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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Start As You Mean To Go On

Captain America first appeared nine months before the Pearl Harbor bombings, punching Adolf Hitler on the cover of the comic's first issue.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Manos: The Hands Of Fate

Even on the hands of the most scrupulously clean people, about 150 different species of bacteria can be found, and these numbers are not significantly affected by regular hand-washing.

Even identical twins who share the same DNA profile have "substantially" different bacteria living and growing on their hands.

This suggests that the collective genomes of these microbes may be more personally identifying than our own human genomes.

BBC News: Forensic role for hand bacteria.