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Anatomy course: what is the lymphatic system?

The lymphatic system has several roles in our body: it takes int he excess 3 litres of blood from the capilaries, it sanitizes it by letting the white blood cells run through it and clean it of bacteria an viruses, it also serves us as a warning indicator when the ganglia get swollen up. This […]

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Germ theory: how scientists found out what makes us ill and saved million of lives

Germ theory is the scientific theory that tells us that some illnesses are generates by viruses, bacteria, parasites and was first inventigates thoroughly and coined by John Snow and Englishman who was doing research on the cholera cases which showed up in London in 1854. He was helped in 1884 by Robert Koch’s experiments in […]

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What will your body do in 2015?

Quite a lot of things, actually. ASAP Science posted the banner from below. What does it say? It says that you will product 93 gallons of saliva in 2015, that your heart will beat about 35 million times and that your skin will shed about 8 lbs of skin cells. Check the infographic from below […]

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When you lose weight the fat goes out through your breath as carbon dioxide

In an interesting turn of events, Ruben Meerman, researcher, and Andrew J Brown, professor have researched where does the fat in people go when we “burn” it. Well, surprisingly many doctors and nutritionists would say that the fat is transformed into heat or energy, but the researchers have concluded that this is not possible. Why? […]

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The clouds are teeming with life aka bacteria

Yes, the clouds are home to tons of lifeforms, especially bacteria. They are small and easy to carry in the air. Clouds are a good home for dust particles, dust mites, bacteria and who knows what else. There a whole jungle in there! Bacteria was found even at 40 km high up, in the air, […]

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Motor proteins, the things that make the cell work and divide

The motor proteins are proteins from within our cells that have the role of carrying cellular material around the cell (food, signaling molecules, genetic information). It uses the cells highway system called microtubule cytoskeleton created from a protein called tubulin. This cytoskelton gives the cells their structure. One of the motor proteins Hank Green speaks […]

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Could life be older than Earth?

Alexei A. Sharov and Richard Gordon published on Arxiv.org a paper that shows their calculations: given the fact that the complexity of life doubles once every 376 million years, it seems that, going back in time, life could be about 9 billion years old. Or it could simply mean that life took more steps in […]

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Watch a Lyre Bird imitate a laser beam cannon

In the video from above you will see a Lyre bird, the single animal on Earth that can imitate a huge array of sounds incredibly well. In the video from above at 00:09, 00:17, 00:48 – 00:58, 01:24 you will hear the Lyre bird making the sound of a laser cannon. How fast can these […]

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The science of wildfires

Widlfires are seen as a bad thing, but they are bad for the human inhabitants, not for nature. Wildfires occur in many places and what they do is to burn up a ton of dry wood and vegetation and the resulting ash will then be used as a fertilizer for the newer plants to use. […]

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Milking a spider

That’s new. Milking a spider means that you put the spider to sleep using carbon dioxyde and then put it on its back. From there on you jolt its fangs with some electricity and it will spew out venom. a ton of venom which you can collect. Not a great sight, but milking spiders is […]

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