ms

n=7


a: MS ~
b: old house short-circuiting

What:

"MS is like an old house short-circuiting," she said. "So when your core body temperature gets hotter as in when you're exercising ... you start misfiring. Your brain stops communicating. So, as an athlete that makes it harder."


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Writer: Jennifer Schuble
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Date: Sep 1 2016 5:23 PM


Magnetically Speaking

a: Atoms ~
b: spinning tops

What: "Atoms are like spinning tops. They have an internal angular momentum J. As most physical quantities, the projection Jz of J along the z-axis is quantized : Jz = M h, where h = h/(2π) and where M is an integer or half-integer, positive or negative."

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Writer: Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and Jean Dalibard
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Date: Apr 24 2014 2:57 PM



a: Systems biology ~
b: pornography

What:

"Systems biology is like pornography, we know it when we see it"


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Writer: Karl Munger
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Date: Aug 2 2015 10:14 AM



a: Systems biology ~
b: parts of an engine

What:

Systems biology is a growing field that aims at studying all interactions between the components of a biological system. These interactions can involve macromolecules such as DNA, proteins etc. "As an analogy, systems biology is like watching all the parts of an engine. It is, of course, interesting to know each part separately but how they are connected and work together also needs to be understood"


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Writer: Benoît Charloteaux.
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Date: Aug 2 2015 10:37 AM


Sams Club

a: Sams Club and Costco ~
b: the difference between Walmart and Target

What: I moved out to the midwest from the Bay Area where there's only Sam's Club -- luckily, I'm moving back after school. The difference between Sam's Club and Costco is like the difference between Walmart and Target. Sam's Club here is *ghetto* with crappy products. Costco is for yuppies (in a good way).

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Writer: CY
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Where:
Date: Oct 10 2010 5:52 AM



a: cell of systems biology ~
b: reality show on TV

What:

"Although we can sometimes mistake a TV show for a true representation of human behavior, we generally agree there is much more to life than what we see on Temptation Island or Big Brother. Systems biology can only work if we relate back to the cell, organism, or ecosystem. It is the behavior of our models that is complex, not necessarily the behavior of the cell."


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Writer: Pontus Aspenstrom, Ph.D
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Date: Aug 2 2015 10:13 AM


Afghanistan Policy

a: Open-ended commitment of arms and money ~
b: form of dependency-generating welfare

What: "That time-line the GOP hawksters are decrying: it seems to have jolted Afghanistan's leadership into less complacency. __ One weird contradiction in current conservative thought. Isn't an open-ended commitment of arms and money and troops to a weak foreign country a dangerous form of dependency-generating welfare? If we can have welfare reform domestically, why can we not have it internationally?"

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Writer: Andrew Sullivan
LCC: J
Where:
Date: Dec 3 2009 12:10 PM



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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.