Here is August’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:
News & Research:
– An interesting article considers the impact of the Great War in women in science.
– Alan Turing’s contributions to developmental biology featured in an excellent article in Mosaic.
– Do you use Research Gate? Or maybe Twitter? Nature News & Comment investigated how scientists use social networks.
– The British Society for Developmental Biology and the Node collated a list of outreach projects, resources and more. Have a look!
– And several articles considered different aspects of science jobs:
– How stress affects postdocs, and how to deal with it
– Should early scientists still be required to move country and institutes?
– Why advertise a job position if you’ve already picked your winner?
– Chris Wylie wrote this document a few years ago, providing advice to young faculty
Weird & Wonderful:
– If you are a fan of hama beads, you can now create images of the most common model organisms (suitable for cross stitching as well!)
– If famous scientists had logos, this is probably what they would look like.
– An artist has taken advantage of an insect’s biology to create cocoons of gold and jewells
– ‘Directed evolution of a full professor‘- the research study (well, at least an abstract!)
– What is your pipette tip personality?
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Beautiful & Interesting images:
– The smooth ER gets all the girls!
– A visual guide to bioluminescent creatures .
– Creating images of model organism out of laboratory equipment .
– Happy grass cells!
Videos worth watching:
– Great video of a reconstructed beating heart.
– The importance of funding basic science, winner of a FASEB outreach competition.
– ‘Smells like development’, a Nirvana parody. And if you like this, make sure to also check the Devo Show!
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