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When you think about spirits, do you see ghosts?
Humans are finely honed for spotting intentional agents in our environment. Meaning that if you hear a rustling, or see a branch move, you’re instantly on ...
1 day ago from Epiphenom
Produce bus for food deserts
There are places even in small cities where grocery stores are too far away for walking/biking access. This is especially important when it comes to fresh ...
1 day ago from The Phytophactor
Systematics of Putative Euparkeriids from the Triassic of China
*Sookias, R. B., Sullivan, C., Liu, J., and R. J. Butler. 2014. Systematics of putative euparkeriids (Diapsida: Archosauriformes) from the Triassic of Chin...
1 day ago from Chinleana
Paul Schleyer: Among the last of the universalists
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Schleyer, not exactly a household name among non-chemists but someone who was undoubtedly one of the most pr...
1 day ago from The Curious Wavefunction
*Ceuthophilus conicaudus*, copyright James C. Cokendolpher. *Belongs within:* Ensifera. The Rhaphidophoridae, including the camel crickets and cave weta, ...
2 days ago from Variety of Life
Black Yeasts, Black Lichens and Rotting Wood: the Chaetothyriomycetidae
*Pyrenula cruenta*, copyright Gary Perlmutter. There is no denying that the advent of molecular phylogenetic analysis has been a boon for fungal systemati...
2 days ago from Catalogue of Organisms
A brief history of video game graphics
*Part 1: Pixel Pioneers* *Part 2: Sprite Supreme* *Part 3: Polygon Realm* *Part 4: Voodoo Bloom* *Part 5: Future Crisis*
4 days ago from Doc Madhattan
Ken Ham wants to return to whatever we once were
Ken Ham delivers an awesome summary of the decline of religion's influence in his *Answers Magazine*. It reads really well, mostly, if you forget for a mo...
5 days ago from Pleiotropy
The top five cold remedies that do not work
A cure for the cold, from ThadGuy.com One of my daughters caught a cold last week, and now she's given it to me. We’re giving ourselves the best treatment k...
1 week ago from Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience
Women in Science: an Example of Roadblocks
It's exciting times in our Medical School. We recently completed a Strategic Plan entitled Strategic Vision 2025 and we hired a new Dean. There are numerou...
1 week ago from Angry by Choice
22 health lessons from “Trust me, I’m a Doctor”
The BBC ran an excellent second series of three episodes of “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor”. You can dig into all...
3 weeks ago from The Allotrope
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...
4 weeks ago from PLEKTIX
Weird words of science: prilled iodine
"Sample of iodine" by LHcheM. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsI was browsing the paper version C&E News o...
5 weeks ago from The Culture of Chemistry
Interaction of a ∆hfq mutation with the rpoD mutation
Here's the last part of the summary of what our senior co-op technician has been doing. The last set of experiments tested the interaction between a new ∆...
5 weeks ago from RRResearch
October 2014 Desktop Calendar
Another moss from my August vacation to New York and Connecticut. This one is Atrichum crispum. Unlike other Atrichum species, this one does not have lamel...
1 month ago from Moss Plants and More
Blogging Microbes- Communicating Microbiology to Netizens
There was a conference on Blogging microbes at Nottingham University, with talks from Alan Cann, Shuna Gold, James Gurney and Oscar Rosales, organised by...
1 month ago from Memoirs of a Defective Brain
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......
4 months ago from The View from a Microbiologist
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...
4 months ago from History of Geology
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...
5 months ago from Games with Words
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...
7 months ago from Rule of 6ix
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...
8 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...
10 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...
2 years 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...
3 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...
3 years ago from Labs
The Large Picture Blog Has Moved
Our New Home: TelescopeFeed
3 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