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Abigail Berger - Cigarette Daydream

Daydreaming. To smoke a cigarette together with a good friend. To conclude peace with yourself and the world. To let go all that what is out of harmony or isn’t pleased anymore. 57 more words


'Ghost imaging' with atoms demonstrated

A team of physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) has used a technique known as ‘ghost imaging’ to create an image of an object from atoms that never interact with it. 346 more words

New insights into skin cells could explain why our skin doesn't leak

The discovery of the shape and binding capability of epidermal cells could explain how skin maintains a barrier even when it is shedding.

The authors of the study say their new understanding of how epidermal cells form a barrier may explain the paradox of how we can shed them without compromising our skin’s integrity. 698 more words

A watershed moment in understanding how water conducts electricity

Scientists have taken spectroscopic snapshots of nature’s most mysterious relay race: the passage of extra protons from one water molecule to another during conductivity.

The finding represents a major benchmark in our knowledge of how water conducts a positive electrical charge, which is a fundamental mechanism found in biology and chemistry. 571 more words

Catching Up

You should know by now that the end of the year is most likely the worst time for me and blogging. It’s always the most hectic and stressful hands down. 114 more words


Fires set by Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe

Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested. The finding — by an international team, including climate researcher Professor Jed Kaplan of the University of Lausanne and archaeologist Professor Jan Kolen of Leiden University. 456 more words

Anti-collision tech that can prevent railway accidents

The recent train derailment accidents in India has left countless shocked and many scarred for life. These fatal occurrences suggest that a single faulty or fractured track can result in mass destruction. 214 more words