In a study published in the March 16, 2017 issue of the scientific journal Cell, researchers concluded that tardigrades’ ability to hit the biological pause button comes from genes that control stress responsive proteins, called tardigrade specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs). As this New Scientist article explains, when the animal is in a dangerous situation, the TDPs morph from their usual jelly like consistency into a glass like stiffness. That in turn reduces the flexibility of the cells and protects them from damage..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAs Hollywood pauses to catch its breath after the holiday spectacular of 2011 now is right time to look at ahead at what we’ll be buzzing about in months to come.BEGINNING WITH A BANGTraditionally January is like the La Brea Tar Pits of cinema, the month where studios send films to die. But not so for 2012.In weeks to come we have Meryl Streep playing mad Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Cronenberg comes out with the tepidly received period piece A Dangerous Method.
Early models were designed for the lady to occupy the front saddle. Pioneers of this type of machine were Humber, Singer, Rudge, Raleigh, Whitworth and Chater Lea. Though the lady rider occupied the ‘place of honour’ in front, she’d also be first to impact with any obstacles in the event of a collision..
New Year Eve, 1977, I went around my house, putting out the lights, and I felt a kind of fissure deep within the bedrock of my existence, Knight wrote. Life was about sports, my business was about sports, my bond with my father was about sports, and neither of my two sons wanted anything to do with sports . It all seemed so unjust..
Yet we see as we examine the world’s religions that hatred is widely taught in religious classes. The Israelites are taught to hate the Canaanites; the Muslims are taught to hate the “Great Satan” and Christians were taught to wage “Holy War” against the enemies of Christ. The Inquisition was a Christian war against Jews and Muslims and the Inquisitors conducted cruel and unusual punishments against Christian deterrents..
Today, artists in hip hop, R and Latin pop owe their collective climb in consumption directly to the world’s largest streaming site: YouTube. They’ve used the free platform in inventive ways to extend both creative depth and commercial reach. This new symbiotic relationship, in which videos are no longer mere conduits for music consumption but an intrinsic part of the content being consumed, is exactly what media critic Marshall McLuhan was referring to over 50 years ago when he said, “The medium is the message.”.