Anything about Nature that is fundamental in nature! Jun 2
Electric fish diverging Carl Hopkins Although these fish look alike and have the same DNA genetic makeup, they have very different electrical signals and will only mate with fish that produce the same signals. Cornell researchers believe that these different electrical signals are the fishes' first step in diverging into separate species. Avoiding quicksand along the banks of the Ivindo River in Gabon, Cornell neurobiologists armed with oscilloscopes search for shapes and patterns of electricity created by fish in the water.
Water has Memory
The Borg of the Microbes Takes Up . . . Farming? You are witnessing one of nature's most incredible migrations that never gets shown on the Discovery Channel.
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Crawling Neutrophil chasing bacterium (Fagocitando bacteria)
Bioprospectors from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found a microbe in a Nevada hot spring that happily eats plant material – cellulose – at temperatures near the boiling point of water. In fact, the microbe’s cellulose-digesting enzyme, called a cellulase, is most active at a record 109 degrees Celsius (228 degrees Fahrenheit), significantly above the 100℃ (212℉) boiling point of water. A 94°C geothermal pool, with a level-maintaining siphon, near Gerlach, Nevada. Hot springs microbe yields record-breaking, heat-tolerant enzyme
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The mind-controlling infection that makes ants always bite at noon - io9
Quick evolution leads to quiet crickets Resource library : Evo in the news : Quick evolution leads to quiet cricketsDecember 2006, updates added June 2008 and June 2011
THE ILLUSION OF REALITY
Gliese 581d is the outlying planet in the Gliese 581 system, and orbits its parent star every 66.8 days.
Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows | Video on TED.com
The Big Chandra Picture
Chromatin remodeling of interleukin-17 (IL-17)-IL-17F cytokine gene locus during inflammatory helper T cell differentiation. Akimzhanov, A.M., Yang, X.O., and Dong, C. (2007) J. Developmental Cell - Aberrant Epigenetic Landscape in Cancer: How Cellular Identity Goes Awry
Steve Fisch researchers discover molecular determinant of cell identity
Dr. Complicity and the Brain: Dynamics in Attractor Space
Quantum mechanics lays out a set of mind-bending rules on how very small things move and behave, such as their ability to absorb energy only in discrete amounts (or quanta) and be in two different states at the same time. Although, so far, quantum effects have been observed primarily in molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles, physicists have been putting much effort into observing quantum mechanics in systems closer to human scale. Such efforts are starting to pay off. Breakthrough of the Year: Bridging the Quantum and the Classical Worlds
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Langton's ant Langton's ant after 11000 steps. A red pixel shows the ant's location.
According to the World Health Organization, about 20 percent of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs.
Primates expect others to act rationally
The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements
Water Drop @ 2000 Frames Bounces ! Great to watch BY TOSHNIDHI
Scientists may have found a new state of matter
First frictionless superfluid molecules created
Amoebas show primitive farming behaviour as they travel
Curious Whales Check Out Photographers with Stunning Results