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  1. To join the military or be a doctor how high of IQ do you need? To go to medical school and do well in medical school how high of an IQ do you need? An IQ of at least 90? Any IQ lower than 90 and you will do really bad in school and have a really hard time in medical school at learning . In the military if you IQ is too low you may cause problems than be a help. As the case in the Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War.
  2. (International Business Times) Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050. This revelation has led scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to work with Virginia-based manufacturer Mars, Incorporated to save the cacao plant from disappearing. Warmer temperatures and drier weather conditions are expected to be the root of the cacao plants' potential disappearance, according to Business Insider. New technology, known as CRISPR, is being used by UC Berkeley scientists to modify the DNA of the plants. The crop's tiny seedlings would be able to survive in different climates if the experiment is proven successful. Cacao plants originated millions of years ago in South America. The crop is only capable of growing in the lower story of the evergreen rainforest, where warm temperatures and rainfall are plentiful. It's also frequently victim to fungal disease and climate change. More than half of the world's chocolate now comes from two countries in West Africa, being Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. However, these regions will soon become an unsuitable host environment for the cacao plant. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, chief executive of Ghana's cocoa board COCOBOD, specifically addressed the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSVD) infesting farms throughout the country in addition to ongoing pest problems wreaking havoc on the cocoa farms. Speaking with GhanaWeb Saturday, Aidoo detailed his recent tours of the country's Western South and North cocoa growing fields. Aidoo called upon Ghana health officials and accompanying government economic directors to collect samples of the current diseased pods for study on how to rehabilitate the country's infestation issues. https://www.ibtimes.com/chocolate-shortage-may-lead-disappearance-within-40-years-scientists-say-2635577?utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=most_read&utm_medium=most_read5 Other sad one. New Study: Eat Your Strawberries Before Climate Change Wipes Them Out (Mother Jones) With its year-round sunshine and vast tracts of fertile land, California is one of the jewels of US food production, providing a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. As the climate warms, can we continue to take this $50.5 billion bounty for granted? That’s the question posed by a team of University of California researchers in an eye-opening new paper published in the journal Agronomy, in which they digest recent research to “document the most current understanding on California’s climate change trends in terms of temperature, precipitation, snowpack, and extreme events such as heat waves, drought, and flooding, and their relative impacts” on the state’s agriculture. They address these topics one by one, and the results are hardly comforting to US eaters For one thing, the scientists found, a temperature change of just a few degrees is “closely related to yield reductions” in some of the most cherished California crops: almonds, wine grapes, strawberries, walnuts, freestone peaches, and cherries. Avocado production could plummet by the middle of the century. Because of fewer winter chill hours, by the end of the century, the paper suggests, only 10 percent of the Central Valley will remain viable to grow fruits like apricots, kiwis, peaches, and nectarines https://www.motherjones.com/food/2018/03/strawberries-almonds-climate-change-drought-snowpack-california-yields/
  3. My understanding is a microscope uses light to see really small things and a photon is bigger than an atom so a photon would just move the atom around not allowing you to see it.
  4. What is best book or web site that may explain the best theories how electricity may work. What I got so far. While the exact nature of electricity is not fully known, theories have been developed that enable us to understand its characteristics and thus developed means to make it do useful work. studying electron theory is the major key. The atom is a minute particle and cannot be seen even by a powerful microscope. However, the presence of atoms may be detected by sensitive electrical instruments. Seems to be off topic talking about Matter, Molecule and Atoms. I'm looking for how electricity may work not theories or quantum mechanics talk.
  5. What I mean by storytelling is when I read books and papers on biology, psychology, medicine, science and computers so on. Or when I watch the news or see other people talk about it and so on I cannot put it into story!!! Like my own words. Where you can express thoughts and explain it in your own words so it does not sound like I got it from a Google definition. The other day I watched a 8 hour political debate and friend of mine ask me. I could not talk for more than 10 minutes. The other day I read a chapter from a book and I could not put it into words to explain it or talk about it for no more than 5 minutes. I'm not sure if this is short term memory problem or I'm having hard time extracting the information from my brain.
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    Deputy arrests ex-wife

    Thing is if cop did that in the UK or Canada the other cops would arrest that cop and take him to the hospital for 48 hour hold. Just other thing the US is light years behind other first world countries. What people that don't live in the US do not understand is the cops in the US can arrest you even if you broke no law.
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    Arming Teachers

    And the U.S. The only country in world with teachers armed.
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    Looking for science web sites

    That hyperphysics site is better than Wikipedia as some of information on Wikipedia may not be 100% true. It also seem bit more simplified on the hyperphysics for high school person.
  9. I'm Looking for some science web sites. Some thing where you can look up fun facts like how the heart works or liver works. Or look up electricity or magnetism. Or understand basic biology, chemistry or physics. some thing like https://www.factmonster.com/science/biology https://www.factmonster.com how stuff works.com has some science stuff but lot of it too fringe science.
  10. The article does not say what they are mining. Like is it calculations the math calculations processing they are processing for the transactions?
  11. So the math calculations are processing the transactions? Why is this GPU intessive?
  12. What is crypto currency mining? what are they using these video cards for?
  13. No I'm not good at remembering word and letters. Even made up letters say example like TRCFTR or DFRTD why Is that? Does this sound like short term memory problem or visual memory problem I may have?
  14. Why are video cards so costly now and every year they are going up and up? It is the worse year for gamers or anyone buying video card now because of the high cost and every year they getting more and costly. what is causing the high skyrocketing price of video cards?
  15. Why do people say Quantum Mechanics is strange or weird? Is it matter being two places at once? Matter being in state of not knowing. Object is affected by the Observer looking at it.