from Phenomena

Your Inner Lions: Get to Know Your Virome

There is something about the legged phages that epitomizes the alien nature of viruses. One phage is a must. Your Inner Lions: Get to Know Your Virome' by Carl Zimmer. ("It’s really a virus, not a lunar lander.")

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from the Guardian

Fancier pigeons – in pictures

jacobin pigeon original article- http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/02/05/science/pigeon-grid.html#index

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from the Guardian

What lurks beneath a scientist's lab coat?

from Phenomena

The Tangled Bank 2.0, Ready For Pre-Order

Ambulocetus. Whale ancestor. How cool is that? (from the Tangled Bank, by Carl Zimmer)

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from the Guardian

Genomes project publishes inventory of human genetic variation

DNA sequences made freely available by the 1,000 Genomes Project will be used to uncover the genetic roots of disease

from Laughing Squid

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining Where Genes and Gene Mutations Come From

How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? The Arctic pole is located in the Northern Hemisphere within the deep Arctic Ocean, while the Antarctic pole is s...

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Allergies:For now, however, Medzhitov would just be happy to get people to stop seeing allergies as a disease, despite the misery they cause. “You’re sneezing to protect yourself. The fact that you don’t like the sneezing, that’s tough luck,” he said, with a slight shrug. “Evolution doesn’t care how you feel.”

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from Brain Pickings

Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds

A weird and wonderful almanac of the lovable geeks who immortalized passion for science on their living flesh from a celebrated writer

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