Here is August’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!
News & Research
– Ian Sussex, one of the founding fathers of plant developmental biology, recently passed away. Developmental Biology published an obituary.
– Nature jobs published several articles providing advice to new PIs: how to manage your lab budget, to serve (or not to serve) in committees, and the testimony of Samantha Morris, who has just successfully applied for her first PI position. Steve Royle also shared his tips.
– ‘Pay very careful attention to unexpected results’- Shinya Yamanka shared his thoughts in Science Careers.
– The organoids boom and what they are teaching us about human development- in Nature.
– Do biases keep LGBT scientists from coming out? Nature investigates.
– Thinking about leaving the lab? The first step is to know yourself.
– And the LMB sponsored an online exhibition on the life and work of Fred Sanger.
Weird & Wonderful
– London is currently hosting a series of DNA sculptures, to raise funds for CRUK. Do the DNA trail to see them all!
– The winning image of this year’s Wellcome Trust Image Awards was a pregnant pony uterus. This video shows some of the other similar historical specimens housed at the Royal Veterinary College in London.
– Which 10 scientists would you want by your side in a bar brawl? Here’s a potential list!
– And here is the human body reimagined as a metro map!
— MaxPlanck-Innovation (@MP_Innovation) July 27, 2015
Beautiful & Interesting images:
– The MBL Woods Hole embryology course 2015 class decided to reproduce an historical course photo from 1893. Compare the two!
— A. Sánchez Alvarado (@Planaria1) July 19, 2015
Videos worth watching:
– Here’s a cool video showing the neural activity in a Drosophila brain. From a recent Nature Communications paper.
– And we found this fabulous movie of Xenopus development, by Nipam Patel
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