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Happy New Year 2013

Yesterday we travelled the world with the New Year, from east to west with the new sunlight and darkness. And today we wake to a bright sunny morning. Everybody and everything at the Greenygrey wishes the world a Happy New Year 2013…

Looks like a day for rambling…

Relevant Quote for Folding Mirror Poetry

Just saw this quote in the latest Publish Your Own Ebooks newsletter, and thought it was relevant for fmpoetry (the writer could also be a woman of course):
“[The writer] has to be the kind of man who turns the world upside down and says, lookit, it looks different, doesn’t it?”

~ Morris West

Science Stories about Brain and Space Inspired Poem

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, news hound at the Greenygrey. There were lots of interesting stories in the latest World Science newsletter, so I’ve copied the links below. Some of them partly inspired Marc Latham’s latest FM poem about similarities in the shape and scientific knowledge about space and brain. Enjoy.

After anesthesia, “primitive” consciousness
awakens first
:
Brain structures that we share with many animals go
into action first as awareness emerges, research finds.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120404_consciousness

Coupled stars seen as chief diet for hungry
black holes
:
Black holes at the hearts of galaxies may grow by
swallowing single stars from pairs of stars, a new
study proposes.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120404_blackholes

Earth-like planets could number “billions” in
our galaxy
:
Red dwarf stars host an abundance of worlds that
could hold liquid water, astronomers report.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120329_planets

Planets from long ago puzzle astronomers:
Scientists have identified a planetary system that
they describe as a likely survivor from one of the
earliest cosmic times.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120328_planets

Link between fast food, depression “confirmed”:
A new study supports past research tying fast food
consumption to a greater risk of depression.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120402_fastfood

All cattle descend from one small herd, study
finds
:
Living cattle descend from as few as 80 animals
domesticated from wild oxen in the Near East some
10,500 years ago, a DNA analysis suggests.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120327_cattle

2nd study links pesticide to bee epidemic:
Mysterious collapses of honeybee populations may be
explained, scientists say.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120405_imidacloprid

Dolphins may be dying due to U.S. oil spill,
scientists say
:
Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are showing signs of
severe ill health, according to preliminary findings
from a U.S. agency.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120326_dolphins