Alli (neugotik) wrote,

  • Music:


Wow, I really love science. I love to listen to people talk about it; I love to read about it - I will pick up Science & Nature, & New Scientist and love reading them (what I can manage to understand, the first 2 there can get very technical) _ I love Science Friday with Ira Flatow, and the open discussion format with specialists of all kinds talking about science on NPR: I really love how it kinda "awakens" my mind - like a light being turned on.

So; here are 3 interesting articles of late-
  • cancer breakthrough, specifically about prostate cancer but it may well apply to other cancers too
  • how bacteria (and virus) talk to each other, and how they know how many of them there are & will "glow" in larger groups because they are chemically communicating ,
  • & honey, really it does the body good:

    Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have a lead on a new way to fight cancer, specifically prostate cancer. It has to do with a protein that causes a defective cell to self-destruct. Doctors now understand how cancer cells manage to avoid that happening.
    Look who's talking: Bacteria
    Chemical conversation points to new ways for science to fight disease
    ... also discussed here: The Bacteria Whisperer: Bonnie Bassler discovered a secret about microbes that the science world has missed for centuries.
    Honey Remedy Could Save Limbs

    Psychology also really interests me:

    this 1 meme is a quick blogthing about careers, pretty accurate I think - then below that are 3 more scientific memes

    Your Career Personality: Brainy, Logical, and Efficient

    Your Ideal Careers:

    Book editor
    Business manager
    Civil engineer

    Big Five Test Results
    Extroversion (76%) high which suggests you are overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense too often of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
    Accommodation (80%) high which suggests you are overly kind natured, trusting, and helpful at the expense too often of your own individual development (martyr complex).
    Orderliness (64%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, neat, structured and restrained at the expense too often of flexibility, variety, spontaneity, and fun.
    Emotional Stability (84%) very high which suggests you are extremely relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
    Inquisitiveness (88%) very high which suggests you are extremely intellectual, curious, imaginative but possibly not very practical.
    Take Free Big Five Personality Test
    personality tests by

    The Big Five is currently the most accepted personality model in the scientific community. The Big Five emerged from the work of multiple independent scientists/researchers starting in the 1950s who using different techniques obtained similar results. Those results were that there are five distinct personality traits/dimensions.

    Locus of Control Test Results
    Internal Locus (83%) Individual believes that their life is defined more by their decisions and internal drive.
    External Locus (17%) Individual believes that their life is defined more by genetics, environment, fate, or other external factors.
    Take Free Locus of Control Test
    personality tests by

    In the 60s Psychologist Julian Rotter developed a theory called Locus of Control of Reinforcement. His theory centered around whether someone thinks their life is more influenced by external factors like fate, genetics, luck, environment (external locus of control) OR by internal factors like effort, tenacity, and free will (internal locus of control).

    Your results suggest you generally believe that internal factors like drive and free will define you more than external factors like genetics, fate, luck, and environment.
    Thus, you have an Internal Locus of Control
    Career Inventory Test Results

    Extroversion ||||||||||||||||||||| 63%
    Emotional Stability |||||||||||||||||||||||| 76%
    Orderliness |||||||||||||||||||||||| 76%
    Altruism |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 90%
    Inquisitiveness |||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 86%

    You are a Persuader, possible professions include - entertainer, recruiter, artist, newscaster, writer/journalist, recreation director, librarian, facilitator, politician, psychologist, housing director, career counselor, sales trainer, travel agent, program designer, corporate/team trainer, child welfare worker, social worker (elderly services), interpreter/translator, occupational therapist, executive
    Take Free Career Test
    personality tests by

  • Tags: ideas, memes, science

    • invisible internet zombie bots

      ... invisible internet zombie bots, crawl by, leaving virtual graffiti in random mixtures if languages... lavishes of random strings, urls that…

    • ah, well.

      I admit I hardly blog anymore. Facebook is easier and more of my closest friends are there. I feel a bit bad for over-extending myself to all these…

    • get out of your head / persepective

      one thing I like about travel is how it puts me in a place unfamiliar, and I have to think from someone elses/other peoples perspective - their town,…

    • Post a new comment


      default userpic
      When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
      You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.