Patrick Almeida

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A Lost Way of Making Bodies From Before Skeletons and Shells

The program running on Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill’s computer is deceptively simple. First, it creates a cylinder. As the cylinder grows, it sprouts branches, first to the left and then to the right, always at the same specified angle. Each of the branches then becomes a stem in its own right, producing …

What makes a red rainbow?

Red rainbows happen when the sun is on the horizon. They’re created in much the same process that causes a sunset or sunrise to look …

Astronomy

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Pill could stop middle-aged spread before it starts

Scientstists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered what causes the middle-aged spread and how to turn if off with a new drug<p>Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle, Bob Hope, the comedian, quipped.<p>But now scientists have discovered what causes the middle-aged spread, …

A Few Things You Might Not Know About The ‘Expendables’ Franchise

<i>The Expendables 3</i>‘s bullet-riddled opening weekend is upon us, and action movies may never be the same — at least until <i>The Expendables 4</i> <i>The Expendables 5</i> come out. (Yes, there will be an <i>Expendables 5</i>, I’m calling it now.) This version might not be quite as blood soaked as the first two with its …