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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- December 2014

Posted by , on 17 December 2014

Here is December’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!


News & Research:

– Masayo Takahashi was the winner of the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year award, while the STAP story was chosen as the Stem Cell Story of the Year, in an open vote in Paul Knoepfler’s blog.

– 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.

– Also in Nature, a look at the most cited papers of all time. Menawhile Altmetrics announced the most shared and talked about papers in the last year.

– 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



Beautiful & Interesting images:

– Great image of octopus eggs before hatching.

– For some great galleries of beautiful scientific images check out the winners of this year’s Olympus BioScapes competition, as well as 40 years of Nikon Small World competitions

– And in time for a sciency Christmas- a dissected gingerbread man!  

Videos worth watching:

– The winners of the Dance Your PhD Competition were announced!



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