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BENHS Conference & Saproxylic inverts

By Rowena

At the weekend I travelled over to Oxford to go to the annual BENHS (British Entomological and Natural History Society) AGM. It was, in a few words, pretty great. 486 more words


Fiddler Crabs and Babies

Allometry is the study of the relative change in proportion of an attribute compared to another one during organismal growth. Basically when a body part grow bigger and another grows smaller over time. 74 more words

Fauna of Jaas Prime: The Ice Worm

Jaas Prime is a frozen world, and despite the average temperature being well under negative thirty Celsius, it is full of life.

Jaasic ice worms are opportunistic feeders who will eat algae, mites, food left out in the cold, even bodies once they cool down. 153 more words

Sci Fi

The gut microbiome's surprising roles in cancer therapy

Every person has about as many bacterial cells in their body as human cells (about 30 trillion of each!). These bacteria—the microbiota—play roles in a wide variety of bodily processes. 764 more words

On biological research

In my opinion, one big caveat in biology is that cell lines differ from conditions in vivo. Cell lines tend to have variable karyotypes that differ very much from our actual cells. 143 more words

Researchers make a spinach leaf pump like a human heart

Just when you thought it was safe to eat a salad researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have shown that a decellularized spinach leaf can be turned into a vascular network that could help doctors regrow organs. 118 more words