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Bacteria have adapted to live in many niches; from the environmental bacteria that live in the soil and the seas, to the highly specialised intracellular bacteria that rely exclusively on their surrounding host for nutrients...
The millions of monarchs ( Danaus plexippus ) that flit on fragile wings from the U.S.to a particular area of fir forest in Mexico—as far as 4,000 kilometers—are making the journey for the first time."They have never been to the overwintering sites before and have no relatives to follow," Steven Reppert, a neurobiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said in a prepared statement.So how to do these insects know where to go?...
Much of science communication is not trying to be "objective" and present "both sides", but rather is an attempt to educate, inform and persuade, sometimes working against the forces of pseudoscience and quackery...
Not since Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd has there ever been such a set of rivals as Tom Turkey and Hunter Bob. Hunter Bob just can’t seem to get a turkey today.
I recently got asked to cover a news story for COSMOS Magazine online. Go check it out. Even when asleep, portions of our brains associated with the planning and execution of a particular movement 'light up', according to new research into lucid dreamers.The study, published in a recent issue of Current Biology , used lucid dreamers - who can interact with and manipulate with their dream environment - to shed light on the mystery of our brain activity when we are asleep...
Over past 125 years, contact lenses have come a long way. What started off as relatively thick brown glass eye coverings first created by German ophthalmologist Adolf Fick has evolved into biosensor-laden polymer lenses that can measure eye movement, glucose concentrations in tears and intraocular pressure...
As you should all know by now, there's WAY more to addiction than simple behaviors. There is physiology underlying those behaviors, and underlying physiology, there are genes.
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When U.C. Davis police officer Lt. John Pike pepper-sprayed a line of student protesters last Friday, his actions were recorded in replicate. Dozens of cameras captured video and still images, and soon swarms of photographs seeped across the internet...
A couple of years ago, I attended my first Amaz!ing Meeting -- an annual conference sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), founded by magician, escape artist, and scourge of fake psychics and pseudoscience around the globe James Randi...
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