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New Scientist Live

This weekend the ExCeL centre in London hosted an event called New Scientist Live, which was aimed at the general public and invited speakers across various fields, including Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. 717 more words

Factual

Cannibalism in baby spiders

Wow, combine the word “spider” with “cannibalism” in the title of an article and there’s no way I can’t read it!
The specific title of the article I found is, “Cannibalism in spiderlings is not only about starvation.” … 338 more words

Animals

Tardigrade Resiliency Could Protect Humans Against Radiation

New research published by Nature Communication found a protein in Tardigrades that is resistant to the damaging effects of X-rays. The protein was also successfully transferred to human cells. 28 more words

Science Writing

A Casual Review: On Immunity: An Inoculation, Eula Bliss

Hardcover, 205 pages

Graywolf Press

★★★ – Good book, and enjoyable one-time read.

Eula Bliss’ On Immunity: An Inoculation takes readers through a sociocultural account of the history of vaccination, and its impacts on the world of medicine. 245 more words

Book Review

Scientists extracted DNA from 2,000-year-old human remains

Luck and science united when underwater archaeologists found a set of 2,000-year-old human remains that still contained DNA near an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, according to… 310 more words

Science Writing

Perfect Human

The world dominated by the perfect human scares me. Imagine looking at all the fashion magazines and seeing the Dolce Gabbana clad models- perfect in their waist size, hair length, height, hair style, eye makeup and clothes; and then looking at yourself. 680 more words

Searching For Something to Tweet About

Though I’m very interested in the frequency, accuracy and enthusiasm with which information is shared on social media, I don’t claim to be adept at the prominent platforms. 387 more words

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