Microdiesel: microbiology and sustainable science

February 12, 2007

Biodieseli-Science is pretty big on sustainability these days, so I thought this post about the drawbacks of biodiesel and a possible microbiological solution might be of some interest.

And if you’re not convinced of the need to combat climate change, maybe this video from the Blue Man Group might help:


A new breed of fear

January 10, 2007

Via CanuckHockeygirl

Black Sheep

Help PBS pick a new science show

January 8, 2007

Courtesy of Scott McNulty @ TUAW:

PBS is in need of a new science show, and they have a conundrum on their hands. They need one new science show, and they have three pilots for science shows. What’s a non-profit network to do? Why, make all three shows available for free on iTunes (and other places) and let the viewers choose which one will make it into full pledge series-dom. The three shows are (all iTunes Store links):

Watch them, and let PBS know which one is the best.

GENIE – Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence

December 4, 2006

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What would you do if someone gave you £4.65 million (that’s over US$9 million) to spend on genetics education? Well, you’d have a party of course! This party was to celebrate the official opening of the GENIE Centre of Excellence for teaching and learning at the University of Leicester. GENIE stands for Genetics Education Networking for Innovation and Excellence. There were the usual refreshments, and a few few short speeches. But mostly, we got to play with giant DNA, and have a good look at all the education and outreach materials GENIE has already produced.