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A look at the atmospheric compositions of the planets and other bodies in our solar system: http://ow.ly/JQ5Yt
We're heading out of this world for today's post, to examine the atmospheric compositions of the other planets in the solar system, as well as our own. Practically every other planet in our solar s...
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Scientists do not always get it right. Wired Science explores why that's a good thing: http://ow.ly/JKguD
On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journal The Lancet published an observational study of 12 children: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive development disorder in children. It might not sound sexy, but once the media read beyond the title, into the study’s descriptions of how those nasty-sounding symptoms appeared just after the kids got vaccinated, the impact was clear: The measles-mumps-rubella…
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Materials scientists have discovered that rodents' tooth enamel is rich in iron, which prevents them from getting cavities: http://ow.ly/JKeoI
Materials scientists studying beavers have discovered why the crafty rodents never get cavities: the enamel in their teeth is rich in iron. Iron, they found, resists acid more effectively than fluoride.
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In the new book "This Idea Must Die," scientists and other scholars weigh in on which outdated scientific ideas are holding back progress. What idea do you think is ready for retirement? http://ow.ly/JJ8GK
From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.
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ICYMI, from Wired: The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress: http://ow.ly/JJbQR
Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media…
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As university teaching becomes more high-tech, students with disabilities can struggle to have full and equal access to learning materials: http://ow.ly/JG3uB
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Researchers have developed a copper complex that binds with DNA to prevent the spread of cancer. First results show that it kills cancer cells more quickly than cisplatin – a widely used anti-cancer drug that is frequently administered in chemotherapy. http://ow.ly/JPqw2
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Check out these beautiful microscopic images of bacteria and viruses: http://ow.ly/JKfOW
Viruses and bacteria take unique and beautiful forms under the electronic microscope.
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A new Biophysical Journal New & Notable article titled "Chromosome, Cell Cycle, and Entropy" is freely available: http://ow.ly/JKdX4
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Researchers have unlocked the code that governs infections caused by simple, single-stranded RNA viruses: http://ow.ly/JKgdu
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Should research animals be named? http://ow.ly/JKd4B
Naming research animals may improve their well-being—or bias experiments
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Forensic DNA phenotyping is on the horizon for law enforcement, which has raised concerns about its efficacy and ethics: http://ow.ly/JIUQh
The growing capability to determine physical characteristics from genetics can help the police, but it also raises questions of rights and profiling.
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The Biophysical Society works to promote biophysics and the individuals who study it. With 9,000+ members, the Society builds recognition of and knowledge about this multidisciplinary branch of science through meetings, publications and committee outreach activities.