Category Archives: The Latest from the World of Biology

This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales | WIRED

This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales | WIRED.  

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Great 25th anniversary issue of Current Biology on the “Biology of Fun and the Fun of Biology”, including…

…playful fun in dogs, play in dolphins; play in fishes, frogs and reptiles and fun & play in invertebrates. via Issue: Current Biology.  

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You Can See Your Own White Blood Cells Flowing Through Your Eye!

You Can See Your Own White Blood Cells Flowing Through Your Eye!.  

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Were Giant Viruses the First Life on Earth? | Simons Foundation

Giant viruses, containing unique genes unlike those found in any other life (as well as genes not normally found in viruses, such as those for protein synthesis) are forcing new speculations about very early life on Earth. Were Giant Viruses … Continue reading

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Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

I’ve passed on the usual stories about Phineas Gage, and how his famous incident changed him into a sociopath. It turns out that how his damage affected his personality is less certain than we thought. Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True … Continue reading

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The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn : The New Yorker

Why do we yawn? The short answer is that we still don’t know for sure, but here’s a pretty good (popular) summary of some current research. The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn : The New Yorker.  

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Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video – YouTube

Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video – YouTube.  

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