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in vitro meat (culture meat)

Professor Mark Post from Maastricht University released its' cultured meat burger, a piece of meat that was grown in the lab from stem cells.  Visionary...

How To Cure Blocked Nose In Babies?

The problem of blocked nose in babies is called snuffles. It is basically caused due to the collection of mucus in the nose of...

Foods that Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Bad cholesterol has been getting a lot of bad press lately and for a good reason. It is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease...

Understanding Adult Autism (and the Anxiety that Goes with It)

For some people, autism in children can be a complex thing to understand. It takes a lot of heart to take care for an...

The link between obesity and cancer

Changes in intestinal bacterial populations may explain why an obese mouse has greater risk of liver cancer. This shows that the link between obesity and...

New Genetic Methods to suppress the effects of Down Syndrome

American scientists have managed to suppress the effects of Down Syndrome in a living cell with a gene switch. The development is a major step...

new type of malaria vaccine

 U.S. researchers have succeeded with a new type of malaria vaccine.  Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spreaded by mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization...

Hospital bacteria from cows

Researchers from University of Edinburgh think that the hospital bacteria MRSA was found on cattles and was resistant only after the transition to humans. It should...

genetic causes of psychiatric disorders

The genetic causes of psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) are found to be related. This is the conclusion of...

How do snowflakes form? The center of a snowflake is a bacterium – Pseudomonas syringae

  How do snowflakes form People often wonder how a snowflakes forms such a unique and beautiful structure? The answer actually lies within a microorganism. As...

Polaris the North Star

The North Star (Polaris) The North Star, also called Polaris, is of famous for the fact that it indicates the north. The best way to find...

M5 – Globular cluster

M5 - Globular cluster in the Snake Globular cluster M5 is the last in this series of globular clusters at the beginning of Messier's list is...

Messier 6, M-6 Butterfly Cluster

M6 Constellation - Butterfly Cluster  The next two objects in the catalog of Messier are not globular clusters, but open clusters. Open star clusters are generally...

The Star Vega (alpha Lyrae)

Information About Star Vega The Star Vega; named after Arcturus, is the second brightest star in the northern sky. Around midnight it can be seen with...

M7 – The Ptolemy Cluster

What is Ptolemy Cluster Just southwest of its predecessor M6 we find the very conspicuous open cluster M7. This cluster is easily seen by the naked...

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What is the Policy of Containment?

This is a foreign policy strategy created and executed by the US after WWII founding it's first key purpose in the Truman Doctrine of...

What is the difference between practice and practise?

Do not confuse "practice" with "practise". They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the...

How does sound travel?

Sound is transmitted by particles (atoms or molecules) in a solid, liquid or gas colliding with each other. It is a wave which is...

When do you use the word “fish” and “fishes” ?

Fish or Fishes Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural and the word “fish” is such an example. As such,...

What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?

Ocean and sea are two words that are used frequently and interchangeably (in writing and conversation) to mean the same thing: a continuous mass...

What is the Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter?

The Kinetic Molecular Theory of Matter is a concept that basically states that atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion (kinetic energy) that...

How was Electricity Discovered by Benjamin Franklin

Is it True That Electricity was Discovered by an Experiment Conducted by Benjamin Franklin Using a Kite and a Bolt of Lightning? Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)...

Why is the sky blue in the day and black at night?

During the day (daylight) the sky has a blue appearance because the Sun’s light (white light) is made up of rainbow of colors (red,...

Animal Bite Forces

Bite Forces of Animals Notwithstanding the large flow of information given to us by various mediums regarding with the question of Bite Forces of Animals I decided...

Tell Me Why Fun Facts

Welcome to Tell Me Why Fun Facts page. Here you will be learning some very interesting and amazing facts in a fun and easy categorized synopsis format. This webpage will be updated whenever I can so you can...

Who Invented the First Steam Engine?

James Watt and the Discovery of Steam Engine Some historians believe that the first steam driven machine (steam engine) was conceived in ancient China according to the the...

How do Astronauts communicate in space?

In order for one to hear sound it must travel through air (gas particles) of which space has very few per cubic centimeter. Sound...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...

When do you use “a” or “an” ?

The two indefinite articles a and an are used with singular nouns when the noun is general. They refer to nouns which are non-specific (i.e. not definite). In...

What is the Purpose of the United Nations?

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization dedicated in promoting world peace, collective security and friendly relations among most of the world’s nations....

Why do children loose their baby teeth?

Children usually start loosing their baby teeth (primary teeth) anywhere between the age of 6 to 7 years where their jaws have grown to...

Is outer space a perfect vacuum?

Outer space (also called just space) is all the space in the universe beyond Earth and its atmosphere. It can be simple stated that...

Reusing plastic water bottles; is it safe or BAD?

Is it safe to reuse plastic water bottles? The internet is full of warnings against refilling plastic bottles with water. But what is true and what...

Was Gravity Really Discovered by Einstein after a Fallen Apple?

Isaac Newton and gravity Sir Isaac Newton and his scientific accomplishments and theories like gravity arguably started the scientific revolution. During his lifetime, between 1643...

Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel is a cereal grain (seed). It is made up of four major physical structures: (1) The Pericarp (seed coat or outer hull):...

Why are some clouds dark in appearance?

A cloud is a visible mass of water (tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals) suspended in the atmosphere at a considerable altitude. Clouds are...

Where does the oxygen come from that fish breathe?

Water is formed from the combination reaction of hydrogen gas (H2) and oxygen gas (O2) to produce liquid water (H2O). In other words, each molecule...

How is a star born?

Birth of a star The universe is a wondrous place where many processes, that defy all imagination,occur. One of these magical phenomena is the birth...

What is Social Darwinism?

Social Darwinism is a misguided social theory that attempts to adapt Charles Darwin natural selection principles and apply it to human society. This social theory, promotes...

What is the Difference Between Affect and Effect

Difference Between Homonyms Affect and Effect It is easy to get homonyms mixed up when you are writing them out. Two of the biggest culprits that...

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Pathogenic fungus is resistant

  Resistant strains of the fungus;  Aspergillus fumigatus in the environment threaten weak patients. During the past fifteen years, doctors take patients increasingly the fungus; Aspergillus fumigatus ,...

How is 16s rRNA extracted and used to determine microbial diversity?

The molecular analysis of ribosomal RNA (rRNA), specifically the 16s sub unit is crucial to examining the diversity of microorganisms. The sequences of the...

How can bacteria sense each other: bio luminescence.

Vibrio fisheri are a marine gram negative bacterium and they live symbiotically with marine animals like the squid below. However these glowing bacteria are only...

unique heavy or light chain variable regions produced by rearrangement

In immunology a major topic of discussion early on is the rearrangement of variable gene segments to form the complete variable region, either the...

How is genomic DNA extracted?

Scientists and researchers can extract the genomic DNA from a sample of blood, a mouth swab, or a water bottle someone was drinking from....

pH Balance of Your Body, Power of Hydrogen

pH Balance of Your Body You have always heard the word "pH" in school, in medical laboratories, in health facilities like hospitals and clinics and...

How can our immune system suppress itself? T-Regulatory Cells

T-Regulatory Cells The adaptive immune system is brilliantly designed to defend us from any type of pathogen through combinations of cell types, T-cells, B-cells, Natural...

Why is the electron transport chain like a battery?

electron transport chain A Duracell battery powers a simple circuit consisting of a wire, a small electric toy motor and the battery itself. The electrodes...

How have cancer cells been helpful? Hybridoma and the immortal B-cell.

Hybridoma and the immortal B-cell. Most people associate cancer with disease or illness that results in death, however our understanding of cancer has allowed us to do...

How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will...