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Our biological past and our technological future play out on a single human face – Aeon

In this animated self-portrait, the UK artist Emma Allen uses her face as a canvas for a remarkable, millennia-spanning stop-motion. With her features always visible but transformed […] Read More: https://aeon.co/videos/our-biological-past-and-our-technological-future-play-out-on-a-single-human-face

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Cooperation and evolution

In this papercut animation, Professor Rob Lue presents a whimsical take on the endosymbiotic theory of mitochondrial origin and its implications for the properties of mitochondria.

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Rings of Saturn: Hondartza Fraga’s Cassini Images — the Fourdrinier

Space and our relationship with it loomed large in the public consciousness in 2019, following the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. Space travel demonstrates human and technological capabilities yet reminds us of our limits. Because most people … Continue reading

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Your Textbooks Are Wrong, This Is What Cells Actually Look Like

With new advances in microscopy, biologists are able to see the secret life of cells unfolding like never before.

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What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people’s sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food — and shows … Continue reading

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7 Scientific Urban Legends Debunked!

It sounds like such an incredible fact. “Our own cells are outnumbered by our microbes 10 to 1!” I don’t remember where I first heard it. But I read it in science papers and articles by journalists, so I believed … Continue reading

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Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon: NASA Study – ScienceBlog.com

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought. It also shows that this increase in … Continue reading

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Why Japan Isn’t Cutting Down Enough of its Trees

Life Where I’m From Go to https://teamtrees.org and lets get some trees planted! #teamtrees I started off making this nice video about how Japan got its forests back through afforestation. Then I did too much researching on the Internet and … Continue reading

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Measles erases immune ‘memory’ for other diseases

Results from tests of unvaccinated children and monkeys come as measles cases spike around the world. Measles infections in children can wipe out the immune system’s memory of other illnesses such as influenza, according to a pair of studies1,2. This … Continue reading

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The Story of Spacetime – with Fay Dowker

The Royal Institution Fay Dowker tells the story of general relativity and its interactions with Newtonian physics, from Galileo to cutting edge research on the granularity of spacetime. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A that follows this … Continue reading

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