Nice colors from my last separation (ether in the organic layer, copper sulfate as the inorganic)
Imma just let this sit here
Also, note that this technique (CRISPR/Cas9) is not a part of our immune system, as the article above says - it’s derived from a species of bacteria.
A group of scientists say they might have found a way to detect if alien life exists on faraway planets. First, however, they’ll have to find out if extraterrestrials pollute as much as the inhabitants of Earth.
The crux of a paper published in the latest edition of the Astrophysical Journal Letters relies on the theory that, should aliens exist, then perhaps they could be discovered here on Earth by using a high-tech telescope able to monitor space for certain gasses expected to be emitted by distant civilizations.
The chicken project
Welsh designer Kieren Jones explains how he constructed a miniature factory to transform the uneaten parts of a chicken into a gold leather flying jacket and a bone china eggcup and spoon.
Makes me re-evaluate the bones on my plate. Plus there’s a little bit of basic science behind the role of Calcium in bones if you watch the video (see source).
The Wankel engine cycle (or Rotary engine)
In the rare cases where actual psychological differences exist, they cannot be attributed to innate neurology alone. Everything in the brain is a combination of nature and nurture. Culture comes into play, which affects behavior, which then affects the brain. From birth (and even in the womb), a baby is labeled as a girl or boy and treated a certain way as a result. For example, a 2005 study of 386 birth announcements in Canadian newspapers showed that parents tend to say they’re “proud” when it’s a boy and “happy” when it’s a girl. Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biologist at Brown University, has shown that mothers talk to infant girls more than infant boys. This could partly explain why girls tend to have better language skills later on. “Some differences end up fairly entrenched in adult human beings,” Fausto-Sterling says. “But that doesn’t mean that you were born that way or that you were born destined to be that way.”
You know you’ve been working too long in the lab when….
Which one(s) are you guilty of?
#54… oh yeah! I love the stuff
#43 and I walked halfway to the train station with my lab coat on before I realized…
Not #25 though… aside from the fact that it wouldn’t taste that great being slightly acidic (pH is around 5) due to atmospheric carbon dioxide replacing any dissolved salts, it’s not good for you. If drinking too much regular water in a short amount of time can kill you through diluting the salts in your blood, deionized water is going to be much more effective at doing that.
Oh and you’d probably go blind from the traces of methanol in the absolute alcohol if you tried #19.
VIBRANT A flask contains monoacetyl ferrocene prepared by George Osbourn in an undergraduate chemistry lab at the University of Sheffield.
Credit: George Osbourn