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From io9, a discussion of which scientific terms are most widely misunderstood: http://ow.ly/z44Ll
Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language -- and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.
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Biophysicist Petra Fromme led a team of researchers that captured the first snapshots of water splitting during photosynthesis: http://ow.ly/z3YDp
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LEGO has revealed the designs of their much-anticipated female scientist figures, to be released late this summer. What do you think of the final product? http://ow.ly/z2SFA
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The Union of Concerned Scientists offers tips for scientists to talk about their work "without utterly and completely losing their audience": http://ow.ly/z1697
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Biophysicist Edward Marcotte and his group are using a supercomputer to analyze the largest animal proteomics dataset that has been collected: http://ow.ly/yZSMs
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The human ribosome is more versatile than originally thought, and small changes in its sequencing can allow it to adapt to a changing environment. Biophysicist Karissa Sanbonmatsu of Los Alamos National Lab has decoded the genes of the ribosome to make this discovery: http://ow.ly/yXtR8
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The 'anticrystal', described by biophysicist Andrea Liu, could change how mechanical properties are understood: http://ow.ly/z3ZwC
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How do geckos' feet "stick" to everything? Static electricity appears to play an important role: http://ow.ly/z3JnG
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This issue of the Biophysical Journal features a New & Notable article about the muscle nicotinic receptor. Read this free feature at http://ow.ly/yXqTb
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Tomorrow is the deadline for early registration for the meeting on Disordered Motifs and Domains in Cell Control taking place in Dublin from October 11-15. Save money and register now! http://ow.ly/yXocz
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Science as art: a postdoc at Harvard has created micro-sculptures by dissolving Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate in a beaker filled with water. http://ow.ly/yY4aM
"It really feels like you are diving in a sort of alien coral reef," says the Harvard scientist who created them.
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Do you have an idea for a biophysics-related meeting? Members can submit proposals to receive support from the Biophysical Society to organize thematic meetings for 2016. Proposals are due Friday, July 11: http://ow.ly/yX6fN
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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.