I’ve been in writing over-drive as I realized that indeed, the more I write, the more views I get. Now I know that there’s a lot of you reading (thanks WordPress stats!) but many of you seem to be the strong and silent type. I would encourage everyone to leave comments if they have a question, suggestions, or just want to call bs on something I write.
Interesting stories from the past few days in science:
- You can’t seem to leave the house the last few weeks without hearing about a new feat in stem cell technology. Most recently, Nature published a paper which describes the transformation of skin cells into blood cells without the need of first passing through a stem cell state. Crazy stuff – see a summary from Nature News here.
- If you haven’t heard about the Rockstars of Science initiative yet, check it out! This campaign paired leading scientists with big name musicians in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of science to the public. Interesting new idea, check it out in GQ’s December “Men of the Year” issue and read about it on The Intersection.
- It’s one of those eternal life mysteries you always wondered about… well here it is, the physics of cat lapping milk from Wired!
I have a few ideas in the works for blogs: look for a piece on rodent anesthesia coming up and also a few fish stories. I’ve managed to find a few newsletter articles that I’ve done as well and may repost them here.