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I am a collection of water, calcium and organic molecules, but not a single one of the cells that compose me knows who I am, or cares why should you?

Endoxyla cinereus

The Giant Wood Moth is the heaviest moth in the world, with some females weighing up to 30 grams. The caterpillars of wood moths feed on plant roots, but the adults do not feed during their short life span. The... Continue Reading →

Art Corner: Jeff Lee Johnson

The more you stare the more you see. Source:

Leontiasis ossea

Leontiasis ossea is largely a historical term used to describe a number of conditions that result in the affected patient's face resembling that of a lion. Although it is most frequently associated with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia, it has a broader meaning encompassing... Continue Reading →

ESA deep space network tracks DART asteroid impact

Since May, ESA’s 35-metre Deep Space antenna in Malargüe, Argentina, has been helping to provide ultra-precise measurements of DART’s position with regular tracking time dedicated to the mission in the months leading up to impact. The station creates a geographical... Continue Reading →

Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.

The pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is becoming an increasingly competitive and contentious quest with recent years witnessing several important controversies. In July 2022, Science magazine reported that a key 2006 research paper, published in the prestigious journal Nature, which identified... Continue Reading →

Acquired immunity against random food allergens may protect some lucky people against Covid-19

A new study has investigated the potential of proteins in common foods to elicit protection against SARS-CoV-2. The researchers found that antibodies that bind SARS-CoV-2 can also bind to proteins in certain foods, viruses, vaccines, and common bacteria. The results... Continue Reading →

Ringed Ice Giant Neptune

Ringed, ice giant Neptune lies near the center of this sharp near-infrared image from the James Webb Space Telescope. The dim and distant world is the farthest planet from the Sun, about 30 times farther away than planet Earth. But in the stunning... Continue Reading →

Art Corner – Altdorfer Albrecht

Altdorfer, Albrecht (b. c.1480, Regensburg, d. 1538, Regensburg). German painter, engraver, architect and graphic artist working in Regensburg, of which town he was a citizen from 1505 onwards, the leading artist of the so-called Danube School of German painting. His most... Continue Reading →

New research provides theory on why women stopped menstruating upon arrival at Nazi death camps

The Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Peggy J. Kleinplatz suggests synthetic steroids were slipped into daily rations of female captives of Nazi concentration camps in a bid to stop their menstrual cycles and perhaps impair their ability to have children altogether.... Continue Reading →

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