Items tagged with: biology
Scientists and the general public have long dismissed the cognitive abilities of cows, pigs, and other livestock. But farm animals are capable of much more than we think.
📄 Grimm D (2023) What are farm animals thinking? Science 382:1103–1107 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.adn3270
Content warning: Crowdfunding rent for a community lab :boost_requested: 🦠 :scihub:
Hello, so I'm coming to the end of my time as the main volunteer organizer for #Biotech Without Borders (a 501(c)(3) in the USA and an all-volunteer member-led #community biolab, aka #makerspace for molecular #biology). I'm reaching out to ask for #donations to keep our #lab running in 2024. We want to be entirely supported by memberships but its' taking time to find our people. https://opencollective.com/bwob2024
They support nutrient cycling and drive crucial biogeochemical processes, including key steps in the carbon, nitrogen and silicon cycles.
Ocean modelling must evolve to take their biological complexity into account.
How did #eukaryotes evolve for extreme temps? https://www.futurity.org/high-temp-eukaryotes-2972442-2/ #protists
#ExtremeEnvironments offer an unprecedented opportunity to understand #microbial #eukaryotic #ecology, #evolution, and #genome #biology: Hannah Rappaport & Angela Oliverio https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-40657-4
“several lineages of #amoebae were often recovered from extremely high temperature environments. Studying those lineages may yield great insight into how eukaryotic cells can adapt to life in extremely hot environments.”
The 'There Are Such Things As Cooties' book doesn't appear to be available in UK.
I have a serious need to know as osculation, for me, has always carried great risk, #autoimmunesystem highly compromised.
The first few months of a new romantic relationship is fraught with a horrid cascade of immune response symptoms. And yet, I still do it!!! It's a really difficult one to resist.
#science #biology #immunology #immunesystem
While we are still trying to find ways to clean up problems like oil spills in the ocean, microorganisms in the seas have their own insights to impart.
Oil rich soil from the Guaymas Basin has provided German scientists understanding of a mechanism by which archaea in the Alkanophaga break down alkane molecules and thus degrade petroleum through oxidation.
This is a 440-pound heart from a blue whale, the largest known animal to ever exist. The heart was so large that technicians had to douse it in 1,000 gallons of formaldehyde. Read more about it here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/painstaking-process-preserving-blue-whales-heart-180964038/
Content warning: Published Science. Symbiosis in beetles
#Biology #Entomology #Evolution #Bacteria #Coevolution #Genome
I’m also somewhat known porting a C. elegans nervous system model (connectome) to the Arduino Uno, so it could be used in very low cost or resource constrained platforms.
Yes, this is a robot that thinks it’s a worm, lol
#introductions #stem #eduction #robotics #arduino #maker #biology #science
I’ve been #scicomm ing my #research on #twitch - I'm developing #3dprinting inks from seaweed and other #biomaterials !
I interview scientists weekly, so if you're interested, let me know! I’d love to have you
#phdchat #academic #academia #academicchatter #introduction
"there's endemic Mexican maize that has aerial roots that use bacterial colonies to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere."
Via the Planthropology podcast on the Birdsite. @Planthropology_
📄 Mammola et (2022) The global spread of misinformation on spiders. Current Biology 32:R871–R873 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.07.026