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Reading Hemingway

a: Reading Hemingway ~
b: living a lucid dream

What: "Suffice to say that reading Hemingway is like living a lucid dream, as ideas leap off the page into your head. And they stay there, like ribs between your teeth after a barbecue."

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Writer: Nigel ...
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Date: Sep 2 2010 11:35 AM



a: Dopamine ~
b: a carrier pigeon for the brain

What: "The nerve cells in the Substantia Nigra produce a substance called dopamine. Dopamine is like a carrier pigeon for the brain. It takes messages from one part of the brain to another, telling it how to control movements in the body."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Oct 29 2013 11:00 AM



a: marine ecosystem ~
b: a single organism

What:

"In some ways, the marine ecosystem is like a single organism, where the sum of photosynthesis and respiration among countless forms of life adds up to a three-dimensional global metabolism. The fact that ocean circulation is always moving stuff around makes it difficult to study these processes - unlike studying trees in a forest, one can't return to look at the same organisms day after day."


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Writer: E.D. Galbraith
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Date: Jul 24 2015 3:20 PM



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