Tag: biology

Is sunshine a miracle cure?

…children born to women in late summer or in early autumn are, on average, about 5mm taller, and have thicker bones, than those born in late winter and early spring. via The great health debate: is sunshine a miracle cure? | Science | The Observer.

World running out of weapons to fight superbugs

Anitbiotics are becoming ineffective through inapproriate overuse.

Seeing red: tweak your brain with colors

…test subjects given attention-demanding tasks did best when primed with the color red. Asked to be creative, they responded best to blue. via Seeing Red: Tweak Your Brain With Colors | Wired Science | Wired.com.

RNA that replicates itself

…scientists have synthesized for the first time RNA enzymes that can replicate themselves without the help of any proteins or other cellular components, and the process proceeds indefinitely. via How Did Life Begin? RNA That Replicates Itself Indefinitely Developed For First Time.

Beautiful mass migration of golden rays

Rays are amongst the most beautiful creatures in the sea. This enormous migration is spectacular.

Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics

Invasion of the transformer snatchers.  

Dolphin rescues whales

Compassion amongst animals.  

Nine brain quirks you didn’t realize you had

Your brain is not a machine. It’s an eccentric neighbor who’s constantly muttering under his breath.