November 12, 2011
Study suggests fetus can sense mother's psychological state


"They found something interesting: what mattered to the babies was if the environment was consistent before and after birth. That is, the babies who did best were those who either had mothers who were healthy both before and after birth, and those whose mothers were depressed before birth and stayed depressed afterward. What slowed the babies’ development was changing conditions — a mother who went from depressed before birth to healthy after or healthy before birth to depressed after. “We must admit, the strength of this finding surprised us,” Sandman says.” 

The study this Science Daily article is based on is entitled “Prescient human fetuses thrive” (I highly recommend trotting on over to ze site and reading the article there)

September 21, 2011

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September 17, 2011
EPIC MEDICAL IMAGING: Irish national caught with cocaine in Brazil



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September 4, 2011

Glowing, blinking bacteria reveal how cells synchronize biological clocks [aka, doing fucking incredible work on the study of circadian rhythms using GFP and E. coli]


Isn’t science just the greatest?

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May 8, 2011

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April 26, 2011
Zombie epidemiological modeling, ethics of undead-ery and PRIONS, BITCHES! [via CNN]

I’ve been preaching this shit for YEARS! I know what you’re thinking… and it’s true. Not only am I weirdly and uncomfortably magnetic, I also have a brain that works sometimes and several contingency protocols for civilization collapse.


September 11, 2010
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August 27, 2010

Fabric grown by bacteria and sewn into garmets. REALLY. (and video!)

CultureLab: Bacteria on the catwalk

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August 23, 2010
Ninja bat whispers to sneak up on moths

Allow me to provide you with your bat science fix o’ the day.  Pretty fucking cool!

barbastelle bat

June 11, 2010
Vodka Brand Differences May Reflect Water-Alcohol Arrangement

Spectroscopic analysis of vodka brands!  Variation in the clustering of ETOH molecules in cages of water molecules!  In other words, welcome to the weekend.

May 28, 2010
Nobel Prize genius Crick was high on LSD

I knew this before, but it’s always fun to read again.  


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May 16, 2010
Ode to Michael Faraday. (via @sciencegoddess) And yes, that is exactly what I would do.  Hm.

Ode to Michael Faraday. (via @sciencegoddess) And yes, that is exactly what I would do.  Hm.

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April 19, 2010
Effects of a whole-body spandex garment on rectal temperature and oxygen consumption in healthy dogs.

You’re welcome.


April 18, 2010
365 Petri Dish Paintings by Klari Reis

This are absolutely stunning.  Enjoy ‘em!

petri dish

April 11, 2010

circle of willis - blood supply to the brain


circle of willis - blood supply to the brain

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