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Ancient Starlight

According to the New York Times, “Ancient starlight, emitted by the first stars in the universe, has been detected using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Marco Ajello, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues report the finding in the current issue of the journal Science. Dr. Ajello conducted the research while [...]

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(Atomic Number:) 52

Name:  Tellurium Atomic Number: 52 Symbol: Te Unusual fact:  Humans exposed to as little as 0.01 mg m-3 in air, or less, develop “tellurium breath”, which has a garlic-like odour. Periodic Table of Elements

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(Atomic number:) 53

Name:  Iodine Atomic Number: 53 Symbol: I Periodic Table of Elements

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65 (flavors from spice plants)

Here are 65 spice plants that add zesty flavors to our daily meals: Allspice, Anise, Basil, Bay Leaf, Caper, Caraway, Cardamom, Celery, Chervil, Chives, Chile, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Cresses, Cumin, Curry, Dill, Epazote, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Juniper, Laurel, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Licorice, Lime, Lovage, Mango, Marjoram, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Olive, [...]

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(Gene ID: 13) 68

Googling “1368″ in order to doublecheck more details about when Zhu YuanZang became the first ruling Emperor Hong Wu of the Ming Dynasty(1368 – 1644 AD) about 1,000 years ago (10+3) in China, I came across Gene 1368 and the NCBI. NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) is a center for research at a molecular [...]

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71 (BPM)

Is a heart rate (or pulse rate) of 71 BPM (beats per minute) considered healthy for a human body (100) ?  Yes. From the Mayo clinic… “For an adult, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. For a well-trained athlete, a normal resting heart rate may be closer to [...]

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73 (in Ham Radio)

According to ARRL (National Association of Amateur Radio), 73 is known as a “friendly word between operators”.  Because Ham Radio (also known as Amateur Radio) is wireless, the operators are more than just enthusiasts. At local levels (10+3), they offer vital assistance during disasters.  “For instance, it was the Amateur Radio Service which kept New [...]

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