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Parasitic DNA & the Evolution of Human Pregnancy

According to a recent article in Slate, researchers believe the evolution of human pregnancy may be linked to a parasitic DNA (10-07) that infected our ancestors by replicating itself throughout their genomes 100 million years ago (10+08). Scientists studied the uterine cells of three contemporary mammals, specifically opossums, armadillos and humans. Their goal was “… [...]

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Snow Crystals

A 2010 article in National Geographic News explores the idea that no two snowflakes are alike.  There are “10,000,000,000,000,000,000 [or 10+19] water molecules in a typical snow crystal,” and each one forms when a supercooled cloud droplet (roughly 10-05 meters in diameter) freezes.  While it’s true that each snow crystal sparkles in its own unique [...]

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10-to-plus13

We can consider the power 10+13 from multiple perspectives.  A few of many examples are listed below: Surface area of Antarctica, Russia, Africa and the moon (14, 17, 30 and 38 megameters2 respectively) Total wealth (as of 2010) of the 10.9 million people in the world with $1 million or more of investable assets Diameter [...]

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Turkey Talk

National Geographic gives us food for thought on Thanksgiving: “Some 242 million turkeys [10+08] were raised in the U.S. in 2010 for slaughter, down 2 percent from 2009′s total, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Last year’s birds were worth about U.S. $3.6 billion [10+09]. About 46 million turkeys will [...]

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27 (million barrels a day by 2020)

World map from WorldAtlas “World oil is projected to increase from 76 million barrels per day in 2000 to 118.9 million barrels per day in 2020. U.S. demand is projected to reach 27 million barrels per day by 2020, 64 percent of which will have to be imported.” Click pbs.org for interesting facts about oil [...]

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82 (million plastic bottles recycled by Nike)

Nike is a company thinking green.  Lorrie Vogel the head of Nike Considered explained to Matthew Wheeland of GreenBiz.com: “For us, it’s about creating closed-loop products, taking materials from an old shoe and an old shirt, grinding it up and turning them into a new shoe, a new shirt.” Many techniques have been put into [...]

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Super Discovery by 10 year old

From CNN news…  “A 10-year-old Canadian girl will head back to school this month with a good case for some extra credit in science: She became the youngest person to discover a supernova during the holiday break. “Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, spotted the exploding star, dubbed supernova 2010lt, on Monday from an [...]

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Add your 2 cents! U.S. Pennies to the Tree People! Show your Powers of Ten by donating pennies at the Eames Office. We are trying to raise 10+06 (one million) pennies for the TreePeople.

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