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Observations | Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs

This is the first in a series of post of mine about Evolution that I started posting in January of 2010. I'll be reposting the series over the next two months, culminating in a brand new post for the set in Jan 2012!

November 13, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Sunday Photoblogging: Urban Jungle

We went out on Friday night in search of a parking structure from which Enrique Gutierrez and I could take some downtown architecture shots. We finally found one, drove up 7 stories to the roof, and then I spied a stairway near the elevator column.

November 13, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Microscopic Worlds

Stunning video of microscopic life. While the creator of the video laments his narration and audio quality, I found it sort of entrancing. Check out Daniel Stoupin's article of how this movie was made with his $8 budget.

November 13, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

November 13, 1985: The Nevado del Ruiz Lahars

The eruption started at 15:00 o'clock local time November 13, 1985 with smaller explosions in the crater. Ash was carried by the wind in north-eastern direction, however only minor ash fall occurred in the city of Armero (Colombia) , located 48 kilometers east of the " Cumanday " - the smoking nose, as the Indians used to call the volcano.In the evening the intensity of the eruption increased, however it was still considered only a medium sized event for the Nevado del Ruiz.

November 13, 2011 — David Bressan

Alpha1a adrenergic receptors, survival, and cancer

Collette et al. "Chronic Alpha-1A adrenergic receptor stimulation increases lifespan and reduces the overall incidence of cancer in mice" Saturday, Nov 12, 2011, 55.10.It's time to kick off this neuroblogging experience with something that you might not initially think is associated specifically with neuroscience: lifespan and cancer.

November 13, 2011 — Scicurious

How cancer-causing bacteria force your cells to die

The discovery that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria is quite recent and was proved fairly conclusively in 1984 when the Australian scientist Barry Marshall drank a petri-dish full of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and five days later developed serious gastritis, which cleared after antibiotic treatment.

November 13, 2011 — S.E. Gould

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