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Five things you need to know about bats, disease and coronavirus

October 28, 2020 by Aisling Irwin Bats are in the limelight these days because they are rumoured to be the source of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the coronavirus pandemic. But that is just part of their story. Bats turn … Continue reading

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Quantum Biology [Part 1] – How Plants Use Quantum Mechanics

Watch part 2 over on Pat’s channel! https://youtu.be/almlINDXU5c Part 3 https://youtu.be/NW7VUFgwqg8 Paper which caused such a stir (it’s behind a pay wall unfortunately) https://www.nature.com/articles/natur… Book I read about quantum biology Free article about quantum photosynthesis https://physicsworld.com/a/is-photosy… Hi! I’m Jade. If … Continue reading

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A Life Interrupted

 

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Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters – ScienceBlog.com

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati. UC researchers discovered evidence of a filter system at the Corriental reservoir, an important … Continue reading

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Probing fine-scale connections in the brain

Tracing connections, such as those in this section of the fruit-fly brain, could uncover links between neural architecture, biology and disease. Credit: FlyEM at HHMI/Google Research   Artificial intelligence and improved microscopy make it feasible to map the nervous system … Continue reading

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BBC World Service – CrowdScience, Am I related to a virus?

Although they’re not technically ‘alive’ might viruses hold a place in our family tree? All living things are related to each other, from elephants to algae, e-coli to humans like us. Within our cells we hold genetic information in the … Continue reading

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Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target – ScienceBlog.com

American and Polish scientists, reporting Oct. 16 in the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design – blocking a molecular “scissor” that the virus uses for virus production and to disable human proteins crucial to the … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Unveiled

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Fundamental Physics: Scientists Discover the Fastest Possible Speed of Sound

A research collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered the fastest possible speed of sound. The result — about 36 km per second — is … Continue reading

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How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

MinutePhysics on permanent magnets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFAOXd… Subscribe to Veritasium: http://bit.ly/SuBVe Support Veritasium- get a t-shirt: http://dft.ba/-vetshirt Subscribe to MinutePhysics: http://bit.ly/1eVPynh Magnetism seems like a pretty magical phenomenon. Rocks that attract or repel each other at a distance – that’s really cool … Continue reading

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