Category Archives: General Science

Mouse Embryos

in spaaaaaaaace:

According to the pictures sent back from a high-resolution camera, the 600 embryos, which were put under the camera, developed from the 2-cell stage, an early-on embryonic cleavage stage, to blastocyst, the stage where noticeable cell differentiation occurs, around 72 hours after SJ-10’s launch. The timing was largely in line with embryonic development on Earth, according to CAS.

But we still have no idea what happens in partial gravity. And they didn’t bring them to term.

Gravitational Waves

This is a huge day for Kip Thorne (and others). Nadia Drake has a comprehensive story up already.

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Here’s another write up by Matthew Francis at The Atlantic.

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Here‘s the paper itself.

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And one from Miri Kramer.

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And from Loren Grush.