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A Rare Corpse Flower Bloom Is Happening Right Now, And You Can See It Live

Amorphophallus titanum is one of the rarest flowers you could see blooming in the entire world. It grows only in a very narrow range in Sumatra, and, even in its wild habitat, blooms rarely, taking years to build up to a flowering. 216 more words


Self Replicating Proteins May a Clue To Life Origins

The proteins in our body must not only be the right configuration, but the right shape. Prions are misfolded proteins that are also self replicating which can cause biological systems to malfunction such as forming holes in the brain called spongiform encephalitis (Mad Cow disease or Crutchfield Jacobs disease in humans). 353 more words


From Caltech: "Team of Proteins Works Together to Turn on T Cells"


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Researchers imaged cells to identify proteins that affect the expression of a genetic switch for T cells. On the right, T cells where the switch is activated glow in yellow. 893 more words

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The Monthly Scientist: Mr July

This month in the 6 in 60 series we’ve been talking all about the wonderful world of bacteria, catch up here if you’ve missed any. Therefore I thought it was only right to give this man the monthly scientist. 133 more words


Could science explain why some people ‘cheat’ in society?

If you’ve ever been in charge of little children for a few hours, you will probably have heard the all-too familiar words being screamed: “It’s not fair!” 1,351 more words


Stems - Herbaceous

Herbaceous stems have the opposite physical qualities of woody stems. They are bendable, thinner and easier to break. Plants with herbaceous stems often are low to the ground, deciduous and usually not trees. 43 more words



An autotroph is an organism that does not consume other organisms in order to generate ATP and survive. Unlike heterotrophs, autotrophs either use photosynthesis (harnessing the energy from the sun) or other means. 46 more words