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Archives for November, 2008

Our Seed Overlords alerted us bloggers to this group, and thought I would pass on the information to you. The Research Cooperative, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together researchers, science writers, research editors, translators and publishers. Need someone to translate your manuscript? or just a proofreader? Want to write a book…

The Journal of Cell Biology is one of my usual reads. Recently they’ve been adding extra features to their site that I really appreciate. A few months back they started a podcast, Biobytes, and now recently they have launched Biosights, a series of on online videos about research published in JCB. Incidentally the first clip…

Scienceblogs launched a new blog featuring a few of the Scienceblog regulars and a few new bloggers including Hsien-Hsien Lei, whom you might recognize as the master mind behind Eye on DNA. The focus of this group effort is to discuss recent developements in 4 research areas: stem cells, cloning, biodefense, and genetically modified organisms.

Incredible video of a falling meteor as seen from Edmonton: The meteor eventually crashed near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. Here another video from the CBC and AP:

Biologists as tinkerers

If you like to tinker you might think that the career for you would be engineering, computer science or even an academic career in the physical sciences. However one option that may have not crossed your mind if the life sciences. Every day in the lab we try to dream up of innovative ways inorder…

Tid Bits – Classics Edition

I love the classics – be it Greek plays, Roman history, all of the great myths or all of the ancient philosophers that lie at the base of our western civilization. (Weren’t those Atomists so prescient?) And yes, I also managed to marry a classics major. That’s why I thank the FSM that I live…

Awesome. This is the type of video that got me hooked on biology. A Sea Biscuit’s Life from Bruno Vellutini on Vimeo. From Bruno’s Vimeo page: This video shows the life cycle of the sea biscuit Clypeaster subdepressus and is part of my master’s thesis project at the Biosciences Institute of University of São Paulo.…

iBioSeminars

I just discovered this great resource – iBioSeminars. It’s a web based resource where you can watch some of the most important Cell Biologists give talks on basic research. The website was the brainchild of Ron Vale. From the latest HHMI bulletin: Vale, of the University of California, San Francisco, also wants to illuminate the…

So here I am with half an hour to spare, I’ll just spew out some thoughts from an incident that occurred a couple of days ago. I was chatting with a science writer and unfurling my usual gripes about science journalism. Very few science writers are willing to tackle ideas originating out of biochemistry, molecular…

Grad School Musical

This was just sent to me by an unnamed source at UCSF: