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Fact of the Day:The giant squid, or Architeuthis dux as it’s scientifically known, has a complex yet small donut-shaped brain. The squid’s oesophagus runs through the ‘donut-hole’ of the brain making it essential for food to be ground into small pieces by it’s notorious beak.Read more about this fascinating creature herewww.ocean.si.edu/giant-squid (Graphic via funnyjunk.com)
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scienceyoucanlove:

Fact of the Day:
The giant squid, or Architeuthis dux as it’s scientifically known, has a complex yet small donut-shaped brain. The squid’s oesophagus runs through the ‘donut-hole’ of the brain making it essential for food to be ground into small pieces by it’s notorious beak.
Read more about this fascinating creature herewww.ocean.si.edu/giant-squid 
(Graphic via funnyjunk.com)

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thenewenlightenmentage
thenewenlightenmentage:

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth
Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier
The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.
On that day an “extreme solar storm” did its best to end life on Earth as we know it. The sun forced out one of the biggest plasma clouds ever detected at a speed of 3,000km per second, more than four times faster than a typical solar eruption. Fortunately it missed.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.

On that day an “extreme solar storm” did its best to end life on Earth as we know it. The sun forced out one of the biggest plasma clouds ever detected at a speed of 3,000km per second, more than four times faster than a typical solar eruption. Fortunately it missed.

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jewsee-medicalstudent:

Sofosbuvir is now totally free in Italy.
Sofosbuvir is a drug used to treat Hepatitis C infection and it is effective in 90 percent of patients. It inhibits the RNA polymerase that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) uses to replicate its RNA. 
Its price was quoted in various media sources as $84,000 to $168,000 for a course of treatment in the U.S. and £35,000 for 12 weeks in the UK.
Sofosbuvir is, from today, totally free in Italy for patients with most critical conditions (cirrhosis of the liver or post transplantation).

jewsee-medicalstudent:

Sofosbuvir is now totally free in Italy.

Sofosbuvir is a drug used to treat Hepatitis C infection and it is effective in 90 percent of patients. It inhibits the RNA polymerase that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) uses to replicate its RNA.

Its price was quoted in various media sources as $84,000 to $168,000 for a course of treatment in the U.S. and £35,000 for 12 weeks in the UK.

Sofosbuvir is, from today, totally free in Italy for patients with most critical conditions (cirrhosis of the liver or post transplantation).

neurosciencestuff

neurosciencestuff:

A research team led by Jackson Laboratory Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator Susan Ackerman, Ph.D., has pinpointed a surprising mechanism behind neurodegeneration in mice, one that involves a defect in a key component of the cellular machinery that makes proteins, known as transfer RNA or…