If you ate way too much Thanksgiving food, like I did, and you feel like you’re still lying around in a coma, you might be interested to know that the tryptophan actually ISN’T to blame. Want to know more?
Monthly Archives: November 2008
You read that right. It’s a little bit scary and a little bit awesome. Many scientists recently participated in a contest to describe their work through dance. The scientists posted their videos on youtube, and a winner was chosen by a panel of both scientists and professional dancers. Here’s our personal favorite, performed by a group of grad students:
Read more about the competition and see the other winners here!
There are a lot of crazy diet fads out there, and sometime in the future, when the technology is right, maybe there will be another: get in a time machine and tell your grandmothers to eat healthier food while they were pregnant with your parents. That is, if it turns out that the obesity in humans, like mice, can be affected by the diet of people two generations back.
This week in science (as usual) is full of all kinds of cool stories and amazing discoveries! Scientists have managed to grow a new windpipe from stem cells, decode the genome of the mammoth, find the oldest family, and more!
I’ll admit it, I’m biased. I think cells are pretty cool. But even if you don’t, you should really check out the video below. In spite of it’s scientific theme, it was produced by the kind of people who make things like Finding Nemo and Shrek, in addition to the ones in the labcoats. And remember, everything depicted in the video is happening in your cells at this very second.
And yes, the little guy walking with the ball is real!
Want to learn more? Check out the official BioVisions website!