Biohackers can give you night vision—by injecting it into your eyeballs

March 30, 2015 by  
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Definitely falling under the categories of “weirdest stuff we never thought we’d see” and “definitely not for the squeamish,” a team of biohackers in California claims to have given a man the veritable superpower of night vision . Science for the Masses , a group based in Tehachapi, California, achieved the feat by using a small turkey-baster-like device, a form of chlorophyll found in some deep-sea fish, and one exceptionally courageous biochemist. Read the rest of Biohackers can give you night vision—by injecting it into your eyeballs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biochem , biohack , biohackers , ce6 , Chlorin e6 , Gabriel Licina , night vision , science for the masses , super hero

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First-ever intensive biodiversity study reveals 30 new species of insects in Los Angeles

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Click here to view the embedded video. Los Angeles just got a lot more diverse – not from an influx of new immigrants, but via the discovery of 30 new insect species  living there. A new paper recently published in the journal Zootaxa revealed the results of the first urban biodiversity study of this scale: 30 new species of flies inside a single genus. This discovery is a unique accomplishment for a single research paper, and it’s made even more interesting by the fact they were all found within urban Los Angeles. Read the rest of First-ever intensive biodiversity study reveals 30 new species of insects in Los Angeles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 30 new species of insect , Biodiversity , Los Angeles , megaselia , new species , phoridae , urban ecology , zootaxa

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