Author: Anne

Someone Should Make a Gingerbread Lab

…and then fill it up with essential gingerbread lab equipment – such as these Petri dishes with icing sugar bacterial colonies growing on them or DNA agarose gels. And of course you’d need a researcher to conduct these all important…

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Presents for Plant Scientists

Cafepress.co.uk has some great designs which you can get on T-Shirts, mugs or stickers. Perfect if you are still looking for a present for that scientist close to your heart…(Disclaimer: I am not getting any advertising money!) Plant Scientist by…

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Twas the Night before Christmas

(found at the AP Bio list-serv) Twas the night before Christmas and all through the cell, Not a creature was stirring, not even an organelle. The chromosomes were hung in nucleus with care, In hopes that mitosis would soon take…

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It could have been “O Mistletoe”

This nice video by Kew Gardens explains the traditions behind decorating our houses with Christmas trees, holly and mistletoe. What do these plants symbolise and what is their history? How can they be used as medicine? Where can you find…

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The world’s smallest Christmas card

How wide was the smallest Christmas card you ever got? Maybe 5 – 10 cm? Or even less? Captured by the Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit, part of the USDA. Sixty Symbols has produced this fantastic video in which they document…

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A Little Bit of Christmas Geekiness

Baubles, stars and angels…traditional Christmas ornaments are beautiful, but the geek inside me always stomps her feet and screams for something a little bit different. Therefore I was delighted when I found Audrey Jeanne’s tutorial for microscopy slide Christmas ornaments.…

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