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."

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England's 20 worst learner drivers have attempted the practical test more than 700 times between them, it emerges.

England's 20 worst learner drivers have attempted the practical test more than 700 times between them, it emerges.

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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

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

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

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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.

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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

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Digital Reconstruction of King Tutankhamun's Living Face revealed to the world.
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Date of Coverage: 24 February-14  Chemistry Without Women - “It happened again – another major theoretical chemistry conference features an all-male program.” That’s the opening to a new petition calling for the boycott of the 2015 International Congress of Quantum Chemistry conference in Beijing. The petition has attracted lots of support and highlighted what many see as the persistent, if unintentional, sexism in academe and in the physical sciences in particular. #womeninscience

Date of Coverage: 24 February-14 Chemistry Without Women - “It happened again – another major theoretical chemistry conference features an all-male program.” That’s the opening to a new petition calling for the boycott of the 2015 International Congress of Quantum Chemistry conference in Beijing. The petition has attracted lots of support and highlighted what many see as the persistent, if unintentional, sexism in academe and in the physical sciences in particular. #womeninscience

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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

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