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mamadragon49 had two wonderfully disparate tips to share with us. The first tip was one full of foreboding about the oncoming apocalypse courtesy of global warming:
Isn't it wonderful that people still don't get the message that we are very close to, if we haven't actually reached or passed, the "point of no return."
Climate 'Tipping Points' May Arrive Without Warning, Says Top Forecaster
Arctic climate changing faster than expected
Mamadragon's second tip brings a silver lining to an otherwise crappy cloud. Beer is magic! Well, I think we all knew that already, but now there's proof:
I guess I should give up coffee and cigarettes for beer but it just wouldn't be the same. However, for those of you who love your brew, now you can justify it.
Beer Is a Rich Source of Silicon and May Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Roklimber shared this video with us and let me just say... damn:
Amazing time-lapse video of snowstorm in Washington, DC.
Tip: Roklimber's Science Picks for the Week
Waking the Dead: Scientists Reconstruct Nuclear Genome of Extinct Human Being
Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have become the first to reconstruct the nuclear genome of an extinct human being. It is the first time an ancient genome has been reconstructed in detail.
Guess which mad scientist is funding this research... I'll give you a hint. He lives in Copenhagen and is a frequent commenter here on io9.
Seeing the Brain Hear Reveals Surprises About How Sound Is Processed
New research shows our brains are a lot more chaotic than previously thought
Selective Brain Damage Modulates Human Spirituality, Research Reveals
NASA launches Solar Dynamics Observatory
Can Chocolate Lower Your Risk of Stroke?
And in conclusion, here is the cutest sensor system ever.
Millimeter-Scale, Energy-Harvesting Sensor System Can Operate Nearly Perpetually
And it's tiny !
Please join me in a chorus of "awwww."