Joaquin Alvarez-Bautista

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Damn, this periodic table is beautiful

Say hello to your new desktop background.<p>In May 1949, LIFE Magazine published a stunning series of images to accompany an issue dedicated largely to …

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friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

Photos of Physicists’ Blackboards Reveal The Ghosts Of Theorems Past

Alejandro Guijarro snaps chalk scribbles left behind in the best physics departments in the world.<p>Physicist Richard Feynman helped build the atom bomb, won a Nobel Prize, and became one of the most famous scientists who ever lived. But even a physicist of Feynman’s stature admitted to grappling …

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Interplanetary Laser Could Send Messages To Mars Or Jupiter

Pew pew!<p>With the help of a new laser ranging system, we might soon be able to send a laser beam to Mars--and hit our target within a millimeter. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new kind of high-precision laser system that can …

Stress test for biofuel plant finds key genes - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — Scientists have identified the first step toward engineering a more drought-resistant …

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