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Friday, May 31, 2013

10 Incredible Scientific Inventions

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I was surfing Listverse earlier and I found something pretty cool that I'd like to share to you guys... so here it is :)

10 Incredible Scientific Inventions (by Listverse)

10. Exploding Bacteria
Scientists working in the field of synthetic biology have thought up a new way to cure diseases. They have created an Escherichia coli cell which – upon contact with certain pathogens – literally explodes, killing both the pathogen and itself.

9. Glow-in-the-dark Dog
Scientists in South Korea have combined both in an effort to help fight Alzheimers and Parkinsons by engineering a dog with genes that makes it glow in the dark.

8. Anti-Malaria Mosquitoes
After having a sip from the irony cup, US scientists have decided that the best way to cure malaria and dengue fever is with mosquitoes. By genetically modifying mosquitoes that live longer and are naturally resistant to malaria, scientists hope to stop its spread and eventually eradicate it. Science conquers all.

7. Bomb-detecting Plants
Scientists, after getting bored with things like bees and mice, have been trying to alter plants so that they can search for bombs.
Dr. Jane Medford is developing plants that will turn white when exposed to explosive and environmental pollutants.

6. Silk Worms With Spider Silk
On the one hand you've got spider silk, one of the world’s strongest biological materials, with a tensile strength greater than steel. On the other hand, silkworms are mass-producing silk-making machines. So researchers – deciding we need more bullet proof vests made out of sticky insect goo – decided to make the Amazing Spiderworm!

5. Artificial Jellyfish From Rat Cells
Not satisfied by merely turning other animals into glow-in-the-dark dolls, scientists have used rat cells and silicone to build an artificial jellyfish. Dubbed the ‘medusoid’ – though lacking the ability to turn people into stone – it swims and behaves just like a real jelly fish when placed in an electric field. The jellyfish was designed by Harvard biophysicist Kit Parker, who is now planing to build other life forms.

4. Synthetic Telepathy
Seeing as it’s incredibly hard to understand what people say sometimes, science has stepped in to grant us one of life’s most requested superpowers – telepathy. The military is developing a synthetic device which can read electrical activity in a person’s brain, make sense of all the thoughts, and then send it to other soldiers as voicemail or text messages.

3. Laser Guns
Military scientists, developed lasers which are able to shoot down mortars and missiles. The Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, has a longer operating range than current naval missile defences and will be a massive upgrade to the American Navy.

2. Bullet Proof Gel
Science, in its never-ending quest to stop us from killing ourselves, has developed a liquid gel that hardens upon impact. It can be slid between sheets of Kevlar, and is lightweight and bullet proof, giving soldiers additional protection.

1. Regeneration
Corporal Isaias Hernandez, a soldier who had more than 70% of his leg blown apart in battle, returned home and was told that his right leg muscle would never heal, and he’d be better off with an amputation. Deciding to keep the leg, Hernandez and clinical researcher Steven Wolf tried a new approach – a teeny bit of pig’s bladder. Called the extracellular matrix, or ECM, it has the power to reawaken a body’s natural healing abilities. By inserting the ECM into his leg – and by combining this with physical therapy – Hernandez regenerated the greater part of its muscle; today it’s as strong as his healthy leg.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spirit Science and Metaphysics

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I've been thinking deeply on this possibility. We all know the universe is infinite. It expands eternally. Well, think deeply about that, and look at these images.

Atoms look like solar systems. Brain cells look like the universe. Would it make sense that since the universe is infinitely large, it could also be infinitely small? It's something really interesting to think about. I mean, what if we have trillions of galaxies in US that inhabit life? What if we're existing in an atom in someone's big toe? Fascinating to think about, isn't it?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Numerology goes global

Numerology is no one-trick pony. While the Pythagorean method is the most popular system used by enthusiasts and experts in the west, Chinese Numerology is an entirely different and wildly popular system.
Rather than associating each number with its deep-rooted personality, as Pythagorean Numerology does, Chinese Numerology is based on the sounds the numbers make when said aloud. And if a number sounds similar to a word that is considered negative or unlucky, that number, too, is considered negative or unlucky. Howver, luck is a concept that does not play a role in western Numerology. Instead, each number carries with it both positive and negative qualities, and it is up to each individual to manifest the best energy possible from each number. So take a look at each of the single-digit numbers one by one to see how they align across the globe -- and where they differ.

1

East: In Chinese, the word for "one" sounds like the word for "honor" in some Chinese dialects. This number represents independence, but this can also mean loneliness or isolation. The number 1 is the only number associated with the Water element, which symbolizes an ability to break through barriers on one's way to something better.
West: In the west, the number 1 is a masculine number, the number of beginnings and creation. It is the warrior, a primal number that sets action and change into motion. Positively, this number is associated with leadership, energy, courage and initiative, but negatively, the 1 can play out as impatient, impulsive and confrontational. The 1 is at its most positive when in the realm of work.

2

East: The word "two" sounds like Chinese words for "sure" and "easy." 2 is considered a lucky number (hence, the Chinese phrase "good things come in pairs"), representing symmetry and steadfastness. The number 2 is associated with the Earth element, which further represents stability and determination.
West: The western 2 is a highly sensitive number with a gentle personality that supports the ideas of forgiveness and understanding. On the positive side, cooperation, care, diplomacy and friendliness are associated with the feminine 2, but the 2 can also be self-conscious, melodramatic and overly timid.

3

East: The word for "three" sounds similar to the Chinese words for "growth" or "birth," symbolizing life and abundance. It is thought of as a lucky number, and is associated with the Chinese element of Wood, which supports creativity and sunrise -- or, once again, "birth".
West: The 3 is the creative child in western Numerology. It is a happy, enthusiastic and very social number. Positive traits of the 3 include imagination, expression and optimism, however the 3 can also be highly vain and egotistical, scattered and moody. Discipline is necessary to channel the positive traits of this number.

4

East: 4 is considered a highly unlucky number in Chinese Numerology, as the word "four" sounds like the word for "death," and therefore represents misfortune. The 4 is avoided at all costs in many parts of China. This number is associated with the Wood element, which, not surprisingly, also represents the concept of death and rebirth.
West: In the west, the 4 is the number of solid foundations and hard work. It is a strong and stable number that leaves no room for frivolities. Positively, the 4 is dependable, practical and determined, yet the 4 can also play out in rigidity, frustration, anger and close-mindedness.
And while luck is not a part of western Numerology, let's not look past the fact that the number considered most "unlucky" in western superstitions is the 13 -- which reduces to 4. Because of its association with the number 4, 13 is often considered unlucky in Chinese Numerology as well.

5

East: The five can be both positive and negative in Chinese Numerology. On one hand, it is associated with the five elements of nature, so it is linked to the positive idea of balance. However, in some Chinese dialects the word "five" sounds like the words "not" or "no," which has negative connotations. This, however, turns positive when combined with another negative word, such as "no death," which brings us right back to this idea of balance. The number 5 is associated with the Earth element, achieving stability through balance.
West: The 5 is one of the most dynamic and energetic numbers in western Numerology, and its personality is highly social. While the 5 is original, adaptable, adventurous and loves freedom and variety, it can also lack focus and become unreliable, or fall into the trap of overindulgence and addiction.

6

East: The Chinese word for "six" sounds like Chinese words for "wealth," "profitable" and "smooth," making it an auspicious word that is associated with ease and fortune. The oft-dreaded western number 666 is actually considered very positive in Chinese culture, as it triples the luck associated with the 6. The number 6 is linked with the Metal element, which naturally represents money and conviction.
West: The number 6 represents support and sacrifice in western Numerology. It is the most harmonious of all the cardinal numbers. The 6 is the caretaker who aims to give as much as it receives. Positive influences of this number include compassion, romance and domesticity, but the 6 can also carry on negatively as a selfish and unstable personality with an emphasis on guilt.

7

East: 7 is a positive number in Chinese Numerology, as it sounds like the words used to convey togetherness and connectivity. 7 is associated with the Metal element, which supports the idea of abundance in friendships and relationships.
West: The 7 is the seeker of truth in western Numerology. It is a spiritual number that takes nothing at face value and is on a constant search for what lies beneath the obvious. Though aware and contemplative, charming and insightful, the 7 can also tend to be possessive and withdrawn -- quite the opposite of the idea of togetherness this number carries in Chinese Numerology.

8

East: The 8 is the most prosperous of numbers in Chinese culture, as the word for "eight" sounds like the words for "prosper" and "wealth." It is considered a highly lucky number and is worked into daily life as much as possible in many areas of China (think addresses, wedding dates, phone numbers, cash gifts, etc.). The number 8 is associated with the Earth element, melding the ideas of stability, determination and goals with the realm of money and success.
West: The 8 represents balance above all else in the west. Like Chinese Numerology, the 8 also represents success and prosperity in the west -- but not free of cost. One must give generously in order to receive the benefits of the 8. From a positive angle, the 8 represents efficiency, power, strength and respect, but negatively, the 8 can be greedy, aggressive and dishonest.

9

East: The number 9 is a positive number in Chinese Numerology, as it sounds like the pronunciation of the word "longlasting" and represents longevity. The number 9 was also traditionally associated with China's emperor. 9 is the only number associated with the Fire element, which stands for ideas of motivation and truth.
West: In the west, the number 9 is the most worldly and sophisticated of all the cardinal numbers. The 9 is a broad and idealistic thinker, full of sympathy and compassion for all. On the positive side, the 9 is all these things plus artistic, sociable, humane and forgiving, yet the 9 can also be seen as aloof, arrogant and romantically detached.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

12 new species discovered in 2012

Sponge-meat-eater, one of the most bizarre new species discovered in the year. This carnivorous deep-sea sponge is shaped like a candelabra. It was first detected remotely - to operate a vehicle in the ocean off Monterey Bay in California. Sponges use Velcro hooks on the tentacles to catch floating by crustaceans.



Brookesia micra smallest known chameleons. Found on a small island near Madagascar, this chameleon so tiny that can fit on the head of a match or a human finger.




This frog is sitting on a 10-cent coin. The little amphibian, the scientific name of which Paedophryne amanuensis, is the smallest of the living vertebrates. Found it in the jungle of Papua New Guinea in 2009, but has been described in scientific journals until early this year. A frog discovered thanks produce sounds high, reminiscent of crickets.


The name of this strange creature dubbed Yoda purpurata, or purple Yoda. This worm was found at a depth of 1.5 miles (2.5 km) in the Atlantic Ocean. Outgrowths on both sides of the head of department reminded explorers Yoda from "Star Wars." Hence the name of the worm.


This is not normal, all known kosinozhka. This is a spider with long twelve-inch (33 cm) feet - the largest of harvestmen ever found. Harvestman - a real name kosinozhki, kind of spiders are often taken by mistake for a spider. This creature was found in the caves of Laos when shooting a television show.


Blanchard Randrianambinina, mouse lemur - a small primate, the size of a hamster. Was found among the dozens of other species of lemur in the jungles of Madagascar. Uprooted baby lemur - lowland jungle - are constantly under threat of destruction by man.


Shiny purple crab - one of four new bright-colored varieties of crabs. Was discovered near the Philippine island of Palawan last spring. All four species are found only on this island.


Gecko "Bumblebee" (Nactus kunan) was discovered in Papua New Guinea. Such "shmelinaya" painting, along with a number of nodules on the skin, helps the gecko to merge with the forest floor. Genetic analysis of species has shown that the gecko was not known to science before.


Horned viper Matilda. Gecko-like bee, this snake has a wonderful black-and-yellow color, and hornlike growths on the eyes. Was found during the biological research in Tanzania. Discoverers keep accurate habitat type in secret, so that it does not become a victim of the illegal pet trade. Habitat of snakes, is only a few square miles in a remote forest.


'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise. This species was not so much open as open again. He is thought to be extinct for 150 years. But the giant tortoises Chelonoidis elephantopus were actually alive and well. When the researchers analyzed the genome of related species that live on the same island, where C. elephantopus was spotted, they found markers of genetic code of C. elephantopus in another form, which was submitted recently enough that some of the C. elephantopus could still be alive. Researchers hope to find a hidden population and restore appearance.


The bright red bird Sira Barbet (capito Fitzpatrick) was seen by the brilliant scarlet color in the mountain forest of Peru during the expedition. Was described in the magazine earlier this year, and is named after the famous ornithologist. The birds are kept in pairs, looking for food in the lower layers of the forest.


Squat lobster. In seamounts coast of Spain, is a crustacean called a squat lobster, was found in August 2011, and was declared as a new species in the summer. Crustacean actually has more in common with hermit crabs than true lobsters, and only a little more than 2 inches (5 cm) in length. This creature is closely related to the kind of animal found in the Caribbean, and the researchers said that both species may have invaded the Atlantic from the Pacific and Indian few million years ago.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

 New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200! Once a nation is established, they tend to stick around for awhile, so a nation disappearing is quite uncommon. It’s only occurred a handful of times in the last century. But when they do, they completely vanish off the face of the globe: government, flag, and all. Here then, in no particular order, are the top ten countries that had their moment in the sun but are, alas, no more.
10. East Germany, 1949-1990
10. East Germany, 1949-1990
Created from the Soviet controlled sector of Germany after the Second World War, East Germany was probably best known for its Wall and its tendency to shoot people who attempted to cross over it. Now, it’s one (over-reactionary) thing to shoot foreigners who are trying to enter your country illegally, but these were its own people!
Basically little more than a Soviet satellite state, the collapse of the notorious Wall and, with it, the demise of the old Soviet Union brought an end to this failed experiment in Communism, and it was integrated back into the rest of Germany in 1990. Because East Germany was so far behind the rest of Germany economically, however, its reintegration with the west almost bankrupted Germany. Today, however, things are swimming along nicely, thank you. 09 more countries after the break...


09. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992
09. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992
Forged from the remnants of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, during its brief existence it was one of the few bright spots in Europe, managing to maintain one of the continent’s few working democracies prior to the Second World War. Betrayed by England and France in 1938 at Munich, by March of 1939 it had been completely occupied by Germany, and vanished off the map. Later it was occupied by the Soviets, who turned it into another vassal state of the old Soviet Union until that nation’s collapse in 1991. At that time, it finally reestablished itself as a vibrant democracy.
That should have been the end of the story, and probably would have been, had not the ethnic Slavs in the eastern half of the country demanded their own independent state, breaking Czechoslovakia in two in 1992. Today, it exists as the Czech Republic in the west, and the nation of Slovakia in the east, making Czechoslovakia no more. Though considering that the Czech Republic maintains one of the more vibrant economies in Europe, the far-less-well-off Slovakia maybe should have reconsidered.
08. Yugoslavia, 1918-1992
08. Yugoslavia, 1918-1992
Like Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia was a by-product of the breakup of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire in the aftermath of WWI. Basically made up of parts of Hungary and the original state of Serbia, it unfortunately did not follow Czechoslovakia’s more enlightened example. Instead, it maintained a somewhat-autocratic monarchy until the Nazis invaded the country in 1941, after which it became a German possession. With the collapse of the Nazis in 1945, Yugoslavia somehow managed to avoid Soviet occupation but not Communism, coming under the socialist dictatorship of Marshal Josip Tito, the leader of the partisan Army during WWII. It remained a nonaligned authoritarian socialist republic until 1992, when internal tensions and rival nationalism resulted in civil war. The country then split into six smaller nations (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro,) making it a textbook example of what happens when cultural, ethnic, and religious assimilation fails.

07. Austro-Hungary, 1867-1918
While all of the countries that found themselves on the losing side after the First World War suffered economically, and geographically to some degree, none lost more than the once-powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire, which found itself carved up like a Thanksgiving Day turkey in a homeless shelter. Out of the dissolution of the once-massive empire came the modern countries of Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia, with parts of it going to Italy, Poland, and Romania.
So why did it break apart when its neighbor, Germany did not? Because it lacked a common identity and language, and was instead home to various ethnic and religious groups, most of whom had little to do with each other…to put it mildly. In effect, it suffered a large-scale version of what Yugoslavia suffered, when it saw itself similarly torn apart by nationalistic fervor. The difference was that Austro-Hungary was carved up by the victors in WWI, whereas Yugoslavia’s dissolution was internal and spontaneous.

06. Tibet, 1913-1951
While the land known as Tibet has been around for over a thousand years, it wasn’t until 1913 that it managed become an independent country. Under the peaceful tutelage of a chain of Dalai Lamas, it finally ran afoul of Communist China in 1951 and was occupied by Mao’s forces, thus ending its brief foray as a sovereign nation. China occupied an increasingly-tense Tibet throughout the ’50s until the country finally rebelled in 1959, which resulted in China’s annexation of the region and the dissolution of the Tibetan government. This finished the nation for good and turned it into a “region,” rather than a country. Today it remains a big tourist attraction for the Chinese government, though it still has issues with Beijing, by insisting it be granted its independence once again.

05. South Vietnam, 1955-1975
Created from the forceful expulsion of the French from Indo-China in 1954, someone decided it would be a good idea to split Vietnam in two, roughly at the 17th parallel, leaving a Communist north and a pseudo-democratic south. As with Korea before, it didn’t work any better in Vietnam, resulting in intermittent warfare between the two halves that ultimately dragged the United States into a conflict (again with the Korea comparisons,) that was to result in one of the most draining and costly wars in American history. Finally hounded out of the country by dissent at home, America left South Vietnam to fend for itself in 1973, which it did for only two more years, before the Soviet-backed North finally rolled over the country, bringing an end to South Vietnam and renaming Saigon—its capitol—Ho Chi Minh City. It’s been a socialist utopia ever since.

04. United Arab Republic, 1958-1971
In yet another ill-fated attempt to bring unity to the Arab world, Egypt’s fiery socialist president, Gamel Abdel Nasser, thought it would be a splendid idea to unite with his distant neighbor, Syria, in an alliance that would effectively surround their sworn enemy, Israel, and make them a regional superpower. Thus was created the short-lived U.A.R., an experiment that was doomed to failure almost from the start. Being several hundred miles apart made creating a central government almost impossible, while Syria and Egypt never could quite agree on what constituted national priorities.
The problem might have been rectified had Syria and Egypt managed to link their halves together by destroying Israel, but that nasty Six Days War came along in 1967, dashing their plans for a common border, and handing both halves of the U.A.R. a defeat of biblical proportions. After that the merger’s days were numbered, and finally came to an anti-climactic end with the death of Nasser in 1970. Without the charismatic Egyptian President around to hold the fragile alliance together, the U.A.R. quickly dissolved, restoring the nations of Egypt and Syria once again.

03. Ottoman Empire, 1299-1922
One of the great empires in history, the Ottoman Empire finally came to an end in November of 1922, after a pretty respectable run of over six hundred years. Once extending from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, and from Sudan to as far north as Hungary, its demise was a slow process of dissolution over many centuries until, by the dawn of the 20th century, it was but a shadow of its former self.
But even then, it was still the main power broker in the Middle East and North Africa, and might still be that way today had it not chosen to ally itself with the losing side in World War I. It saw itself dismantled in the aftermath, with the biggest chunk of it (Egypt, Sudan, and Palestine) going to England. By 1922 it had outlived its usefulness, and finally died when the Turks won their war of independence in 1922 and abolished the Sultanate, creating the modern-day nation of Turkey in the process. Still, you’ve got to give it credit for making such an impressive run before giving up the ghost.

02. Sikkim, 8th century CE-1975
What? You’ve never heard of the place? What rock have you been hiding under? Seriously, it’s not likely you would have heard of tiny, land-locked Sikkim, nestled securely in the Himalayan Mountains between India and Tibet…er, China. About the size of a hot dog stand, it was basically one of those little-known, and largely forgotten, little monarchies that managed to hold on into the twentieth century before it finally realized it had no particularly good reason for being independent, and decided to merge with modern India in 1975.
Its coolest claim to fame? Though just a little bigger than Rhode Island, it has no fewer than eleven official languages, which must play havoc with traffic signs—assuming, that is, that they have any roads.

01. Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (Soviet Union), 1922-1991
What would the 20th century have been without the good ‘ol USSR to stir things up? One of the truly scary counties on the planet until its anticlimactic collapse in 1991, for seven decades it stood as the bulwark of Marxist Stalinism, with all the misfortune that brought with it. It was created in the chaotic aftermath of the breakup of Imperial Russia after WWI, and both survived and thrived despite inept economic policies and brutal leadership. The USSR actually managed to beat the Nazis when no one thought that Hitler could be stopped, enslaved eastern Europe for over forty years, instigated the Korean War in 1950, and very nearly got into a shooting war with the United States over Cuba in 1962, making its tenor on the world stage nothing if not eventful.
Finally coming apart in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and the subsequent collapse of Communism in eastern Europe, it broke into no fewer than fifteen sovereign countries, creating the largest new block of countries since the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. What followed was the pseudo-democratic Republic of Russia, though it still retains much of the autocratic air it has always been famous for.
Jeff Danelek is a Denver, Colorado author who writes on many subjects having to do with history, politics, the paranormal, spirituality and religion. Via — Link
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Skogafos - The most famous waterfall in Iceland



 Skogafos - The most famous waterfall in Iceland
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Skógafoss is a waterfall situated in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. After the coastline had receded seaward (it is now at a distance of about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from Skógar), the former sea cliffs remained, parallel to the coast over hundreds of kilometres, creating together with some mountains a clear border between the coastal lowlands and the Highlands of Iceland. 10 more images after the break...
The Skógafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in the country with a width of 25 metres (82 feet) and a drop of 60 m (200 ft). Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. The legend continues that locals found the chest years later, but were only able to grasp the ring on the side of the chest before it disappeared again. The ring was allegedly given to the local church. The old church door ring is now in a museum, though whether it gives any credence to the folklore is debatable.
At the eastern side of the waterfall, a hiking and trekking trail leads up to the pass Fimmvörðuháls between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. It goes down to Þórsmörk on the other side and continues as the famous Laugavegur to Landmannalaugar. Via — Text
 Skogafos - The most famous waterfall in Iceland
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Gunners news: Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal

Koscielny strike secures Champions League football for Gunners

Arsene Wenger's side cemented their fourth-place finish with a composed victory against the Magpies, with the match-winning goal coming from their French centre-back Laurent Koscielny 

The Gunners' victory meant that regardless of how Tottenham got on against Sunderland at White Hart Lane, they would be the north London side appearing in the Champions League come September.

Arsene Wenger risked Mikel Arteta from the start after the Spain midfielder was given injections in his calf on Friday to patch up the injury he sustained in the midweek win over Wigan, but the decision proved a poor one as the Gunners captain was forced off through injury in the 29th minute.

Newcastle marked Steve Harper's final game by handing him the captaincy for the day, as the goalkeeper reached the end of a 20-year spell at the club. The 38-year-old was afforded a marvellous send-off by Newcastle's supporters as they chanted his name for the duration of the 37th minute, to symobolise the goalkeeper's shirt number.

Newcastle barely touched the ball in the opening five minutes as Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey dominated possession in midfield for the visitors, and that impressive spell was only broken by a thunderous challenge from Cheick Tiote on Tomas Rosicky.

The hosts fashioned the first chance of the game in the 10th minute when Papiss Cisse fired just over after strong play down the left-hand side from Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Alan Pardew's side continued to threaten down the flanks, as Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran enjoyed themselves playing in an attacking three off Cisse.

Wenger's decision to start Arteta despite the calf injury he picked up against Wigan during the week backfired shortly before the half hour mark, as the former Everton midfielder had to be replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal appeared to click through a couple of gears at the start of the second half, as Theo Walcott and Cazorla began to run at Newcastle's defence, and in the 52nd minute their pressure told when Koscielny gave them the lead. The Frenchman was on hand to smash a close range volley past Harper after Theo Walcott's free kick sat up for him inside the Newcastle penalty area.

Just moments after going ahead the Gunners were fortunate not to concede a free kick in a very dangerous position, as the ball struck Ramsey's arm as he slid to dispossess Ben Arfa in full flight. Despite being just yards away from the action Howard Webb waved play on.

Newcastle withdrew Yohan Cabaye shortly after, and that sapped the life from the hosts' play as Arsenal bookended their performance by dominating possession in a similar vein to how they started the game and defended resolutely to claim three massive points.

Friday, May 17, 2013

10 facts about cheese

These interesting facts not only whetted your appetite, but also help to take a fresh look at an ordinary cheese sandwich

1. For the preparation of kilograms of cheese to 10 liters of goat's or cow's milk. Except milk cheese is made from sour cream, peas, soybeans, pork or veal liver and even sugar and ice.


2. The first cheese was found in the Egyptian pyramids, built in 3000-2800 BC
The cheese is also mentioned in Homer's Odyssey. To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the cheese was an important trade item.

3. Established the first commercial production of Dutch cheese. She began to circle of cheese in the 14th century.

4. Some Caucasians cheese has a strong odor and is afrodoziakom. That is why the wedding table is always present this product.

5. Skating Championship cheese annually in the UK

6. Cheese paint. For example, Cheddar painted over 200 years of annatto seeds. For color varieties cheaper the carrot juice and marigold petals.

7. Wedding gift to Queen Victoria of Britain (1837-1901) gave a huge disk of cheddar cheese weighing more than 500 kg.

8. Legend has it that when Zarathustra left the madding crowd and retired to the desert for 20 years, he ate almost alone cheese.

9. The holes in the cheese appear due to the movement of bacteria that causes gas. The bubbles of gas, which formed a hole specialists call the "eye."

10. They say that a soft Camembert was inspired to create paintings of Salvador Dali "fluid watch." After tasting the cheese, the artist sitting in front of an unfinished painting and thinking about the taste of the cheese. Then he and a vision "rastekshegosya time"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gunners news: Arsenal 4-1 Wigan

Podolski double relegates Latics and lifts Gunners up to fourth

Roberto Martinez's FA Cup winners failed to carry forward their Wembley momentum and slip out of the Premier League as their eight-year top-flight stay ends with a whimper

EPL - Arsenal v Wigan Athletic, Laurent Koscielny, Wojciech Szczesny and Arouna Kone 

The Gunners, too, were desperate for a win to keep alive their ambition of finishing in the top four and Lukas Podolski capitalised on some woeful defending to hand the home side an early lead while a Shaun Maloney free kick – won in questionable circumstances – drew the visitors level before the break.

Roberto Martinez's side threatened to put the dampeners on Arsenal's final home game of the season but clinical second-half strikes from Theo Walcott, Podolski and Aaron Ramsey ensured that they both regained control of the final Champions League qualification spot going into the last game of the season and terminated Wigan's eight-year stay in the top flight.

Neither side came into the high-stakes encounter with fresh injury concerns and Arsene Wenger's decision to replace Nacho Monreal with Kieran Gibbs at left-back was the only departure from the starting line-ups that last featured for both.

That, though, was an issue. The emotional nature of the Latics' remarkable turn at Wembley on Saturday offered a draining contrast to their hosts' 10 days of inaction since beating QPR, particularly considering that, while Wigan were enjoying the greatest moment in their history, notable Premier League strugglers conspired against them with crucial wins.

Consequently, Arsenal imposed themselves on their jaded-looking visitors, were met with flimsy resistance and took the lead just after the 10-minute mark. Alarm bells should have been ringing when a free Santi Cazorla hit the deck to send a controlled header skidding wide of the upright and moments later a totally unmarked Podolski stooped to nod home a bouncing corner delivered by the Spaniard.

The Gunners loosened slightly thereafter and, though Gibbs nearly got on the end of Bacary Sagna's cross-cum-shot, it took Laurent Koscielny's well-timed, agile interception to deny a lurking Arouna Kone.

More questionable defending from a corner saw Koscielny poke narrowly wide before Walcott saw an effort ruled out for offside as Wenger's side threatened to render Wigan's end-of-half ascendancy somewhat impotent. However, moments before the interval, Maloney struck a lethal free-kick from edge of the area that Wojciech Szczesny's hand could not prevent from nestling into the bottom corner.

Wigan started the second half in a much more confident manner, testing Szczesny right away as the Polish goalkeeper stood firm to thwart Kone's close-range attempt, while James McCarthy was half a yard offside when he tucked home. Arsenal countered immediately and Joel Robles denied Cazorla as the the home side's freshness became telling.

Robles was kept busy as he blocked Podolski's header and Walcott's near-post drive, though there was little he could do to stop Walcott from prodding home Cazorla's pinpoint cross from the right flank to re-establish the Gunners' lead.

Any hopes of Wigan pulling themselves back into the game and saving their Premier League status were dampened shortly after as Podolski grabbed his second, capitalising on some static defending to race onto Cazorla's header and dink over the advancing Robles before Ramsey once again breached the Latics' defence to gleefully rifle home inside the near post.

With the job done, Arsenal played out the remainder of the game in the knowledge that, having leapfrogged north London rivals Tottenham, a top-four finish is now in their own hands when they meet Newcastle on Sunday. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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10 discoveries in 2012

 scientists have to sum up and remember the most important discoveries that have been made in the past year.
New planets, new animals, incredible achievement worthy of the Guinness Book ... Sell with us recall the most celebrated discoveries of 2012.

10) A giant crocodile, record-breaking

Giant crocodile Lolong reaches a length of 6.17 meters. He lives in captivity and is officially the huge crocodile, as announced by the Guinness World Records in July.
The news of this reptile was one of the 10 most popular news of this year, according to the edition of National Geographic.

After the crocodile attack against the people and the murder of two people, a giant was caught in the Philippines in September 2011 and placed in the nursery.
Guinness World Records lists based on information provided by the experts. In this case, a zoologist Adam Britton measured the beast in its new home, the eco-park and research center Bunavan.

9) Sugar in Space

Not long ago, astronomers made the "sweet discovery": the simplest sugar molecules floating in the gas around stars located 400 light-years away, which suggests that other planets can support life.

The search for extraterrestrial life continues

This is the August opening, of course, does not prove that extraterrestrial life does exist elsewhere in the universe. But it greatly increases the chances that once we learn about the real existence of extraterrestrials.

Molecules of carbon-rich are the building blocks of life forms. It now appears that they may be present in the stellar dust even before they began to form a planet.
Scientists began to use the word "sugar" to mean, in this case organic molecules known as carbohydrates, which are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

8) New planets in the solar system

According to the study, which was published in May, on the edge of the solar system, there are undiscovered planet. These planets are too far away and too dark environment so they can be easily seen with a telescope.
Rodney Gomez, an astronomer at the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, said that the existence of these invisible planets probably because they are a little shift orbit Kuiper belt objects. These objects are small icy bodies, including dwarf planets that are located beyond the orbit of Neptune.

7) Find the God particle - a binding element of the Universe

In July, two independent teams of researchers working with the Large Hadron Collider reported that with a probability of 99 per cent discovered the Higgs boson, which is immediately dubbed "God particle."
The particles that were looking for a long time, helps to provide a complete physical model, and explain why the objects in our universe are endowed with mass. Moreover, precisely because of this bit of galaxies, planets, and even you and I have a right to exist.

6) The Lost World of Antarctica

Not yet received the official name of the Yeti crab lives about hot springs, rich in minerals, in the ocean near Antarctica. Scientists said the vast depths unknown to science have found the "lost world" of living creatures never seen before.
Special device for the robot submersible, equipped with a camera recovered in the ocean and discovered previously unknown barnacles, crabs, anemones, and even an octopus. All these creatures are almost completely devoid of color, because they live in total darkness at a depth of about 2,400 meters.

5) detected a stellar system with nine planets in the constellation of Hydra

The star is located at a distance of 127 light years from Earth, can have its orbit more planets than the Sun, making it the star system "most populous" of all known star systems.

According to the study, published in April, HD 10180 - sun-like star in the constellation Hydra South of the turning of at least 9 planets, while in our own solar system, as we know, only eight official planets.

4) New species in South America


A new species of night monkeys - one of eight new species of mammals discovered during an expedition to the northern part of Peru - National Preserve Tabakonas Namballe, the researchers reported in September.
Team of biologists from Mexico and Peru discovered new species in the period from 2009 to 2011 during his famous expedition. The fact that they were not previously known to science, has been proven in the past year.

3) New legless amphibians

These creatures are not worms and snakes, as it might seem. This burrowing ground legless amphibians that are completely new to science animals, the researchers reported in February.

Amphibian family Chikilidae live in north-east India. Scientists have already found 6 types of this brand new family.

2) Evidence that the Mayans did not predict end of the world

In the last open City Maya archaeologists found only frescoed house, these frescoes - special.
They portrayed fairly lively scene from the life of the ruler and his entourage, as well as calculations that allowed the scientists to trace the events fairly long period of time. This calendar does not end, but continues for thousands of years in advance, so this proves that the Mayans did not predict end of the world December 21, 2012.

1) Unusual Mayan temple in the jungles of Guatemala

About 1600 years ago, the Sun Temple of the Night was a blood-red beacon that could be seen from several kilometers away. He was decorated with giant masks Mayan sun god, who appears in the form of a snake, bloodsuckers or jaguar.
For a long time the church was lost in the jungles of Guatemala, but in 2012 was discovered by archaeologists, who showed his true colors. This discovery allowed researchers to learn a lot about the ancient Mayan civilization.

The ancient Maya civilization

Maya lived in what is now Guatemala, Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. In contrast to the relatively centralized empires of the Aztecs and Incas, the Maya civilization consisted of independent and warring city-states.