Mad Quickies 5.25

• Charles Darwin took color swatches along on the voyage of the Beagle!

This video is a narration of work done by Dr. Ross Cagan of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has introduced a mutation associated with hereditary cancers in humans and created  a strain of disfigured fruit flies. These grotesque flies can then be used to screen for drugs that suppress the effects of the mutation, indeed, and effective cure for a subset of Multiple Endocrine Neplasias has been found in this way. Edgar Allan Poe narrates. Seriously, AWESOME. Go watch it! (via Zack)

• They are going to build a Star Trek Resort. Beam me up Scotty!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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  1. It seems so crazy that the thing that would make me get off my ass and finally see historic Jordan is a star trek theme park

    Chalk that one up to the inspiring power of sci-fi!

    Also “These grotesque flies can then be used to screen fro drugs” sounds like a way to keep rainbow coloured afro wigs out of sporting events

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