Don’t give me the fat.

http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v29/n3/full/0802830a.html

Ad-36 was first isolated in 1978 in a diabetic child in Germany. More research is needed to determine if Ad-36 has played any role in the global epidemic of obesity that has occurred over the last approximately 20 y.

Dr RL Atkinson of the Obetech Obesity Research Center and colleagues have published a paper linking human adenovirus 36 (Ad-36) with obesity. Is it possible that obesity is a disease, we’re in the middle of an epidemic, and we should avoid being sneezed on by the more husky people around us?

from http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=90

Tesseract

My head is spinning around the 4-dimensional cube, aka the Tesseract, of A Wrinkle in Time fame. The tesseract is in fact a mathematical construct, a cube into 4-dimensional space.

“The tesseract is composed of 8 cubes with 3 to an edge, and therefore has 16 vertices, 32 edges, 24 squares, and 8 cubes.” – Eric W. Weisstein. “Tesseract.” From MathWorld–A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Tesseract.html