How a molecular biologist proposes! So cute.
DNA amplified to different sized fragments via the polymerase chain reaction, and then seperated by size on a gel. This isn’t that hard actually. I just got a Valentine’s Day idea for my lady :) Time to design some romantic DNA.
I think more people should get creative with their science, no?
(via a very awesome person who uploaded this to imgur and should be married forever)
EDIT: The guy who made this went on Reddit on explained how he did it! Check it out.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.Roald Dahl (via larmoyante)
October 2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library
1. “The Savage Detectives,” by Roberto Bolaño 2. “Wolf Hall,” by Hilary Mantel 3. “The Talmud” 4. “Utopia,” by Thomas More 5. “How to Be Black,” by Baratunde Thurston 6. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” by Ken Kesey 7. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J.K. Rowling 8. “Notes from the Underground,” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9. “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” by Harriet Jacobs 10. “Choke,” by Chuck Palahniuk
I wish a safe, speedy, and spirited recovery for my beloved NYC! Limited subway service is returning tomorrow, thanks to the amazing efforts of the MTA. Here is the MTA flickr feed for a look at what they are dealing with post hurricane Sandy.
…people can be very intuitive about one thing (say, medical practice, or chess playing) and just as clueless as the average person about pretty much everything else. Moreover, intuitions get better with practice — especially with a lot of practice — because at bottom intuition is about the brain’s ability to pick up on certain recurring patterns; the more we are exposed to a particular domain of activity the more familiar we become with the relevant patterns (medical charts, positions of chess pieces), and the more and faster our brains generate heuristic solutions to the problem we happen to be facing within that domain
Massimo Pigliucci, on why there’s no such thing as total, natural “intuition”, and how we can actually train ourselves to be better … intuiters?
Is that a word?
Check out more: The Science of What We Call “Intuition” from Brain Pickings