Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:
News & Research:
– This Christmas saw developmental biologist Alison Woollard present the Royal Institution Christmas lectures. You can watch them on the Royal Institution website.
– Nature News & Views published a piece on the importance of senescence in embryonic development.
– And stem cells have been in the limelight, with articles featuring updates on the current controversial situation in Italy and Woo Suk Hwang, 10 years after his stem cell cloning fraud scandal.
Weird & Wonderful:
– An Australian science agency apologised to a little girl for their lack of dragon research.
– The ASCB website suggested a few uses for those old conference posters.
– If you are a scientist and a Monty Python fan you might want to check a new hashtag trending on Twitter- #MontyPythonScience.
Beautiful & Interesting images:
– If you are a PhD student you might find this list of gifs displaying 25 painful problems of graduate students (besides their thesis) highly amusing.
– And we found a great photo of how a scientist protests:
What do we want? pic.twitter.com/mwyO4fyoVU
— Dr Brooke Magnanti (@bmagnanti) January 7, 2014
Videos worth watching:
– The Naked Scientists dedicated one of their recent podcasts to developmental biology.
– The Royal Institution listed their favourite science movies of 2013, which includes this beautiful video on the life cycle of sea urchins by Parafilms:
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Alison’s image by Paul Wilkinson