I’ve been mentioning R&D in talks and articles a lot lately. Most audiences outside the beltway don’t immediately know I mean Research and Development – until I explain it’s the part of our federal budget accounting for a good deal of “science stuff.” R&D supports basic research and leads to new innovation while helping boost [...]
Welcome to the tenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about.
Kids searching for fossils using SharkFinder kits at Scientific American’s booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Credit: Jason Osborne Jason Osborne was trying to grab a quick lunch away from the crowds when his wife called his cellphone.
How do you gather information about a bird species that spends 99 percent or more of its time at sea? Until recently, there wasn’t an easy answer.
This is a series of shots of me cleaning this Barnes Maze between behavioral observations of my research subjects, the African Giant Pouched Rat, Cricetomys ansorgei. The diameter of the table or Barnes Maze is 6 feet across, and is nearly feet off of the ground.
New, stunning video from a deep-sea vehicle reveals a rare view of the Dumbo octopus. Don’t let the name fool you—the Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis) is no dummy.
I’m sure this translates to Om Nom Nom!
Weekly Recaps from my field research trip to Tanzania researching African Giant pouched rats.
Would you like a postcard from Tanzania?
I have been in Tanzania for over 2 months working with Pouched rats. #DispatchesDNLee are the weekly recap of my research and personal experiences. Even through some technical difficulties with equipment, car issues, and three days with blackouts,the work continues.
I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow.
I think it was Fashion Week somewhere in the world last week. I thought about how Dressing for the Field is both a matter of practicality an expression.
A new drug combination jump-starts the body’s ability to fight cancer
The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie
All eyes were on Perry Cohen when he froze at the microphone. His voice failed him. He couldn’t read his notes. Eventually, the once-powerful Parkinson’s disease speaker had to be helped off the stage halfway through his speech.
The innovation industry faces an uncertain future, as long as the United States R&D Tax Credit remains a Congressional roller coaster ride.
This is pretty much ALL I’ve been doing day in and day out for several weeks now. Writing, Editing, Revising, Reading references, Re-reading references, Writing some more, etc.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study that began in 1932, conducted by the Public Health Service at the Tuskegee Institute.
I am on a Dispatches from DNLee Adventure, but this time it’s here in the States. The last several days have been spent outside in the fields and farmlands of central Illinois.
With only one day left and less than $2,000 to go, I want to see this science app company Kickstarter campaign make it! ZappyLab offers what they call Bench Tools – a suite of research tools for those who do laboratory life science research. Nice idea and I love reserach tech, especially those that can be used on mobile devices. My [...]