Saturday, March 13, 2010

Science Saturday - good to be back after a few weeks off edition

Okay, call me a geek if you want, I'm used to it. But I just loved this concept building, and the best part has to be the toilet - really! Check this out:

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In China, 3000 dinosaur footprints have been found, of all different types and sizes - all facing in the same direction
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Taking the Gold: news in the ongoing battle against cancer

 "Taking gold nanoparticles to the cancer cell and hitting them with a laser has been shown to be a promising tool in fighting cancer, but what about cancers that occur in places where a laser light can’t reach?" 
Read the rest and check out the video here.

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More Vaccine Talk

The latest in the autism/vaccine discussion. It's time to look for the real cause.
Also, you can listen to an interview here with Paul Offit on "The Costs of Vaccine Denialism".

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 Blood Falls

"This five-story, blood-red waterfall pours very slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys. When geologists first discovered the frozen waterfall in 1911, they thought the red color came from algae, but its true nature turned out to be much more spectacular."
What is it? Find out here.
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Hope in sight for sufferers of one severe food allergy
"Children with egg allergies who consume increasingly higher doses of egg protein — the very nutrient they react to — appear to gradually overcome their allergies, tolerating eggs better over time and with milder symptoms, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and elsewhere."
Get the rest of the story here.

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Great news for us batty folks!

Yes, we're just bats around here, and always glad to find there are people out there concerned for our best interests.  So we absolutely loved this video:

Also, do check out the audio for this interview about the biology, geology and history of Missouri caves. 

3 comments:

rainydaytoys said...

You find the most interesting stories.

Laurie M. said...

I'm glad you're enjoying them.

WhiteStone said...

I think I would like to be an archeologist! Dinosaur footprints. What fun! The gold nanoparticles were interesting...hope that someday this is a procedure that will be helpful to many.