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Will the Next Big Cancer Drug Come From the Ocean?

Will the Next Big Cancer Drug Come From the Ocean?

Pharmaceuticals are derived from a weird, wide range of natural and synthetic sources. Thanks to scientists who probe every inch of the globe, one increasingly common source for discovering natural compounds is the ocean. The anti-tumor drug trabectedin was originally made from extract from a sea squirt. Ziconotide, an analgesic…

Secret of magmas that produce global treasures: Study reveals how chromitite layers form from magma that is mostly saturated by Olivine — ScienceDaily

Secret of magmas that produce global treasures: Study reveals how chromitite layers form from magma that is mostly saturated by Olivine — ScienceDaily

The country's mineral deposits have been created over hundreds of millions of years through processes that are still not completely understood.One of these processes, that has troubled scientists and geologists for years, is the origin of chromitite layers hosted by layered intrusions -- a major source of chromium on our…

Structural Geology Professor, Atle Rotevatn on A Day in the GeoLife Series

Structural Geology Professor, Atle Rotevatn on A Day in the GeoLife Series

Dr. Atle Rotevatn, Structural and Reservoir Geology Professor. Photo copyright: Thomas Berg KristensenNAME: Atle RotevatnCURRENT TITLE: Professor of structural and reservoir geology at the Department of Earth Science at the University of Bergen in Norway.AREA OF EXPERTISE: Geometry and growth of sedimentary basins, normal faults, deformation bands, fractures, sedimentary basins and…

How Jazz, Flappers, European Émigrés, Booze and Cigarettes Transformed Design

How Jazz, Flappers, European Émigrés, Booze and Cigarettes Transformed Design

Five-Piece Coffee and Tea Service, 1929. Gebelein Silversmiths (American, Boston, 1908–c. 1960). George Christian Gebelein (American, b. Germany, 1878–1945), designer. Silver, ebonized wood; tea kettle on stand with burner (Photography © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved) Sky-scraper Tea Service, 1928; Designed by Louis W. Rice (American, b.…

Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselves: Temperate reef sea urchins sculpt medium-grain sandstone rock 37 times quicker than granite — ScienceDaily

Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselves: Temperate reef sea urchins sculpt medium-grain sandstone rock 37 times quicker than granite — ScienceDaily

Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselvesTemperate reef sea urchins sculpt medium-grain sandstone rock 37 times quicker than graniteDate:February 21, 2018Source:PLOSSummary:Through their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published…

The Pope Would Like You to Accept Evolution And the Big Bang

The Pope Would Like You to Accept Evolution And the Big Bang

Yesterday, Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, said that Darwinian evolution is real, and so is the Big Bang, according to the Telegraph. Elsewhere in his speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope said:“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God…

Major Study Finds Antidepressants Work, But May Have Limitations

Major Study Finds Antidepressants Work, But May Have Limitations

For years, researchers have been debating the efficacy of antidepressants, which are used by around 13 percent of Americans over the age of 12.  As Aaron E. Carroll reports for the New York Times, a comprehensive new study has shown that the drugs do work, but their benefits may be…

Geology student lands NASA internship – Calvin College Chimes

Geology student lands NASA internship – Calvin College Chimes

Precisely one spring break ago, Maia Madrid, a senior studying geology, found herself inside a candy-striped Chick-Fil-A, reading a rejection email from NASA’s Lunar Planetary Science Institute (LPI), striving to stifle her tears. Fast forward a year later, and she now has polar opposite spring break plans, as she is…

Genetic ‘fossils’ reveal long-term viral partnerships in grass: Within host cells, partner viruses may exchange genetic material and evolve together over time — ScienceDaily

Genetic ‘fossils’ reveal long-term viral partnerships in grass: Within host cells, partner viruses may exchange genetic material and evolve together over time — ScienceDaily

Defective viruses incorporated into grass genomes may adapt to form partnerships with other genome-incorporated viruses in order to complete their life cycle, according to a new study. The findings suggest that partner viruses evolve in concert, enabling them to maintain their relationship over time.Read More

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