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Botany 2015 - Over and done
Exhausting. Nothing else describes scientific meetings like these. So many things to do in such a short period of time. Skipped the last lecture and some a...
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Ancient Stories Provided An Early Warning About Potential Seattle Earthquakes
Oral tradition played – and still plays – an important role in many societies. The subjects of these stories range from fantastic fairy tales to myths, ta...
1 day ago from History of Geology
Congress passes a colossally bad idea for science funding
When was the last time anyone in Congress passed a truly good idea? I can’t remember. But they do manage to come up with bad ideas, and sometimes these id...
3 days ago from Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience
pic via @astroperinaldo ------------------------------ Pluto's Panorama with the Sun far far away imagined in the documentary *Universe* - via @astroperin...
4 days ago from Doc Madhattan
Eating periodically: is there thallium in your wasabi?
Wasabi, Iwasaki Kanen 1828 via Wikimedia Commons Could your wasabi peas be poisoning you? Short answer. Maybe. Delish recently posted an article on thal...
1 week ago from The Culture of Chemistry
The Dicranophyllales: An Early Branch of the Conifers?
*Reconstruction of *Dicranophyllum hallei*, from here.* Popular works on the fossil record tend to give us a very uniform picture of the Carboniferous per...
1 week ago from Catalogue of Organisms
Having green in your flag is bad for your IQ
Important update 7/21-15: Please see comments below on the really low quality of the data. I was originally serious about this analysis taking the IQ data ...
1 week ago from Pleiotropy
The problem with molecular modeling is not just molecular modeling
I am attending the Gordon Conference on Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) in the verdant mountains of Vermont this week, and while conference rules prohibi...
1 week ago from The Curious Wavefunction
Bryophyte Research Podcasts
The American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS) has started a podcast to feature current research on bryophytes and lichens directly from the ex...
1 week ago from Moss Plants and More
*Mariana swiftlet *Aerodromus bartschi*, copyright Jack Jeffrey.* *Belongs within:* Apodi. *Contains:* *Collocalia*, Apodini. The Apodinae includes the sp...
1 week ago from Variety of Life
What am I doing? What should I be doing?
Here's an attempt to get better focused and organized: (Trigger alert: most of this post is not about the real science but about the tiresome details that...
4 weeks ago from RRResearch
The Grant Is Dead, Long Live the Grant
Alas poor R21, I knew it well. There comes a time in every person's life when you have to face reality. For me, one of those times came yesterday. My R21 ...
4 weeks ago from Angry by Choice
Unrealistic Scientific Optimism
Not enough published studies replicate. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the most difficult to address is statistical power. *Why is low...
1 month ago from Games with Words
Evidence of Interaction between Two Late Triassic Apex Predators
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...
4 months ago from Chinleana
Update: Tree of Eukaryotes (parasitology edition)
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 ...
4 months ago from Skeptic Wonder
Growing the kidney: re-blogged from Science Bitez
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 ...
5 months ago from The View from a Microbiologist
Information and Structure in Complex Systems
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...
9 months ago from PLEKTIX
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...
4 years ago from Disease Prone
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