Researchers observe sleep-like behavior in jellyfish, a brainless organism :
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(T)he revelations about jellyfish sleep are important, he said, because they show how basic sleep is. It appears to be a “conserved” behavior, one that arose relatively early in life’s history and has persisted for millions of years. If the behavior is conserved, then perhaps the biological mechanism is too. Understanding why jellyfish, with their simple nerve nets, need sleep could lead scientists to the function of sleep in humans.
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Zika injections shrank aggressive tumours in fully grown mice, yet left other brain cells unscathed.
Human trials are still a way off, but experts believe Zika virus could potentially be injected into the brain at the same time as surgery to remove life-threatening tumours, the Journal of Experimental Medicine reports.
Welcome to What Eats? This is a website specifically for kids seeking information about the relationships between predators and their prey. I hope you enjoy it.
Jellyfish Chips
Posted by kingskyprawn in just add bacon 124 days ago
"Take one common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), submerge it in 96 percent ethanol in a plastic box, stick it in the fridge for a few days, place on a baking sheet at room temperature to let the alcohol evaporate and, voila!, jellyfish chip."
Device absorbs water from the desert air overnight and then uses the sun's heat to deliver drinkable water. Proof-of-concept device produced 2.8 liters of water per night/day cycle.
The improving economy finally sees a shortage of labor as more workers have an increasing array of job options.
Researchers testing anti-Alzheimer's drug discover that it could be used to heal tooth cavities.
[quote] I visit Prasowy with Polish journalist Pawel Pieniazek, who calls it a "hipster milk bar." The cashier ringing up customers has tattoos and pink-toned hair. The menu is written in multi-colored cursive on a black wall.
(...) Zoja Wygnanska, an 18-year-old high-school student, is eating dinner with two friends. She says she usually goes to "fancy restaurants that serve wine" but comes here when she's craving dumplings. "They cost less than what I usually pay for my coffee," she says.
What Donald Trump wants to get accomplished or initiated in his first 100 days.
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In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to "refute" concerns about sugar's role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.
I never knew there was a mystery about why there is so much carbon and other key elements on Earth, but one theory posits that a massive planetary collision occurred 4.4 billions years ago that brought large amounts of carbon, sulfur, and other key elements to Earth, thus making life possible a billion years later.
I just heard about this - viruses are a normal component of our gut biome, and may even play a role in killing "bad" bacteria.
I wonder how many of these are on Netflix? I think I've only see maybe a quarter of these.
A recent analysis of 60 years of data reveals that cephalopod populations, including squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish, have increased globally since the 1950s.