possible Eurovision Song Contest 2014 spoilers:
- belarussian robin thicke
- danish bruno mars
- no jedward
- LOTS OF TECHNO/DUBSTEP
- italian lady gaga
- latvia has a cake to bake
- polish iggy azalea
- albanian shakira
Magnetic Particles Help Fight Olive Oil Counterfeiting
Who guarantees that expensive olive oil isn’t counterfeit or adulterated? An invisible label, developed by ETH Zürich researchers, could perform the task. The tag consists of tiny magnetic DNA particles encapsulated in a silica casing and mixed with the oil.
Just a few grams of the new substance are enough to tag the entire olive oil production of Italy. If counterfeiting were suspected, the particles added at the place of origin could be extracted from the oil and analyzed, enabling a definitive identification of the producer. “The method is equivalent to a label that cannot be removed,” says Robert Grass, lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/magnetic-particles-help-fight-olive-oil-counterfeiting
When my younger sister was 3 years old, she was going through that phase little kids sometimes have where they say swearwords nonstop. They do it just to get a reaction out of you, or because they find them funny, or whatever.
Once we were having lunch at a convent (visiting an aunt of mine who’s a nun) and my lil sister said to one of the oldest nuns at the table “shut it, whore!”.
Fortunately for all of us, the nun in question was like 200 years old and deaf as a post. She replied “oh, what a cute little girl!”
We haven’t visited again ever since.
Blood Red Shoes - This is not for you
I don’t want you
to think I do
these things I do
because of you
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
Light the bridges with the lantern
you know something’s going to happen
LIKES / DISLIKES:
Favourite Colour(s): green, dark sepia
Least Favourite Colour: fuchsia
Favourite Food: quiche
Least Favourite Food:
Favourite Band/Artist: Cocteau Twins
Least Favourite Band/Artist: ahhh no I’m not falling for this
Favourite Type of Movie: psychological thrillers (when they’re good), British comedies, historical dramas
Least Favourite Type of Movie: the ones that try really hard to look smart but they’re just really self-complacent
One thing you can’t get enough of: hugsOne thing you hate more than anything: people touching my things without asking
Are you single? yes
Do you have a crush on anyone right now? no
Do you flirt a lot? when there’s someone I like, nothing stops me from it
Do you believe in love at first sight? haven’t experienced it yet
Do you fall in love fast? no
Do you ever make the first move? most of the time
Do you want to get married? I’m not oppossed to it
A daydreamer? hell yes
Talkative? not really
Energetic? pfffft no
Happy? I can’t really complain, I’ve had it easy
Friendly? well I try to be polite to everyone
Dependable? Nope, I clean my own messes, solve my own problems
Emotionally strong? I think so
Outgoing? not really
Thoughtful? very. Or so I’ve been told
Considerate? I try to
Romantic? Yes, although it may not seem obvious
Tolerant? Of what?