more quirky science songs

Lately I’ve been amazed and entertained by some of the quirky science music videos out there (some are parodies, some not). Here are two of the latest to catch my eye. This one – this one we’re sooo going to show in the first-year cellular & molecular paper 🙂 And this works for me too […]

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walking on custard

This is not biology at all 🙂 I’ve previously seen (& linked to) videos of people walking on the surface of a mix of cornflour and water. (Marcus will be able to explain the physics behind it.) But now – via PZ Myers – we have: Walking on Custard!   If my embedding skills fail, follow the […]

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a genetic chimera?

I used to enjoy watching CSI (the original series), back when Gil Grissom (actor William Petersen) headed that fictional forensics lab. It was never the same after he left. Anyway, one episode that I still remember involved a crime being committed by someone who was a genetic chimera: someone who had developed from an embryo formed […]

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on your bike

I drive a car. I also ride a bike to work a couple of days a week (an 18km round trip each time). And this is not a post on the science of either, but a plea to some car drivers for a bit more consideration (& road space). Today I consider myself lucky to […]

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are we ready for disaster?

That’s the attention-grabbing title for a post on Number 8 Network. The answer: maybe, and maybe not. That was the experience of Peter & Vicki Hyde, who live in the Christchurch suburb of Redcliffs & were interviewed by the N8N team. They’ve got some valuable lessons to share, which will well reward time spent reading […]

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