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Genetically Engineering Almost Anything

When it comes to genetic engineering, we’re amateurs. Sure, we’ve known about DNA’s structure for more than 60 years, we first sequenced every A, T, C, and G in our bodies more than a decade ago, and we’re becoming increasingly adept at modifying the genes of a growing number of organisms.

But compared with what’s coming next, all that will seem like child’s play. A new technology just announced today has the potential to wipe out diseases, turn back evolutionary clocks, and reengineer entire ecosystems, for better or worse. Because of how deeply this could affect us all, the scientists behind it want to start a discussion now, before all the pieces come together over the next few months or years. This is a scientific discovery being played out in real time.

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not old-fashioned. vintage.
i’ve always loved vintage.

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http://sciencesoup.tumblr.com/post/92189756553/citric-acid-cycle-the-citric-acid-cycle.

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Citric Acid Cycle

The citric acid cycle (sometimes called the Krebs cycle) occurs in the mitochondrial matrix and is the third stage in the aerobic breakdown of glucose. The first, of course, is glycolysis, which creates pyruvate, NADH, and ATP. The second—which isn’t long enough to get its own…

We’re all stories in the end.

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Serendipity saying it how it is

(Dogma, 1999)

Always reblog Dogma.

Another movie everyone must watch.

This movie is so fucking underrated. Everyone needs to watch this movie at least once or twice in their life.

Always time for Dogma!

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as homicidal angels.  Alan Rickman as a messenger angel, I think.  I need to watch it again!  The best Jay and Silent Bob.

I’m not religious and I think the best line of all time comes from this movie which is: “It doesn’t matter what you have faith in, as long as you have faith”

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Nearby Alien Planet May Be Capable of Supporting Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it’s just a stone’s throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832’s “habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water to exist on a world’s surface. The planet, known as Gliese 832c, lies just 16 light-years from Earth. (For perspective, the Milky Way galaxy is about 100,000 light-years wide; the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light-years away.)

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“ When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’

It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? ”

—    Sandi Toksvig (via amyjellicoes, learninglog) (via anthonymackies)