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The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone – Nautilus

A Vancouver rat study is showing us how pest control can backfire. BY BECCA CUDMORE ILLUSTRATION BY JIA SUNG FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Kaylee Byers crouches in a patch of urban blackberries early one morning this June, to check a live trap … Continue reading

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Ultrasound gel does amazing things to sound waves

I was curious about the purpose of ultrasound gel. It’s really interesting so I built this wave machine to explain how it affects sound.

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Gene editing can now change an entire species — forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to … Continue reading

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Engram : Data Sculpture for Melting Memories

Engram : Data Sculpture, 3+1 AP 6M x 5M, 3MM LED Media Wall, Custom Software From February 7 through March 17, 2018, Pilevneli Gallery presented Refik Anadol’s latest project on the materiality of remembering. Melting Memories offered new insights into … Continue reading

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Imaginative Illustrations of Immune System Cells by Masanobu Ishii – Spoon & Tamago

an illustration of Natural Killer (NK) Cells. NK cells are best known for killing virally infected cells, and detecting and controlling early signs of cancer. Our immune system is essential to our health. It not only fights common ailments like … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Short Film “Einstein-Rosen” presented by DUST

“Einstein-Rosen” by Olga Osorio Summer of 1982. Teo claims he has found a wormhole. His brother Óscar does not believe him… at least not for now. For more about the film/filmmaker: https://www.facebook.com/EinsteinRose…

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A Love to the Moon and Back

All his life, Gene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist known for his work with craters, Gene was set to be one of the first astronauts aboard Apollo 11. But, a failed medical test cut his … Continue reading

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Is There Life on Earth?

It’s Okay To Be Smart Published on 7 Feb 2019 I mean… how do you really know?

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A New Theory of Time – Lee Smolin

Is it possible that time is real, and that the laws of physics are not fixed? Lee Smolin, A C Grayling, Gillian Tett, and Bronwen Maddox explore the implications of such a profound re-think of the natural and social sciences, … Continue reading

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How 1960s Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity

What does utopia look like for mice? According to a researcher who did most of his work in the 1950s through 1970s, it might include limitless food (of course!), multiple levels and secluded little rodent condos. These were all part of … Continue reading

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