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tags: handheld thermal cycler, LavaAmp, PCR, Polymerase Chain Reaction, DNA, molecular biology, Unreasonable Insitute, DIY, technology, Guido Núñez-Mujica, streaming video Millions of people in the Global South suffer from neglected diseases, many of which could be treated, even cured, if they were detected early enough. But reliable, low cost diagnosis hasn’t been available, as drug…

tags: The Hamster, The Popcorn and The Piano, pets, humor, comedy, streaming video After I ran across the recent news story about the murderous hamster, I couldn’t resist sharing this video of a pet Siberian dwarf hamster with you to nullify any bad impressions that you might have about hamsters. This hamster is either a…

An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

tags: An Engineer’s Guide to Cats, pets, humor, comedy, streaming video In this streaming video, two professional engineers illustrate the proper care and practical benefits of cats. None of the cats, humans, or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film. They were however, slightly annoyed. Song on ending credits is called “Sparky’s New…

US Electoral System Explained

tags: politics, electoral system explained, humor, comedy, streaming video A lot of my readers are from overseas, and at times, they have expressed their overall confusion regarding the process used by Americans to elect our president. I have decided to link to this easy little tutorial where the entire process is explained in a nutshell,…

Scientists for Better PCR

tags: Scientists for Better PCR, humor, viral marketing, streaming video I am a scientist who does a lot of PCR, and so I found this example of viral marketing to be really amusing. “Scientists for Better PCR” a Bio-Rad Music Video for the all new 1000-Series Thermal Cyclers [2:13].

Identifying Sex in a Parrot

tags: birds, bird sex chromosomes, ZZ, ZW, parrots, sex identification, molecular biology Evolution of Avian and Mammalian sex chromosomes. Image: E.R.S. Roldan and Montserrat Gomendio “The Y chromosome as a battle ground for sexual selection” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 1999, 14:58-62. You all are probably curious to know what is happening with my birds…