Sad news: Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife,…
In a recent post I explained why it’s awesome to study the brains of invertebrates, like fruit flies or worms. I bet by now you’re convinced that doing experiments in these tiny creatures can teach us lots of things about the fly or worm brain. But what most people care about is the human brain.1 Can invertebrates really teach us anything about what’s going on … Continue reading →
I came across a link that provides some language for ice. At first there is frazil ice, make up of crystals. It can develop into slush flows, not unlike lava. As there is more freezing, these can coalesce into pancake ice, Border ice forms at the edge of the shore and grows toward the middle. […]
People! Do you really hate my advice? Do you disagree with everything I ever say, and wish you had an outlet for your frustration? If so, good news for you today. I have officially found the place in the world where you can get advice which is the exact opposite of mine, namely by watching […]
This week, the NASA spacecraft Dawn captured a stunning image of Ceres, a dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter. Earlier pictures from Dawn had shown a bright spot on the surface, and as the spacecraft got closer, another was revealed. … Continue reading →
We all have clichéd images in our heads when we hear the names of countries other than our own. For many people the name Switzerland evokes a muddled collection of snow-covered mountains, delicious superior chocolates and high precision clocks and … Continue reading →
How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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A few brief updates on VIZBI 2015, which is now only a few weeks away:
Poster submissions. March 7 is the new deadline for uploading posters for normal participants.
‘Virtual’ poster submissions. March 15 is the deadline for upload of posters for remote participants.
Art of Biology submissions. March 15 is also the deadline for Art & Biology [...]
By En Dian iZ Heroes from around the country gathered at the Marquee in Science Centre Singapore on 10th Feb 2015 for the grand finale of iZ Hero Challenge! Comradeship of fellows-in-arms against cyberbullying was in the air as the iZ Heroes enjoyed fun activities to remember Safer Internet Day. Winners of the 2014 iZ… Continue reading »