Human body's 'shock absorber' discovered.A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences has investigated tropoelastin - the building block of elastin, which is what gives skin, arteries and lungs their elasticity. Tropoelastin is known for having an odd structure, with a claw-like foot at one end which attaches to cells in the body while a pogo stick-like spring on the other end opens and closes to provide elasticity."We found it functions as a shock absorber between the two locations."

Human body's 'shock absorber' discovered.A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences has investigated tropoelastin - the building block of elastin, which is what gives skin, arteries and lungs their elasticity. Tropoelastin is known for having an odd structure, with a claw-like foot at one end which attaches to cells in the body while a pogo stick-like spring on the other end opens and closes to provide elasticity."We found it functions as a shock absorber between the two locations."

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

Hundreds of homes suffer flooding in London

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

A recent science news article sheds light on the amazing squid, but definitely not on its supposed evolution or origin. Creation scientists maintain squid have always been squid, and science bears this out with a new and highly detailed squid fossil. The article states the fossil is "exceptionally preserved." Clearly the reason for the exceptional formation and preservation of the squid's fragile body in this fossil is due to an obvious rapid and catastrophic burial. A flood of biblical…

A recent science news article sheds light on the amazing squid, but definitely not on its supposed evolution or origin. Creation scientists maintain squid have always been squid, and science bears this out with a new and highly detailed squid fossil. The article states the fossil is "exceptionally preserved." Clearly the reason for the exceptional formation and preservation of the squid's fragile body in this fossil is due to an obvious rapid and catastrophic burial. A flood of biblical…

great collection of relevant, recent science news articles, some with questions and links to the original articles

great collection of relevant, recent science news articles, some with questions and links to the original articles

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

CRISPR has been heralded as the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2015 across the board. This infographic will help you understand why.

CRISPR has been heralded as the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2015 across the board. This infographic will help you understand why.

Huge 'whirlpools' in the ocean are driving the weather - environment - 27 June 2014 - New Scientist

Huge 'whirlpools' in the ocean are driving the weather - environment - 27 June 2014 - New Scientist

Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child      Many children with autism attend mainstream classrooms for at

Training classmates produces greater gains in social inclusion than even one-on-one training between therapist and child Many children with autism attend mainstream classrooms for at

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