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Modular drug design software?
The latest issue of C&EN has an interesting article (unfortunately subscription only) about how quantum chemists are making code for standard protocols in ...
25 minutes ago from The Curious Wavefunction
Sansa Stark's portrait in the Uffizi?
Renaissance art is mostly of a religious theme; the rest is portraits of important people. You don't see landscapes except for background details. Some of...
7 hours ago from The Phytophactor
Aidan Dwyer and a new fotovoltaic design
*Aidan Dwyer*, was one of twelve students to receive the *2011 Young Naturalist Award* from the American Museum of Natural History in New York for creati...
1 day ago from Doc Madhattan
*Stand of silver birch *Betula pendula*, copyright Percita.* *Belongs within:* Rosidae. The Betulaceae, birches and related taxa, is a group of deciduous ...
3 days ago from Variety of Life
*Indian star tortoise *Geochelone elegans*, copyright P. G. Palmer.* As a whole group, the 'true' tortoises of the family Testudinidae are easily recognis...
1 week ago from Catalogue of Organisms
Bryology Logo Competition
Want to combine your artistic skills and your love of bryophytes? Design the new logo for the International Association of Bryologists. Information about...
1 week ago from Moss Plants and More
The 3 Dumbest Products Sold By Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods "Whole Body" products. I have a love-hate relationship with Whole Foods Market. On the one hand, I love their fresh produce, their baked goods, ...
2 weeks ago from Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience
The time the cops pulled their guns on me
This post is not about science. I'm writing this because the horrific news out of Ferguson, Missouri—the killing of an unarmed man and the subsequent assau...
2 weeks ago from PLEKTIX
To become an elite sportsperson, you need to win the genetic lottery
A review of The Sports Gene by David Epstein Winners, it is said, are not born but made. That, however, is not the...
2 weeks ago from The Allotrope
Children with a religious upbringing have difficulty telling fantasy from reality
There’s a long-standing debate over whether we humans are naturally predisposed to believe in the supernatural, or whether it’s learned. Well, here’s a stu...
2 weeks ago from Epiphenom
Do all species form the same way as songbirds?
[image: ResearchBlogging.org] As niches are filled up by new species speciation slows down. Comes to a halt, even. This makes sense, as the niches are ways...
2 weeks ago from Pleiotropy
Re-Blog: June Was 6th Warmest Globally
In the UK, we've been rather lucky *touch wood* and had a rather lovely summer thus far. But, it seems that there's a darker side to this lovely weather......
1 month ago from The View from a Microbiologist
Possible work with the new rpoD mutation
I'm up to my ears preparing materials for the new version of Useful Genetics, but we have a great new technician through UBC's Science Co-op program. She'...
1 month ago from RRResearch
Geology and Generals: How Geology influenced the Gettysburg Campaign (Part I.)
“*Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your vic...
2 months ago from History of Geology
Uncommondescent Unfockinghappy Unfockingfortunately
Uncommondescent makes Jesus facepalmAbout a week or so ago, I noticed a spike in traffic to a post I wrote. The post was about how I see science being writ...
2 months ago from Angry by Choice
A number of non-native English speakers get "Singaporean" as the top guess for their native language. You can actually see that by playing around in our di...
2 months ago from Games with Words
Microtwjc 49: Discussion and Criticisms
2 months ago from Memoirs of a Defective Brain
Palaeontology Online: Fossil Focus: Placodonts
This link is to a new article at Palaeontology Online providing an overview of Triassic marine placodonts. Palaeontology Online is a website sponsored by t...
2 months ago from Chinleana
Rule of 6ix has moved
If you are looking for more virological-related blogging head over to postdocinvirology as Rule of 6ix is no more. I have decided to slightly alter my blog...
4 months ago from Rule of 6ix
Fire Burn and Caldron Bubble: A chemistry set for the iPad
From BlueCadet's design for the appRound about the cauldron go; In the poison'd entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Sw...
4 months ago from The Culture of Chemistry
Pale Terraqueous Globes
[image: Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/Tim Pyle] Imagine the closest star beyond the Sun has a planet orbiting it about the size of Earth. Visualize wh...
5 months ago from The Astronomist
Out of Office
Hi friends, I'm very excited to share with you that Inkfish has moved to a new ocean-floor crevice. You can now find me at *blogs.discovermagazine.com/i...
7 months ago from inkfish
Live coverage of Big Protist Conference (ICOP) in Vancouver, 28 Jul -- 02 Aug
There's a big protist meeting in Vancouver starting tomorrow, and I've been generously supported by ICOP and ISOP to attend as a reporter. I'd like to invi...
1 year ago from Skeptic Wonder
The Molecular Circus
This blog has now moved. Join me for more pharmacological fun, and new and exciting explorations into the minute and magical world of molecules at.... http...
1 year ago from A is for Aspirin
Hey girl. Have you heard about the war on women?
Image credits (if not credited, public domain) Ron Paul Timothy Dolan Rick Santorum Mike Huckabee Chris Christie Marco Rubio
2 years ago from The Biology Files
The Lure of the Obscure? Guest Post by Frank Stahl
Image from Hochwagen Lab This proposal was shouted out as “…one of the most important papers on the control of meiotic crossing over…” (Hawley 2006). Since...
2 years ago from Sex, Genes & Evolution
Finding a new translation factor, and verifying it with help from my experimental friends
Joy of joys my most recent paper has just been published in Nucleic Acids Research! Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print] Evolutionary and ...
2 years ago from Protein Evolution and Other Musings
Girlybits 101, now with fewer scary parts!
I was deeply considering a blog hiatus, dear readers, but sometimes you get hit with sledgehammers, and the only thing you can do to make sense of it all i...
2 years ago from C6-H12-O6
Do Science Bloggers Exercise Free Will?
That's the question--as I stare at the census data in search of a juicy trend--that would seem the most sensational and draw the most readers. A trend...t...
2 years ago from Labs
The Large Picture Blog Has Moved
Our New Home: TelescopeFeed
2 years ago from The Large Picture Blog
Lab Rat Moving House
Trying to keep both this and my new sciam blog going has been a bit of a strain. I've decided therefore that from now on all my science writing will be hos...
3 years ago from Life of a Lab Rat
Goodbye FoS, thanks for all the laughs
Moving house again… Well almost, moving addresses anyway. It wasn’t that long ago I moved from Disease of the Week to here at Disease Prone to take advanta...
3 years ago from Disease Prone
Branson getting into microbial diversity in the deep sea
Quick post here ... just read this article - Richard Branson launches Virgin Oceanic: deep-sea exploring submarines - Boing Boing which discusses how Katri...
3 years ago from The Greenhouse