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.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
“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.
"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. "
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
This groundbreaking book is an invitation to the public, to citizen scientists, and to professional scientists to reject the materialistic worldview of modern science
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.
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
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
I am a body plus. A body plus trauma, plus illness, plus pollen, plus spores, plus caretakers and friends and loved ones and wild kin.
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