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It's vacation time for Team Family, as my daughter calls us. While we're skating and skiing, enjoy this repost from my old blog on hormonal contraceptives and mate choice.
Happy New Year's Eve to everyone!!! Well, Happy New Year's Eve from the lab. Because there's where Sci is. Rodents don't really care if it's a holiday.Does anyone have any New Year's Resolutions?
What may have been Rita Levi-Montalcini's last paper was published almost a year ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . By no means a retrospective of a career that produced a Nobel Prize, the paper ("Nerve growth factor regulates axial rotation during early stages of chick embryo development") added still one more bit of knowledge about the protein involved with the growth and survival of nerve cells, a molecule that was Levi-Montalcini's passion for 60 years.Until her death on Sunday in Rome at 103, Levi-Montalcini had been the oldest living Nobelist and a woman who had never let anything stop her from pursuing a destiny as a scientist.
This statue at Notre-Dame de la Garde says "shush!" As I read the funny pages this morning in the paper, I noticed a running joke: no one keeps their New Year's resolutions.
There haven’t been enough lissamphibians on Tet Zoo lately. So here’s a recycled section of text on axolotls, originally from a 2008 ver 2 article. I haven’t updated it properly, but I have added a new section of text at the end.
Since I'm asking everyone else to pony up a selection of their best science & nature photos of the year , I figure it's only fair I participate.
As has been obvious over the latter half of 2012, I'm not very active online in blogging anymore. I moved my occupation into real life and conducted a few training workshops in science communication.
- Ben Thomas - Meaning on the Brain: How Your Mind Organizes Reality - Karthika Muthukumaraswamy - Climate Model Coverage: Far from Model Journalism - Ingmar Hoerr - Cancer Immunotherapy—Where Are We Going? - Caleb A.
I'm out of town right now with stunningly crappy internet, but will try to redeem myself a bit with some scheduled posts. Mostly pictures (uploaded before crappy internet).
Sci is over at Neurotic Physiology today for Friday Weird science! Today's weird science is slime molds! Slime molds are weird in and of themselves, but they are even better when they start making country-wide highway maps.
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