A Model of Genetic Variation in Human Social Network

submitted by: dougramsey
Social networks influence the evolution of cooperation and they exhibit strikingly systematic patterns across a wide range of human contexts. Both of these facts suggest that variation in the topological attributes of human social networks might have a genetic basis. While genetic variation accounts for a significant portion of the variation in many complex social behaviors, the heritability of egocentric social network attributes is unknown. Here we show that three of these attributes...

The Human Oral Microbiome by Floyd Dewhirst, Harvard University

submitted by: dougramsey
The human oral cavity is a diverse habitat that contains approximately bacterial 600 predominant species. The oral microbiome is comprised of 44% named species, 12% isolates representing unnamed species, and 44% phylotypes known only from 16S rRNA based cloning studies. Species from 11 phyla have been identified: Firmicutes (211), Bacteroidetes (106), Proteobacteria (99), Actinobacteria (64), Spirochaetes (49), Fusobacteria (29), TM7 (12), Synergistetes (10), Chlamydiae (1), Chloroflexi (1)...

FDNY Certified Flame Proofing Company NYC

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CERTIFIED FLAMEPROOFING is a FDNY Certified Flameproofing Company for Flameproof Materials! Get rid of all Flameproof violation worries with Certified Flameproofing Services today!

MORE is MORE 2: 4D Product Design for the Everyday

submitted by: 4ddynamics
This is 25 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE 8 HOURS event. (Good resolution please wait for download if no immediate streaming.) Designing Design Research 7: "MORE is MORE 2 - 4D Product Design for The Everyday" DANA CENTRE, Science Museum, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7, UK. Tuesday 6th May 2008. "Is complexity science with arts&design about give us 'polite robotic traffic lights', an 'angry robot toaster', and delightfully choreographed buildings"? MORE is MORE 2 was an...

Trailer: Water Before Anything

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A movie that documents the successful Task Force process in Oregon's Umatilla County. Umatilla County has one of the worst groundwater depletion problems in the world. Five years ago a Task Force was formed to address sustainability and water rights. In 2009 the Umatilla Planning Commission adopted the Task Force's plan for sustainability beyond the year 2050. This film chronicles the conversation around groundwater and proposes that water is unique in its ability to transform conflict.

Science & Social Media: Tamara Zemlo, BioInformatics, LLC

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On Jan. 6, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Foundation, The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, and BioInformatics, LLC, hosted a Cafe Scientifique on Science and Social Media. In part 1 of this 4 part video, Dr. Tamara Zemlo from BioInformatics, LLC presents an overview of why scientists need to communicate with each other, the traditional media used, and how new media is changing how science is communicated among professionals. Please visit www.microbeworld.org...