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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Science News Of The Week - Get Dirty, I Mean, Happy

The science posts this week are mostly courtesy of my good friend Dave Manchester Kuczora, thanks, Dave! He rounded them up at Science Daily.

Science Daily - Bacteria found in the soil activated a group of neurons that produce the brain chemical serotonin.
mycobacterium vaccae

I couldn't agree more. I love getting down in the garden and running my hands through weeds and soil. It's what makes me happy when my insignificant little world is dark with despair - as it has been nearly every day for the past six years. No prizes for guessing correctly why this might be.

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