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March 2nd, 2012 by in Images, Links

4 Famous Pop Culture Moments Everyone Remembers Incorrectly[Cracked]

Choose Your Own Adventure: Office Edition – [College Humor]

Fukushima: A Year On – [Global Post]

A visit to the scene of Japan’s worst nuclear accident, almost a year after the area was struck by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, is a study in contrasts.

Elsewhere along the vast stretch of coast hit by the March 11 tsunami there are palpable signs of progress. Almost all of the 23 million tons of rubble has been removed, although rebuilding has yet to start.

But at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the cleanup looks like it has barely begun. Instead, the real work is being done, unseen, deep inside the crippled reactors, where melted fuel remains cool, but whose precise state and location remains a mystery.

How Marijuana Makes You Forget[Nature]

Researchers have discovered how marijuana disrupts short-term memory.

The drug impairs users’ working memory — the ability to retain and use information over short periods of time. Neuroscientists Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux, France, and Xia Zhang of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research now show that this common side effect occurs because of a previously unknown signalling mechanism between neurons and non-neuronal cells called astrocytes.

Work Is Murder (Infographic) – [Geeks Are Sexy]

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