sábado, 30 de agosto de 2014
miércoles, 27 de agosto de 2014
martes, 26 de agosto de 2014
South Napa Earthquake was the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years. Our data science team wanted to quantify its effect on sleep by looking at the data recorded by Jawbone UP wearers in the Bay Area who track their sleep patterns.
Napa, Sonoma, Vallejo, and Fairfield were less than 15 miles from the epicenter. Almost all (93%) of the UP wearers in these cities suddenly woke up at 3:20AM when the quake struck. Farther from the epicenter, the impact was weaker and more people slept through the shaking. In San Francisco and Oakland, slightly more than half (55%) woke up. As we look even farther, the effect becomes progressively weaker — almost no UP wearers in Modesto and Santa Cruz (and others between 75 and 100 miles from the epicenter) were woken up by the earthquake, according to UP data.
Once awaken, it took the residents a long time to go back to sleep, especially in the areas that felt the shaking the strongest. In fact, 45% of UP wearers less than 15 miles from the epicenter stayed up the rest of the night.
viernes, 22 de agosto de 2014
lunes, 18 de agosto de 2014
domingo, 17 de agosto de 2014
viernes, 15 de agosto de 2014
Today’s graphic is a whimsical look at lethal doses of chemicals we consume on a regular basis. Whilst it may be more common to view chemicals in a black and white framing of ‘toxic’ or ‘non-toxic’, the reality is more of a sliding scale of toxicity. The admission of too much of any chemical into the body can cause toxic effects, and even death – the only variant from chemical to chemical is how much is ‘too much’. For some chemicals, the amount will be very low, whilst for others, it may be almost impossibly high.
miércoles, 13 de agosto de 2014
--Even though the body in generally symmetrical, there are some aspects that leave it one-sided: like whether a person if a lefty or a righty for instance.
--Aug. 13 was designated as Left-Hander’s Day in 1996 to bring awareness to the difficulties of being a lefty in a right-handed world.
--Mothers who give birth over the age of 40 are 128 percent more likely to have a child with left-handedness than a woman who has a baby in her 20s.
--Lefties have been traced back to the caveman days. Archaeologists believe that some cave paintings were created by a left- handed artist.
--There are phrases in English, which suggest left-handedness is negative. A “left-handed complement” is an insult. A “left-handed marriage” is not at all a marriage but an adulterous sexual relationship.
--Lefties are more likely to be geniuses.
--Throughout history, being left-handed was seen as various things, like: a bad habit, rebellion, criminality, the mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, or even a trait marking creativity and musical ability.
--Left-handedness runs in the family, the British royal family namely. The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William are or were all lefties.
--Lefties are more likely to loathe spiral notebooks.
--Here are some other famous lefties: President Barak Obama, Oprah, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Justin Bieber, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Stewart, Lady Gaga and Tina Fey.
--It’s not sure what makes a person become a lefty. Some scientists say it could be more testosterone in utero; others say it could be the hand babies prefer to have in their mouths.
--The Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper and Osama Bin Laden were all lefties.
--Among Eskimos, every lefty is a potential sorcerer.
--Some researchers believe lefties are better at handling stimuli, which means they’re naturally better at video games.
--Some scholars say lefties are the last unorganized minority in society because they don’t have a collective power or real sense of common identity.
--In Scotland, if a person is a unlucky it is said he or she was “baptized by a left-handed priest.”
--Lefties tend to be more susceptible to negative emotions like depression and anger because they engage in the right side of their brains more aggressively.
--Some scholars say lefties generally die nine years earlier than righties.
--There are many artistic representations that show Satan as being left-handed