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Tag: Biology

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias
A rare genetic disease called Williams Syndrome causes “mild to moderate mental retardation, elfin facial features and gregarious social behavior;” a recent study published in the journal Current Biology theorizes that children with Williams Syndrome also have no racial bias.

Knitted Dissected Animals Prepare Kids for Bio 101

Knitted Dissected Animals Prepare Kids for Bio 101
Ah, Biology 101. We may be from different nations and cultures, but I’m sure those of us who have gone through that class share very similar experiences: The fear. The excitement. The jumping, twitching animals. The smell.

Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10

Sheep Gives Birth to Human-Faced Lamb: Just in Time for Rockman 10
I now suspect that a real-life Dr. Wily exists, and that he resides in Turkey: veterinarian Erhan Elibol performed a cesarean operation on a pregnant sheep. The lamb was stillborn, but perhaps it was all for the best, because the lamb had a human-like face.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.

Study on Salamanders May Hold Key to Human Tissue Regeneration – or a Monster.
In a study published in Nature magazine, a group of scientists revealed that human cells may be induced to regenerate appendages in the same way that salamanders do. Meaning we can also grow salamander limbs. Kidding.

Cellular Jewelry is Positively Atomic

Cellular Jewelry is Positively Atomic
Etsy jewelry Emily Eps’ creations are perfect for any venue except science classes on test days, unless you want everyone staring at your neck for clues about red and white blood cells. No cheating, kids. Geeky jewelry is common, but it’s usually restricted to the realms of science fiction rather than actual science.

Giant Plush Microbes: Cute, Huggable and Possibly Lethal

Giant Plush Microbes: Cute, Huggable and Possibly Lethal
Ever wanted to hug an accurate representation of the Black Death bacterium? Or punt an Athlete’s Foot fungus for all those embarrassing years in high school? Or play house with a sperm cell and an egg cell?

Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends

Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends
It’s one thing to confound people with scientific concepts. But these shirts take it to the next level of geekery. Wear at your own risk. The “I Survived the Large Hadron Collider” shirt celebrates the fact that we’re still alive even after the LHC was turned on.