Tjadendevries's blog enScience Friday: How you count on your fingers says what about your brain? | Why humans laugh? | Edison’s car battery is back <p><a href=""><b>What does the way you count on your fingers say about your brain?</b></a></p> <ul><iframe width="265" height="199" align="right" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>Put down your coffee for a moment. Now, without thinking about it too much, use your hands to count to 10. <p>How did you do it? Did you start with the left hand, or the right? Did you begin counting on a thumb, or with a pinkie? Maybe you started on an index finger? And did you begin with a closed fist, or an open hand?</p></ul><p><a href="/node/36326/index.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p>, 30 Jun 2012 03:48:29 +0000Tjadendevries36326 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgSign of the Day <p><img src="" width="85%" /></p><p><a href="/node/36325/index.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> on EarthFri, 29 Jun 2012 01:56:03 +0000Tjadendevries36325 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgTweet of the Day <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just got off the phone w a local homeless org, one of the biggest in LA, and they are seeing 300-400 new homeless people per month.</p> <p>&mdash; Mark Horvath (@hardlynormal) <a href="" data-datetime="2012-06-26T23:55:58+00:00">June 26, 2012</a></p></blockquote> <script src="//" charset="utf-8"></script><p><a href="/node/36324/index.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CaliforniansEconomyHousingHuman RightsCaliforniaThu, 28 Jun 2012 21:48:14 +0000Tjadendevries36324 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgScience Friday: Monsanto Contaminates Groundwater | The Word on the Tip of Your Tongue | Cheetahs' Speed Secret <p><a href=""><b>Is GMO Farming Poisoning The World's Drinking Water?</b></a></p> <ul>Monsanto's Herbicide Linked To Groundwater Contamination <p>In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto's patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite the manufacturer's claims, glyphosate herbicide does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is accumulating there in concerning quantities.</p> <p><b>Why Is Groundwater Contamination An Important Finding?</b></p> <p>Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface, that supplies aquifers, wells and springs. If a chemical like glyphosate is mobile enough to get into the groundwater and is intrinsically resistant to being biodegraded (after all, it is being used to kill/degrade living things – not the other way around), significant environmental exposures to humans using the water are inevitable. After all, according to the USGS, 88,000 tons were used in the US in 2007 alone.</p></ul><p><a href="/node/36320/index.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AmericansAgricultureEducationHealth CareScienceNationalSat, 23 Jun 2012 04:00:37 +0000Tjadendevries36320 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgBank Yankers <div style="background-color:#000000;width:450px;"> <div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="" width="450" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><b><a href="">The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</a></b><br/>Get More: <a href=''>Daily Show Full Episodes</a>,<a href=''>Political Humor &amp; Satire Blog</a>,<a href=''>The Daily Show on Facebook</a></br/></p> </div> </div> <p><a href="">Must-Read Background</a> </p> <p>And <a href="/node/15132/index.html">Why are Financial Terrorists (JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley...etc.) getting away with attacking America?</a>; and <a href="">JPMorgan, Lehman, UBS Named in Municipal Bond Bid-Rigging Conspiracy</a>; and <a href="/node/34605/index.html">SMUD Sues Financial Terrorists - Bank of America, UBS, and JPMorgan Over Derivatives</a>; and <a href="">Occupy Buffalo convinces city to withdraw $45 million from JPMorgan</a>; </p> <p>And last, but not least, <a href="">Did Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase 'Naked Short Sell' California Bonds? Which Could Lead to a Greek Style Collapse?</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> JusticeNationalFri, 15 Jun 2012 23:23:59 +0000Tjadendevries36309 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgScience Friday: In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria | How Deforestation Caused Easter Island's Society to Collapse <p><img src="" /></p> <p><a href=""><b>In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria</b></a><br /> By GINA KOLATA</p> <ul>For years, bacteria have had a bad name. They are the cause of infections, of diseases. They are something to be scrubbed away, things to be avoided. <p>But now researchers have taken a detailed look at another set of bacteria that may play even bigger roles in health and disease: the 100 trillion good bacteria that live in or on the human body.</p></ul><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CareFri, 15 Jun 2012 22:48:44 +0000Tjadendevries36308 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgResetting your Passwords Online <p>lol</p> <p><iframe width="450" height="253" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>, 10 Jun 2012 16:21:54 +0000Tjadendevries36302 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgScience Friday: What If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts? | Taking a Lava Sample | Original Human Language Like Yoda Sounded <object width="380" height="240"><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="380" height="240"></embed></object><p> <a href=""><b>What If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupts?</b></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>, 09 Jun 2012 06:11:45 +0000Tjadendevries36301 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgDream Cleaners <p><iframe src=";byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=fcfcfc" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe></p> <ul>Dream Cleaners has already been shown at a number of festivals to great acclaim and once you watch it you will be left in no reason why. The creative team at SunnyBoy has really come up with something quite special here.</ul><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p>, 05 Jun 2012 02:19:22 +0000Tjadendevries36295 at http://sacramentofordemocracy.orgScience Friday: New Tahoe Quake Faults | Sierra 200-Year Megadroughts | Irish Mathematicians Solve Guinness Bubble Mystery <p><iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src=";auto_next=0&amp;auto_start=0&amp;page_count=1&amp;pf_id=10562&amp;pl_id=25504&amp;rel=3&amp;show_title=0&amp;tags=news&amp;va_id=3525513&amp;volume=8&amp;windows=1" width="425" height="330"></iframe></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CaliforniansEducationScienceNorthern CaliforniaSat, 02 Jun 2012 05:50:22 +0000Tjadendevries36291 at