Ester Melendez

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How Chemistry Works, in Gorgeous 19th-Century Diagrams

<b>Edward Livingston Youmans</b> (June 3, 1821–January 18, 1887), best-remembered as the founder of <i>Popular Science</i> magazine, was one of history’s greatest science writers and editors. Besides pioneering what Richard Feynman has termed “the role of scientific culture in modern society” with his …

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Alexey Kashpersky (High-Res)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Alexey Kashpersky (High-Res).

MRI SCAN OF A PATIENT FROM HEAD TO FEET

MRI SCAN OF A PATIENT FROM HEAD TO FEET

New blood test might predict sepsis deaths

Researchers looking for a test to predict whether someone has a potentially deadly condition called sepsis have made a surprise finding – they can predict who will die from it.<p>Their test accurately picked out who would develop severe sepsis and die, versus those who had fairly innocuous infections …

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

By Shiv Gaglani4 minute Read<p>As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks that will help me learn</i> …

Acoustic Levitation

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have been experimenting with sound waves and pharmaceutical solutions, levitating soluble drops between two speakers facing each other. While their research has produced some visually fascinating results, it has also led to the discovery of a far more effective method for creating amorphous drugs, which happen to be the more desirable of two forms that pharmaceutical drugs can take.Watch Video Here.<p>WOW.

New Surveillance Blimp Stays Aloft For 30 Days Straight

A new U.S. Army project could make threat detection much more practical.<p>The Army may have a new radar-carrying, unmanned blimp by 2017. Made by Raytheon, the Pentagonese-named Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) completed six weeks of early testing with …

How Close Could I Get To The Sun And Survive?

Of all the bodies in our solar system, the sun is probably the one we want to give the widest berth. It gushes radiation, and even though its surface is the coolest part of the star, it burns at about 9,940°F, hot enough to incinerate just about any material. As such, there are no plans to send a …

How to calm sibling squabbles - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — New research suggests intervention strategies that can cultivate healthy and supportive …

Vintage Big Pic: The Cameras That Captured The First Men On The Moon

Yep, these are photos of cameras. Enjoy!<p>This smooth and shiny camera captured the video that folks at home watched live on TV during Neil Armstrong's moonwalk. It's called the Apollo Lunar TV Camera, and the U.S. engineering firm Westinghouse designed it. It withstood vibrations between 10 and …

Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

FYI: Why Does Lobster Turn Red When You Cook It?

Consider the chemistry.<p>Just a week from now, thousands of people will trek to Rockland, Maine for a festival devoted entirely to the eating of a creature once thought only worthy of "poverty food" and fertilizer. The lobster festival approacheth. In honor of the occasion, a reminder of all that …

FYI: What Makes Tattoos Permanent?

And how does tattoo removal work?<p>It's all about the particles in the tattoo ink's pigment says Dr. Anne Laumann, MBChB, a professor of dermatology at Northwestern University.<p>Tattoo application uses a mechanized needle to puncture the skin and inject ink into the dermis or second layer of skin just …

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

Much of our inquiry into what makes us human focuses on understanding consciousness, yet we spend the whole of our lives in our physical bodies. As a lover of anatomical art and vintage science illustration, I was instantly enamored with <b>The Human Body: What It Is And How It Works</b> — a stunning …

The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings by Sir Charles Bell, 1802 “In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and …

<i>The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings</i> by Sir Charles Bell, 1802<p>“In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and so little capable of illustration from other parts of the body, the surfaces are so soft, and so easily destroyed by rude dissection, and it is so difficult to follow an abstract description merely, that this part of Anatomy cannot be studied without the help of Engravings.” -C.B.

Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

Author, evolutionary biologist, and militant atheist Richard Dawkins evoked a little XKCD magic on stage at Oxford's Sheldonian Theater recently. After speaking on "the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise," …

Watch This Untrippable Robot Strut Its Stuff

Boston Dynamics' latest 'bot doesn't fall down easily.<p>Boston Dynamics, makers of some of the coolest, most terrifying robots around, have already showed off prototypes of their humanoid Atlas robot, but we haven't quite seen it in action like this.<p>Look at them hit it with that wrecking ball thing! …

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

You've probably seen the labels on meat in the store: "Raised without antibiotics." They're a selling point for people who don't like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle.<p>Activist groups, as well as prominent medical organizations, are calling for stricter rules on how …