I've been linking Double X Science a lot lately. That's because they're great. It's rare to get such smart, fascinating, science-centered discussion about female anatomy and reproductive issues that goes beyond the surface dressing we all already kind of know. Case in point: This piece by Emily Willingham about the development of the human heart in utero. You've probably heard at one point or another that a fetus' heart starts beating around 6 weeks (an age which is, by the way, calculated from the date of the mother's last period, NOT from the date of actual conception; so the fetus itself is really only about 4 weeks old at this point, and its mother only missed her period two weeks ago). But what's the heart actually like at that point? Turns out, absolutely nothing like what you imagine. Very cool stuff.
Above is the world's largest camera, now nearing completion in a clean room at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. Boasting a lens that's 5 feet across, the 3,200 megapixel LSST Camera will be a key component at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory now under construction in Chile. Expected to be in… READ THE REST
Irrigating twice a day with a Neti pot vastly decreases the chances that Covid 19 patients will end up hospitalized or dead, concludes a study of 79 high-risk patients at the Medical College of Georgia. COVID-19 symptoms resulted in one ED visit and no hospitalizations in 42 irrigating with alkalinization, one hospitalization of 37 in… READ THE REST
Watch a Nemertea shoot an alien-like proboscis from it's body. A Nemertea aka a ribbon worm will shoot this silly-string-like proboscis outwards to catch prey or to distract a predator. I like the way Its proboscis branches out into many vein-like structures. Upon first glance, it's hard to believe this footage is actually real. It looks… READ THE REST
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