Goo and slime: Slime vs Goo – What’s the difference?

Slime vs Goo – What’s the difference?

slime | goo |

As nouns the difference between

slime and goo is that slime is soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing while goo is (uncountable|informal) any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid or goo can be an example of baby talk.

As verbs the difference between

slime and goo is that slime is to coat with slime while goo is to apply goo to something or goo can be to produce baby talk.

Other Comparisons: What’s the difference?

English

Noun

  • Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As it [the Nile] ebbs, the seedsman / Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain.
  • Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs.
  • A sneaky, unethical person; a slimeball.
  • * 2005 , G. E. Nordell, Backlot Requiem: A Rick Walker Mystery
  • If this guy knows who killed Robert, the right thing to do is to tell the police. If he doesn’t know, really, then he’s an opportunistic slime . It’s still blackmail.
  • (figuratively, obsolete) Human flesh, seen disparagingly; mere human form.
  • * , II.x:
  • th’eternall Lord in fleshly slime / Enwombed was, from wretched Adams line / To purge away the guilt of sinfull crime […].
  • (obsolete) = ((l))
  • *
  • And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

    Derived terms
    * slime mold * pink slime

    Synonyms
    * (any substance of a dirty nature) sludge

    Verb

    (slim)
  • To coat with slime.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had
    slimed
    on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared.  […]’}}
  • (figuratively) To besmirch or disparage.
  • Anagrams

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    English

    Etymology 1

    American English, known since 1903, probably from (1787), possibly an alteration of glue.

    Noun
    ()
  • (uncountable, informal) Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, or a bodily fluid.
  • ”I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.
  • Excessive, showy sentimentality
  • ”When dad couldn’t stand the goo anymore, he stopped Tommy’s tearful goodbye from the Swedish au-pair Matts, firmly smacking the boys’ pants and grumbling “Now stop the goo or I’ll give each of you a reason to cry!”

    Derived terms
    * from goo to you by way of the zoo * gooey * gooeyness

    Synonyms
    * gloop * glop * gook * goop * gunge * gunk * gum * muck * ooze * paste * slop * sludge

    Verb
    (en verb)
  • To apply goo to something.
  • ”They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.

    Etymology 2

    (onomatopoeia)

    Noun
    (en noun)
  • An example of baby talk.
  • ”The infant’s goos and gahs were endearing.
    Verb
    (en verb)
  • To produce baby talk.
  • ”The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.

    See also
    * gaga, ga-ga * goo-goo

    References

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    Goo vs. Slime – What’s the difference?

    Goonoun

    Any semi-solid or liquid substance; especially one that is sticky, gummy or slippery; frequently of vague or unknown composition, slime or a bodily fluid.

    ‘I stepped in some goo and had a terrible time getting the sticky stuff off my shoes.’;

    Slimenoun

    Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive; bitumen; mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

    Goonoun

    Excessive, showy sentimentality.

    Slimenoun

    Any mucilaginous substance; or a mucus-like substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals, such as snails or slugs.

    Goonoun

    An example of baby talk.

    ‘The infant’s goos and gahs were endearing.’;

    Slimenoun

    A sneaky, unethical person; a slimeball.

    Gooverb

    (transitive) To apply goo to something.

    ‘They gooed their hair with some fragrant styling product.’;

    Slimenoun

    Human flesh, seen disparagingly; mere human form.

    Gooverb

    (intransitive) To produce baby talk.

    ‘The baby gooed while daddy made sappy faces at it.’;

    Slimenoun

    (obsolete) Jew’s slime (bitumen)

    Goonoun

    any thick messy substance

    Slimeverb

    (transitive) To coat with slime.

    Slimeverb

    To besmirch or disparage.

    Slimeverb

    To carve (fish), removing the offal.

    Slimenoun

    Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.

    ‘As it [Nilus] ebbs, the seedsmanUpon the slime and ooze scatters his grain.’;

    Slimenoun

    Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

    Slimenoun

    Bitumen.

    ‘Slime had they for mortar.’;

    Slimenoun

    Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

    Slimenoun

    A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.

    Slimeverb

    To smear with slime.

    Slimenoun

    any thick messy substance

    Slimeverb

    cover or stain with slime;

    ‘The snake slimed his victim’;

    Amazon.com: Goo Goo Galaxy 8 inch Doll – DIY Slime & Glitter Kit

    2.0 out of 5 stars $1View
    By K. Wong on March 16, 2020

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    Who: purchased for 4 year old daughter (yes, I know it says 5 and older but she is doing it with an adult).

    What: Goo Goo Galaxy “Slurp ‘n’ Slime Goo Drop” All came successfully. No weird smells, defects to the syringe but possibly manufacturing issue.
    When: arrived In timely manner with overnight shipping (didn’t use 2-day Prime as the CORONAVIRUS is making shipping take 2-3 days longer)
    Why: daughter has been begging for this toy and we are under quarantine. Looked like a toy we could play with for hours.

    Picture compares: The process, size, and other one of their dolls. FYI: The other smaller doll does not allow you to squeeze out the slime.

    Overall: NOT happy with purchase.
    I know there may be some user error to this but as a 35 year old mother who had to walk my daughter through this, the mess was not of her doing.
    First, the wand they give you to stir the slime allows the powder to cling to the “planet” base which causes major clumping. I guess this is why our slime came out so watery. After a minute of letting my daughter stir I grabbed a plastic spoon to help her mash up all the clumps.
    Second, the “Syringe” did not have a tight seel (Inside syringe) and we could not suck up the slime to get it in the dolls mouth. After multiple attempts I tried grabbing a turkey baster. PRO-TIP don’t grab a turkey baster, slime refuses to work with suction. Slime gets everywhere as the syringe they give you has a half moon insert that has to line up with the half moon shape in the dolls mouth. This leads me to my next complaint.

    Third, no where in the directions does it say to hold the syringe a certain way (and they should). I didn’t know we were holding it the wrong way until it was all over the front of the doll (2 times), but I’m getting ahead of myself. What I found worked was pulling the syringe apart, using the plastic spoon to scoop it in there and then having my daughter press the back as I ensured the syringe was fully in the dolls mouth. HOT MESS x 100!!!
    Fourth, we did not take any lumps out of the slime because I’m hoping it will eventually cause the slime to get thicker but the slime is rather watery. With that said I have a little slime left in my turkey baster and there was some that made it on the table, all over the front and the back of the doll as well as the stand but really if we had all of it there is no way the slime would fill up the doll. We are just a little over half capacity and that is with two packets of glitter, the correct amount of water (I poured it, not my daughter) and the slime powder (1 packet). I used her smaller doll in the picture as comparison.
    While I’d like to say this is the end of this 45 minute project/cleanup, I’m rather terrified that the pacifier is going to pop out and I will have to clean up more “slop” from our carpets, bed, etc. as our daughter wants to run around the house with this thing. The pacifier has no rubber stopper to give a good hold so it’s just a piece of plastic up against a piece of plastic. Contemplating having my husband put caulking in the mouth so it doesn’t come out. Perhaps I’ll attempt to put the other packet of slime in so we have a full doll.
    Overall the doll is cute, and their instructions do say (in small lettering at the end) “Caution: Squish Off may get messy!” but this really is one HOT MESS!

    Slime simulator, ASMR on the App Store

    Life is stressing you out? We know a way to keep you sane!

    Goo is your go-to app for soothing relaxation, visual satisfaction, and innocent fun. No matter if you want to poke around a slimy mass, get your senses triggered the ASMR way or meditate – this one covers it all.

    Did you know that ASMR is the most progressive relaxation method that leaves meditation and white noise far behind?

    HOW IT WORKS?

    Create a super realistic slime and play with it on your mobile device. Relax your mind and discover our unique ASMR experience. Stretch your slime, squish it, knead it, pop it – just like you would with real slime or putty. Enjoy that oddly satisfying feeling right from your phone. It’s highly pleasurable and highly addictive, in addition to being so beneficial and soothing.

    APP FEATURES:

    – ASMR section – relieve stress and discover ASMR experience.
    – Slime section – create and play with your own slime! Choose from a huge collection of materials, colors, and add-ins.
    – Photo slime editor – upload your photo, add a lot of fun and slime and play with it!
    – Nature section – enjoy the sounds of nature for relaxing or sleep.

    We are constantly adding new slimes and ASMR triggers to our collection so that the fun never stops!

    The app contains the following subscription options:

    – Weekly with a 3-day free trial at $7.99, weekly with a 3-day free trial at $5.99, weekly with a 3-day free trial at $4.99, monthly at $14.99, yearly at $49.99*.
    – Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
    – Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
    – The account is charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period.
    – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.
    – The cost of renewal is equal to the value that “Apple’s App Store Matrix” determines as the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.
    – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
    – Unlimited access to our Premium features include:
    Unlimited games
    No ads

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    *Prices can be different in different countries according to what “Apple’s App Store Matrix” determines as the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

    Easy Goop Recipe That’s Safe for Kids

    Kids of all ages love making, and playing with, this easy goop recipe. Moms love that it’s completely safe for even the youngest toddlers!

    FOOD SAFE EASY GOOP RECIPE

    There’s been concern from a lot of moms lately about the safety of slime recipes made with Borax. While making and playing with Borax slime should be perfectly safe, as long as your kids aren’t eating it, some moms are looking for Borax free slime recipes. Especially for kids who tend to put everything in their mouths.

    The good news, is that this easy goop recipe is just corn starch and water, totally food safe. While it’s not the same texture as the Borax slime, it’s a satisfying and fun sensory experience. If you want to add some color, you can use food coloring if you want, but we just sprinkled in a bit of unsweetened Kool-Aid powder.

    EASY GOO RECIPE TIPS

    Our son Corban was a bit skeptical of the goo at first. He did not think this bowl of pink stuff could be any fun.

    But once he started playing with it he was amazed! We set up some guidelines (keep it in the bowl, keep hands over the bowl, call us when you’re done), and then let him play on his own.

    We also showed him how you can move your hands very slowly and have it be thick viscous liquid…

    …but you can also punch it or squeeze it quickly and it becomes very hard and solid.

    Larkin knew as soon as we mixed the goop up that she wanted to play with it.

    She had SO much fun exploring its texture, and eventually wiped it ALL over her body! We anticipated this and had her in just a pull-up.

    This activity can definitely get messy, but we have a few tips for keeping it under control. We use a folding kids’ table that cleans up really easily (we got ours at Costco). We also set it up in the kitchen where the floor is super easy to clean if a mess ensues.

    When we mix the ingredients, I get it started and incorporate most of the cornstarch into the water before having them help me stir. Otherwise, cornstarch flies everywhere!

    Finally, we keep some paper towels handy to wrap their hands in once they’re done playing. Then they walk over to the kitchen sink to get fully cleaned up.

    If you are looking for a sensory experience that’s not quite so messy, try our rainbow rice sensory bin!

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    Do your kids like playing with goop? Feel free to post a photo on our Facebook page of your kids making this easy goo recipe. We love to see your little ones having fun!

    EASY GOOP RECIPE

    Prep Time 5 minutes

    Total Time 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 cups corn starch
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 Kool-Aid mix packet, color of your choice

    Instructions

    1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
    2. Use a fork to slowly and carefully mix the ingredients together until completely combined.
    3. Have fun, and prepare for mess!

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    How to: Homemade Slime (aka Space Goo)

    Just in time for Halloween: How to make slime.

    Actually, the impetus for trying out this recipe was our trip to Oahu. While at the Aulani, Hudson went off to a Disney kids’ activity and came back with vague (but passionate) descriptions of lab coats and goggles, recipes of water mixing, and a plastic-bag filled with “space goo.” It was slimy and cool to the touch and it occupied him and his cousins for much of dinner that night. I knew I had to learn how to make it.

    It turns out that it’s very simple and lots of fun. It’s not even that messy. And it’s been coming back out for what could more formally be called sensory play for weeks now.

    Slime (aka Space Goo)
    For 1-2 people, you’ll need:
    1 4-ounce bottle of white glue
    1 teaspoon borax powder
    Food coloring (we used just a drop of red, but lime green would be perfect)
    1-1/2 cups Water
    2 large bowls
    *Optional: Glitter

    How to:
    Empty contents of one bottle of glue into first bowl and mix with 1/2-cup of water.

    Optional: Use phrases like  “magic moon juice,” or “monster spit” for added effect.

    Add food coloring. We just used one drop of red, but you could choose any color you like. You could also add sparkle with glitter.

    In second bowl, mix 1 cup of water and teaspoon of borax powder.

    Combine. It will be lumpy and only somewhat cohesive at first. Keeping kneading it until it forms a single mass and pour off the excess water into the other bowl as you work. The more you play with it, the more solid, less sticky, and more “out of this world” it will be.

    Some notes: 

    1. Supervise younger children carefully. Don’t eat the slime!
    2. Keep play to hard surfaces and off rugs. And out of hair. It does come out—phew—but it definitely sticks. (Hudson found the brain-matter-esque mass too tempting and we ended up in the shower with a comb and some warm water.  Note the wet hair in last picture.)
    3. There are few things cooler that telling your 4-year-old to stick his hands into a goopy mess and have at it.

    P.S. Baking with kids: yogurt-jar cake. And more Halloween ideas.

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    Goo: Slime simulator, ASMR for iPhone & iPad – App Info & Stats

    Life is stressing you out? We know a way to keep you sane!

    Goo is your go-to app for soothing relaxation, visual satisfaction, and innocent fun. No matter if you want to poke around a slimy mass, get your senses triggered the ASMR way or meditate – this one covers it all.

    Did you know that ASMR is the most progressive relaxation method that leaves meditation and white noise far behind?

    HOW IT WORKS?

    Create a super realistic slime and play with it on your mobile device. Relax your mind and discover our unique ASMR experience. Stretch your slime, squish it, knead it, pop it – just like you would with real slime or putty. Enjoy that oddly satisfying feeling right from your phone. It’s highly pleasurable and highly addictive, in addition to being so beneficial and soothing.

    APP FEATURES:

    – ASMR section – relieve stress and discover ASMR experience.
    – Slime section – create and play with your own slime! Choose from a huge collection of materials, colors, and add-ins.
    – Photo slime editor – upload your photo, add a lot of fun and slime and play with it!
    – Nature section – enjoy the sounds of nature for relaxing or sleep.

    We are constantly adding new slimes and ASMR triggers to our collection so that the fun never stops!

    The app contains the following subscription options:

    – Weekly with a 3-day free trial at $7.99, weekly with a 3-day free trial at $5.99, weekly with a 3-day free trial at $4.99, monthly at $14.99, yearly at $49.99*.
    – Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
    – Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
    – The account is charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period.
    – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.
    – The cost of renewal is equal to the value that “Apple’s App Store Matrix” determines as the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.
    – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
    – Unlimited access to our Premium features include:
    Unlimited games
    No ads

    Privacy Policy: http://wannatest.games/privacy-policy.html
    Terms of Use: http://wannatest.games/terms-of-use.html

    *Prices can be different in different countries according to what “Apple’s App Store Matrix” determines as the equivalent of the subscription price in $USD.

    ➜ What’s new in version 1.0.22

    Update and get:
    – More challenges than you could ever imagine
    – Performance improvements
    – Bug fixes
    What’s left? Click to update. 90,000 “Pink slime” and so on. What’s hidden in our food?
    • Veronique Greenwood
    • BBC Future

    Photo author, Thinkstock

    Photo caption,

    “Pink slime”? No, regular minced meat

    Correspondent BBC Future has discovered that many of the foods we eat contain ingredients that seem to be taken from dystopian fantasy stories. Where did they come from there?

    In all sorts of dystopias describing the future, food is often depicted as something that is disguised as normal food.Seemingly ordinary burgers, cookies and other products are actually algae or some kind of protein pressed in a special way, because mankind no longer has enough space or money to get food in a normal way.

    In fact, mass production of food fillers is already a reality today, and not at all because we can no longer receive food from other sources, it is just that it is more convenient and cheaper for manufacturers of semi-finished products. The same applies to people who consume these products – it is more convenient for them.Although we do not always realize this when heating ready-made cutlets in the microwave.

    This category includes a range of ingredients, from gelatin to sausage meat. Many in the United States still remember the scandal that erupted a few years ago over the use of finely chopped and disinfected beef scraps in semi-finished meat products, which the American television company ABC dubbed “pink slime.” By itself, this substance did not harm human health, but the description of the disinfection process made some tremble.In many ways, the objections to its use were purely aesthetic in nature – for example, an interesting article about this filler and its provocative name was published in the American online magazine Slate, which resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against ABC.

    Photo author, Thinkstock

    Photo caption,

    Is it smoking? Does it even smell good?

    However, beef trimmings have recently been re-used, in large part because it is a cheap and efficient way to produce meat products at a time when beef prices are skyrocketing due to dry weather in the US pastoralist states.

    Another product of the future – widespread, but perhaps less well-known – consists of soybeans. This filler is striking in its variety.

    After thousands of years of consumption in Asia, soybeans finally came to the West. By 1888, a French company, drawing attention to the extremely low carbohydrate content of this product, was making bread for diabetics from soy flour. Other products followed, and in 1921 an Austrian inventor patented a method of making soy flour, which he called “semolina for the hungry” in an article for the British newspaper Times of London, citing its cheapness and nutritional value.

    Thanks to these characteristics, during the Second World War, ground soybeans were often added to other products that were included in soldiers rations and humanitarian supplies. By the end of the war, the production of soy supplements had become a thriving business in the United States (the American research center Soyinfo devoted an entire book to this topic).

    An important step towards the modern way of eating soy – as a substitute for other foods – was taken in the 1960s when scientists developed a method for producing soy protein that has a porous texture.

    Photo author, Thinkstock

    Photo caption,

    Battle for the harvest? No, soy is easy and cheap

    First, the fat and sometimes sugar and fiber are removed from the soybeans, then they are crushed into a white powder, which is mixed in special machines with water or steam, so that the result is a kind of dough. Soy dough is fed into an extruder – of course, you will not see such a device in the kitchen at home, but it is necessary in the production of semi-finished products. With the hum of the machines, the dough under high pressure is pushed through the pipe, strictly adhering to a certain temperature and humidity level, in order to induce a chemical reaction during which the proteins contained in it unfold and form a network.

    The resulting mass is cut into sticky slices that can replace meat in a wide variety of products (when I was writing this article, I spent hours, spellbound, watching YouTube videos showing the extrusion of soybeans accompanied by romantic music, and many of these videos are clearly filmed in Asian factories by someone with shaking hands).

    Soy protein is now found in many foods – not only in veggie cutlets and other meat substitutes, but also in ground beef, cookies, chocolate bars, burritos, breads, salad dressings, pasta, whipped cream, soups and cold meats.Soy protein is almost tasteless, so you can add almost any flavor to it. Its texture can also be very diverse, so soy protein can be made in any way by sight and by touch, and with the help of machines it is possible to mold a huge number of forms from it, like from plasticine.

    Photo author, Thinkstock

    Caption,

    I don’t always want to remember what is in a hamburger …

    From a nutritional point of view, soy protein is a good addition for ground beef and other meat products.There is definitely less fat, and in terms of the amount of protein per unit of required land area, the efficiency of using natural resources in the production of this product is higher than in cattle breeding. And, perhaps the most important factor from the point of view of the manufacturer, and perhaps the consumer, soy protein is often much cheaper than the products it replaces.

    And in fact – what is not the food of the future from a fantastic story? Unsurprisingly, food manufacturers are reluctant to mention this.Slogan “Same as what people trapped in a spaceship eat!” hardly able to attract a buyer. But such products and processes have already become an integral part of the modern food industry. It’s up to you if you want to remember this every time you buy yourself a burger.

    Explosive growth of phytoplankton threatens the Marmara and Black Seas – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

    The so-called “sea slime” or “sea saliva” has appeared in the Sea of ​​Marmara in Turkey, which can destroy most of the living organisms in the water.It consists of uncontrolled phytoplankton that clogs the gills of fish, envelops algae and unique red corals near Buyukada, the largest of the Princes’ Islands. Now sea saliva is spreading through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea, which is extremely dangerous, given the fragile Black Sea ecology.

    The Turkish authorities approved a 22-point plan to combat this scourge, but it is designed for several years and its effectiveness is unclear. At the same time, sea slime spreads at high speed: in order to see it live, it is enough to take a ferry to the Princes’ Islands – a prestigious summer cottage area of ​​Istanbul.Halfway to the islands, light stripes of an unpleasant appearance begin to come across. This is sea saliva, more precisely, its final stage, when already dead phytoplankton rises to the surface, forming a layer of polymerized substance.

    Near the docks on the islands, mucus thickly covers the water. The ferry propellers speed it up briefly, but it immediately moves in again, as if releasing its tentacles. Even careless seagulls do not sit in this whitish-yellow mess. The emerald water of the Sea of ​​Marmara, fish and jellyfish are no longer visible – even where the surface is not covered with mucus, in the water column there are everywhere fibers and knots of sea saliva.”Underwater, the formation of sea saliva continues, it covers the entire bottom, and because of the fibers in the water column, visibility is almost zero,” Mustafa Sary, Dean of the Maritime Faculty of Bandirma Onedi Eilul University, wrote on his Twitter account. Monitoring of the state of the sea has been conducted, according to him, since 2017, and scientists began to notice warning signs last fall.

    Ferry captain Mehmed says he began to notice strange white streaks on the sea in winter. “At first they did not pay attention, the Sea of ​​Marmara is very navigable, there, hundreds of ships go in all directions, from scows to tankers, you never know what.But then we see – this muck is more and more. Now get out, look, at the pier, everything is covered with it. The authorities say they are going to do something about it. Let’s see. “

    According to Gulshah Deniz Atalar, a member of the leadership of the Turkish Climate Change Research Association,” If the Sea of ​​Marmara dies, then the Black Sea will perish. ” oxygen-free waters. But because of the slime, the Sea of ​​Marmara will not be able to do this in the future. “

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on June 5, said that the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey, together with specialized universities “will save the seas from this dirty problem. ” He noted that now experts are conducting research at 91 points on the Sea of ​​Marmara, and also checking all wastewater treatment facilities and possible places for dumping solid household waste into the water.

    As Mustafa Sary told “RG”, “the high concentration of sea slime this year is associated with three factors: pollution of the Sea of ​​Marmara; an increase in the average water surface temperature due to climate change (the average temperature of the Sea of ​​Marmara has increased by 2.5 degrees), as well as insufficient water circulation due to the specifics of the small and practically closed Sea of ​​Marmara, connected to other seas only through narrow straits. “According to the scientist, mucus was already found in the Sea of ​​Marmara in 1992, 2007 and 2008, but such a large amount is observed for the first time.

    There is a possibility that sea slime will appear off the coast of Bulgaria and Romania and even reach the Crimea

    According to the specialist of the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Turkish Technical University of the Middle East, Mustafa Yudzhel, who is quoted by the Turkish edition of Sozcu, even if emergency work begins right now, on cleaning the Sea of ​​Marmara will take 5-6 years. According to him, waste in the sea has been accumulating for the last 20-30 years, and, possibly, this has led to an explosive growth of phytoplankton.

    Authoritative

    Vladimir Silkin , Head of the Ecology Laboratory of the Southern Branch of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    – We do not yet have data on the distribution of sea slime in the Black Sea. But on Thursday we intend to conduct research at sea to clarify the situation. Moreover, the likelihood that it will appear along the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus is very low.However, it is possible that it will appear off the coast of Bulgaria and Romania and even reach the Crimea. The main reason is the pollution of the sea with nitrogenous substances, which is impossible without heavy rains and without a large washout into the sea from land. Fertilizers are now widely used in agriculture in Turkey, which is presumably one of the reasons for the problems in the Sea of ​​Marmara.

    Clearing the Sea of ​​Marmara will not be easy, and the process may take a very long time. Fortunately, this sea is flowing. Most likely, a significant part of the sea slime will quickly be washed out through the Dardanelles to the south, into the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.Therefore, I think the Sea of ​​Marmara can be cleared even faster than the Turkish experts suggest. But measures to prevent the appearance of sea slime are still necessary. First of all, it is necessary to reduce the volume of discharge of phosphorus-containing compounds, and there are many of them not only in fertilizers, but also, for example, in washing powder.

    About forty years ago, a similar problem was in the United States. The Great Lakes bloomed there, but thanks to a change in the formula of washing powders and a limitation of discharges, it was possible to ensure that these lakes are now relatively clean.

    Turkey starts the fight against sea slime

    An environmental problem has arisen off the coast of Turkey. The so-called sea slime (sea saliva) appeared in the Sea of ​​Marmara, which is capable of destroying most of the living organisms in the water.

    The mucus spreads at a tremendous speed. It covers almost all the bays around the Princes’ Islands – the prestigious summer cottage area of ​​Istanbul. The once emerald waters of the Sea of ​​Marmara turned cloudy: no fish or jellyfish are visible, the entire water column is permeated with knots and fibers of sea saliva.

    Slime is dead phytoplankton that has risen to the surface. It includes various unicellular algae as well as cyanobacteria. By themselves, they are an integral part of the marine ecosystem, produce organic matter in water bodies and serve as food for zooplankton and zoobenthos. But if, for some reason, phytoplankton begins to multiply rapidly, the water area turns into a rotting swamp.

    And the reason in the case of the Sea of ​​Marmara is simple – a high level of pollution, because sewage is an ideal breeding ground for microalgae and cyanobacteria.

    “This is the removal of fertilizers from the banks by rivers, this is industrial wastewater and, of course, sewage, because more than 20 million people live on the shores of the Sea of ​​Marmara. And as the latest data have shown, only less than 40% of wastewater can be treated,” says the senior Researcher at the P.P. Shirshov RAS Philip Sapozhnikov.

    The formation of mucus off the coast of Turkey began in December last year. In March, when relatively stable warm weather set in, it reached the Dardanelles.The result is a sea-sized farm where phytoplankton blooms. With an excess of nutrients, microalgae form around themselves a shell of exopolymers, which they release into the habitat. Clouds of mucus grow, and accompanying life forms settle in them. Such an environment is practically devoid of oxygen. Putrefactive forms of bacteria develop in it, which give methane, hydrogen sulfide. Actually, due to this, the clouds rise to the surface, and then clog the entire water column.

    “The entire water column, as shown by observations of the Turkish side, to a depth of 30, 40, even 100 meters, is saturated with these long fibers of mucus, clouds of mucus.It gets to the bottom, it starts to clog filters for mollusks, gills for fish, clogs the surface of sponges, corals, “Sapozhnikov says.

    At the same time, the winds knocked this slime into the bays along the shores of the Sea of ​​Marmara. Therefore, the coastal zone has the highest concentrations of sea saliva. The satellite images also show streaks that follow the current lines.

    A natural question arises: can mucus penetrate the Black Sea and get, for example, to the Crimea or Sochi.Experts believe that such a scenario is unlikely. Heavier and saltier water from the Sea of ​​Marmara goes to the bottom of the Black Sea and spreads along the coast of Turkey. But the Black Sea water flows into the Sea of ​​Marmara in a countercurrent over the surface. These factors make it difficult for the mucus to move.

    “Deep water from the Sea of ​​Marmara enters the Black Sea and carries clouds of this slime. Here they decompose faster, because under the influence of the less salty Black Sea water, a more massive death of everything that has grown there occurs.And they safely sink to the bottom already in the Bosporus regions, “Sapozhnikov shares.

    Turkey has launched a Disaster Relief Protocol to save the Sea of ​​Marmara coast from sea slime. 25 vessels are engaged in cleaning the surface and water column, another 18 ships contain the spread of slimy clouds.

    Until the end of 2021, the Sea of ​​Marmara has been declared a protected area.

    90,000 Scientists were able to determine the homeland of frogs by their mucus – Newspaper.Ru

    Russian scientists, together with colleagues from Slovenia, analyzed the protective skin secretion of the common frog Rana temporaria from a population living in Central Slovenia and compared the test results with those for Moscow amphibians. It turned out that the composition of the secretion of animals in different regions differs, which means that it is possible to determine their homeland from it. In addition, the authors have improved a way that is safe for frogs to help them get more mucus, and have developed effective methods for working with it.They will form the basis for research on the biological activities of the skin secretion – its antimicrobial and regenerative properties will help develop new drugs. The results of the study, supported by a grant from the Presidential Program of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), are published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry .

    Ranid grass frogs are one of the most widespread genera of frogs in Europe. Mucus from the surface of the skin is their only defense against all dangers.Therefore, in the process of evolution, each population has developed a unique composition of the skin secretion, depending on the possible threats that exist in a particular habitat. In some groups, active mucus peptides induce a gag reflex in fish, causing them to spit out their prey. The mucus of grass frogs from other areas causes such pain in birds of prey that they cannot close their beak and swallow their prey. Peptides from other populations are responsible for protecting against fungi, viruses and harmful bacteria and are able to accelerate the regeneration of soft tissues.Therefore, it is important for scientists to study the composition and structure of each peptide and understand exactly how it works.

    To determine the structure of active substances, the authors used the method of mass spectrometric analysis with preliminary chromatographic separation of the mixture components: by ionizing the molecules of a substance, they recorded the ratio of their mass to charge, and taking into account the atomic masses of the elements, the composition of the molecules and their active fragments was established. Comparing the peptides of the Slovenian and Moscow populations of grass frogs, the scientists managed not only to make a prediction about the functions of the peptides found, but also to find a new way to distinguish the species and populations of frogs.

    “It is often difficult to determine which species the individuals belong to, because they are very similar to each other. Even experienced biologists have problems with this. However, now that it is known that each species of frog has its own set of peptides, it will be easy to determine the belonging of an individual. Moreover, now there is an opportunity to find out what kind of population it belongs to – previously there was not a single way to do this. So we can talk about a real discovery, “says Albert Lebedev, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University.V. Lomonosov and head of the laboratory of physical and chemical methods of analysis of the structure of matter.

    The main goal of the researchers is to find a way to study the structure of peptides, which does not require additional chemical reactions that precede mass spectrometric analysis and lead to the loss of target components or contamination of the sample by by-products. There are also problems with the number of samples, since the collection of frog skin secretions is also a laborious process. The usual amount of skin secretion secreted by one individual is not enough.

    The authors of the article used the method of gentle electrical stimulation, which is harmless to frogs, which was developed in Australia at the end of the last century. Scientists ran electrodes along the backs of the amphibians, after which mucus began to be released more efficiently. This procedure is performed every couple of weeks so that the test subjects can restore the “balance” of the secret.

    Finally, the main difficulty is that the active peptides secreted by the frog’s body perform their function in a matter of seconds.After just a minute, no active substances remain in the freshly taken mucus sample. All because of enzymes that stop the work of peptides that have fulfilled their function before they can harm the hostess’s body. But a solution was found for this problem as well. One of the most effective options is to rinse mucus from the skin with water into a container of methanol, which deactivates the enzymes. The resulting water-methanol solution is filtered, and the filtrate is used to study active peptides.

    These methods will be used in future research. It is already planned to find out the effect of new peptides on fungi, bacteria and viruses, as well as to study their anti-cancer potential. Scientists have collected individuals of other species and are now looking into the possibility of alternative ways to stimulate the secretion of mucus.

    “The main problem with modern drugs is that harmful microorganisms quickly develop resistance to them. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions developing new antibiotics, and as a result, most of them become useless after a while.With the active peptides from the grass frog’s skin secretions, things are different. Since they act completely differently on microorganisms, bacteria do not develop resistance to them, although the nature of their effect has not yet been fully understood. It is for this reason that frogs have been living on the planet for more than 300-400 million years. That is why we hope their peptides can become the basis for the drugs of the next generation, ”explains Albert Lebedev.

    90,000 Why is there mucus in the eyes. How to treat eye discharge in a child.

    Eye secretions are a combination of mucus, fat, skin cells and other particles that accumulate in the corners of the eyes during sleep. “They can be wet and sticky or dry, depending on how much liquid has evaporated.

    Mucous secretions. have a protective function, flushing waste products and potentially harmful particles from the tear film and the front surface of the eye.

    Eyes secrete mucus throughout the day, but a permanent tear film washes your eyes every time you blink, removing the secretions before they have time to harden.

    When you sleep and do not blink, discharge accumulates and dries up in the corners of the eyes, and sometimes along the lash line. “”

    Some discharge from the eyes after sleep is completely normal, but excessive discharge, especially green or yellow accompanied by blurry vision, sensitivity to light , or eye pain may indicate a serious eye infection or eye disease.Therefore, you should immediately contact an optometrist.

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    Where does eye discharge come from?

    Discharge from the eyes consists primarily of a watery mucous secretion (mucin) produced by the conjunctiva and the secretion of the meibomian glands, an oily substance that helps moisturize the eyes between blinks.

    Those impurities that have not been washed away by tears accumulate in the inner corners of the eye and along the lash line. “”

    consistency, color or amount of discharge, this may indicate an infection or eye disease.

    Common eye diseases with abnormal eye discharge include:

    Conjunctivitis. Discharge from the eyes is a common symptom Conjunctivitis – inflammation of the thin membrane lining the “white membrane” of the eye (sclera) and the inner surface of the eyelids.

    In addition to itching, cramps, eye irritation and redness , conjunctivitis is usually accompanied by a discharge of white, yellow, or green mucus, which can crust along the lash line during sleep. In some cases, the crust formed on the eyelid can be so dense that it does not allow the eyes to be opened.

    There are three types of conjunctivitis:

    Viral conjunctivitis

    Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious and is caused by the common cold or herpes simplex virus. Discharge from the eyes in viral conjunctivitis is usually clear and watery, and may include white or yellowish mucus.

    Bacterial conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis, as the name suggests, is caused by a bacterial infection. If not promptly treated, it can pose a threat to vision.The discharge from the eyes in bacterial conjunctivitis is usually thicker and more purulent (similar to pus) than in viral conjunctivitis, and is usually yellow, green, or even gray in color. In the morning after sleep, patients often cannot open their eyelids, which are completely glued together by secretions.

    Allergic conjunctivitis

    Allergic conjunctivitis is triggered by allergens – pollen, dandruff, dust and other common irritants that cause eye allergies . It can also be caused by an allergic reaction to chemical pollutants, cosmetics, contact lens solutions, and eye drops.In allergic conjunctivitis, the discharge from the eyes is usually watery. Allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious and always affects both eyes.

    Other eye infections

    In addition to conjunctivitis, there are many eye infections that cause abnormal discharge from the eyes. For example:

    • Ophthalmic herpes (recurrent viral eye infection)

    • Fungal keratitis (rare but severe inflammation of the cornea)

    • while wearing contact lenses).

    Discharge from an eye infection varies considerably – it can be clear and watery or thick, green and sticky, so you should contact your optometrist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

    Blepharitis

    Chronic eyelid disease, blepharitis , is either inflammation of the hair follicles of the eyelashes or an abnormal secretion of the meibomian glands at the inner edge of the eyelids.

    Meibomian gland dysfunction

    Also called DMG, this dysfunction of the sebaceous glands in the eyelid can cause frothy discharge from the eyes, sticky eyelids, yellow or green pus, and irritation and pain.

    Barley

    Barley is a blockage of the meibomian gland at the base of the eyelid, usually caused by an infected eyelash follicle. Also called hordeola, it resembles a pimple at the edge of the eyelid and is usually accompanied by redness, swelling of the eyelids, and soreness at the site of the lesion. Yellow pus, clumping eyelids, and discomfort when blinking may also occur.

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    The tear duct system provides hydration and protection to the eyes.

    Dry eyes

    Insufficient tear production or dysfunction of the meibomian glands can lead to dry eye , an often chronic condition in which the surface of the eyes is not lubricated properly, becoming irritated and inflamed. Symptoms include reddened, bloodshot eyes, a burning sensation, blurry vision, and a foreign body sensation in the eye. Sometimes dry eyes can also cause very severe watery eyes.

    Contact lenses

    When wearing contact lenses, there may be more eye discharge than usual.This can be due to a variety of reasons, including eye infection from contact lens wear, discomfort from contact lens wear resulting in dry and irritated eyes, and more frequent rubbing of eyes by contact lens wearers. If you notice more discharge from your contact lenses, remove the lenses and see an ophthalmologist to rule out a potentially serious eye condition.

    Injury to the eye

    A foreign body in the eye (such as dirt, particles, or a chemical) or Injury to the eye may cause a watery discharge as a natural defensive reaction.If you notice pus or blood in the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage) after your eye injury , see your optometrist immediately for treatment. All eye injuries should be treated as an emergency.

    Corneal ulcer

    A corneal ulcer is a vision-threatening abscess-like corneal infection usually caused by an eye injury or advanced eye infection. If left untreated, corneal ulcers can lead to permanent loss of vision.Corneal ulcers are characterized by pain, redness, swelling of the eyelids, and thick discharge from the eyes. The discharge of pus can be so severe that it causes corneal opacity and blurred vision.

    Dacryocystitis

    When the tear duct is blocked, inflammation and infection of the lacrimal sac in the lacrimal drainage system can occur, resulting in a painful and swollen tubercle under the inner eyelid. Besides pain and redness, common symptoms of dacryocystitis include watery eyes, sticky eye discharge, and blurry vision.

    Treating Eye Discharge

    A small amount of eye discharge is harmless, but if you notice changes in color, frequency, consistency, or amount, consult your optometrist.

    If mucus forms in the eyes from an eye infection, the optometrist may prescribe antibiotics or antiviral eye drops and ointments. If an eye allergy causes tearing and irritation, over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops and decongestants can relieve symptoms.

    Warm compresses help soothe itching and general discomfort and remove eye discharge.

    If eyelids stick together, soak a tea towel in warm water and place it over your eyes for a few minutes, then gently remove the secretions.

    Home Checklist
    • These simple tips will help prevent or get rid of eye discharge from them:

    • Do not touch your eyes to avoid the onset or spread of eye infections.

    • Wash your hands often, especially if you have contagious conjunctivitis.

    • If you develop discharge while wearing contact lenses, remove the lenses and see an optometrist. Sometimes switching to daily contact lenses can reduce the risk of discharge associated with them.

    • If you have an eye infection, throw away any cosmetics that may cause contamination, such as mascara and eyeliner.

    • If you have lacrimation due to allergies, try to eliminate or minimize exposure to irritants.If you are sensitive to eye drops, try preservative-free products.

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    Page updated June 2021

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    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany have determined how the Physarum polycephalum slime mold retains memories despite the absence of a nervous system.It turned out that he imprints information about the location of food in the structure of his own body. An article revealing the secret of intelligent living goo was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    It is known that Fusarium is able to find the optimal solution to some complex mathematical problems, including the Traveling salesman problem (TSP). TSP is to find the most profitable (shortest) route passing through several cities, while each city can be visited only once and you need to return to the starting point.Previous experiments have shown that a slime mold can approximately solve a problem in linear time, but how exactly it manages to do this remains a mystery.

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    Physarum polycephalum is a giant cell that can form branching tubular structures that help search for food around the body.The tubular network is capable of rapidly changing, reorganizing itself in such a way as to most efficiently extract nutrients from the environment. At the same time, the slime mold does not have a single coordinating center, and “memories” of the location of food are encrypted in the very architecture of the body (mycelium) of the organism. This stored information is then used to make future decisions.

    Scientists have observed changes in the structure of the slime mold and combined the findings with theoretical models.Food contact releases a chemical that spreads throughout the body and causes it to reorient the mycelium towards food. Although the structure of the cell as a whole remains dynamic, the researchers found that it retains a “fingerprint” formed by the specific arrangement of thin and thick tubes. In this case, the thick tubes facilitate transport for the signaling substance. Thus, the slime mold stores information about past contacts with food sources, which affects future behavior.

    Physarum polycephalum study could inspire the development of intelligent materials and soft-bodied robots that can navigate challenging obstacles, scientists say.

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    90,000 The first discharge of dangerous slime from the Sea of ​​Marmara to the Aegean was recorded – Science

    SEVASTOPOL, June 14. / TASS /. Dangerous slime, threatening the ecosystem, is carried out by the current from the Sea of ​​Marmara to the Aegean, now the slick is stretched for about 150 km.For all the years of observations, this was noticed for the first time, the Marine Hydrophysical Institute (MGI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Sevastopol) told TASS.

    Earlier, Turkish media reported that sea slime, a substance that appeared due to the vital activity of phytoplankton, had spread in the Sea of ​​Marmara. The thick mucus layer contains many microorganisms.

    “Now the current is carrying these” sea snot “, as they have already been called, through the Dardanelles into the Aegean Sea. We observed the Sea of ​​Marmara in another study, now we have been able to pick up satellite images since 2010 and we understand that this is the first time this is happening.The removal goes for 150 km, roughly, in the direction of the island of Thassos, “Alesya Medvedeva, a scientist of the MGI RAS, told TASS, noting that the substance entering the Aegean Sea is less dense than in the Sea of ​​Marmara.

    Sergey Stanichny, head of the department of remote sensing methods of research at MGI, explained that it is not yet completely clear to science where the sea slime comes from and how it can be prevented from spreading. However, it has already been proven that it causes serious harm to the ecosystem of the sea.

    “This is a kind of phytoplankton waste product – it secretes some substances that become colloidal, bacteria, viruses and so on accumulate on them. The first materials on its effect on the environment by colleagues have already been published: because of the air bubbles contained in it, the mucus stays on the surface of the water and shades the underlying layers – as a result, all other phytoplankton begins to die, and this disrupts the entire food chain of the ecosystem. Slime covers the feathers of waterfowl, like an oil film, clogs the gills of fish. If a substance sinks to the bottom, it “strangles” the organisms of benthos, “Stanichny noted.

    Disguise as cyanobacteria

    MGI specialists said that they have been observing the formation of layers of sea slime for several years.However, the specificity of satellite monitoring is such that it is not always possible to accurately identify the data obtained without visiting the site. So it happened in this case: for several years, Sevastopol experts believed that these were colonies of ordinary cyanobacteria – blue-green algae.

    “During my exploration of the Sea of ​​Marmara, from time to time I found some yellow stripes on satellite images – this color when monitored remotely is quite different from that which is given when cyanobacteria are blooming. Now, of course, we have already analyzed the spectra of the upward radiation and understand what nuances in the images distinguish “mucus”. Judging by the scientific bases, the issue of “sea slime” was not actively considered until an extreme situation happened this year, “Medvedeva noted.

    According to her, according to the monitoring of recent years, the situation this year is the most difficult: tens of square kilometers are covered. Until 2015, almost no mucus was recorded. Then it became more, but usually the layer was formed in the spring in the depths of the sea, and only a small part of it came to the surface, as a result, the process itself came to naught in two or three months.With strong winds and rough seas, a smaller proportion of mucus rose to the surface than in quieter times.

    An important observation, she noted, was the relationship between the new phenomenon and temperature trends. Satellite monitoring allows us to obtain highly accurate data on the heating of water, and it showed that now the water next to the accumulation of mucus heats up about 4 degrees more than in the rest of the sea, and with a particularly high concentration – by almost 5 degrees. It hurts all other inhabitants.At the same time, since the 1980s, the average temperature of the Sea of ​​Marmara has increased by almost 2 degrees.

    “Oil” theory

    The reason for the appearance of mucus and the increase in its amount, according to MGI specialists, is not completely clear. They hypothesize that this may be provoked by an excess of hydrocarbons: after all, mud volcanoes beat in the northwest of the Sea of ​​Marmara, and emissions are sometimes comparable in size to industrial oil spills.

    “We overlooked, naturally, what was said about similar phenomena in the world.Following the accident at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico, a similar substance has appeared. Perhaps this is some kind of reaction of phytoplankton in a stressful situation – this is one of the possible hypotheses. It is also necessary to take into account climatic changes (the last two winters were abnormally warm) and the increasing anthropogenic load associated with an increase in the flow of wastewater.

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