If you don’t like bacteria, you’re on the wrong planet.
The Smithsonian Megatherium Club was a group of scientists who researched all day and partied all night. No, really: they drank beer, ate oysters, and had sack races through the Smithsonian Castle. They even lived in the Castle…until they were kicked out for flirting with the Smithsonian…
Boy’s club at its finest.
… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.
So you might end up with more donuts.
But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?
A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.
The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.
tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.
Thank you donut side of Tumblr.
28 November 2013
It might sound revolting, but doctors could one day prescribe poo pills. Sometimes, when antibiotics have eliminated ‘friendly’ bacteria, the gut’s microbial community is overrun with a bacterium called Clostridium difficile (falsely coloured orange) that causes chronic diarrhoea and can sometimes be fatal. In the past couple of years, an unusual treatment has proven highly effective: faecal transplants – in which a liquid stool sample from a healthy gut is squirted into a patient’s colon – eradicate C. difficile by restoring the normal bacterial balance. But medical regulations and squeamishness prevent many doctors from performing the procedure. As an easier alternative, researchers are testing tablets containing concentrated faecal bacteria from healthy donors. In one trial, the tablets cured all 27 of the patients on which they were tested, raising the possibility that poo pills – which have no smell or taste – could become a more palatable option for patients with severe gut infections.
Written by Daniel Cossins
Image by David Goulding
Originally published under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Research by Professor Thomas Louie, University of Calgary, Canada
Working on IRB Paperwork
- IRB: You only need training if you need informed consent.
- Me: We don't need informed consent, so no training!
- IRB: Just kidding, you need training if you're interacting with the subjects at all
- Me: OK, that's fine. I'll be interacting with the subjects, so I'll do the training
- IRB: Just kidding, everyone needs training. Maybe we should have told you that first? (last part not actually said)
- Me: Areyoufreakingkiddingme?!
NEW YORK (AP) — Look alive, selfie. There’s another word of the year that’s not all about you.
“With the explosion of information and technology, are we all scientists?”
This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.
a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).
a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.
a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.
tell me again why feminism isn’t important.
I am personally offended to the highest degree
So what this is telling me, is that if I were a man, I’d make $35k more per year with THE SAME ADVANCED DEGREE?????