Monthly Archives: January 2009

More Evidence that Google is AWESOME!

More reasons to love Google, some great news about your energy bill, and more. Check it out in
this week’s BioBites!

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The worst jobs in science… and grad student didn’t even make the list!

Popular Science has put together a list of the worst jobs in science for 2009. Want to know more? Think your job is worse? After you read about what a taphonomist does, I bet you’ll change your mind!

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The March of the Penguins


One of the great aspects of science is that most of the time the news is good. New discoveries are constantly being made that improve life for humans and animals. Sadly, sometimes the news is not so good. In this story about emperor penguins, as with most other stories about global warming, the news is not good. However, since emperor penguins are one of my favorite animals, I think that even a sad story deserves our attention. I hope you think so too.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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It’s hard to think about global warming when it’s 12 degrees

If it’s as cold where you are as it has been in Boston, global warming might not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s been a hot topic in science news this week. Read about this and more (including training bees and healing nerves) in…

…this week’s BioBites!

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YouTube for Scientists: DNATube

We scientists also like to procrastinate by checking out cool videos online, but sometimes the videos we check out are pretty nerdy. If you’d like to check out some nerdy videos, DNATube is definitely the best place to go. There are AMAZING videos here of all kinds of biological processes, from how DNA is packaged inside the cell to animations of immune cells attacking cancer cells. Whether animations or live images, the videos here are sure to be interesting, even if you don’t completely understand what’s happening (I know sometimes I don’t!). Check it out here at www.dnatube.com.

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A new reason to stick to that resolution to quit smoking…


Mid-way through January, many New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. I, for one, have been keeping my lab notebook more organized, but my posts have been a bit on the tardy side. For any of you out there resolving to quit smoking this year, maybe this will be a motivational boost. Scientists have found that not only second-hand, but third-hand smoke could be harming your loved ones.

I want more candy!
You’re lying, right?
My brain hurts!

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Post-Holiday Blues?

Shake them off with some cool new science! Check it out in
this week’s BioBites!

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