sofyan abbasi

11 Flips | 5 Magazines | @sofyanabbasi | Keep up with sofyan abbasi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “sofyan abbasi”

Odd Clawed Spider That Builds Ladder-Shaped Webs Discovered in Australia

A spider described by scientists as mysterious and "odd-clawed" has been discovered in Victoria, Australia. The spiders reside in the hollows of old …

Ancient Fish Fossil Sheds Light On Modern Jaws

A newly discovered fossil of a fish in China changes what scientists know about the origins of jaws. It turns out, human jaws are remarkably similar to the jaw of this 419-million-year-old fish. That suggests jaws evolved much earlier than previously thought.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>OK. Now, …

What Makes A Home More Valuable – 25 Tips To Increase The Value Before Selling

There are certain things everyone is looking for when house hunting. They make a home more valuable and, as a result, they also increase the price. …

Microsoft-Nokia deal: A great idea that came too late, and killed Windows.

Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it—pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Pregnant in the lab: how does child-bearing affect a science career?

Women don't thrive as well in science as in medicine. Family matters probably play a major role – and I'm about to see for myself just what havoc a baby can wreak<p>Although I'm a research biologist, I work closely with an NHS clinic in the company of a lively band of doctors and nurses. I suspect …

How To Build Your Own DIY Centrifuge

Get a lab-grade centrifuge (normally $2,000) for 50 bucks.<p>For any garage-ista ready to tackle molecular biology, the centrifuge is an essential laboratory tool. Its super-rapid spin supplies the right G-forces to neatly separate biological materials—including cells, proteins, and DNA—from a liquid. …

Stylish London Apartment Incorporates Creative Space Saving Solutions

Working with homes and apartments that are short on space presents an exceptional challenge to designers. While modern cities like London and New …

Pacu: Skinnydippers in Scandinavia Should be Wary of Privates-Biting Fish

The pacu–a type of biting fish–poses a risk for skinnydippers in Scandinavia after a local found a pacu in waters that separate Sweden and …

Papua New Guinea

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …