Here is May’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:
News & Research:
– The Royal Society announced their new fellows list, including several developmental biologists: Cliff Tabin, Liam Dolan, Mandy Fisher and Martin Johnson. EMBO’s list of new members also included developmental biologists.
– Recent papers in Science and Nature Medicine examined the rejuvenation effect that blood from young mice has on old mice
– Nature reviewed the book ‘Embryos under the microscope‘, an overview of the history and science of embryology by J.Maienschein
– The Wellcome Trust announced that in 2016 the first volunteers will receive blood cultured from stem cells.
– And do you like science and beer? The Pint of Science festival is kicking off this week (19th-21st of May) in several countries around the world. If you are attending and would like to write about it for the Node, get in touch!
Weird & Wonderful:
– Buzzfeed collated some fantastic science tattoos.
– Check out this segmentation cake to honour David Ish-Horowicz
– And on the topic of cakes, how about an evolutionary tree of cakes and biscuits?
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Beautiful & Interesting images:
– As the weather warms up, time for strawberry mitosis.
– And this comic reveals what the audience is really thinking when you give a talk:
Videos worth watching:
– Enrico Coen talks about about his book ‘Cells to Civilizations’.
– Undergraduate students at a science communication course created this short video that uses the cartoon Pokemon to explain concepts of evolution.
– Here is an excellent video introducing DNA and the genome to a lay audience.
– And finally the MPI-CBG Institute in Dresden made their own video to the sound of the song ‘Happy’ (spot the dancing directors!):
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