Professor of Virology at the University of Grenoble Emmanuel Drouet talks about the new picture scientists are getting about the role and nature of viruses. Some viruses are seen to have important functions within the cell; in others the virus genome is integrated into the host’s chromosome which may after many generations evolve properties essential for its survival.
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
While constellations and the stories attached to them have obvious artistic and spiritual significance, they also represent an elegant and effective solution to the problem of understanding complex physical environments.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
Perception may be defined not only as how we experience the world through our senses, but also how we interpret those experiences to create meaning and provide a practically useful model of reality.
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
Chris Fields suggests we abandon both the question "why this universe?" and the entire subsequent story about emergence
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
Which determines traits like sexual orientation, intelligence and behavior: genes or environment?
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
New research with MDMA could lead to deeper therapeutic uses of the drug
Theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations
Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
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