That morning, "I was doing something called digitizing," he explained. "I compare skull shapes of all these different fish to each other, that requires placing landmarks — digital markers — on different parts of the body." In one particular wrasse, a herring cale (Odax cyanomelas) from New Zealand, Evans noticed something odd in the mouth cavity. … [Read more...] about Meet the ‘vampire’ parasite that masquerades as a living tongue
Nearly 56 percent of voters rejected Proposition 1 on Saturday. The companies spent a combined $8 million in a failed bid to get it passed. The measure would have repealed earlier regulations for transportation network company drivers to pass a driver-history background check and a fingerprint background check. The fingerprints eventually make their way to the FBI. The companies said the regulations were making it too difficult to follow their business models. … [Read more...] about Driver fingerprinting flap prompts Uber, Lyft to exit Austin tech hub
Both drugs share a similar chemical structure that resembles a segment of viral RNA — molecules known as nucleotides that link up to form both RNA and DNA. When exposed to either drug, coronavirus enzymes wedge the molecule into the viral RNA in place of a true nucleotide, which brings viral replication to a standstill. Note that the drugs only work with RNA-virus enzymes, rather than human enzymes, so they don't mess up human DNA replication, according to the Scope Blog, published by Stanford Medicine. … [Read more...] about Could cat drugs treat humans with COVID-19?