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Latest Harold Zakon Stories

2011-05-18 00:10:16

An essential component of animal nervous systems—sodium channels—evolved prior to the evolution of those systems.

2009-09-29 12:41:35

Just as people plug in to computers, smart phones and electric outlets to communicate, electric fish communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.