Here is February’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!
News & Research:
– A new technique called ‘expansion microscopy‘ makes tissues swell up in order to observe structures at higher resolution.
– How English became the only language of science– an interesting historical overview in Aeon.
– A recent blog post argued that papers should be written with more style and beauty. Do you agree?
– Plant developmental biologist Caroline Dean is the winner of the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award
– ‘Fly Room‘ is a feature film on the relationship between one of T H Morgan’s students and his daughter, and provides an interesting insight into the early years of fly genetics. The next screening will be at Janelia Farm!
– An opinion piece in Science compared the maternity/paternity leave support for postdocs in the US and in Europe.
– ‘In the 1970s, radical scientists thought they could change the world’- thought provoking article in Mosaic.
– ‘Not your average technician‘- article on Nature News on technicians with unusual jobs.
– An interesting article in the Guardian discussed the interplay between science and science fiction.
– Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, the grande dame of developmental biology– article by the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
– The Sanger institute released a new website with a variety of educational resources about the genome.
Weird & Wonderful:
– ‘Thank you ants for helping me science‘- a cute project shows that the scientific method can be applied by all age groups!
– This xkcd comic explores the gut (macro) fauna.
– We spotted this fantastic poster/t-shirt from last year’s SDB meeting:
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Beautiful & Interesting images:
– Is it snowing where you are? Here are some Nobel Prize snowflakes to cheer up your day!
Videos worth watching:
– What is Evo-Devo and how did this field come to be?- Arkhat Abzhanov explains in this video!
– Is your PI away all the time? This video shows that you are not alone.
– And the Manchester Fly Facility produced this great educational video on the history and importance of Drosophila in biomedical research.
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