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3D Human Anatomy. Science. Bio-Alive Biology and Life Science Video Share. Virtual Microscope. Periodic Table. Smart Tools, Systems, and Vehicles for Exploring and Commercializing the Frontier. Wired 12.12: To Hell and Back. Bill Stone has invented diving gear and roving robots to explore the deepest - and deadliest - caves on earth.

Wired 12.12: To Hell and Back

In the icy water 4,500 feet below Mexico he had to figure out how to bring his dead friend home. By Jeffrey M. O'BrienPage 1 of 3 next » "Ian drowned. " In a cave 4,500 feet beneath Oaxaca, Mexico, with an underground waterfall roaring in the background, Bill Stone didn't hear those words as much as he sensed them. Story Tools Story Images Click thumbnails for full-size image: View Why nerds are so unpopularHot Seat: Google News' Krishna BharatSterling: Any product, any shape, any size - made on your desktopLessig: Technology over ideology!

At the time of his death, Ian Rolland had been using Stone's latest invention - the Mk-IV, a device now referred to as a rebreather, which scrubs exhaled air and recirculates it, greatly extending the amount of time a diver can stay underwater. These days, he's absorbed by two projects. Stone's obsession has come with costs. Not Exactly Rocket Science. For new readers, this collection of “missing links” rounds up fascinating stuff I find around the internet, and appears every Saturday.

Not Exactly Rocket Science

It’s separated into Top Picks (the best stuff), Science/News/Writing (science writing), Heh/Wow/Huh (silliness, satire, photos, videos), and Journalism/Internet/Society (a miscellany of my other interests). If links are broken, let me know in the comments. Top picks “Restless genes” by David Dobbs, about the genetics and other factors behind the human urge to explore, is one of the best science stories of the year, let alone the week. It’s beautifully written without sacrificing nuance. Giant crabs are marching on Antarctica. “Dear Cancer, I beat you aged 8 & today I got my PhD in cancer research” – By Vicky Forster Great gut-wrenching piece of writing about the difficult decisions faced by parents of a 23-week-old baby A very cool experiment: scientists transform fish fins into sort-of-but-not-really hands.

You may have heard about mirror neurons. Dolan DNA Learning Center. With private and federal foundation support, we continually develop educational, content-based Internet sites for audiences from middle school to adults.

Dolan DNA Learning Center

Learn About Spinal Muscular Atrophy Learn About SMA, developed with support from the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, is a resource for SMA patients, families and researchers, including stories of living with SMA and the science behind emerging therapies. Weed to Wonder A flexible "e-book" that can be viewed as a website, an app, or a printable PDF. The interactive e-book tells the story of the development of maize, from domestication, hybrid vigor, genome sequencing, and transposons, to genetic modification and biofortification of modern maize. DNA from the Beginning Discover the concepts and experiments that define the fields of genetics and molecular biology.

DNA Interactive Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure and the development of "DNA science. " myDNAi. HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works! Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. NOVA. The Young and the Brave The doctors who saved thousands from Ebola in Sierra Leone are now trying to save their country’s health system from collapse.


From NOVA Next | Sep 16, 2015 Preparing for the Next Outbreak The "Next Outbreak" is an in-depth, multi-part investigation that explores just how prepared we are for a pandemic of global proportions. Making North America: Origins Experience the colossal geologic forces that shaped our continent over 3 billion years. Sep 16, 2015 Making North America: Life How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life? Making North America: Human How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans up until today? Why Did Homo naledi Bury Its Dead? A newly discovered human ancestor may have deliberately disposed of its dead, a behavior that may not be unique to us.