7 July, 2011

How to survive a black widow

Females eat the male after sex. This is the practice of the¬†species of the dark black widow spider. But there is hope for the male victims. Their death can be prevented by walking and smelling the web of the female. This has been discovered by researchers of the U.S. Arizona State University. Females eat their […]

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DNA, Nature, Neuroscience, Weblog
5 July, 2011

When your head aches, LSD to the rescue

Patients suffering from the agony of cluster headaches will take anything to dull the pain, even LSD, it turns out. Results from a pilot study presented at the International Headache Congress reveal that six patients treated with 2-bromo-LSD, a nonhallucinogenic analog of LSD, showed a significant reduction in cluster headaches per day; some were free […]

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DNA, Drugs, Humans, Nature, Neuroscience, Weblog
15 June, 2011

Surreal: Spider vs moth

Loom tells the story of a successful catch. [vimeo clip_id=”24069938″ width=”700″ height=”400″]

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Nature, Video, Weblog
28 May, 2011

Your feet stink, so mosquitoes must love you

In accordance with my previous post, more evidence has been found that mosquitoes are attracted to¬† bodily odour. This time, scientists says it is feet odour. Before a mosquito comes in for a “fly-through” meal, it first has to feed on a sugary substance, usually from a flower. Then it uses carbon dioxide from a […]

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DNA, Humans, Nature, Neuroscience, Weblog
28 May, 2011

Foodscience in slow motion

Smoldering charcoal burning up, falling and shacking food, but everything in beautiful slow-motion. Everything in 6280 frames per second:

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Video, Weblog