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Here's Why Rivers Almost Never Flow In A Straight Line

This is probably something you learned in elementary school: Rivers almost never flow in a straight line. Instead, they twist and turn along serpentine paths.<p>But why exactly is that so?<p>A new video by YouTube’s MinuteEarth (above) gives the surprisingly complicated answer, showing how even the …

Stare Into This Genetic Material and Be Terrified

Just another day in the unfathomably complex world of cell biology.<p>Way down at the very bottom of <i>us</i> are cells dividing. It's happening right now, the micro-architectures behind your whole being are splitting into two new cells: things are growing, things are dying. DNA is duplicated, cleaved. Cells …

Sizing up a new particle accelerator, and the 'cosmic stupid' limit | Jon Butterworth | Life&Physics

Even if you assume you have the technology and the money to do it, how big should any successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider be? Physicists are trying to work it out<p>Somehow, you have to like a paper which contains the phrase<p>Now, let us assume that the effective cross section for the inelastic …

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped

For four years, it burrowed inside a man's head. Now, researchers are learning how.<p>For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man’s …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Les dendrites de nos neurones font plus que relayer l’information, elles la traitent aussi

Des neuroscientifiques ont découvert que les dendrites font plus que relayer passivement l’information d’un neurone à l’autre, elles la traitent …