Here is December’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!
News & Research:
– The Future of Research Symposium was organised by a group of postdocs who think that science needs to change. They reported in F1000 Research about this meeting and the outcome of their discussions.
– Nature featured an interesting article on how science in central and eastern europe has changed since the fall of the Berlin wall.
– An article in Business Insider discusses the Korean lab where you can clone your pet.
– The White House tells the story of some of the women who made important contributions to science.
– Darwin’s notes on evolution have been released by Cambridge University.
– And The British Society for Cell Biology is running again their writing competition. The deadline for submissions is the 28th of February.
Weird & Wonderful:
– Ever wondered what to do with those old conference posters? Transform them into Christmas decorations!
– Working with flies? Then this Drosophila t-shirt is for you!
– The evolution of intellectual freedom in academia– by PhD comics
– Why did the germ cross the microscope? To get to the other slide! – a ‘good’ science joke found on twitter!
– And as part of their Advent calendar, the MPI-CBG in Dresden showed off the model organism coffee art served by their cafeteria
— MPI-CBG Dresden (@mpicbg) December 9, 2014
Beautiful & Interesting images:
– Great image of octopus eggs before hatching.
– And in time for a sciency Christmas- a dissected gingerbread man!
Bet you’ll never think of Gingerbread Men the same way…. The Gingerbread Man, dissected. pic.twitter.com/gSfry3WDUl
— Lindsey Fitzharris (@DrLindseyFitz) December 17, 2014
Videos worth watching:
– The winners of the Dance Your PhD Competition were announced!
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