I suppose everybody but me already knew this, but until recently "there existed not a single confirmed photograph" of the world’s largest flea, Hystrichopsylla schefferi, "an awe-inspiring colossus that can reach nearly half an inch, its head alone the size of a cat or dog flea."
We can be thankful that Carol Kaesuk Yoon, who alerted us to this travesty in The New York Times's Science Times, reports in the same story that the problem has been solved.
You can see a picture of the beast in
Let’s step back for a minute and consider the implications of the study released last week on the depletion of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin. For anyone concerned about the future of the American West, the findings of this study – which was published online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and conducted by…
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced that it has launched its SureBeads Magnetic Bead System, which provides researchers with a faster and easier alternative to agarose beads for immunoprecipitation for as low as half the price of other available magnetic bead systems. Benefits include reduced antibody consumption and sample loss, very low nonspecific binding, and optimized IgG […]