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28 Days of Survival Food: Day 4
Jul 28, 2010, 11:40a - Life
OK, I've made it this far. It's been roughly 72 hours since I last ate. My body feels very weak, especially my lower arms (elbow down) and lower legs (knee down), which have been aching in a way that reminds me of growing pains. Becca and I went to see Salt last night, and I couldn't even prop my feet ... more »

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Jul 26, 2010, 12:26p - Life
Post survival school, I had an experience that for lack of a better word I'll call "X". Words like "inner peace", "happiness", and "bliss" come to mind, but none of them actually captures the feeling that I had. I've tried and failed to explain it to people who have never had a similar feeling, so maybe it's like explaining ... more »

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P2P Lending + SVM = $$$?
Jul 7, 2010, 1:20p - Investing
Since 2004, I've been intrigued by microfinance. It all started when I read Mohammed Yunus' book "Banker for the Poor". In it, Yunus describes how he was able to improve the lives of poor women in Bangladesh by providing them with small loans (as little as $50 or less). Not only did the lenders get a reliable return, the borrowers ... more »

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Video of real bacterial chemotaxis
Jul 4, 2010, 7:02p - Science
(This is the 4th in a 3-part series on the biology of bacterial chemotaxis. Consider it a video bonus. Parts 1, 2, and 3 are also available.)

I finally found a video of bacteria chemotaxing, and I wanted to share it with you (so I could finally shut up about bacteria by reaching some sort of closure on ... more »

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