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I Read This On The Internet – One of a Kind

This is a really lovely story focusing specifically on the struggles a young family has in getting a diagnosis for their son with an incredibly rare genetic disorder, and more broadly on the way that social media and informed families are … Continue reading

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CTIFOTI – Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Watch this awesome talk from science writer Ed Yong on TED about the ways in which parasites manipulate their hosts. He brings up the very scary and very cool question: what parasites might be controlling us? (Clicking on the image will … Continue reading

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Gravity, 2013

  These pictures do not do justice to the beauty of this film. The visuals and score are breathtaking, and I’m only upset that we didn’t get to see it on the big screen in 3D. Starring Sandra Bullock and … Continue reading

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I read this on the internet – The Mind Readers

A very interesting piece on the science of consciousness, raising the age-old and yet-to-be-solved questions: what is the difference between life and death? what is consciousness? Click on the picture below to read about the research being done for individuals … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton book reviews

I’ve been on a Michael Crichton kick lately, and thought I’d group all my reviews together (except for Congo, which I read a couple of months ago.)  To continue with the man vs. nature theme: Sphere – a pretty fast paced, some times … Continue reading

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Congo, by Michael Crichton

Clocking in about 5 times as good as the movie, Congo, my latest Michael Crichton reread, was a pretty entertaining novel. A super evil data mining (maybe? that was sort of unclear) company that wants a special kind of boron … Continue reading

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Elephants

(h/t Shakesville) A few weeks ago, my friend Abby tweeted this article on elephants (it’s very good, if you are interested in animal intelligence and research). I’m not on twitter, but she has a running feed on her blog that … Continue reading

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