Six things we learned from that massive new study of intelligence genes

0000-0002-8715-2896 Six things we learned from that massive new study of intelligence genes   Posted May 26, 2017 by Tabitha M. Powledge in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above Genes help shape intelligence, period. That’s

0000-0002-8715-2896 Six things we learned from that massive new study of intelligence genes   Posted May 26, 2017 by Tabitha M. Powledge in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above Genes help shape intelligence, period. That’s

5 New Buzzwords Borrowed From Biology

I’ve just finished revising the latest edition of my human genetics textbook, and while checking the glossary, discovered several potential new buzzwords, a few particularly relevant in these strange times. THE OLD Co-opting terms from

I’ve just finished revising the latest edition of my human genetics textbook, and while checking the glossary, discovered several potential new buzzwords, a few particularly relevant in these strange times. THE OLD Co-opting terms from

A U.S.-Mexico Border Wall: Bad News for Wildlife

0000-0002-8715-2896Jaguar. Photo: Cburnett, via WIkimedia Commons. Distributed under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. In late January, the Trump administration announced plans to move forward on building a border wall along the southern border with Mexico. A cornerstone

0000-0002-8715-2896Jaguar. Photo: Cburnett, via WIkimedia Commons. Distributed under a CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. In late January, the Trump administration announced plans to move forward on building a border wall along the southern border with Mexico. A cornerstone

Food Evolution documentary looks at science, money, and fake news around GMOs

0000-0003-0319-5416 Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson and on-camera experts walk through the major claims

0000-0003-0319-5416 Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson and on-camera experts walk through the major claims

Toward designer babies and creating (human?) genomes

0000-0002-8715-2896 Toward designer babies and creating (human?) genomes   Posted May 19, 2017 by Tabitha M. Powledge in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above NO SEX, NO PAIN: TOWARD LAB-GROWN DESIGNER BABIES It gives new

0000-0002-8715-2896 Toward designer babies and creating (human?) genomes   Posted May 19, 2017 by Tabitha M. Powledge in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons above NO SEX, NO PAIN: TOWARD LAB-GROWN DESIGNER BABIES It gives new

Will Short Term and Long Term Treatments for Single-Gene Diseases Survive?

0000-0002-8715-2896 Two weeks and several political disasters ago, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act of 2017, and soon lists of “pre-existing conditions” festooned news feeds. We all ticked off a few.

0000-0002-8715-2896 Two weeks and several political disasters ago, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act of 2017, and soon lists of “pre-existing conditions” festooned news feeds. We all ticked off a few.

Weekend reads: Prison for sharing an article?; which country has most fake peer review retractions; counterfeit reagents

The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at a school where everyone has published in possibly predatory journals, and doubts about a study of doing math unconsciously. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Should sharing a copyrighted article lead to a jail sentence? That’s what researcher Diego Gomez is facing in Colombia. Our co-founders’ latest for STAT. Can […]

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at a school where everyone has published in possibly predatory journals, and doubts about a study of doing math unconsciously. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Should sharing a copyrighted article lead to a jail sentence? That’s what researcher Diego Gomez is facing in Colombia. Our co-founders’ latest for STAT. Can […]

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An American Horror Story: The AHCA and Anencephaly

0000-0002-8715-2896 Last week I read with incredulity section 215 of the American Health Care Act, the part that states that it “does not include coverage for abortions (other than any abortion necessary to save the life

0000-0002-8715-2896 Last week I read with incredulity section 215 of the American Health Care Act, the part that states that it “does not include coverage for abortions (other than any abortion necessary to save the life

How Americans View Impact of the March for Science plus more news about ancient humanity: Homo naledi (cont’d) and the Hobbit

0000-0002-8715-2896 Breaking news about the March for Science plus more news about ancient humanity: Homo naledi (cont’d) and the Hobbit   Posted May 12, 2017 by Tabitha M. Powledge in Uncategorized post-info AddThis Sharing Buttons

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No Shame In Dumpster Diving

A majority of people might feel funny about second-hand recycling or, as it’s more commonly referred to, dumpster diving. The truth, however, is that it’s filled with lots of rewards. Of course, I’m not talking about just any old dumpster in town. The gold mine comes around this time of year, particularly in college campuses. […]

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A majority of people might feel funny about second-hand recycling or, as it’s more commonly referred to, dumpster diving. The truth, however, is that it’s filled with lots of rewards.

Of course, I’m not talking about just any old dumpster in town. The gold mine comes around this time of year, particularly in college campuses. Those college kids love to throw shit out.

Printers, mini-refrigerators, cameras and even computers. You can find all kinds of gears simply by looking in and around college campus dumpsters. And not just that. You can also find things, like totes, bags, racks, and furniture of all kinds, in that same place.

Now, I’m not advocating one to grab a shovel and start digging to the bottom of any industrial dumpster. Heck, you can, but that’s not what I’m suggesting. Most kids leave their useful “trash” to the side of the dumpster that you won’t need to dig deep. In fact, you can get a good view of things just right on the top.

And to hell with feeling uncomfortable. There’s nothing to be ashamed of collecting perfectly useful items once used by other people. You shouldn’t feel ashamed to be seen near a dumpster just because you’re too afraid that girls or guys won’t go out with you anymore.

There’s plenty of reasonably clean gears within easy reach inside college dumpsters. That is to assume that they haven’t been sitting long and haven’t endured harsh weather conditions. Of course, plenty of things can withstand these elements for a short period and be okay, but there are also those that degrade quickly. Textbooks, for example, can provide easy cash, assuming the condition is adequate.

I like to think that most people recycle daily, though I’m probably wrong. Those who do toss their La Croix cans, beer bottles and milk jugs in those environment-friendly blue bins to be picked up and taken off to recycling factories. There, they are repurposed and transformed into other much useful things. Without a doubt, it’s a very positive thing to do for the environment.

So, why not recycle like this?

The benefits and possibilities with dumpster driving are abundant. You could start a little pawn style business with the treasures you find or even put on a dumpster art show. Nobody will stop you from using “trash” to be your creative outlet.

Food is another, though far more questionable, commodity you can retrieve from dumpsters. It’s relatively common in dumpsters you can find in grocery chains and markets, but not so much on college campuses. While I gravitate more towards household items, there certainly are people who look for perfectly fine packaged food out back.

In fact, I recently saw an American Ninja Warrior episode (I was in a Chicago hotel room with limited channels) and the dude who won the challenge was an avid dumpster diver from California, primarily for food. If an American Ninja Warrior advocates it, you know it’s legit.

Not only can dumpster diving save you money on daily products, you can also get a lot of things that work perfectly fine from the dumps and landfills. If you’re creative and willing, you could even salvage and utilize broken items for other purposes.

Knowing so much working “trash” is tossed out by tons of people is a shame. But there’s no shame in being in the thick of the recycling hustle and doing good for you and for your environment.

See Also: 10 Ways to Enjoy a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

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