Some surprising facts

This date marks the death of evil King Alexander Yannai (Jannaeus), a Hasmonian king of Judea from 103 BCE

Hi Teri,
I have a bird sanctuary where many birds live in harmony; sparrows, at least three types of doves and some grackles. Also, there is a pair of mockingbirds that have been bringing their young to feed at the sanctuary for about 4 years now. This year they had triplets. The strange thing is that when the triplets left their nest (from across the street), they came to a tree in my back yard where a mourning dove was incubating. About a week later the moker chicks seem to have taken over the dove’s nest. The dove apparently abandoned the nest; or did it?

In another section of his book, he explains, “Although some antisocials – and their attorneys – may attempt to use ASP as an excuse, psychiatrists see the disorder differently. Antisocial personality disorder describes a pattern of behaviors, choices and feelings, but it does not mean that people with the disorder are unable to chart their own paths through life. Unlike some other mental disorders, ASP does not entail a break with reality. Antisocials know full well what is going on around them. They know the difference between right and wrong but may simply be unconcerned with it. Their actions are deliberate and focused on their self-centered goals. They are responsible for their own behavior and should be held accountable.”

In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky. The ancient Greeks actually thought that Mercury was two planets, and they called it Apollo when it was visible in the morning sky, and Hermes when it was seen after sunset. But in the 4th century BCE, ancient astronomers realized that the two objects were one and the same, and stuck with Hermes; becoming Mercury with the Romans.

Aggressive pediatric tumors are difficult to treat due to the toxicity of chemotherapy, but some researchers are hoping to develop effective treatments without the harmful side effects. Stanford researchers designed a study around a recently discovered molecule known as CD47, a protein expressed on the surface of all cells, and how it interacts with macrophages, white blood cells that kill abnormal cells. "Think of the macrophages as the Pac-Man of the immune system," Samuel Cheshier , lead study author and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Stanford Medicine, tells Mental Floss.

Some surprising facts

some surprising facts

In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods. The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the sky. The ancient Greeks actually thought that Mercury was two planets, and they called it Apollo when it was visible in the morning sky, and Hermes when it was seen after sunset. But in the 4th century BCE, ancient astronomers realized that the two objects were one and the same, and stuck with Hermes; becoming Mercury with the Romans.

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