Synthetic Biology: Engineered Bacteria →
Technology Review: Blogs: TR Editors' blog:... →
Parallax: Beyond Wayne’s World
Scoop: Somalia: Africom's First War →
All of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" now on Hulu. You're... →
jaimealyse: inothernews: (h/t to BoingBoing) Spaceship of the Motherfucking Imagination.
First DIYBio rant of the year →
Video: Extreme physics - CultureLab - New... →
Can we detect quantum behaviour in viruses? →
So, can you?
Blocks of Life Bubbling in the Orion Nebula -... →
Potential for life, sure. But what’s the dividing line between potential and actual formation of life?
Op-Ed Contributor - Algebra in Wonderland -... →
We need more math fantasies.
Featured Article - From 2-trillion-degree heat,... →
We still don’t have any comprehensive theory to explain formation of different types of matter at different energy levels. This development seems intriguing.
The Philosophy of Punk Rock Mathematics –... →
The Game is about the World not... →
Sounds about right. But I want to see more talk about how the people will be able to program those things without being an assembly whiz, rather than feeding completed products into people’s gullet.
Coffee Cup - PCR Thermocycler costing under 350$ →
Instructable describing how to make a PCR thermocycler from scratch using commercial temperature controller, temperature probe, a pc cooling fan and shop tools.
Do scientists really need a PhD? : Article :... →
So, do scientists need a PhD or not? Hmm.
The Evolution of Illumination § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM →
The most intriguing part of bioluminescence is that many organisms evolved ways to make light even before they evolved eyes to detect them with. Unfortunately this article doesn’t talk about that…
Observations: Scientists observe protein folding... →
So how do we DIY this?
Church lab unveils MAGE | SynBERC →
Multiplex Automated Genome Engineering (MAGE). It’s the Church lab’s new cell programming method that allows you to edit multiple genes in parallel instead of targeting one gene at a time. I wonder if it’s useful for minimal cell project…
Letters · Homebrew Bacterial Media for the... →
In order to cover that base, I created a protocol to cook up lab-quality growth media using only off-the-shelf ingredients, most or all of which should be available at a pharmacy and/or health store. The only ingredient not available in ready-to-use form is the peptone that most media call for; I include a recipe and super-easy instructions on how to make peptone from Soy (called Phytone) or...
Former 'No Child Left Behind' Advocate Turns... →
“Emphasis on test scores led to dishonesty/cheating” No kidding Sherlock.
After 5 years, free systems biology markup... →
I remember when it came out. Good to see it caught on.
Bio-inspired computer networks self-organise and... →
I heard of a DIY project with full custom chips and circuit boards similar to this, can’t seem to recall the name/website…
Tyson: Why the frontier matters →
Yes, NASA need to dream big. The decade of decline in science probably happened because so many of the scientists stopped believing in frontiers, opting to pursue ‘safe’ research topics.
maradydd: A Biopunk Manifesto →
I like what it says, though I think we should go further than just providing the tools for science to everyone. We should bring them the science itself, and it means constructing an entire framework of ideas based on abstraction and systemization. It means high school students should be able to design a new living organism on back of a napkin during lunch time.
My oil droplet is smarter than your lab mouse →
Scientists make oil droplet find its way through a maze. Interesting.