This new, ‘complete’ tree of life shows how 2.3 million species are related

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By Rachel Feltman
Scientists have released a new version of the tree of life, showing everything we know about how the living things of Earth are related to one another. With 2.3 million species and counting, it’s the most complete model of its kind — but there’s a lot more work to do.

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Why We Should Embrace — Not Fear — the Biohacker Uprising

Dr. Steve Kurtz was making arrangements for his wife Hope’s funeral when the FBI burst in.

biohacker-uprising-4Kurtz, a professor of arts at the New York State University, was detained and interrogated for 22 hours as a bioterrorism suspect.

The previous day, Kurtz had dialed 911 in panic when Hope passed away in their home in Buffalo, NY. When the paramedics arrived, they were taken aback by dozens of petri dishes full of bacterial cultures casually strewn around the house. They thought I killed my wife with some sort of biochemical toxin, recalled Kurtz in an interviewwith the BBC.

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Stunning 7-mile scale model of the solar system created in Nevada

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 (Vimeo video screenshot of the “To Scale: The Solar System” film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh.)

A group of friends has created a stunning 7-mile scale model of the solar system on a dry lakebed in Nevada.

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Why There Are 360 Degrees In A Circle?

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〄 3 6 9 – “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” – Nikola Tesla

Have you ever wondered why there are 360 degrees in a circle? This short video distills a lot of information about numbers, geometry and the relationship between them.

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