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  1. Allison Sekuler says

    *Inner Life of a Cell*

    We often think of a cell as being a single thing, but it’s actually a
    complex ecosystem in its own right, as illustrated in this amazing video
    below (this is the full version – there’s a short version floating around
    as well).

    A few of my favorite parts: About half way through, the mitochondria
    lumbers along, and about 3/4 of the way through the Golgi apparatus
    provides visions of Lava Lamps.

    Would be interested to know what your favorite parts are ;)

    video description: *Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an
    animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey
    through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow
    a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external
    stimulus.*

  2. Matt Uebel says

    This is pretty cool, it includes animation of microtubules.

    And as a side, when I see this it just seems to me that the strange way the
    macroscope world works makes the idea of intelligent design even more
    remote. It looks like a hierarchy of accidents.

    Similar to the way that the recurrent laryngeal nerve travels down through
    the aortic arch and back up.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recurrent_laryngeal_nerve

    *The extreme detour of this nerve (about 15 feet in giraffes) is cited as
    evidence of evolution as opposed to intelligent design. The nerve’s route
    would have been direct in the fish-like ancestors of modern tetrapods,
    traveling from the brain, past the heart, to the gills (as it does in
    modern fish). Over the course of evolution, as the neck extended and the
    heart became lower in the body, the laryngeal nerve was caught on the wrong
    side of the heart. Natural selection gradually lengthened the nerve by tiny
    increments to accommodate, resulting in the circuitous route now observed.*

    #evolution #science

  3. Nathaniel Sheppard says

    The amazing world inside your cells.

    While people use the word cell to mean smallest possible unit, for instance
    in the phrase “Cellular automata,” it dosn’t really do the cells justice
    when they themselves are made out of innumerable proteins. Cells themselves
    are practically there own organisms with a comparable level of complexity
    to the life forms they create.

    Also, check out the awesome *Haters gonna hate* walk at 5:40

  4. Ian Bosdet says

    *Inner Life of a Cell*

    We often think of a cell as being a single thing, but it’s actually a
    complex ecosystem in its own right, as illustrated in this amazing video
    below (this is the full version – there’s a short version floating around
    as well).

    A few of my favorite parts: About half way through, the mitochondria
    lumbers along, and about 3/4 of the way through the Golgi apparatus
    provides visions of Lava Lamps.

    Would be interested to know what your favorite parts are ;)

    video description: *Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an
    animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey
    through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow
    a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external
    stimulus.*

  5. Thorsen Vreeland says

    *Inner Life Of A Cell*

    @ 3:40 get Mr Motor-Protein struttin’ his stuff in his new Doc Martins!

    #whoadude #trippy 

  6. michael greene says

    I’ve had to re-arrange when I show what to the kids due to my leg. The
    video we watched today deals with a process the body invokes when it’s
    damaged (hey! Can’t let a fracture go to waste!).

    After we watched it, I suggested that they re-watch it at home and lookup
    the various bits that might catch their eye to see what they do. There’s
    lots to see in this video which means lots of things they can check out via
    the net.

    Inner Life Of A Cell – Full Version

  7. Kay Jay says

    We ARE fearfully and wonderfully made! This is just glorious how all these
    functions within our cells work so perfectly! Non-believers don’t mind me,
    PRAISE GOD!!! How glorious and majestic You are!

  8. kurfufflebbg says

    God is not a myth. He is real! Scientists proved that all life came from
    another life (biogenesis) God is the life that came before all life. He
    created it all. And you are messed up if you believe everything just
    magically apeared on its own -.-

  9. Wilkinson Macon says

    If you don’t believe in God, think about the probability that a random
    explosion occurs and a vast number of maters randomly combine to create
    everything that you see. Why do the planets have to be round and attracted
    to the sun,? think about, we have everything that we need to survive.Not
    everything scientists say is true, ex law of thermodynamic. GOD knows what
    physics, chemistry an ad everything else is, we just discovered them
    through evolution. Anyway if you don believe, try to think of yourself as a
    random pile of protein that have the power to change the universe, we re
    not different from robots….

  10. Krzysztof Tulidowicz says

    This is the movie I was talking about in the other post :)
    Who said biology wasn’t beautiful?

    All of this is happening in your body, right now :) 

  11. Shinigami Ryushi says

    I wish we could all just sit here and admire this amazing rendition of
    biological processes instead of starting arguments about God and other such
    subjects which are unfalsifiable. Too bad humans aren’t like that….

  12. Nerdykeziahgirl says

    Actually, science cannot prove anything. Science is all on observations
    over time, so someone can come up with different results in the same
    condition. With that said, science is just a bunch of opinions, and they
    cant be stated true.
    Take an experiment, for example.
    Have two people do the same experiment, same conditions, same time. There
    is a 75% chance they would get different results, so science cannot prove
    anything to be fact. Science is unable to teach us facts.

  13. Leica Microsystems says

    Did you ever watch this breathtaking video about the inner life of a cell?

  14. Pankaj Pansari says

    Even a single cell is so complex! A day in the life of a cell:
    Inner Life Of A Cell – Full Version

    It’s taken researchers months to make this beautiful animation.