren’t cost effective. Using the Stratosphere’s consistent wind patterns, the balloons can be ‘steered’ per say into the the correct positioning.
Users simply use a special Internet antenna to connect and ‘talk’ to the balloons in the sky, which in turn talk to other balloons, which talk to an Internet service provider.
Make the most of your trip by beating jet lag once and for all.
Waking up in the middle of the night and feeling sleepy and hungry at the wrong times can be all sorts of annoying when all you want to do is explore a new city, or have to be on top form during a work trip.
Every cell in your body has its own circadian clock, and they’re all regulated by a central one called the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus region of your brain. When you skip time zones, it sends these little clocks out of whack.
Your hypothalamus judges what time it is by the signals your body sends it, which is mostly based on light, but also when you eat.
Here are some things you can do to help your body adjust and get over jet lag as quickly as possible.
Professor Richard Wiseman, author of Night School (Macmillan, 2014), recommends making use of the days before you travel.
There’s some evidence that starting to get up earlier in the few days before traveling east can alleviate some of the horrible fuzziness jet lag brings. A study of 28 people in the Journal of Biological Rhythms found that bringing sleep forward an hour a day for three days and exposing participants to bright light in the morning meant they could advance their sleep pattern without losing out on alertness.
If you’re going west instead of east, you need to delay your sleep pattern, to try sleeping in an hour later per day for the three days before you travel.
And try to do whatever you would at that time. “If it is time to sleep, get your head down. If it is dinner time, eat something,” writes Wiseman.
It’s going to be hard to convince yourself to sleep if you have bright daylight streaming in through the window next to you. You can use the website Sun Flight to check where the sun will be during your flight to book the best seat.
As a general rule, if you’ve travelled east you’ll need to avoid morning light but make the most of it in the afternoon, says Wiseman. If you’ve travelled west, try to expose yourself to light throughout the day.
If you want to get really detailed, the University of Michigan has created an app called Entrain that can take your normal sleep schedule and travel schedule and tell you exactly when you seek out bright light and when to avoid it.
In a New York Times article, Steven Lockley from NASA’s fatigue management team, recommends wearing sunglasses during a flight if you need to sleep, and at the airport once you arrive if you need to.
For example, on an overnight flight from New York to London, Lockley says you should wear sunglasses for the entire flight and until 11am local time, to help yourself adjust. Don’t seek out bright light right away, because your body thinks it’s the middle of the night and you’ll just exhaust yourself.
Between 1 to 2pm in your new timezone is the best time for this, Wiseman told BuzzFeed.
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates your body’s sleep and wake cycles. “Research suggests that daily doses of melatonin can help alleviate jet lag, and that short-term usage seems to have few negative side effects,” writes Wiseman. A Cochrane review of the evidence found that melatonin is “remarkably effective” at preventing or reducing jet lag.
Obviously, though, you should consult your doctor before taking any medication.
“Adjusting to a new local time takes about half a day per time zone if you are flying east to west, and two-thirds of a day per time zone if you are flying west to east,” writes Wiseman.
If your trip is only a few days anyway, you’ll just be getting on local time as you leave to go back home – and have to do it all over again.
The BBC special, A History of Ancient Britain, shows us the secret way people made swords in old Britain. I really don’t understand the method they used, but science is awesome. They heat up a metal until it melts and pour it into a mold. A little of the melted metal spills and looks like the blood of the devil.