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The secret intelligence of plants

An interesting article! “Plants have electrical and chemical signaling systems, may possess memory, and exhibit brainy behavior in the absence of brains.” To read the full article go to… 6 more words


The Perks of being a Wildflower

Plants can recognise their kin around them and will not compete for resources with plants they are closely related to, according to researchers from McMaster University, Ontario, in 2007.  378 more words


No Signal, No Problem: World's First Text Message Sent Using Molecules

“O Canada” – the first two words of the Canadian National anthem, is the first text message to be communicated via chemical signalling – a molecular communication system.  589 more words


Eau de Elderly

Scents and Senescence: “Old Person Smell” Is Real, but Not Necessarily Offensive
Scientific American. May 30, 2012

A new study confirms that people, like many animals, easily recognize a unique—but not unpleasant—eau de elderly… 134 more words

Science > Aging


Pertaining to any material having a protein base. Like that ^ and this:

but not this:

(coz that’s got a bit too fatinaceous to count as proteinaceous). 56 more words

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Failing metal hip implants could be releasing toxic nanoparticles

Failing metal hip implants could be releasing toxic nanoparticles.

Failing metal hip implants could be releasing toxic nanoparticles

Scientists have discovered that the inflammation in tissue surrounding failing chromium-cobalt metal-on-metal (MOM) implants is caused by the release of cobalt ions (Co²⁺) from metal debris that wears away from replacement joints. 917 more words

Hip Replacement

Why Do Cats Rub Up Against Things?

By: Christian Yost

May 27, 2012

We love it when our kitty comes up to us and strokes and rubs us with her chin. But did you know that this is one way that she communicates? 376 more words

Cat Communication