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Archives for May, 2008

What’s your workbench?

Where do you do science? Seed Magazine wants to know. We’ve all seen the stereotypical pictures of a science lab: microscopes and petri dishes sitting atop sterile work benches; electric circuits sunk in a mess of metal wires and batteries; equations scribbled on blackboards. But we also know that plenty of world-changing science goes on…

It’s that time of the week again! Here are the large versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share…

It’s the pithiest headlines of the past week at our European partner site, ScienceBlogs.de! Friedrich Schiller’s Skull Still at Large A two-year investigation to determine which of two skulls belonged to the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) has found that neither is a match. This prolonging of a 180-year-old mystery doesn’t thrill Ludmila Carone:…

Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) with a vote of 414 to 1. Lauded by most media pundits as an example of “forward-looking” legislation, the bill forbids companies from viewing the genetic profiles of their clients or employees. President Bush has promised to sign the bill. But…

To make your Friday that much better, here are the large versions of this week’s channel photos. (Have a photo you’d like to send in? Email it to photos@scienceblogs.com, or assign the tag “sbhomepage” to one of your photos on Flickr. Note: be sure to assign your photo an “attribution only” or “share and share…