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The Size of a Jelly Molecule as Estimated by Jelly Electrophoresis

(Image credit: Flickr user Brandie Kajino) by Gregory J. Crowther Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington   Despite the importance of jelly as a sandwich ingredient, its molecular structure remains poorly understood. We therefore attempted a preliminary characterization of the jelly molecule using a novel technique we call “jelly electrophoresis.” Jelly electrophoresis is a methodological [...]

Cat Tunneling

by Frederick B. Reitz, Ph.C. University of Washington Seattle, Washington Illustrations by Marian Parry I report here the first evidence that domestic cats exhibit quantum tunneling. Subatomic particles can make seemingly impossible, instantaneous “jumps” from one place to another. This has been known in theory for well over half a century. Numerous examples of it have been observed and [...]