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“World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )
Deinococcus radiodurans (Credit: TEM of D. radiodurans acquired in the laboratory of Michael Daly, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA. )

The bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, is thought to be discovered as a contaminant in radiation-sterilized cans in 1956. The name of the bacterium comes from the Ancient Greek, i.e. deinos and kokkos meaning “terrible grain/berry”, and the Latin language, i.e. radius and durare, meaning “radiation surviving”. The bacterium is also known as Conan the Bacterium. Continue reading “World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

10 scientifically proven ways to influence or know the people silently

Pupil

Want to know if someone is interested? Watch their pupils

The pupils are among those parts of body languages that are not in our conscious control. White and Maltzman (1977) found that the pupil starts dilating when a person shows interest in some other person he or she talking to.   Continue reading 10 scientifically proven ways to influence or know the people silently

Interesting math trick to convert miles to kilometers and vice versa

Kilometers

The Fibonacci sequence can be used to know the kilometers and their equivalent miles. Actually, the Fibonacci sequence consists of the numbers that are made of the addition of the previous two numbers in the sequence. The sequence starts from 0 and 1. So,

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144… Continue reading Interesting math trick to convert miles to kilometers and vice versa

Phantom Limbs

Introduction

A feeling that develops after the amputation of a limb in which removed limb is still felt to be attached to the body and performing its function is known as phantom limb. Nearly 60 to 80 percent patients have this type of feeling in their missing limb that is mostly painful. But this phantom sensation is not confined to the missing limbs only but it may also occur in other parts of the body after their amputation like removal of tooth leads to phantom tooth pain, whereas extraction of eye causes phantom eye syndrome. Continue reading Phantom Limbs