22, 2014 - Microscopic mites are having sex on your face, and researchers from North Carolina State University are eager to study them.
The "Meet Your Mites" program is collecting samples from ordinary citizens to learn more about the life cycle of these microscopic creatures that live on all human adults.
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When Finn tried to contact his ex-girlfriend via Face Time to inquire about their work schedule, the sight he saw made it pretty clear there was no future for the exes.
And so we’ve studied a lot about the bacteria that live on our skin, fungi live on our skin, worms live on your skin. Mites are going into hair follicles and into the pores. It’s probably happening right now, you know, with you, uh, with everybody who’s watching.
And then we get to learn about the things that are so closely tied to our bodies that we know very little about. They’re microscopic and they actually live all around your body. And they were originally collected from foreheads so they got coined that even though they could live in a lot of other areas.
Read Ed Yong's post about mites on the Phenomena blog.
ROBB DUNN, BIOLOGIST & WRITER, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY: In general on our skin we have thousands of species.
Jailbreaking an i Phone isn’t just a nerd trick; it allows you to do all kinds of stuff Apple doesn’t like, including full multitasking, running unapproved third-party apps (including those porn apps Steve Jobs hates so much), and even tweaking key features of the i OS device to your liking.
Jailbreaking is also incredibly easy, much easier than Android’s equivalent, “rooting.” Rooting an up-to-date Motorola Droid, for example, requires downgrading your firmware to a previous version, which can irrevocably break your phone.