Posting mobile photos like it’s 2005

I haven’t looked at my Lifeblog archive in a long time. Without the software, it’s just a deep tree of folders holding all sorts of media over many years. For some reason, last night, I took a peek, flipping through old photos and text messages from another time. Sigh, that Nokia is no more. But […]

An eye for success: Jobs tribute from thankful scientists

“The use of computers in science now may bring images of data-crunching parallel processing and Unix-inspired open-source collaborations, but there was a time when the cutting edge — at least for molecular scientists — was being able to draw a benzene ring digitally on screen. Jobs and Apple gave scientists the power to do that, […]

Rediscovering Bits of 1890s

“”Laurie Cox, a graduate student who works in the lab, held up the test tube with the 100-year-old bacterium. She explained that they can determine if the spores are alive by their growth, which should be visible within 24 hours. “I think it’s really interesting and amazing to be able to culture bacteria that’s over […]

Ancient DNA reveals secrets of human history : Nature News

“The past months have seen a swathe of discoveries, from details about when Neanderthals and humans interbred, to the important disease-fighting genes that humans now have as a result of those trysts.” Really nice article on the state of ancient DNA genomics. Really interesting and makes me imagine what the world was like with other […]

Take 10: Man-made wonders in New England –

“Resourcefulness runs a close second to thrift as a Yankee virtue, and New Englanders have been great builders for centuries. As modest folk, we rarely construct anything just for show, but we have managed some awe-inspiring creations in the name of practicality. “ Read this article…