Monthly Archives: July 2010

Weekend links

Here are some links of things I found interesting this week: From ScienceNews.org, Sadness response strengthens with age. In a recent study, people in their sixties felt sadder than people in their twenties did after viewing an emotionally distressing scene … Continue reading

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Saturday Sciuridae

I realize I’ve been quiet lately, but that’s just because there are big things going on off-screen right now. I hope to be back to my usual posting volume (and get back to talking about science as opposed to blathering … Continue reading

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The year to come

I have blogged before on the transition into grad school and my progress in the past year, but this month’s Scientiae is about looking in the future to the year to come. This coming year is going to be pretty … Continue reading

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Birthday cat and lab stuff.

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday. I had a big day full of thesising, teaching Undergrad T how to filter his samples, cleaning grime off of the evaporimeter (Labmate J swears by toothpaste for this job, but I didn’t have … Continue reading

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New and exciting things

It has already been an exciting day at casa mia, and as of this typing it isn’t even noon yet. We’ll gloss over the bit where at 7am I felt like I was gonna hurl and then had a minor … Continue reading

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Caloric restriction as a treatment for malignant brain tumors

Caloric restriction (CR), which is significantly limiting the intake of food, has been known to increase lifespan and have a reducing effect on non-invasive tumors. CR limits blood glucose levels and forces the body to dip into its fat reserves … Continue reading

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Photo: giant rats!

ScienceDaily reports on an archeological excavation of ¬†eight rat species weighing over a kilogram. One of the rat species weighed over SIX kilograms. Above is one partially intact skull compared to the skull of a normal black rat. This isn’t … Continue reading

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