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Terraforming – the Next Giant Leap for Mankind?

“The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars” Carl Sagan Chances are, Earth isn’t going to be the sole home of humanity forever. Overpopulation, irradiation or sheer bull-headed curiousity…
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You are WHEN you Eat? [Becky]

The title of this post is a quote from Dr. Steve Kay from the University of California, from a fascinating seminar he gave here at the University of Bristol this month. Dr. Kay’s subject is circadian rhythms – the 24-hour…
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My Contribution to Science [Becky]

I think it’s about time I talked about my PhD project. It is central to my life, and above all is about something I am fascinated by. I study cell migration – how cells move around. I fell in love…
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The Caterpillar Effect; the Biochemistry of Sight

The retinaterpillar shifts conformation when it receives a photon, making the rhodopsin protein shift around with it. Rhodopsin becomes the activated Metarhodopsin II

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I catch myself staring at something and start to wonder how it’s possible I can glean so much information from what is essentially photons bouncing around the room. A basic description of sight…
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