KEMist's Nerd-Blog

coelasquid:

veganinfurs666:

justdoitdaily-fitblr:

it makes me very uncomfortable when i can’t pronounce the ingredients inside something. personally, i don’t want to eat something with”polyrisucrosesdsjaiashittyfood” inside

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I’ve been told that the majority of the time a product boasts “natural flavours” it means that they extract the chemical from the fruit instead of using the same chemical off a shelf, and the end product is basically the same.

confrontingbabble-on:

"Neil deGrasse Tyson may not be a GMO expert, but the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the European Commission all agree with him on the safety of GMO foods. So does the research.
"I’m amazed how much objection genetically modified foods are receiving from the public. It smacks of the fear factor that exists at every new emergent science, where people don’t fully understand it or don’t fully know or embrace its consequences, and therefore reject it. What most people don’t know, but they should, is that practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food.
There are no wild seedless watermelons; there’s no wild cows; there’s no long-stem roses growing in the wild — although we don’t eat roses. You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself: Is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it’s not as large, it’s not as sweet, it’s not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.
We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and animals, that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them. It’s called “artificial selection.” That’s how we genetically modify them. So now that we can do it in a lab, all of a sudden you’re going to complain?
If you’re the complainer type, go back and eat the apples that grow wild. You know something? They’re this big, and they’re tart. They’re not sweet, like Red Delicious apples. We manufactured those. That’s a genetic modification.
Do you realise silk cannot be produced in the wild? The silkworm, as we cultivate it, has no wild counterpart because it would die in the wild. So there’s not even any silk anymore. So we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs. I don’t have a problem with that, cause we’ve been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So chill out.”
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/neil-degrasse-tyson-believes-in-gmos-2014-7?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Science%2520Select&utm_campaign=BI%2520Science%25202014-07-31&utm_content=emailshare

confrontingbabble-on:

"Neil deGrasse Tyson may not be a GMO expert, but the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the European Commission all agree with him on the safety of GMO foods. So does the research.

"I’m amazed how much objection genetically modified foods are receiving from the public. It smacks of the fear factor that exists at every new emergent science, where people don’t fully understand it or don’t fully know or embrace its consequences, and therefore reject it. What most people don’t know, but they should, is that practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food.

There are no wild seedless watermelons; there’s no wild cows; there’s no long-stem roses growing in the wild — although we don’t eat roses. You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself: Is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it’s not as large, it’s not as sweet, it’s not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.

We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and animals, that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them. It’s called “artificial selection.” That’s how we genetically modify them. So now that we can do it in a lab, all of a sudden you’re going to complain?

If you’re the complainer type, go back and eat the apples that grow wild. You know something? They’re this big, and they’re tart. They’re not sweet, like Red Delicious apples. We manufactured those. That’s a genetic modification.

Do you realise silk cannot be produced in the wild? The silkworm, as we cultivate it, has no wild counterpart because it would die in the wild. So there’s not even any silk anymore. So we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs. I don’t have a problem with that, cause we’ve been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So chill out.”

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/neil-degrasse-tyson-believes-in-gmos-2014-7?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Science%2520Select&utm_campaign=BI%2520Science%25202014-07-31&utm_content=emailshare


The docked space shuttle Discovery is featured in this image photographed by an STS-131 crew member on the International Space Station. The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module is visible in Discovery’s payload bay.
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The docked space shuttle Discovery is featured in this image photographed by an STS-131 crew member on the International Space Station. The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module is visible in Discovery’s payload bay.

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Aaagh. Don’t know how I’m going to be able to watch Doctor Who tonight… I don’t have BBC. );

gafsketchbook:

This is why i think Avatar should be R rated 

underscorex:

socimages:

Academic writing MadLib from PhD Comics.

note to self: print, post on office door

underscorex:

socimages:

Academic writing MadLib from PhD Comics.

note to self: print, post on office door

laboratoryequipment:

Ibuprofen May Pose Threat to FishWikimediaUsing a new modeling approach, the researchers at the Univ. of York estimated the levels of 12 pharmaceutical compounds in rivers across the UK. They found that while most of the compounds were likely to cause only a low risk to aquatic life, ibuprofen might be having an adverse effect in nearly 50 percent of the stretches of river studied.In what is believed to be the first study to establish the level of risk posed by ibuprofen at the country scale, the researchers examined 3,112 stretches of river that together receive inputs from 21 million people.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/ibuprofen-may-pose-threat-fish

laboratoryequipment:

Ibuprofen May Pose Threat to Fish

WikimediaUsing a new modeling approach, the researchers at the Univ. of York estimated the levels of 12 pharmaceutical compounds in rivers across the UK. They found that while most of the compounds were likely to cause only a low risk to aquatic life, ibuprofen might be having an adverse effect in nearly 50 percent of the stretches of river studied.

In what is believed to be the first study to establish the level of risk posed by ibuprofen at the country scale, the researchers examined 3,112 stretches of river that together receive inputs from 21 million people.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/ibuprofen-may-pose-threat-fish

tsarbucks:

I love taking pictures of water on the beach!!

tsarbucks:

I love taking pictures of water on the beach!!

ivegottobethere:

ima-ho-ho-ho:

rneerkat:

snapfox:

rneerkat:

rneerkat:

what happens to nitrogen when the sun rises

it becomes daytrogen

I’m going to bed.

good nitrogen

sleep tightrogen

don’t let the bed bugs bitrogen

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Reblog this if you want a LONG anonymous message saying what they think of you.

corporisfabrica:

The presence of icosahedral symmetry among the capsids of certain viruses challenges the notion that nature is comprised of wild, smooth lines.

420dongsquad:

justskippingalong:

THE FADE TO BLACK OH MY GOD I LITERALLY CAN’T BREATHE RIGHT NOW

6TTHIS IS THE BEST VIDEO OF ALL TIME