Getting to the root of lavender's secrets
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Getting to the root of lavender's secrets

A team of researchers, including UBC’s Soheil Mahmoud, have recently sequenced the genome of lavender. Mahmoud, an associate professor of biology at UBC Okanagan, says lavender has many uses, from essential oils, to fragrances, personal hygiene and pharmaceutical industries. “We have studied lavender for a long time,” says Mahmoud. “We have always been curious about…

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Fufjifilm X-A5
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Fufjifilm X-A5

47999 73 The Fujifilm X-A5 sports an APS-C CMOS sensor, offers a touchscreen and manages to take some very good looking photos Fujifilm X-A5 Rating 73100100 Our Verdict The Fujifilm X-A5 is an able-bodied camera for any beginner, but you’d be better off buying just the body and pairing it with another Fuji lens, perhaps…

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Try these Yoga Asanas for a Healthy Liver
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Try these Yoga Asanas for a Healthy Liver

Proper functioning of the liver is necessary as it is one of the most important organs in our body. It is the largest organ of the human body which performs various vital functions like filtration of blood, detoxification of chemicals and drugs, secretion of bile juice and many more. This important organ produces chemicals that…

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Book Review: Citizen Science for Your Littlest Researcher
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Book Review: Citizen Science for Your Littlest Researcher

Forrester, Anna. Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story. Arbordale Publishing, 2017. 32 pages. Paperback (English and Spanish editions) $US9.95. Bathala, Neeti, Keats Curtis, Jennifer, & Jones, Veronica V. (Illustrator). Moonlight Crab Count. Arbordale Publishing, 2017. 32 pages.Paperback (English and Spanish editions) $US9.95. A very young reader! Looking for some not-so-spooky reads for your little ones?  Just in time for…

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How to Characterize the Atmosphere of a Transiting Exoplanet
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How to Characterize the Atmosphere of a Transiting Exoplanet

This tutorial is an introduction to techniques used to characterize the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets. We intend it to be a useful guide for the undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoctoral scholar who wants to begin research in this field, but who has no prior experience with transiting exoplanets. We begin with a discussion of the…

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Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 10, 2018 – Sean Carroll
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Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 10, 2018 – Sean Carroll

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Sean Carroll is a blogger, author, and theoretical physicist at Caltech where he investigates dark matter/dark energy, modified gravity, and multiple other topics in cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. In…

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All eyes on Hurricane Michael
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All eyes on Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm — the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Michael from space, including the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR). The first image, taken by AIRS, shows Hurricane…

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Lenovo Yoga 730
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Lenovo Yoga 730

72 The Lenovo Yoga 730 looks very much like the Yoga 720. Is it the same? Or are there changes you can’t notice? Read on to find out. Lenovo Yoga 730 (13IKB) Rating 72100100 Our Verdict The Lenovo Yoga 730 is a versatile device that’s ideal for users who want it all: speed, portability, writability,…

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How to make delicious cucumber lassi at home
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How to make delicious cucumber lassi at home

They don’t say you are what you eat for nothing. You will be surprised to know a large part of your temperament and nature depends on the food you eat. Have you ever heard of satvic, tamasic and rajasic food? Well, as per Ayurveda, satvic foods are helpful in healing and clearing the mind and…

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Brain Network Lets Three People Communicate With Their Thoughts
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Brain Network Lets Three People Communicate With Their Thoughts

Scientists are making science fiction a reality. For the first time, three people have read each other’s minds, researchers report in a new study recently posted to the preprint server arXiv. The new interface combines noninvasive brain imaging and brain stimulation to let multiple people communicate through their thoughts. Its creators say the fresh tech could allow…

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