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In 400 BCE, the Greek admiral Androsthenes wrote of a tree that
“opens together with the rising sun … and closes for the night. And the country-dwellers say that it goes to sleep.”
Over the next 2000 years, researchers discovered that the daily cycles first observed by Androsthenes fall into 24-hour periods similar to our own cycles of waking and sleeping. In plants, these circadian rhythms help control everything from the time a plant flowers to its ability to adapt to cold weather. Plants can even use their internal clocks to do arithmetic calculations to budget their energy supplies through the night.
But what happens when part of a plant is harvested for food? In a recent study, researchers at Rice University and UC Davis showed that cabbages can exhibit circadian rhythms as long as a week after harvest. Read more…
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So harvesting your mistletoe by the light of the full moon might actually be a sensible instruction…?Source: scienceandfooducla
Dr. Dena Herman stopped by the 2013 Science and Food course to make smoothies and teach us about the molecules of food and nutrition. During her lecture, Dr. Herman shared several fascinating facts about eating healthfully. Here are 5 interesting facts relating to nutrition. Read more…
Special Wacky Blackmail Option:
The Blackmailer is totally allowed to call dibs on the last single available soda, cookie, chip and dip, brownie, piece of cake or pie, or other snackie item, or ask the victim to bring them a drink or make them a sandwich. The victim should comply immediately and not have to leave the house to gather supply to accomplish this.
Doctor Who Meme ‣ Favourite Non-Companion
“I’m clever, and I’m listening. Now don’t patronise me, ‘cause people have died and I’m not happy. Tell me.”
Sally Sparrow is my absolute favorite non-companion. She deserves her own series!
(via doctorwho)Source: kaylainthetardis
I’m moving all the silly signomyte! posts to their own blog, a blog whose theme will be silly signs. If silly signs appeal to you, follow. Also, silly.
The Museum promotes research on the evolution of early office technology based on original documents and artifacts and disseminates information about the history of office equipment
Oldest known board game pieces!