May Britt Moser looks great in her Nobel neuron dress

I love this. May Britt Moser accepted her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with Edvard Moser and John O'Keefe) in a dress inspired by her work. Designer Matthew Hubble incorporated neurons in a way that was still pretty and not too costume-y. (More info and an interview w/ the designer over at SciAm). » 12/11/14 3:50pm 12/11/14 3:50pm

The effect of microgravity on bone degradation relates to decreases in bone density itself, and not the marrow. So while the bone may be getting more porous, the bone marrow should not be affected by that unless it's gets very extreme. So it's more likely that something else is exerting an effect on the immune system. » 12/08/14 11:38am 12/08/14 11:38am

Wait, is this really venomous if the only health issue found is that some humans are allergic to the protein? Presumably, that means most non-allergic people can be bitten without much issue. There must be another function of the protein found in the saliva that wards off predators. An allergy to cat dander isn't… » 12/03/14 7:30am 12/03/14 7:30am