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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 ...

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 ...

meerkats - a cooperative society

Co-op parents: meerkats and mongooses

... evolved and is shedding light on the roots of our own species’ collaborative abilities. Living in the flat, ... the selfish drive for survival and to pass on their own genes means few will help to raise the offspring of ... infanticide. We think none of the females know who their own pups are so they care for all of them just in case they ...

Multiple clocks

Tick Tock: Circadian Clock

... in almost every cell in the body. So each organ has its own clock, which sets the timing of the physiological rhythms ... the body's clocks, in all of the other tissues, set their own watches by. So what sets the master clock? This is ... other cell sees these signals and uses them to keep its own clock in check. This is great for keeping the body ...

Could DNA be the information storage solution we desperately need?

... involve using this already-proven method for our own digital storage needs.  So how can this ancient molecule ... already present 100 trillion times over within our own bodies, as well as the proteins required to synthesise ... to stop us adapting and using this technology for our own purposes?   In the last 25 years, man-made technologies ...

A smartphone, increasingly used to access social media and other online resources

Time to Unplug: A Call for Digital Minimalism

... stories from around the world, forcing us to question our own patterns of behaviour, lifestyle and values. The question ... weight. According to Ofcom 1 , 94% of British adults own a mobile phone, of which 75% are smartphones. And ... online world, but what about those on our own and the effects they have on our sense of self? As social ...

A superb fairy wren

How to avoid serious egg fraud

... - is a key feature of animal societies as well as our own. Far from being restricted to large-brained primates like ... of unsuspecting hosts, who then raise the chick as their own, the most well known example being the cuckoo [2]. If ... The risk of not detecting an extra egg, or expelling your own egg by mistake, is high. For species regularly targeted ...

Human 'black box’ provides insight into decision-making

... of their head and every glance is recorded -- from their own perspective. Dr Sophie Le Bellu, a Marie ... by other techniques'. The subcam is designed by the team's own research technicians as it requires higher-level ... rate) and gesturing. Playing back footage from their own point of view evokes far more detailed memories than ...

Why do birds flock and fish shoal?

... pigeon's ear. So how do they perceive anything but their own flapping, for example an approaching hawk? What is the ... may also help an individual animal to handle its own ISOL, increasing the perception of crucial signals such ... problems. Birds going into glide flight will reduce their own noise for a while; a group of water fowls that splash ...

Bands of DNA

DNA sequencing in the palm of your hand

... has been improved tremendously over the course of your own lifetime. I wouldn’t be surprised if computers came to ... complete human genome, the three billion bases of our own genetic code, were read. This mammoth project required 13 ... to monitor the Zika epidemic in Brazil. The kids had their own ideas: “I would go to the jungle because there’s ...

Heather Jameson stood next to a dalek

Eight weeks of naked

... the notion that I might like to have a go at making my own podcasts and so, when I heard about the internship with ... to the naked scientists forum and planning for your own show. On Sunday evenings The Naked Scientists have a live ... - and you get to meet the studio dalek!   Producing my own radio show One of the really exciting parts of the ...

Hackathons that aim to come up with high-tech solutions to the challenges facing refugees are an example of social innovation in action.

Coding and tech skills help refugees and low-income communities to succeed

... improve access to technology and skills development in his own community. Ibrahim Ouassari set up the MolenGeek coding ... to pursue a career in the tech industry or set up their own business. It has a mix of students, entrepreneurs and ... who just want to learn the technical skills for their own use. They may have their own project or just wish to get ...

The CytoMatrix: Reloaded

... the body, stem cells grown on the Cytomatrix secrete their own growth factors which means they can multiply, producing 4 ... cell transplant but have no available stem cells of their own". The other major benefit of establishing a pool of your own cells is that, rather than using stem cells only as a ...

Don't Worry, be Happy!

... of Independence While happiness itself is sought for its own sake, every other goal -- health, beauty, money, or power ... There are plenty of miserable millionaires. In my own case I have often found an inverse correlation between my ... that are truly enjoyable are those that we do for their own sake; because they are intrinsically, not extrinsically, ...

How to be a Naked Scientist

... audio perfected. It was very strange at first hearing my own voice on repeat during editing and I also noticed in the ... about the key parts of the show. It was bizarre to hear my own voice on the cow myth, as it was broadcast live on BBC ... myth about cows last week, I set about writing one of my own. I researched a few and discovered that lots of things I ...

A microphone and mixer recording desk

Amalia Thomas: Naked Internship

... And yes, you do eventually get used to hearing your own recorded voice played over and over again. Secondly, ... weeks of the programme, interns have to produce their own show. This involves choosing a topic for the show’s ... get used to reading papers on disciplines that were not my own - but it sure is a useful skill to learn! I am now much ...

Chicken

Infection-fighting Eggs

... protect their offspring by siphoning off some of their own antibodies and adding of them to the foetal circulation ... recognises the horse proteins as foreign and mounts its own, occasionally overzealous response. Human antibodies bind ... immune system takes at least five days to produce its own antibodies. For some infections this is too long. Certain ...

Responsive web interface appearing differently on different devices

Inclusive computing

... majority. For example, a mobile phone touchscreen, on its own, is not very helpful for people who are blind or low ... and confidence in being able to do things on their own. But because of the way software is being built right ... and they don't want to sit in a different room with their own separate technology. They want to code with their ...

In a beehive, it is thought that a mixture of inquisive and cautious personalities allow for a better division of roles, meaning the whole hive can prosper.

Even insects have distinct personalities

... pet owner knows that their dog, cat or guinea pig has its own individual and distinct personality and now research has ... that form distinct personalities. 'Each individual has its own unique way of solving problems that's consistent over ... It's not just your pet cats and dogs that have their own personalities... Even insects have distinct personalities ...

Figure 2 - Hypothesized reconstruction of the Trichomonas-like infection of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Parasites have plagued vertebrates for a very, very long time. They have co-evolved with us and our evolutionary ancestors over many millions of years.

The Hygiene Hypothesis, Part 3. Are Parasitic Worms Friend or Foe?

... aggressive or inappropriate responses and damages our own tissues in the process. We also learned how helminths ... getting out of hand and causing excessive damage to our own tissues. Mechanisms for this 'immune regulation' include ... that actively attempt to suppress it, purely to aid their own survival. Now, what happens when many of these infectious ...

A person holding a cup of coffee while using a smartphone

Are Covid-19 contact apps data safe?

... and work in a decentralised manner: you hold your own data at all times and it cannot be used for any data ... the other app users. All of the phones then search their own records to see if they have seen Bob’s anonymised ID before. Therefore, in this scheme, each person’s own records of which devices they have encountered before are ...

Paraphernalia needed by diabetics to control blood sugar

Artificial pancreases - lab grown and DIY

... of the diabetes community came together to build their own solution – in something called a ‘Do-it-Yourself ... community, have made the instructions for building your own DIYAPS open source so that anyone can make one. Dr ... systems are still experimental and those who build their own are doing so at their own risk. ‘There's no customer ...

someone stroking a cat

Why can't we tickle ourselves?

... In 2003, a study showed that crickets perceive their own chirps as quieter than those of other crickets. Having ... ownership, so that we know whether a touch comes from our own moving fingers, say, or some foreign object. ... of tickling in the somatosensory cortex when it is our own fingers, not someone else’s, at work. Dr Kilteni’s ...

The traitorous e-coli

Bacteria seeking Asylum...

... And why do we fight back so violently to protect our own interests? Of course, being more scientific than ... army will not give us a chance and eagerly sacrifices its own cells to destroy us. The 'Acquired' branch of your Immune ... will wage a war that is as vicious and as ruthless as your own... It's funny how the microscopic world of bacteria and ...

Are Parallel Universes Just Science Fiction?

... with a life slightly but eerily dissimilar to your own? What if there is an Earth 2.0? While this topic is the ... then do we really have free will, or is our path in our own timeline just predetermined? While for now it is unlikely ... with a life slightly but eerily dissimilar to your own? What if there is an Earth 2.0? While this topic is the ...