Allison Kirk

66 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | @AllyK14 | Keep up with Allison Kirk on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Allison Kirk”

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

Could 'triple whammy' technique that beat HIV win battle against cancer?

Wing commander Brian Liversidge was 60 when he was diagnosed, in 2004, as having aggressive prostate cancer. The CEO of a Cumbria educational trust was given 18 months to live.<p>Liversidge – who is married with two sons and three grandsons – has since confounded that grim prediction thanks to a …

Mild stress makes it tough to control emotion

Everyday levels of stress can keep therapeutic methods for controlling emotions—like fear and anxiety—from working, report neuroscientists.<p>Their …

Psychology

Judging the Yorkshire Terrier by Dr

Judging the Yorkshire Terrier by Dr. E. Carolyn Hensley<p>To begin to judge the Yorkshire Terrier one must keep in mind the original function, which was …

THE CANINE SHOULDER, IRISH WOLFHOUND, GREYHOUND, BORZOI EXAMPLES, by Sue McClure

CANINE SHOULDERS<p>Jill Bregy feels for the tops of the blades on '96 IWCA Veteran Dog, Ch. Shamrocks Mar Liath of Legacy, shown here by the author and …

AKC Video Series - Dog Steps

An Excerpt from Dogsteps by Rachel Page Elliott

HOW STRUCTURE AFFECTS MOVEMENT

<b>Page 1</b><p>The 5 phases of movement<p><b>Reach</b> - The front leg reaches forward as far as his angulation permits• <b><br>Pull</b> - The shoulder musculation pulls / transfers …

About The Front Assembly

A dog's front assembly determines the amount of reach he will have when moving. It also determines -- at least partially -- how clean, correct and …

Geneticist Adam Rutherford: by ‘controlling living systems,’ synthetic biology will change the world

The scientist, TV host, and book author touts the potential benefits of playing God<p>As first books go, Dr. Adam Rutherford probably couldn’t have chosen a vaster topic: an investigation into both the origins of life itself, and the incredible potential of its man-made future. In <i>Creation: How Science</i> …

Excerpt From 'Parasite'

Parasite is available for pre-order on Amazon.<p>August 17, 2015: Time stamp 15:06.<p>[The recording is crisp enough to look like a Hollywood film, too polished to be real. The lab is something out of a science fiction movie, all pristine white walls and gleaming glass and steel equipment. Only one thing …

Kids With Autism May Not Enjoy The Sound Of The Human Voice

All human voices, not just the annoying ones.<p>The causes, symptoms, and effects of autism are some of the most puzzling mysteries in all of psychology and neuroscience, but researchers at Stanford University may have connected a few of the dots. They dove deep into the brains (not literally) of a …

The World's Only Known White Gorilla Was The Result Of Incest

How the world's only known white gorilla came to be.<p>Snowflake, the long-lived gorilla who died in 2003, was famous for being the only known albino gorilla. He became a wildly popular attraction at the Barcelona Zoo in Spain, where he lived almost his entire life, becoming almost a mascot for the …

Excerpt From '2312'

2312 is available on Amazon.<p>Prologue<p>The sun is always just about to rise. Mercury rotates so slowly that you can walk fast enough over its rocky surface to stay ahead of the dawn; and so many people do. Many have made this a way of life. They walk roughly westward, staying always ahead of the …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

Tweaking songs can warp ‘perfect’ pitch

<b>U. CHICAGO (US) —</b> People who think they have perfect pitch may not be as in tune as they think they are, report researchers.<p>In a new study, people …

Flute

Ambien Can Improve Your Recall, But Only For Unhappy Memories

A new study finds that the sleeping pill enhances your ability to consolidate negative emotional memories as you snooze.<p>If you're having a rough day, popping a sleeping pill and hitting the sack could be the worst thing you could do--it could help you recall bad memories even better than usual. …

After abuse, mental health often goes untreated

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> Survivors of intimate partner violence aren’t getting the mental health services they need, but family physicians are in the …

Mental Health

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

Supreme Court Gene Ruling Splits Hairs Over What's 'Natural'

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that human genes cannot be patented, upending 30 years of patent awards granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The court's unanimous decision has enormous implications for the future of personalized medicine and in many ways is likely to shape the future of …

'Cradle snatchers' cause menopause, says biologist

Men who behave like Michael Douglas, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood are to blame for women ending their reproductive life early, according to a new …

How to Use Converging Lines to Enhance Your Photography

This is the last in our series of posts on working with lines in photography which we highly recommend you check out. When framing a landscape shot …

Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …