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Scientists await new worlds as CERN collider is refitted

GENEVA (Reuters) - As two yellow-helmeted electricians rise slowly on a hoist from the cavern floor to check cabling on a huge red magnet, CERN scientist Marc Goulette makes clear he sees cosmic significance in their task.<p>CERN staff speak in the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel during a visit at …

Looking To Nature For Antibiotic Inspirations

Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacterial cells, employ an arsenal of chemical weapons. Microbiologist Vincent Fischetti of Rockefeller University describes using tricks learned from the phage in developing new antibiotics that may be effective even where others fail.<p>Transcript<p>FLORA LICHTMAN, …

Video: Bird ballet of starlings over Marseille

This short video shows clouds of starlings flocking over Marseille, France, at dusk.<p>This short video, shot by Neels CASTILLON shows clouds of …

Birds

A cat that has been genetically modified glows green This cats marks an advance in AIDS research, as its cells are able to resist the FIV…

<b>A cat that has been genetically modified glows green</b> This cats marks an advance in AIDS research, as its cells are able to resist the FIV virus that causes AIDS in cats (Read more)

Red Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

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Cross section of a plant stem

Cross section of a plant stem. Each of these “tubes” is used to transport water and other substances necessary for survival throughout the plant. (via)

A piece of used dental floss under a microscope, Photography by Steve Gschmeisser (via)

A piece of used dental floss under a microscope, Photography by Steve Gschmeisser (via)

System of the human body (via)

System of the human body (via)

An invader cell (orange) is surrounded by macrophages (blue) whose function is to engulf and digest such invader cells. (via)

An invader cell (orange) is surrounded by macrophages (blue) whose function is to engulf and digest such invader cells. (via)

Merry Christmas! Here’s some glowing bacteria for you (via: CURB)

Merry Christmas! Here’s some glowing bacteria for you (via: CURB)

Scanning electron micrograph of a single red blood cell on the tip of a needle (via)

Scanning electron micrograph of a single red blood cell on the tip of a needle (via)

Blood

Blood

Coral sand magnified 100x photo by David Maitland

Coral sand magnified 100x photo by David Maitland. Coral sand is composed of the microscopic shells of single-celled organisms, as well as small bits of coral. (read more)

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells

A mix of mouse stem cells that have been encouraged to develop into specialized cells. Each color is a specific cell type that developed from the previously uniform collection of cells. (via)

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …