Hilary Cato Stabb

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Protein Compass Might Explain How Animals Detect Magnetic Fields

And could someday help combat disease in humans<p>How do birds migrate thousands of miles, and how does a burrowing mole rat know which way is up? The answer lies in the animals’ ability to detect magnetic fields--an idea that was long controversial but is now well established. But so far the …

Biology

Scientists find medicinal use for sticky prehistoric 'goo' which was Earth's source of life

Researchers in Australia replicated a primordial goo which was the source of life on Earth and confirmed it has medicinal benefits – the first such finding since it was discovered in the 1950s<p>Scientists in Australia have discovered that a sticky brown prehistoric “goo” which was the source of life …

Sex, Death and Mushrooms

The forest air is sweet and winy with decay. It’s raining hard. I wipe drops of cold water from the tip of my nose, open an umbrella and ready myself for a walk with my old friend Nick, emeritus professor of the history of science and amateur mycologist. For the last 15 years I’ve accompanied him …

Earth’s First Mass Extinction Was Caused by The Emergence of Animals, Scientists Say

Ominous.<p>The so-called ‘Garden of Ediacara’, a period of peace and tranquility lasting for millions of years in which Earth’s first known complex …

It sucks to swim like a jellyfish, study of animal's movement suggests

Discovery by Stanford University researchers could challenge assumption that ability to ‘push’ water is a widely desired evolutionary trait<p>For the longest time, science has assumed that in order to run, swim, or fly, animals and humans must exert pressure on the ground, water or air around them to …

3D Printed 'Zoolophone' Demonstrates Connection Between Shape And Sound

Music to our ears<p>This adorable musical instrument, dubbed the zoolophone, is the result of two years of hard work by computer scientists from Columbia Engineering, Harvard, MIT, and Disney Research.<p>In a paper that will be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia on November 4, the researchers, led by Changxi …

Watch for Taurid fireballs!

We’ve been talking about the South Taurid meteor shower for a month now, and some have already captured photos of meteors in this long-lasting (but …

Detail of painting by Glenn Barr who we featured on the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol.10

HF Vol 15 cover artist James Jean will debut new works in his upcoming Tokyo exhibition, "Zugzwang". Preview now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2015/11/03/james-jean-presents-new-works-in-tokyo-exhibit-zugzwang/

Chinese artist Chen Wenbo depicts every day subjects in his giant and fractured paintings. See more on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2015/11/03/chen-wenbo-depicts-everyday-subjects-in-giant-fractured-paintings/

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the gentle storms of Jan 2015