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Out of context science

“There is no decision making going on by the mucus”
How Bacteria Swim in Your Stomach

“they put a nautilus in a tank of water, and pressurized the tank until the nautilus imploded”
Moving on up – Vertical migrations of Nautilus

“aim is for the robot to be able to propel itself in any fluid mucus without having to carry its own reserve of mucus along”
A study reveals the keys to the locomotion of snails

And more at Out of Context Science, via i09.

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Wearing jeans for 15 months doesn’t collect much more bacteria than two weeks does

Josh Le wore a pair of jeans for 15 months, swabbed them for bacteria, washed them, wore them for another 2 weeks, and re-swabbed them. The two swabs contained similar amounts of bacteria.

Controlling odour was a different concern, Le said, admitting the jeans began to smell after a few months.He solved that problem, however.”I triple-bagged them and put them in the freezer,” he said.

(Maybe this just means that washing doesn’t eliminate bacteria all that well?)

Via Neatorama.

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