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Mad Art Cast: Blood Brain and Chick Tracts

This week A’s back on the ‘cast and we’re talking about an amazing bit of artistry in science (breaking the blood brain barrier) and a little bit of non-science in art (Chick Tracts), both full of awesome. You should join us for a listen!   SHOW NOTES: ALIVE by …

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Cyanobacteria and Misery: The Many Hats of Anna Zakrisson (Women in Science 51)

A large black labrador pushes through the snow, pulling a sledge of scientific equipment to the foot of a glacier while behind him plods a scientist and his determined five year old daughter.  They are here, in northern Sweden, to measure the rate of glacial melting.  Within a year, he’ll …

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Cuttlefish in the Home Aquarium Part 2

Within the first week, the other three eggs hatched. According to others who have kept bandensis cuttlefish, if they are born with a yolk sac still attached, as Lazarus was, the survival rate is pretty dismal. However, since I helped him to struggle free of his with a pipette, it’s …

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Cuttlefish in the Home Aquarium Part 1

In August, I began a project that I’d wanted to do for a very long time: keeping dwarf cuttlefish in a home aquarium. I’ve been a long-time aquarist, and have even kept octopuses on a few occasions, but cuttlefish had always been hard to come by. In August I received …

Rosalind Franklin in France.

More Than a Prize Unwon: The Manifold Legacies of Rosalind Franklin (Women in Science 50!)

When Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) succumbed to cancer at the age of thirty-seven, she left behind monumental contributions to three different fields of science, any one of which would have placed her on the short list of the world’s most significant twentieth century scientists.  And yet, when we talk about Franklin, …

Climbing Perch,

Random Ramulus: Climbing Perch

Ok, today we are going to start something new. We are going to climb up into the tree of life and pick a random branch to look at. Basically my plan is to find a species (feel free to give me recommendations) learn a little bit about it to teach …