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Crazy Scientist Lego Figure

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scientistintraining:

Crazy Scientist Lego Figure

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5 months ago
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ftcreature:

First (Ever?) Video Footage of Rediscovered Moss Mantis Species

Known only from a single text dating back to 1935, this species of moss-mimicking mantis has been rediscovered living in the jungles of Costa Rica. Experts believe it is Pogonogaster tristani.

For the first time (potentially EVER) there’s video footage of this incredible creature.

Article and video can be seen here: http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2013/11/first-ever-video-footage-of-rediscovered-moss-mantis-species.html

discovery and photos by Oscar Blanco: facebook and website:

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6 months ago
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themicrobiologist:

Adenoviruses (AdVs) are DNA viruses that infect many vertebrate hosts, including humans and nonhuman primates. Here we identify a novel AdV species, provisionally named “simian adenovirus C (SAdV-C),” associated with a 1997 outbreak of acute respiratory illness in captive baboons (4 of 9) at a primate research facility in Texas. None of the six AdVs recovered from baboons (BaAdVs) during the outbreak, including the two baboons who died from pneumonia, were typeable. Since clinical samples from the two fatal cases were not available, whole-genome sequencing of nasal isolates from one sick baboon and three asymptomatic baboons during the outbreak was performed. Three AdVs were members of species SAdV-C (BaAdV-2 and BaAdV-4 were genetically identical, and BaAdV-3), while one (BaAdV-1) was a member of the recently described SAdV-B species. BaAdV-3 was the only AdV among the 4 isolated from a sick baboon, and thus was deemed to be the cause of the outbreak. Significant divergence (<58% amino acid identity) was found in one of the fiber proteins of BaAdV-3 relative to BaAdV-2 and -4, suggesting that BaAdV-3 may be a rare SAdV-C recombinant. Neutralizing antibodies to the other 3 AdVs, but not BaAdV-3, were detected in healthy baboons from 1996 to 2003 and staff personnel from 1997. These results implicate a novel adenovirus species (SAdV-C) in an acute respiratory outbreak in a baboon colony and underscore the potential for cross-species transmission of AdVs between humans and nonhuman primates.
Source: mBio

themicrobiologist:

Adenoviruses (AdVs) are DNA viruses that infect many vertebrate hosts, including humans and nonhuman primates. Here we identify a novel AdV species, provisionally named “simian adenovirus C (SAdV-C),” associated with a 1997 outbreak of acute respiratory illness in captive baboons (4 of 9) at a primate research facility in Texas. None of the six AdVs recovered from baboons (BaAdVs) during the outbreak, including the two baboons who died from pneumonia, were typeable. Since clinical samples from the two fatal cases were not available, whole-genome sequencing of nasal isolates from one sick baboon and three asymptomatic baboons during the outbreak was performed. Three AdVs were members of species SAdV-C (BaAdV-2 and BaAdV-4 were genetically identical, and BaAdV-3), while one (BaAdV-1) was a member of the recently described SAdV-B species. BaAdV-3 was the only AdV among the 4 isolated from a sick baboon, and thus was deemed to be the cause of the outbreak. Significant divergence (<58% amino acid identity) was found in one of the fiber proteins of BaAdV-3 relative to BaAdV-2 and -4, suggesting that BaAdV-3 may be a rare SAdV-C recombinant. Neutralizing antibodies to the other 3 AdVs, but not BaAdV-3, were detected in healthy baboons from 1996 to 2003 and staff personnel from 1997. These results implicate a novel adenovirus species (SAdV-C) in an acute respiratory outbreak in a baboon colony and underscore the potential for cross-species transmission of AdVs between humans and nonhuman primates.

Source: mBio

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12 months ago
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No sé si son las 2&#160;o las 3 xd #fb

No sé si son las 2 o las 3 xd #fb

5 months ago
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thatscienceguy:

Awesome Water + Sound Trick! Believe it or not, this is NOT photoshopped, what you cant hear is the speaker emmitting a sound at a frequency that interacts with the falling water, causing it to follow the shape of the oncoming sound wave.

Check out this cool video showing even more tricks you can do with it; http://bit.ly/12YZExr 

It looks like DNA <3

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6 months ago
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thewiccanwonders:

Wiccan/Pagan signs and symbols with their name, including zodiac signs


Símbolos y más símbolos :)

thewiccanwonders:

Wiccan/Pagan signs and symbols with their name, including zodiac signs

Símbolos y más símbolos :)

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6 months ago
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scientistintraining:

Pilobolus: Ultra-High-Speed Fungus Spore Discharge

I showed this video to my trainer in mycology and told her it is one of my favorite fungi. 

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1 year ago
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Nos volvemos a encontrar.

Nos volvemos a encontrar.

1 year ago
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