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Painting with Microbes

Evolution in Action is a fantastic little RocketHub funding campaign to study how bacteria like e-coli evolve as they pass through the GI tract of a host. It’s an interesting project and it has the potential to expand our knowledge of bacterial infections so that we may better combat them in the future. Also, they paint your name in bio-luminescent bacteria if you donate $50 or more.

Isn’t that awesome? Don’t you want one for yourself? I think bacterial cultures are an under-utilized artistic medium.  Slime moulds, too, should be used more but that’s off topic.

Good luck with your project Siouxsie and thank you for a beautiful and possibly contagious logo.

More info on the project after the break.


Ryan is a professional nerd, teaching engineering in the frozen north. Somewhat less professionally, he is a costumer, author, blacksmith, juggler, gamer, serial enthusiast, and supporter of the Oxford comma. He can be found on twitter and instagram @studentofwhim. If you like what I do here, feel free to leave a tip in my tipjar.

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