Project Noah Fun Fact:
We find thisNorthern ghost bat (Diclidurus albus) just too adorable to resist! Found in South America, Trinidad, and Central America, it is a relatively rare bat that eats insects. Once again, the scientific name gives us a clue to this creature. Diclidurus is the genus name and albus means white.
spotted in Provincia de Manabí, Ecuador by PN member SergeiKoultchitskii:
Recrystallization of 2-chloro-5-nitrobenzoic acid from water.
If there’s one place in the solar system I’d like to go, it would be Titan. The scenery would be amazing .
"Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be."
Here numerous HIV-1 particles leave a cultured HeLa cell. These viruses lack their vpu gene and thus can’t detach from the cell’s tethering factor, BST2. Each viron particle is ~120nm in diameter. The image was captured with a Zeiss Merlin ultra high-resolution scanning electron microscope. The cells were fixed, dehydrated, critical-point dried, and lightly sputter-coated with gold/palladium.
"You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."
"It’s not what people do to you, but what they mean, that hurts."
E.M. Forster, The Longest Journey