Ilia Kuzmichev

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One Word: Castration

We defend ourselves not against castration anxiety but against death, a far more absolute castration.—Ernest Becker<i>, The Denial of Death</i><p>The university library at my medical school was shared with students of veterinary medicine. Sometimes I’d find myself at a desk opposite one of the vet students; …

Literature

Plant Expert Explains How Flesh-Burning Giant Hogweed Is Invading America

"It's started to spread more aggressively.'<p>About a century ago, New England garden enthusiasts adopted the British trend of cultivating a towering, …

New York State

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

Humans, it turns out, can annoy more than just one another. In fact, some animal populations are escaping their Homo sapiens cohabitants by sleeping more during the day, a new study finds.<p>Mammals across the globe are becoming increasingly nocturnal to avoid humans’ expanding presence, according to …

Research

Recommended Reading: What You Learn From Watching A Bunch Of Clocks Very Carefully For Over A Decade

While an article Jack recently found in the <i>Guardian</i> demonstrates that they way we measure minutes, hours, and days here on Earth might be shifting …

Physics

Deciphering the language of cells using observation chambers

Researchers have developed an innovative label-free method for studying the behavior of single cells continuously and in real time. By placing a cell …

Study Skills

The shape of the DNA helix proves to be as important as its sequence

The mechanism of DNA binding of the well-studied protein Polycomb, which is vital for cell division and embryogenesis, has finally been deciphered. A …

Biochemistry

This Fungus Could Help Cure Cancer

Maureen Hillenmeyer doesn’t know exactly what’s growing in her incubators, but she has high hopes. The rectangular plates in the backroom of Hexagon …

FDA

Discovery of DNA Structure and Function: Watson and Crick | Learn Science at Scitable

The First Piece of the Puzzle: Miescher Discovers DNA<p>Laying the Groundwork: Levene Investigates the Structure of DNA<p>Meanwhile, even as Miescher's …

Genetics

Scientists create 'genetic atlas' of proteins in human blood

An international team of researchers has created the first detailed genetic map of human proteins, the key building blocks of biology. These …

University of Cambridge

What's Behind the Myth That Storks Deliver Babies?

Newborn babies are often depicted with a rather incongruous creature: a long-legged, sharp-beaked bird known as a stork. The image of this bird — …

Birds

Hearth of Hellenism: Genocide and the “Triumph” of Christianity

Was the end of paganism the result of a “natural death” or a purge? Reflections on Bart Ehrman’s "Rise of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion …

Ancient History

New study rethinks pre-Columbian turquoise trade

The analysis challenges long-held assumptions about pre-Columbian trade networks.<p>New chemical analysis of Aztec turquoise artifacts suggests the …

Archaeology

Microbe breaks 'universal' DNA rule by using two different translations

DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different …

Biology

Unresolved endoplasmic reticulum stress engenders immune-resistant, latent pancreatic cancer metastases

Structured Abstract<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer worldwide and has a 5-year …

Immunotherapy

The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, AC (1910-1997)<p>On June 11, 1910, French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, …

Scuba Diving

These Are the Most Ancient Frogs Ever Found Preserved in Amber

The extraordinary discovery of four small frogs preserved in amber is providing the earliest evidence of these now-prolific amphibians living in …

Zoology

This one, newly discovered cell can remake a whole animal

Though often no bigger than an apple seed, planaria are the envy of the animal kingdom. Cut them into a dozen pieces, and each piece will regrow into …

Biology

Oregon State University Orders Second U.S. Research Ship

Oregon State University has received $88 million from the National Science Foundation to lead construction of a second Regional Class research vessel …

National Science Foundation

Tick's 'worst day ever' frozen in amber for 100 million years

This is a story of life and death, of a struggle ultimately lost. It's the story of an ancient tick's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. And the drama's all captured in amber.<p>Around 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous, a tick wandered into a spider web. It tried to break free, but …

Paleontology

Secrets of extinct cow with face like a bulldog revealed

Scientists have used the latest genetic and anatomical techniques to study the remains of a cow with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated …

Paleontology

Seven Times Rome Was Sacked

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Matthew Kneale<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>Seven Times Rome Was …

Ancient History

A New Ark | Nicolas Pelham

Few places would better qualify for hell on earth. In Basra, gas flares from oil wells shoot upward. They turn the sky orange at night and bake what …

Middle East

Secrets of the Y Chromosome

In advance of Father's Day, let's take a moment to sort out the differences and similarities between “Dad jeans” and “Dad genes.”<p>Dad jeans are …

Trends

"Devil's Fingers" Fungus Proves That Life Sometimes Has to Smell Like Death

"The fungus is pretty smart."<p>You can’t blame home gardeners for freaking out when they see the Devil’s Fingers, sprouting from the mulch like a …

Genius

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

Psychologist Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization contends that individuals are motivated to fulfill their potential in life. …

Behavioral Sciences

David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks

An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the …

Medical Research

A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk

In order to strengthen the efficacy of vaccines on the immune system -- and in particular on T lymphocytes, specialized in the detection of cancer …

Immune System

Environmental threats put bumblebee queens under pressure

Spring is a busy time for bumblebee queens.

Ecology

Tea tree oil may replace antibiotics in the fight against infections

Researchers have used the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil to create a bioactive coating that keeps bacteria away from medical devices. The …

Microbiology

Bacteriophages offer promising alternative to antibiotics

Positive results from one of the first clinical studies of viruses that kill harmful gut bacteria<p>Boston (June 10, 2018) - Results from a new clinical …

Microbiology