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sixpenceee:

A mysterious snake disease causes pythons to tie themselves in a knot they can’t get out of. 

It’s called Inclusion Body Disease (IBD) and it affects captive pythons and boa constrictors . They causing strange behavior, such as ‘stargazing’ (staring upwards for long periods of time), appearing drunk and getting into quite a tangle.

When investigating DNA samples from affected snakes, scientists saw an unusual virus called arenavirus, a virus that usually affects mammals and not snakes. They believe an entire new lineage of that virus has been found.

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13 hours ago

euclideanplane said: Hey, fluoride is really harmful in any amount because of electronegative energy, which is the tendency to draw in electrons, this will distort biological functions that have not evolved to cope with the levels of fluoride they are being exposed to, and unfortunately, all well waters on average contain 500 x more fluoride than surface or rain water, surface and rain waters are what we evolved with for the majority of our evolution, rain water is the same as distilled water, you should drink that.

Interesting, thank you. Unfortunately in my country drinking rain water is not possible, as the air is highly polluted and therefore rain water is contaminated.

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15 hours ago

bpod-mrc:

29 July 2014
It’s a Wrap
Our nerve endings (axons) rely on a protective outer layer called myelin to insulate their lively signals, a bit like the plastic coating on electrical wires. The little round blobs pictured are microscopic myelin makers, known as oligodendrocytes, migrating towards tiny conical mounds of silicon, each 1000-times smaller than a sand castle. Each mound, or ‘micropillar’, acts like an exposed axon, prompting the oligodendrocytes to transform into stringy myelin-forming cells (top left), which coil protectively around the silicon cones. This is actually a chemical test site – drugs can be flooded in around the micropillars to discover those which encourage myelin growth, their effects measured from above by counting the rings of myelin wrapped around the cones. Finding chemicals which boost myelin growth could help to reverse degenerative nervous diseases like multiple sclerosis, were myelin is worn away leaving nerves fragile and exposed.
Written by John Ankers
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Adapted from image by Jonah Chan and colleaguesUniversity of California, USACopyright held by Nature Publishing GroupResearch published by Nature Medicine, July 2014
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nicecleanfight:

four cereals you will never taste

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faustinepau:

Glasswing butterfly (par Paul Wyman)
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buron:

Syd’s Opal Daydream iv (6)
©buron - April ‘14
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put a letter in my ask ☆

  • ‎A - Available?
  • B - Birthday?
  • C - Crushing on?
  • D - Drink you last had?
  • E - Easiest person to talk to?
  • F - Favorite song?
  • G - Grade I hated?
  • H - Hometown?
  • I - Ice cream flavor?
  • J - Jellybean flavor?
  • K - Killed someone?
  • L- Longest friendship?
  • M - Milkshake flavor?
  • N - Number of siblings?
  • O - One wish?
  • P - Person who called me last?
  • Q - Question your always asked?
  • R - Reason to smile?
  • S - Song I last sung?
  • T - Time you woke up?
  • U - Umbrella color?
  • V - Very best friend?
  • W - Which celebrity I’d marry?
  • X - X-rays I had?
  • Y - Your last time you cried?
  • Z - Zodiac sign?
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davykesey:

Manhattan at 6 a.m.
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scienceisbeauty:

The importance of teamwork. The insects were caught on camera forming a tower to reach the top of a bird cage they were being kept in.
Source: Escape ants are a tower of strength (Daily Express)