Raquisha will be a high school biology teacher in August. She cheered at the University of Georgia. Meet her and other Science Cheerleaders March 21-28 at these Atlanta Science Festival events! How do you feel about breaking down negative stereotypes about cheerleaders? Have you faced a situation where you had to challenge a stereotype about cheerleaders [or scientists]? I have had to break down many stereotypes in my life and I continuously make an effort to do so. As a...[ Read Full Story ]
At AGBT 2015 the big splash was clearly 10X Genomics and their new technology the GemCode "toaster"; presumably so called because of its diminutive size, and not because your microtitre plate is launched out the top nice and warm! The system is available to order now costing $75K, with a $500 per sample price. Using an input of just 1ng means users can test this even with precious clinical samples. Hopefully the improved structural variant detection 10X are promising will have a significant
It's been awhile since there's been a FFF posted. Tropical plants do something sort of strange each year. A lot of them flower in late February or March in the glasshouse, yet most of them are thought to be day-neutral for flowering. This means that they don't need long nights to stimulate flowering, yet that's just how they act. Of course the glasshouse is also warming up a little and getting a lot sunnier. At any rate here's a member of the Bignoniaceae, a family of largely
Veterinary surgeons from North Carolina State University have successfully removed a cataract from a sunfish’s eye, utilizing the same surgical techniques that your local ophthalmologist would use on your grandparents.