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Welcome to part II of the Tet Zoo cetacean clearing house. With stem-cetaceans (‘archaeocetes’) and mysticetes out of the way (go here for part I), we come to odontocetes.
Everything important in our bodies cycles. Including liver enzymes. Including alcohol dehydrogenase (though DUI laws do not take this into consideration).
How much science saavy does it take to be a Mythbuster? Apparently, not enough. Today the residents of Dublin, California became the recipients of some serious miscalculations by the folks of this notoriously popular television series...
Personal oral hygiene notwithstanding, your mouth is sloshing with hundreds of species of microorganisms. Most are harmless, but some can do real damage, such as causing periodontitis, in which the microbes that cause plaque get below the gum line, leading to inflammation and infection.Researchers have had a tough time sorting out all of these small species—and how they interact...
David Chang of Momofuku gives an awesome talk about microbiology and food for Harvard's Science and Cooking seminars, with a special cameo by my very good friend Ben Wolfe, mycologist/botanist/microbiologist/cheese expert extraordinaire...
The final 50 posts (plus one poem) that will comprise the next edition of the yearly anthology of the best science writing on the web have been officially announced by this year's editor Jennifer Ouellette.Having served as editor for last year's edition, I know just how hard and painful the editing process can be – how much more impressive, then, this awesome example of the incredible variation and diversity within the science blogosphere...
It's heading into the festive season, and unfortunately what with parties, Christmas, work, and trying to organise a honeymoon and then taking a honeymoon there will be something of a decrease in your regular Lab Rat blog posts over the next couple of months...
On Monday, I put up a post on whether we would ever be able to upload our brains into a computer, merging ourselves into the great digital Singularity that would provide us with eternal life—and virtually infinite sensory powers and intelligence...
Tis the Season...for giving, for cheer, and for Holiday Parties. Around this time each year, I begin getting a slew ofinvites to Holiday Parties...with a Purpose.
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