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iAutomate: A New Online Lab Automation Configuration Tool

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  • A Closer Look at the Molecule That Gives Skin Elasticity

    Through Tropoelastin's movements, it assembles to make elastic fibers, tubes and sheets for tissue repair. It is used to make and fix many different elastic tissues in the body. This material relates to the paper titled, 'Subtle balance of tropoelastin molecular shape and flexibility regulates dynamics and hierarchical assembly. [Weiss Lab, University of Sydney]

  • How Humans Might Survive Climate Change

    Paleoanthropologist Dr. Matthew Skinner predicts how the human body will evolve in future habitat scenarios.

  • 5,300-Year-Old Ötzi the Iceman’s Gut Microbes

    Frank Maixner, a microbiologist at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy, explains the significance of the gut microbes of the Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found frozen in a European glacier in 1991. When they tested the contents of his stomach, scientists found Helicobacter pylori, an age-old bacterium that evolved differently according geographic region.

  • The Beautiful, Invisible World of Microbes

    Check out this video compilation of the 2015 Nikon small world in motion competition winners that shows our beautiful, and often time ruthless, microscopic universe.

  • Experience Changes Biology

    New study concludes that the cell is a machine for turning experience into biology.

  • How Epigenetics Controls Behavior

    Researchers Shelley Berger and Daniel Simola describe how they used epigenetics to change the behavior of ants. Ants have a structured workforce where smaller ones, called minors, tend to forage for food; larger ants, called majors, act as soldiers.

  • How To Stop Hangovers (With Science)

    New Year’s Eve is right upon us. Here is some scientific advice on how to prevent a hangover whenever you celebrate a little too hard.

  • Can Lab-Grown Super Corals Save The Ocean?

    Coral reefs are an important part of the ecosystem, but they are struggling to survive in changing oceans. Can lab-grown super-performing corals save the seas?

  • Human Face Evolution In Last 6 Million Years

    One of our earliest ancestors, Orrorin tugenensis, lived around six million years ago in Kenya. Over this time period the human face has evolved and changed markedly.

  • Finally Proof of Global Warming

    More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a framework for addressing climate change and to implement a process to reduce greenhouse gases over time. There are lots of indications that global warming is for real.

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