Spiderbaby's Tunnel of Goats

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Hello World!

Originally from the UK, I now live in the north of Sweden with Crickson

We are scientists :)

I also knit, bake and play the recorder, but not all at once.

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Science resources:

Want to find out about proteins? Try this for starters - RCSB Protein data bank: Molecule of the Month in alphabetical order


Want to find out what is known about any particular gene? Here's a good place to start. - Entrez Gene This is probably my favourite starting point for finding out about a new gene of interest and has handy links to most of the references and sequence information.


Want to find a piece of peer-reviewed scientific research? Want to check the references from an article, or look up the publication record of an expert quoted in a newspaper or blog piece? Try this database. It will give you the abstract (outline) of every paper and will link to the full thing and tell you which articles are free and open-access. - NCBI's PubMed All newly published research is quickly added to this site.


Want to be able to decode DNA? This is how DNA codes for protein, and is, to my eyes, a thing of beauty. - The Genetic Code (presented here as RNA. For DNA, simply replace the U's with T's (Uracil with Thymine)).


And for geeks who need to get out more :) - The PCR Song and another PCR song


Good for your brain: - Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog

It's the little things that keep you going...


Lucia
At last! Welcome home Lucia :)
About Lucia
Lucia a miscarriage of justice. English translation
Lucia. Other relevant links can be found here
Lucia De Berk - Out but not free - update from Dhamaka
English translation of original (Dutch) site here

Buglife: About Buglife


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Clinging to the frozen shores

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Ice on Mars?

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Or sepia Lake Superior, with the intrepid Crickson out on the ice. He went a lot further out than I dared (one polar bear dive is quite enough for me). :)

The finished result!

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The alien on the right was mostly my attempt at carving. Not bad for a first try :)

Building our one-nighter

8 hours in the freezing cold, shovelling, making slush, building, carving and ironing! This was our community effort at the all-nighter ice sculpture.
Temperature was -14F or thereabouts, I lost track how many times I lost my fingers and toes! Was great fun :)

Winter Carnival ice sculptures -4 (details)

And just a little bit more...

Winter Carnival ice sculptures -3

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And a bit more...

Winter Carnival ice sculptures -2

More from the winter carnival. See a collection of aliens playing ice hockey, etc. :)

Winter Carnival ice sculptures -1

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This year's theme for winter carnival was: A Frigid Place Gets A Blast From Outer Space.
Cue ice sculptures of aliens and space travel-related things. There were 2 competitions running: the month-long sculptures and the one-night statues. I think you can tell which ones too a month! The work involved is quite incredible.