Category: Fun Science

Highlights of #Organellewars: Lysosomes

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This is the fourth part of the #organellewars round-up. Read up on the background here, if you missed it! Lysosome4The Win http://storify.com/Lysosome4TheWin/lysosomes-organelle-wars-2012 VoteForLysosome  http://storify.com/VoteForLysosome/lysosomes-a-little-big-deal Lysosomes2012 http://storify.com/Lysosomes2012/lysosomes-2012      

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How big is your potato?

Dr Ali Roberts emailed me a great link: How big is your potato? After calibrating the scale on your screen with a credit card you can drag the size of the virtual potato to resemble the size of your real potato.…

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Amazing succulent cupcakes

Aren’t these the most amazing cupcakes ever? Seton Hurson Rossini from Pixel Whisk has posted a complete tutorial on how to make this incredibly realistic succulent plant cupcakes. I am in complete awe of her baking skills. Looks like the…

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Balloon Kebab!

What did I do at work today? Shuttled DNA into bacteria. Dipped arabidopsis plants into bacteria. Meeting. Another meeting. Another meeting.  Oh, and I made a balloon kebab! Why did I make one?  Because I can! Just kidding. Because we…

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10 signs you might be a plant scientist

How many of these sound familiar? 1)   When you open a new review about a conserved eukaryotic protein family, you first perform a whole document search for “plant” and “arabidopsis”. 2)   People assume that you know the name of every…

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Merry Christmas!

It’s the 24th December and the advent calendar has come to an end. I hope that you enjoyed it. I will be back in January to blog about plants, cells and science. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and an…

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