Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Coffee and Provocation

Beer and Morphine
Scientists have figured out how to put a handful of genes isolated from the opium poppy into yeast. The result:  pure morphine.

Anthony Bourdain Travel Tips
He says, "There's almost never a good reason to eat on a plane." True.

Three S's: Say it Short and Simple
"The ability to deliver a persuasive elevator pitch and follow it up with a substantive presentation is the difference between a funded entrepreneur and those having coffee complaining that they’re out of cash."  More here.

Mosquitoes Have Troubles Too
Mosquitoes have flying, blood-sucking parasites of their own -- midges.

George Washington, Vaccine Pusher 
In February of 1777, General George Washington ordered the inoculation of all of his troops against smallpox. The result? The infection rate from smallpox in the Continental Army fell from 17 percent to 1 percent.

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