Varina Ramdonee

4,227 Flips | 9 Magazines | 45 Likes | 51 Followers | @VarinaRamdonee | I love to read (a lot). What fascinates me more is science. The leaps and bounds that happens in this field is just amazing. Happy reading!

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

Scientists Discovered a New Part of Your Sperm — and It Could Explain Infertility

Big news for your little swimmers.<p>Guess what, guys? It turns out your sperm is more complicated than researchers ever knew.<p>Scientists always knew that a fertilized egg cell — or a zygote — required two centrioles from the sperm in order to create a fetus. The going theory used to be that sperm …

Nature Communications

Sea salt contains an alarming amount of microplastics

Sea salt has become a trendy source for salt compared to refined varieties (even though there are little or no measurable health benefits to using …

New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in <i>Nature Medicine</i> by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live.<p>The findings show how …

Cancer

Scientists Discover a Tiny Stomach Hidden Inside Lung Tumours, Because Cancer Is Changing

"Cancer cells will do whatever it takes to survive."<p>Researchers recently spotted a miniature stomach, duodenum, and small intestine hidden among the …

Cancer Cells

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

Ask Ethan: Is there any such thing as pure energy?

What would energy without a particle to attach itself to even look like?<p><i>“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute</i> …

Physics

Make News Better

Each app has its own community of people who gathered around a topic they are passionate about.<p>Post links, polls or ask questions to create a …

Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

A few years ago, Dr. Gregory Thomas thought he had finally found the Holy Grail of heart disease. And it was even found in a tomb.<p>He was studying the arteries of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummies, and he thought this was finally it: a culture that would be free of heart disease. Heart disease …

How Did We Figure Out What Light Is?

The Bizarre Story Of The Very First Vaccine

Scientists Want to Use Deadly Spider Venom to Prevent Brain Damage From Strokes

Hope springs from the unlikeliest of places.<p>The Australian funnel-web is one of the deadliest spiders in the world, but this poisonous predator may …

Medical Research

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Is Put on Endangered Species List After Trump Administration Delay

The immediate fate of the rusty patched bumble bee no longer hangs in the balance.<p>The prodigious pollinator officially landed on America's endangered species list Tuesday, the Department of the Interior said — the first time in the history of the continental United States that a bee species is …

Should a Chimpanzee Be Considered a Person?

“They used to bark at me when I walked into the courtroom,” lawyer Steven Wise said in the Sundance documentary <i>Unlocking the Cage</i><i>,</i> which debuted on …

Chimpanzees

Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious 'Super-Groups', And No One Can Explain It

They've never teamed up like this before.<p>Humpback whales are known for being the loners of the sea - while they tend to migrate, feed, and mate in …

Humpback Whales

Raindrops make soil bacteria take off and fly through air

When water falls to the ground, bacteria take to the skies. High-speed camera footage has revealed how raindrops can disperse microbes from the soil …

Sugar's 'tipping point' link to Alzheimer's disease revealed

For the first time a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s disease has been established by scientists, who …

Dementia

Neanderthal DNA Determines Our Health And Appearance Today Way More Than We Thought

Ancient genes affect your height and schizophrenia risk.<p>The last Neanderthals died out tens of thousands of years ago, but the effects of …

Genetics

Earth has a brand-new continent called 'Zealandia,' and it's been hiding in plain sight for ages

• <b>Geologists used to think Earth had six continents, but a new study adds a seventh: “Zealandia.”</b>• <b><br>Recent satellite data and rock samples are behind the</b> …

Earth Science

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

There's A New Form Of Matter That Exists In Four Dimensions!

YouTube

Fish-scale gecko in Madagascar evades predators by getting naked

Talk about escaping by the skin of your teeth! Scientists have discovered a new type of gecko — an evasive little lizard who can escape predators' grip not just by dropping its tail, but by shedding the scales on its skin.<p>The new species <i>Geckolepis megalepis</i>, described in the journal PeerJ, has big, …

How our brain hides (and gets back) scary memories

Some stressful experiences—such as childhood abuse—are so overwhelming and traumatic that the memories hide in the brain.<p>Those hidden memories may …

World’s most endangered marine mammal has 30 individuals left

The world’s smallest porpoise is in dire straits. Only 30 individuals of the vaquita porpoise are left on the planet.<p>The population of vaquitas has …

Mars' Northern Ice Cap Looks Like a Gigantic Cinnamon Bun

Using satellite data, the European Space Agency has produced a glorious new image of the swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars. The Red Planet …

North Pole

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

France's wild hamsters being turned into 'crazed cannibals' by diet of corn

Starving rodents in north-eastern France are suffering from vitamin deficiencies that prompt them to eat their own young<p>A diet of corn is turning wild hamsters in north-eastern France into deranged cannibals that devour their offspring, researchers have reported.<p>“There’s clearly an imbalance,” …

Why Your Acid Trips Last So Very, Very Long

People who have “experimented” with LSD know that its mind-altering effects can last upwards of 18 to 24 hours, which is unusual for a hallucinogenic …

Consciousness