The science behind a Giant Panda’s color scheme. Also: Sex, work, coffee, emeralds. — FTN DAILY EDITION #140, Science & Health
The fascinating story of the Bahia emerald.
A thing you should know is that emeralds are complicated. The chemical formula for an emerald is Be₃Al₂(Si₆O₁₈).
Get a coffee. Now.
On coffee and memory.
One of the substances shown to increase production of the enzyme was caffeine, which also has been shown to improve memory function in mice genetically modified to produce high levels of misfolded tau proteins.
Putting the W in NSFW
On work and sex.
All joking aside, it’s important to maintain your mental health if you’re going to be a productive employee. And for a lot of people, that includes having a satisfying sex life — whatever that means for you.
Pandas are black and white for a reason.
The markings on the panda’s head, however, are not used to hide from predators, but rather to communicate.
According to one memory artist everyone can be like him.
In fact, while most people think memory has a limited capacity, Jennings argued that our memory is continually expanding to make room for the stuff that fascinates us.
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