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  • What's the mark of a true genius? A Nobel Prize based on work that someone did in their PhD thesis at age 22? The fact that their theories are used in a s...
    6 hours ago from The Curious Wavefunction
  • *Female *Sympiesis*, copyright Lyle J. Buss.* We often imagine that parasites select their hosts largely on the basis of type: one parasite prefers caterp...
    8 hours ago from Catalogue of Organisms
  • Oooo! This really is a hard experiment to design. Placebo effect is real, and this xkcd cartoon posted nearby at the Curious Wavefunction hints at some o...
    16 hours ago from The Phytophactor
  • Last month I wrote a post about an old experiment (What can I recover from an old failed experiment). I concluded that some of the frozen mutagenized cell...
    1 day ago from RRResearch
  • *Many-stem swertia *Swertia multicaulis*, copyright Pema G. Bhutia.* *Belongs within:* Gentianoideae. *Swertia*, the felworts, is a cosmopolitan genus of ...
    4 days ago from Variety of Life
  • I 'belong' to a 'Creation Evolution Debate' group on Facebook. I joined this group, not because I think there is a debate, there isn't, but because I wante...
    5 days ago from Angry by Choice
  • @ulaulaman via @MathisintheAir about #AlanTuring on #arXiv Recently *Ian Taylor* has uploaded on arXiv a couple of declassified papers by *Alan Turing* ab...
    6 days ago from Doc Madhattan
  • As spring turns into summer, we spend more time outdoors, exercising, gardening, or just walking around. And for many people, more exercise means knee pai...
    1 week ago from Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience
  • Some red Sphagnum mosses mixed in with a succulent vascular plant from my travels to Chile this past winter. Oh to be walking barefoot on the cool wet peat...
    3 weeks ago from Moss Plants and More
  • Next spring I'm teaching a course on the physical chemistry of food while a colleague is teaching a course on the analytical chemistry of foodstuffs. Amon...
    4 weeks ago from The Culture of Chemistry
  • “*O, promised land* *O, wicked ground* *Build a dream* *Tear it down* *O, promised land* *What a wicked ground* *Build a dream* *Watch it all fall down*” “*S...
    5 weeks ago from History of Geology
  • The Monty Hall problem is very famous (Wikipedia, NYT). It is so famous because it so easily fools almost everyone the first time they hear about it, inclu...
    1 month ago from Pleiotropy
  • I've been away for a bit, but am interested in trying to get back into the swing of things here so please bear with me. This is a paper from late last yea...
    1 month ago from Chinleana
  • There arose a need for a new tree for a parasitology meeting, so after almost five years, I finally updated the tree of eukaryotes. There are still things ...
    2 months ago from Skeptic Wonder
  • Hi guys, I've set-up a new science/education blog called* Science Bitez *so I'll be blogging from there from now on! Here's my first Science Bitez post: On ...
    3 months ago from The View from a Microbiologist
  • Eight years ago, I had finished my first year of graduate school in math, and I was at a loss as to what to research. My original focus, differential geom...
    7 months ago from PLEKTIX
  • 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...
    11 months ago from Games with Words
  • 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

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