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


Early Music

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More mysterious carvings

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Mostly Green Men and guys with horns (Moses?/Abraham? I'm a bit rusty on my 'how biblical figures were depicted in medieval carvings')

factotum says:

That must be Moses with the horns and the tablets, delivering the Ten Commandments. I also like the bottom one with someone holding a giant (peanut? or bone? )
I'm enjoying this series of photographs.

20th Jan 2007, 14:51

Spiderbaby says:

Ah Moses makes sense now :) Thanks!

I think in the bottom one it's supposed to be an angel playing some kind of musical instrument. Perhaps a kind of oud? Around the other side of this column there were various musical angels but I was trying to get the skull with something coming out of it's mouth (to the right of the guy with the peanut). So many carvings :) Crickson got some really good pictures with his proper camera.

20th Jan 2007, 15:48

factotumNLI says:

oh o.k. A musical instrument makes more sense than a giant peanut.

20th Jan 2007, 17:01

Spiderbaby says:

Oh I don't know. There's one window that they're convinced is surrounded by maize/corn heads, discovered on a pre-Columbus visit to North America by the grandfather of the guy wot built the chapel. So, maybe, giant musical peanuts were commonplace in olden times.

Hopefully Crickson will post some of his pictures soon - he got some really good ones :)

20th Jan 2007, 18:24

MaggieD says:

I, too, am enjoying this series .... I like the 3rd one, it looks to me like he has his chin resting on his hand and a 'I can't be bothered to grimace' look on his face ....

20th Jan 2007, 18:25

Spiderbaby says:

Maggie, you're right. He has a very amiable face - quite smiley in fact :)

20th Jan 2007, 18:27

Caine says:

Great series. I think I prefer to think of them all as gargoyles. ;D

25th Jan 2007, 05:35