August 22nd, 2013

Electromagnetic Sculptures Generated

by Particle Accelerator

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August 16th, 2013

balfies:

the coldness in tony abbott’s heart will turn him into an iceberg which is convenient because they’re very effective at stopping boats.

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gnarly:

coachela:

l-ian:

“What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can’t afford an education?”

one of the best seriously fucks me everytime

this is so fucking amazing

gnarly:

coachela:

l-ian:

“What if the cure for cancer is trapped inside the mind of someone who can’t afford an education?”

one of the best seriously fucks me everytime

this is so fucking amazing

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August 13th, 2013
laboratoryequipment:

Cancer Cells Change While Moving Throughout BodyFor the majority of cancer patients, it’s not the primary tumor that is deadly, but the spread — or metastasis — of cancer cells from the primary tumor to secondary locations throughout the body that is the problem. That’s why a major focus of contemporary cancer research is how to stop or fight metastasis.Previous lab studies suggest that metastasizing cancer cells undergo a major molecular change when they leave the primary tumor – a process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). As the cells travel from one site to another, they pick up new characteristics. More importantly, they develop a resistance to chemotherapy that is effective on the primary tumor. But confirmation of the EMT process has only taken place in test tubes or in animals. In a new study, published in the Journal of Ovarian Research, Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have direct evidence that EMT takes place in humans, at least in ovarian cancer patients.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/08/cancer-cells-change-while-moving-throughout-body

laboratoryequipment:

Cancer Cells Change While Moving Throughout Body

For the majority of cancer patients, it’s not the primary tumor that is deadly, but the spread — or metastasis — of cancer cells from the primary tumor to secondary locations throughout the body that is the problem. That’s why a major focus of contemporary cancer research is how to stop or fight metastasis.

Previous lab studies suggest that metastasizing cancer cells undergo a major molecular change when they leave the primary tumor – a process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). As the cells travel from one site to another, they pick up new characteristics. More importantly, they develop a resistance to chemotherapy that is effective on the primary tumor. But confirmation of the EMT process has only taken place in test tubes or in animals. In a new study, published in the Journal of Ovarian Research, Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have direct evidence that EMT takes place in humans, at least in ovarian cancer patients.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/08/cancer-cells-change-while-moving-throughout-body

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August 11th, 2013
August 10th, 2013

odditiesoflife:

Egyptian City Found Underwater

1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world.

Prior to its discovery in 2000 by archaeologist Franck Goddio and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found (the city was known to the Greeks as Thonis).

The IEASM were able to locate, map and excavate parts of the city of Thonis-Heracleion, which lies 6.5 kilometers off today’s coastline about 150 feet underwater in the western part of Aboukir Bay.

Findings to date include:
- The remains of more than 64 ships buried in the thick clay and sand that covers the sea bed
- Gold coins and weights made from bronze and stone
- Giant 16-ft statues along with hundreds of smaller statues of minor gods
- Slabs of stone inscribed in both ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian
- Dozens of small limestone sarcophagi believed to have once contained mummified animals
- Over 700 ancient anchors for ships

To figure out how the city was completely lost and submerged in the ocean, researchers have developed a number of ideas. Most scientists suggest that the site was affected by geological and cataclysmic phenomena, such as earthquakes, tidal waves and changes in sea level. Analysis of the site also suggests great pressure on the soil with a high clay and water content which can cause sudden submergence under the sea-level.

These factors, whether occurring together or independently, may have caused significant destruction and explain the submergence of Thonis-Heracleion.

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August 6th, 2013

nauticalamity:

crinoids, aka the cutest fossils ever

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March 20th, 2013