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March 03, 2015

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11:09 AM | Mystery Seed of the Week 239
Our mystery seeds this week are from a plant that is full of contradictions. The seeds are some of the smallest we have featured, but the mature plant is fairly large. These are the pods. The plant is poisonous, containing … Continue reading →
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10:35 AM | ‘The Nature of Crops’ Published Next Month
Its already available to pre-order from CABI and via Amazon: To wet your appetite, here are the opening paragraphs of ‘The Nature of Crops’ Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have estimated that the number of species of plants alive on the earth today is probably in excess of 400,000. Of these it […]
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10:08 AM | Seed of the Week: Flat-Top Buckwheat
Our mystery seeds from last week were from a plant in the genus Eriogonum. In fact, they came from what is commonly called flat-top buckwheat, most likely a variety or subspecies of  Eriogonum fasciculatum. The taxonomy of this group of … Continue reading →
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10:00 AM | Hot under the (epidemiological) collar
Blogs like this are venues for expressing views on the current scene, in our case, related to genetics, evolution and a few other things we throw in.  If you express a view, unless it's just plain vanilla, you will irritate some readers.  In a sense, if you don't then there's no point in writing the blogpost.  In this case, we heavily criticized the recent NYTimes article reporting that the government has now backed off its claim that dietary cholesterol is a heart disease risk […]
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9:39 AM | Plantwise shortlisted for Olam Food Security Prize
The CABI-led Plantwise programme has been named as a finalist for the Olam Innovation in Food Security Award! This award ‘aims to recognize an outstanding innovation for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food, as well as to support its further development.’ As a programme now working in 34 countries, […]
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8:49 AM | Batteri taglia ultra-small
Hanno un volume di appena 0,009 micron cubi e sono stati scoperti e fotografati al microscopio elettronico da un gruppo di ricercatori della University of California di Berkeley
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7:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-403
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6:42 AM | The Hindu covers Plantwise activities in India
The National newspaper Hindu covers Plantwise efforts in India. Plant clinics are not only providing solutions to pest problems and are reducing the crop losses but also the farmers visiting them are realizing surplus harvests as compared to their fellow farmers. Farmers are relying upon these plant clinics for providing them guidance to distinguish the difference […]
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4:55 AM | Short history of iterated prisoner’s dilemma tournaments
Nineteen Eighty — if I had to pick the year that computational modeling invaded evolutionary game theory then that would be it. In March, 1980 — exactly thirty-five years ago — was when Robert Axelrod, a professor of political science at University of Michigan, published the results of his first tournament for iterated prisoner’s dilemma […]

Axelrod, R. (1980). More effective choice in the prisoner's dilemma., Journal of Conflict Resolution, 24 (3) 379-403. DOI: 10.1177/002200278002400301

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2:02 AM | Announcing the 10th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium: Engineering Limb Regeneration
On April 22, 2015, the BTC Institute and Promega Corporation will host the 10th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium — Engineering Limb Regeneration: Recapitulating Normal Development and Regeneration? Our colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have put together an outstanding list of presenters who will address advances – and challenges – associated with this field […]
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1:51 AM | When Is It Time to Put Down a Dog Who is Aggressive to People?
If there is anything harder than euthanizing a beloved dog for serious behavioral problems, I don’t know what it is. And yet, sometimes, that is an option that dog owners have to consider. These were some of the hardest cases I worked with when I was seeing clients full time. I would drive home, sick […]
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1:37 AM | Gardening and Beneficial Insects
Spring’s right around the corner! Well, for those of us who aren’t heaped under mountains of snow. To kickstart spring, this month we’re going to post all about mantises! So shoot us your questions! Some of you who may like … Continue reading →
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1:37 AM | Gardening and Beneficial Insects
Spring’s right around the corner! Well, for those of us who aren’t heaped under mountains of snow. To kickstart spring, this month we’re going to post all about mantises! So shoot us your questions! Some of you who may like … Continue reading →
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1:22 AM | The Pollyanna Hypothesis - Epic Science #108 There’s an...
The Pollyanna Hypothesis - Epic Science #108 There’s an emotional landscape to words and what they reveal about how we think. Learn more about the happiness bias and Pollyanna Hypothesis in this video from Stuff to Blow Your Mind. By: How Stuff Works.
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12:44 AM | Aphasia - Linguistics Topic 24 by thelingspace: What happens...
Aphasia - Linguistics Topic 24 by thelingspace: What happens when we lose our ability to use language? What difficulties do we run into when studying language loss? In this week’s episode, we look at aphasia, and particularly Broca’s aphasia: what symptoms occur, why it’s hard to make sweeping generalizations about what to expect, and what aphasia can tell us about how language works.Aphasia’s definitely not a happy topic, but it’s a very interesting one, and […]
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12:06 AM | Why Does February Only Have 28 Days? by jtotheizzoe: On this...
Why Does February Only Have 28 Days? by jtotheizzoe: On this last day of February, there’s no better time to learn the history of why this month only has 28 days. Why does February only get 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and parts astronomy. (Basically, it’s the Romans’ fault)
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12:02 AM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 8 (History, Philosophy)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 History: Aristoteles und die Geburt der biologischen Wissenschaft (German Edition) by Martin F. Meyer [Springer Spektrum] Price: $109.00 £67.99 EUR 99,58 EUR 79,99 EUR 73,86 EUR 77,75 CDN$ 136.35 Außenseiter in der Wissenschaft: Pioniere - Wegweiser - Reformer (German Edition) by Franz Wuketits [Springer Spektrum] […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 8 (History, Philosophy) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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12:00 AM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 7 (Environmental, Climate)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Environmental: Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems by Reinette Biggs [Cambridge University Press] Price: $57.86 £36.00 EUR 61,23 EUR 44,95 EUR 53,16 EUR 55,96 CDN$ 70.95 Marine Ecosystems: Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation) by Dr […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 7 (Environmental, Climate) appeared first on Teaching […]

March 02, 2015

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11:54 PM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 6 (Botany)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 Botany: Photobiology: The Science of Light and Life by Lars Olof Björn [Springer] Price: $137.00 £92.97 EUR 131,62 EUR 145,21 EUR 132,20 EUR 122,10 CDN$ 169.96 Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World by Christian Sardet [University Of Chicago Press] Price: $31.21 £31.50 EUR 42,40 EUR […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 6 (Botany) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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11:52 PM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 5 (Geology, Palaeontology)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 Geology: Atlas of Sedimentary Structures by Jianhua Zhong [Springer] Price: $181.95 £129.60 EUR 204,39 EUR 171,15 EUR 162,60 EUR 171,15 CDN$ 237.07 Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series) by W. Jack Rink [Springer] Price: $463.73 £359.50 EUR 508,42 EUR 408,80 EUR […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 5 (Geology, Palaeontology) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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11:46 PM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 4 (Evolution, Ecology)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 Phylogenetics: Genome-Scale Algorithm Design: Biological Sequence Analysis in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing by Veli Mäkinen [Cambridge University Press] Price: $57.78 £39.99 EUR 60,31 EUR 53,92 EUR 56,28 EUR 56,40 CDN$ 81.80 Bayesian Evolutionary Analysis with BEAST 2 by Alexei J. Drummond [Cambridge University Press] […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 4 (Evolution, Ecology) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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11:41 PM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 3 (Zoology)
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Zoology: Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats by Robert Elsner [University Of Chicago Press] Price: $32.50 £23.00 EUR 30,62 EUR 30,73 EUR 30,62 EUR 29,87 CDN$ 40.67 The Choanoflagellates: Evolution, Biology and Ecology by Barry S. C. Leadbeater [Cambridge University Press] Price: $97.73 […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 3 (Zoology) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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11:28 PM | Could the Milky Way Become a Quasar? There’s a...
Could the Milky Way Become a Quasar? There’s a supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Could this black hole become a Quasar? By: Fraser Cain. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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11:24 PM | 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 2 (General)
Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed a change in the book widgets on the left now showing books from 2015. In the interest of transparency and convenience, I will be providing full book lists as I add them to those widgets. 2015 book lists: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 General: Systems Biology: Constraint-Based Reconstruction […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 2 (General) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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11:19 PM | 6th Annual Rare Disease Day symposium gathers patients, clinicians and researchers to discuss sugar therapy
2015 Rare Disease Day presents "Treating Disease with Sugar"
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10:50 PM | How to bowl like Wasim Akram - A Week in Science With the...
How to bowl like Wasim Akram - A Week in Science With the cricket world cup upon is we look at some of the science of cricket. By: RiAus TV.
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10:13 PM | What Chemicals Make Soda So Unhealthy? Some call it soda, others...
What Chemicals Make Soda So Unhealthy? Some call it soda, others call it pop. Regardless, it’s terrible for you, but we never knew just how bad it is until now. Read More:Popular soda ingredient, caramel color, poses cancer risk to consumersSugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesityColas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. By: DNews.
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9:51 PM | $15 Ropes Course...
...is new addition to Audubon Zoo.
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9:46 PM | The Digestive System
For a nice, easy introduction to the digestive system, Khan Academy has a video that I wish I had made myself (or at least written): The digestive system: Hank takes us through the bowels of the human digestive system and explains why it’s all about surface area. https://www.khanacademy.org/embed_video?v=qF6TBRaE2_A For a little deeper understanding, Marion Diamond […]
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9:35 PM | Joshua Sanes: Regulation of Retinal Repulsion (and Rainbows)
This week, the Dart Neurosciences Seminar hosts Joshua Sanes, a professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard. Dr. Sanes’ scientific interests revolve around key fundamental questions in systems neuroscience: How do circuits form in development, how do they change over maturity, and how do they function to process signals in adulthood? To this end, […]
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