Liquid water flows on Mars….somewhat intermittently.

Evidence has been found recently, via NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), indicating the presence of liquid water on Mars.

Dark, long streaks found on Mars’ surface (referred to as recurring slope lineae) have been an area of inquiry since 2010. Since they appear to ebb and flow with time and are present only in the warmer season, scientists have often thought that these downhill flows could be related to liquid water.

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Time lapse videos for your viewing pleasure.

Need a guilt free study break?? Feast your scientist eyes on these remarkable time lapse videos brought to you by Patel Lab.

Below is a video recording the development of frog eggs but other videos on the site include those documentingDrosophila development (genetics students will be familar with this model organism) as well as the water basedParhyale.

Published by Nipam H. Patel

Enjoy!

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What actually happens when a jellyfish stings you?

We all know that jellyfish are venomous and that they sting you if you are unfortunate enough to get too close but what is actually happening?

Australian scientists at James Cook University in Cairns have captured the microscopic response of nematocysts (the organelle responsible for injecting you with venom) belonging to a sea anemone. On average it took 11 milliseconds before these microscopic needles deployed and therefore needed to be watched in slow motion (see GIF below).

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For the full length video, brought to you by youtuber SmaterEveryDay click here.

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