This Damn Beautiful Autumn - Fall in Photographs You could easily argue that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. Leaves turn to yellow, orange, and bright shades of crimson. They fall like a shower from the trees, giving us a way to watch the wind dance.
New Gel That Stops Bleeding in Wounds Invented A magic gel developed by scientists can stop heavy bleeding in wounds. Joe Landolina from Ulster County said that his Veti-Gel almost instantly closes and begins healing even major wounds to internal organs and key arteries. The 20-year-old told the New York Post that there's no way to quickly stop bleeding except to hold lots of gauze on a wound, so he thought if this gel is poured into a wound, it would solidify and stop the bleeding. Landolina, who is simultaneously pursuing a bachelor's degree in biomolecular and chemical engineering and a master's in biomedical engineering, created the substance with another university grad, Isaac Miller. The lifesaving goo is an artificial version of something called the extracellular matrix, which makes up the connective tissue that helps hold animal bodies together. Landolina said that they used plant-derived versions of the polymers that make up our skin to make the gel.
The South Island Robin survives much better now This is a male South Island robin on Moturua ,with his tags; Credit: © Sol Heber The South Island and North Island robins of New Zealand are small birds that evolved from Australian ancestors when they reached the distant islands. They are classed in the same genus as the Australasian species of Petroica. There are black, scarlet rose and pink "robins", despite the lack of relationship to any American or European bird. A bottleneck is a historical time in the life of a species when population falls to a low, at least in some areas.
Photography Olympus VR-340 Digital Compact Camera - Black (16MP, 10x Super Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD Olympus VR-340 Smart 3D Camera Black 16MP 10xZoom 3. 0LCD 720pHD 24mm Wide Lens...... Sigma AF 300-800mm f/5.6 Apo EX DG HSM for Nikon ...... Circular Polarizing Polariser CPL C-PL Filter for Cokin P Series How to use 1. Screw the ring adapter onto your lens. 2. Slide the filter holder on the ring adapter until it snap in place. 3. Slide the filter into WIDEST filter holder slots... Vitamin D is a Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Monday, April 23, 2012 By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Several new studies demonstrate the power of vitamin D to reduce inflammation and pain, operating at the DNA level to regulate genes to reduce inflammation.
Creatures of the Lembeh Strait *notcot in nature , 07:40 On visual inspiration, there is something about the overwhelming sense of calm serenity with nothing but the sound of your own bubbles and the occasional boats overhead… as you just swim about watching the most incredible and mind blowing creatures going about their daily lives all around you… so, on “vacation pictures” ~ here are some of the many (there are hundreds of photos, here’s just a selection of fun ones!) creatures i’ve been encountering diving the Lembeh Strait of Indonesia this week (hiding out at Kungkungan Bay Resort)… and besides the diving creatures, you also get a peek at the large crab i ran into, and the impressive Tuna statue in the center of Bitung (tuna capital of indonesia?)… see it all on the next page! For the whole Kungkungan Bay Resort Lembeh Strait dive-cation series - [The dramatic moon] [Wonderpus vs Mimic Octopus] [Frogfish, Nudibranchs, and more creatures!] Tags: animals - nature - ocean - travel
27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them.
Tourists bask in blue glow of firefly squid 13 Apr 2006 Toyama Bay is the habitat of the world-famous glowing firefly squid, which surface in large numbers every spring in a phenomenon that has been designated a special natural monument. Peak firefly squid season means big catches for fishermen and brisk business for sightseeing boats that provide close-up views of the magical action. Early in the morning, after 3 AM, sightseeing boats depart the Namerikawa fishing port (Namerikawa is also home to the world's only museum dedicated to the firefly squid) in Toyama prefecture, making a short journey to fixed nets located about 1 to 2 km offshore.
Overview - Diabetes Research Center Due to high prevalence, economic impact and potential for creating human suffering, the Mayo Clinic Diabetes Research Center places special emphasis on research that establishes cause, optimizes treatment, and develops methods to prevent diabetes and obesity. The research domains (Discover, Translate, and Apply) and their related cores: 1) discover new metabolomic and genomic science related to diabetes mellitus, metabolism, and obesity; 2) translate that science by understanding its biologic expression in animals and humans; and 3) apply newly discovered biology to the understanding of clinical diabetes in humans by testing the effects of intervention with pharmacologic and technologic therapies. Our Diabetes Research Center is anchored in translational research and facilitates the application of scientific discoveries for the ultimate purpose of preventing, treating and curing diabetes mellitus in humans. Executive Committee — enhances community and research volunteer engagement.
U.S. Marine Protected Area Photos Photograph by Paul Chesley The United States' nearly 1,800 marine protected areas contain some of the country's most spectacular reefs, underwater archaeological sites, and most valuable commercial fisheries and tourist diving sites. Ranging in size from less than one square mile (2.6 square kilometers) to over 139,797 square miles (362,073 square kilometers), the sites are located from the Arctic to the South Pacific, from Maine to the Caribbean, and as far west as the Philippine Sea. The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, established in 2009, and covering 95,216 square miles (246,608 square kilometers) of submerged lands, is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. Within and adjacent to the Mariana Archipelago, the monument includes three areas of undersea mud volcanoes, more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) of the Mariana Trench, and the waters and submerged lands around some of the northern Mariana Islands.
The Sixth Sense You Didn't Know You Had - The Crux Ever fancied having a superpower? Something you can call upon when you need it, to hand you extra information about the world? OK, it’s not X-ray vision, but your eyes do have abilities that you might not be aware of. We are all familiar with color and brightness, but there is a third property of light: “polarization,” which tells us the orientation in which light waves are oscillating. Animals, like bees and ants, use the polarization patterns in the sky as a navigation aid.
Meet the world’s only immortal animal Email If you’re thinking McLeod, you couldn’t be further from the truth. What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye. Turritopsis nutricula is a hydrozoan, and it’s considered by scientists to be the only animal that cheated death. Solitary organisms are (according to current belief) doomed to die, after they completed their life cycle. But Hydrozoa don’t live by normal rules.