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kqedscience:

Over 90% Of Human DNA May Be Completely Worthless
“Geneticists at Oxford University are making the astounding claim that a mere 8.2% of our DNA does something biologically important. That means upwards of 90% of the human genome is “junk” — a discovery that could dramatically hasten genetic research.”
Find out more from io9.

kqedscience:

Over 90% Of Human DNA May Be Completely Worthless

Geneticists at Oxford University are making the astounding claim that a mere 8.2% of our DNA does something biologically important. That means upwards of 90% of the human genome is “junk” — a discovery that could dramatically hasten genetic research.”

Find out more from io9.

explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.
Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence. 
(via Visually)

explore-blog:

A visual compendium of bioluminescent creatures by Seattle-based artist Eleanor Lutz, reminiscent of Ernest Haeckel’s pioneering drawings from the early 1900s. Also available as a poster.

Pair with the first poem published in a scientific journal, an ode to bioluminescence

(via Visually)

(via we-are-star-stuff)

niallmcdiarmid:

Michael Road, Fulham, London - c2006

niallmcdiarmid:

Michael Road, Fulham, London - c2006


Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza
The Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast made by the human rights organization B’Tselem about children killed in Gaza, claiming its content was “politically controversial.”

Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza

The Israel Broadcasting Authority banned a radio broadcast made by the human rights organization B’Tselem about children killed in Gaza, claiming its content was “politically controversial.”

(Source: standwithpalestine, via fotojournalismus)

slaughterhouse90210:

“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”― Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty

slaughterhouse90210:

“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”
― Ann Patchett,
Truth and Beauty

fotojournalismus:

Palestinian girls walk amidst debris following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 23, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

fotojournalismus:

Palestinian girls walk amidst debris following an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 23, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

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In a groundbreaking study, researchers reveal a host of new genes involved in schizophrenia, making it possible to develop desperately needed treatments

It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

In an historic paper published in the journal Nature, the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium identified 108 new regions on the genome linked to the psychiatric disorder, which is associated with hallucinations and psychotic episodes and affects about 1% of people worldwide.

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- Scientists begin to crack the code on schizophrenia, identifying 108 genes involved in the disorder. Complement with the relationship between creativity and mental illness, with a special focus on schizophrenia.  (via explore-blog)

theenergyissue:

The Industrial Sublime: Edward Burtynsky’s Manufacturated Landscapes

Using photos and videos from photographer Edward Burtynsky's trip through China, Jennifer Baichwal created a feature length documentary which surveys the landscapes that have been altered by large-scale human activity. Manufactured Landscapes portrays these industrial terrains with very little commentary, allowing the viewer to focus on the contents of the images. Burtynsky’s photos, which combine vast scales, high resolution, and repetition, reveal environments that seem too large and too complex to fully grasp. Indeed, a sense of the sublime, and the uneasy tension between beauty and horror it invokes, is a continuous strain throughout Burtynsky’s work. The images raise questions about the interplay of environmental ethics and aesthetics, and ask Western viewers to consider their complicity in a industrial culture on which their societies rely.

(via ryanpanos)

kqedscience:

Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet
“In November, things will get truly exciting when Rosetta launches a landing probe, Philae, to a historic, first-ever-of-its-kind landing on the surface of a comet. That should be as exciting as when we received the first pictures from the surface of the Moon, or Mars, or Titan.”
Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.
Pictured above: Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by Rosetta spacecraft on approach

kqedscience:

Europe’s Rosetta Spacecraft Will Soon Ride a Comet

In November, things will get truly exciting when Rosetta launches a landing probe, Philae, to a historic, first-ever-of-its-kind landing on the surface of a comet. That should be as exciting as when we received the first pictures from the surface of the Moon, or Mars, or Titan.”

Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.

Pictured above: Comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured by Rosetta spacecraft on approach

"The flesh is easy to satisfy. It’s the heart that is insatiable, the heart that needs to love, to despair, to burn with any kind of fire…"
- Irène Némirovsky, Fire in the Blood, p. 127 (via intracoastal-wanderings)

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