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Helix

“I guess it all started with an idea, as all human actions do. What that idea was is pure speculation. But there is an artefact. A sculpture. From 40,000 years ago, that seems to show an idea, an act of … Continue reading

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Royal Institution Advent Calendar 2013

Chromosome trailer for the Royal Institution Advent Calendar 2013. Last year, the RI gave us an advent calendar of a different figure in science presenting their favourite element each day. This year, it’s all about the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. … Continue reading

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Personal Genome Project UK

Would you get your genome sequenced and have it published online for all to see? The Personal Genome Project UK is asking for 100,000 volunteers to have their genome sequenced, and made freely available online for all to see, where … Continue reading

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BBC Knowledge Explainer DNA

Explaining science in short, concise, and precise information is difficult, but BBC Knowledge Explainer does a pretty good job at it. The video above about DNA is a good example of this. It describes what DNA is and does, as … Continue reading

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The History Of Genetics

The History of Genetics: From Darwin to the 21st Century: 1859 to 2012. This is a brilliant and informative timeline of the history of genetics, compiled by the Wellcome Library, noting the major advancements and key events which shaped our … Continue reading

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20 Amazing Facts About The Human Body

The human body is brilliant. Over at The Guardian, they have a great collection of 20 amazing facts about the human body. These range from the atoms within us to whole organs to invasive organisms. The facts I love the … Continue reading

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The Norovirus: A Study In Puked Perfection

Viruses are fascinating. Not quite alive, not quite dead, they are the ultimate predators. One of the most successful and perfect viruses is the norovirus. What’s so special about it? Carl Zimmer over at National Geographic’s Phenomena section has the … Continue reading

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Science In 2012

Another day closer to the end of 2012, another review of some of the awesome science and stuff that has gone on this year! Starting us off today is New Scientist with their picks of the year in life science. … Continue reading

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366 Days: Nature’s 2012 In Review

2012 has been a big year for science. Of our many accomplishments, we’ve landed Curiosity on Mars, discovered the Higgs boson, and created the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE). Over at Nature, they have compiled a fantastic list of all … Continue reading

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Weekly Ramblings – Unexpected DNA Inheritance Maps Elected

It’s that time of the week again! We’ll be going from the small to the large today. With that in mind, first up is a new BBC science series presented by Dara O Briain, called Science Club. Only one episode has … Continue reading

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