Archives & Alumni
Field of Science Blogs...
A Video on the Moss Life Cycle
Take a break from your regularly scheduled program to check out this video on the moss life cycle. I would definitely recommend this video to students lear...
5 hours ago from Moss Plants and More
Spring field work
Well, it's been a late spring, and our field work has finally begun. This sort of sounds silly, but the first job is to actually find our study plots. Yes,...
18 hours ago from The Phytophactor
"A Fred Sanger would not survive today's world of science."
Somehow I missed last year's obituary for double Nobel laureate and bench scientist extraordinaire Fred Sanger by Sydney Brenner in *Science*. The characte...
1 day ago from The Curious Wavefunction
My year with the real wonks: how academia enriches journalism
I stepped out of a chemistry lab to receive a shiny doctorate a little more than two years ago. Then, against the...
2 days ago from The Allotrope
There is a website I am ignoring. Sometimes the best action to take is to ignore. The organization and the man leading it want to influence society in a ma...
4 days ago from Pleiotropy
Simulate the transit of extrasolar planets
by @ulaulaman about #exoplanets #planetary_transit #kepler_mission #nasa #astronomy The search for extrasolar planets (or *exoplanets*) had its first succ...
5 days ago from Doc Madhattan
#MicroTwJC 47: Total Synthesis of a "Functional" Designer Yeast Chromosome
5 days ago from Memoirs of a Defective Brain
Turning to God for reassurance in the face of wonder
‘Agency detection’ – seeing purposeful minds at work behind seemingly random events – is a powerful human instinct that is thought to play an important rol...
6 days ago from Epiphenom
A new mutation causing hypercompetence
I described last month how we were revisiting on old hypercompetent mutant whose causative gene was unknown. I rechecked its phenotype and prepped DNA to ...
1 week ago from RRResearch
Vitruvian Geology – Leonardo da Vinci and the Realistic Depiction of the Earth’s Surface
Leonardo da Vinci studied rocks and landscapes not only to improve the realism of his paintings, but also in an attempt to understand how the earth works. ...
1 week ago from History of Geology
Rule of 6ix has moved
If you are looking for more virological-related blogging head over topostdocinvirologyas Rule of 6ix is no more. I have decided to slightly alter my blogging...
1 week 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...
1 week ago from The Culture of Chemistry
Life and Lemons: Follow-up on 'the' conversation
I told you we would get back to Dr. Ego Tistical… This isn't really about Dr. Tistical specifically, but the medical doctor (as opposed to nurses, EMTs, et...
1 week ago from Angry by Choice
*Common star-grass *Hypoxis hirsuta*, photographed by Merel R. Black.* It does not require a great deal of insight to understand why the plant pictured ab...
1 week ago from Catalogue of Organisms
*Views from life (A-D) and after protargol impregnation (E, F) of *Anteholosticha pulchra*, from the Laboratory of Protozoology, Ocean University of China....
1 week ago from Variety of Life
Brian Arthur's vision of Complexity Economics
My friend Daria Roithmayr alerted me to a working paper of Brian Arthurlaying out a vision for a new approach to studying economics. Brian Arthur is one of...
2 weeks ago from PLEKTIX
Raw milk enthusiasts want you to drink a bacterial stew. Yum.
Sometimes it is astonishing how ignorant people can be. Now it's the turn of fans of "raw milk," a new fad that is sweeping the U.S. I still remember read...
2 weeks ago from Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience
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...
1 month ago from The Astronomist
New Neopterygian Fishes from the Chinle Formation of Utah
This is an important new paper describing some new fishes from the Chinle Formation of Utah. Well-preserved fish are rare throughout much of the Chinle and...
2 months ago from Chinleana
Doing your homework
I just finished a radio interview about birth order. Apparently not very much research goes into booking guests for radio & TV shows. Lately, I've been get...
2 months ago from Games with Words
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...
3 months ago from inkfish
AMRC guest blog - the opening of the MND DNA Bank
This blog has been pretty quiet due to me passing my PhD and now working full-time at the MND Association and writing lots of blogs for them at www.mndrese...
6 months ago from The View from a Microbiologist
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...
8 months 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
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
2 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...
2 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