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Coastal Taipan snake

Are snakes susceptible to their own venoms?

... to consider. That is, they aren't susceptible to their own venom in their own fangs, because they don't kill themselves every time they ... This is also why if a snake happens to swallow some of its own venom it will be okay, because the venom is made of ...

Klebsiella Pneumoniae Bacteria

Why antibiotics for bacteria but not viruses?

... a problem, because bacteria look totally different to our own cells, so it's fairly easy to make drugs and chemicals ... roger a bacterial metabolism and which will not affect our own metabolism. Because viruses have to prey on our own metabolism, and they have to use our own cells to make ...

The cuckoo, perhaps the best known parasite, is reared by foster parents. After it hatches the chick pushes its adoptive brothers and sisters out of the nest.

Dealing with parasites

... the afternoon.  And they will add a single egg of their own to the clutch, having first removed one of the host's own eggs and they do all this in 10 seconds.  They quickly ... eggs in the nest.  So by taking one out and adding her own, she keeps the clutch size, the number of eggs in the ...

Orphan planet discovered

... discovered what looks like an enormous planet all on its own in deep space. Adam Murphy found out more from The Open ... David - How do you get a planet floating around on it’s own. Well, there are two ways: one way is you just form the ... and the interstellar medium starts to contract under its own gravity. And if it’s a big enough cloud you’ll get a ...

A profile of a beautifully shaped human Nose, from a Belgian male aged 80.

Why do the farts of others smell worse?

... boyfriend about this and he agreed. But he said that his own farts, he found curiously pleasant - was his expression. ... in the studio? Hannah - Not about my farts, about your own. Helen - I think it's particularly bad if it's someone ... thought really that it's not come out of yourself, your own body. And maybe, is it a similar thing to other sorts of ...

The rubber hand illusion leads to feelings of disembodiment...

Out of control: the rubber hand illusion

... that the rubber hand in front of you is not your own real hand. And if someone hits it with a hammer you feel ... when patient lose the capacity to discriminate between the own and the other body parts or there's a body ownership can ... - Watching a rubber hand being touched while one's own hand hidden of the view if touched synchronously leads to ...

Burning lithium inside a star

The violent histories of hot Jupiters

... way that these planets orbit their parent stars. In our own solar system, the planets orbit the Sun in very similar ... in the surface of the plate. In addition, the Sun's own rotation axis is closely aligned with the orbits of the ... discs -- clouds of gas and dust that collapse under their own gravity, flattening into a swirling disk. The central ...

The Milky Way

Dark matter detected in the Milky Way

... Ghag, who wasn't part of the study but pursues his own research detecting dark matter, here on Earth, explains ... Chamkaur - We can look at galaxies sort of outside of our own and measure, in particular, the velocity of stars on the ... the distribution or how much dark matter there is in our own galaxy. And that's really important if we're going to try ...

UK based satellite programme to launch

It's anticipated funding for the UK to set up its own satellite navigation system is going to be announced soon ... Peter Cowley, who explained whether we need our own GPS system in the first place, when the EU and America ... stuck there so that’s why the Russians set up their own system. That’s why the Chinese have set up their own ...

Seagrass VIMS

Seagrasses kill bad bacteria

... Now scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with their own inbuilt water cleansing system. Cornell University's Drew ... pathogens." Harvell also speculates that the plants' own microbes might be responsible. "The plants have their own ...

Artist's impression of a planets and space

Future Power and Outer Space

Can we make our own fuel? Or provide our own power? Could there be smarter life than us in outer space? Could other planets have their own Northern Lights? We find out the answer to these ...

Using heartbeats to read minds

... that it may be linked to how well you can monitor your own heartbeat. Punit Shah, lecturer and researcher at Anglia ... and King’s College London, got people to estimate their own heart rate - a measure of something called intraception, ... lines and you go ‘owh.’ Would this be a case of your own heartbeat increasing as a result of their sort of ...

A blue cgi bacteria

How do antibiotics kill bacteria, but not us?

... drugs for viruses? Because bacteria, being cells in their own right, are really different from our own tissue and cells; they're quite easy, relatively ... parcel of us, when they infect us they're growing in our own cells, using all our own equipment; it's like they come ...

A medieval idea of a chimera

The Microchimera Mixture

... which the immune system appears to turn upon the bodies' own tissues. Usually one particular organ or tissue is ... is programmed to live peacefully with cells from its own body and to destroy only foreign invaders such as germs ... understand, occasionally the immune system mistakes our own healthy tissue for that of an invader and unleashes the ...

A house mouse

Cloned tissue cure Parkinson's Mice

... mice with the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, using their own cells. Writing in Nature Medicine, Sloan-Kettering ... into mouse eggs that had previously been emptied of their own DNA. When the mouse embryonic clones began to develop the ... of the affected mice. One group of animals got their own genetically compatible cells, whilst a second group of ...

A wind farm.

The world's first consumer-owned wind farm

... - What Ripple does is we enable individual households to own a bit of a wind farm, and have the low-cost, clean ... so you simply decide how much of the wind farm you want to own depending on how much electricity you use, then you can ... our website, and you become a member of the co-op and you own your bit of the wind farm. And then we go away and build ...

solar system

Is everything in space spinning in the same direction?

... come to the party to make the star, they add all of their own bit of spin and the average, when you sum it all up, some ... the planets be spinning the same way? And what about our own solar system - is everything spinning the same way in our own solar system? Matt - So many questions. Okay. So, this ...

Six week old Kitten

A Message from our Cat Overlords

It's a well-known fact that humans don't own their cats - rather the cats own us. This is why I, Dr Kat, am a dog person.  And now a ... the University of Sussex, who got her inspiration from her own cat, who wakes her up in the mornings with an insistent ...

5th generation communications networks (5G) will be considerably faster than their predecessors

5G internet

... who sell mobile subscriptions – all build their own antennas and base stations. While operators do share ... systems for municipalities and local governments to own and operate 5G infrastructure. ‘Network sharing among ... And 5G technology paves the way for new actors who simply own infrastructure and lease it to the operators.’ Two core ...

Cancer cells in culture

'Game changer' cancer therapy approved

... is a bespoke patient-tailored therapy that uses its own cells, its own immune system to seek and destroy cancer cells. Chris - So you’re saying you take the patient’s own white blood cells, their own t-cells out of them? Magada ...

The Milky Way galaxy

A successor to Hubble

... dust better, so it will allow us to see further into our own galaxy. And also, we'll be able to see the red shifted ... And so this combination of being able to see far into our own galaxy and far out into other galaxies, and to be able to ... the universe in its evolution. Adam - And what about our own galaxy? What can be achieved when the telescope is ...

Microfilaria of Loa loa

Parasites tricking the immune system

... Rick - Well, very much so. Every parasite has its own sort of strategy but the ones we've found repeatedly ... is to pretend that the parasite is a little bit like our own body. To do this, it recruits an interesting set of ... they exploit this by producing a molecule very like our own, which drives these regulatory T-cells and switches off ...

Ball-and-stick model of the salicylic acid molecule.

Making your own Aspirin

... that humans and possibly many other animals make their own anti-inflammatory chemicals. The person who's made that ... that you've discovered that humans make that are their own aspirin? Gwen - It's linked to the finding that salicylic ... you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their own Salicylic ...

a scientist at a lab bench with samples

Tackling common vaccine questions

... need to have got rid of those antibodies in order for your own antibodies to be made in the body. But in order to make your own antibodies you also need to have your immune system to be ... rid of the antibodies from the mother and having your own immune system sufficiently active that you can generate ...

Artists impression of a black hole at the centre of a galaxy

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope: 30 years later

... Bon Jovi, and Star Trek: Next Generation set out on their own mission to boldly go where no-one has gone before… and ... more evolved stars and then, eventually, stars like our own Sun are called main sequence stars. These early ... necessary to really push the sensitivity limits beyond our own galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope had been launched and ...