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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...

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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life on the bike-path

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Came across this little guy and a local cat having a 'discussion' which the
snake wasn't enjoying too much by the sounds of things. Skillfully aided by
a passing cyclist the snake was persuaded back into the cemetery where it
was much less likely to be run over by bikes or harassed by cats. It looks
like some sort of garter snake.

8th May 2008, 19:14   | tags:,,

Jane Doe says:

Hee! first I thought it was a snake, then I thought don't be silly, it's a rubber-band. NowI realise it was a snake all the time

8th May 2008, 19:17

nige says:


8th May 2008, 19:32

Oh, cool. Are there a lot of snakes around RI then?

8th May 2008, 20:04

Geodyne says:

Aw, poor little snake. What a cutie.

8th May 2008, 20:57


8th May 2008, 22:13

Dhamaka says:

nice colours

8th May 2008, 22:14

JokerXL says:

I thought rubber band too, from the thumbnail.
Not poisonous? Could it swallow a cat? Whole? A kitten?

9th May 2008, 08:59

swamprose says:

harmless garter snake, probably trying to warm up on the pavement.

think the only dangerous snakes are out west, rattlers.

s'baby--I am so enjoying your 'discovery' of north american flora and fauna.

9th May 2008, 13:18

Viv says:

nice story

9th May 2008, 16:00

Spiderbaby says:

RAB - there's at least one snake in RI based on my observations, though I have heard reports of others from other cycle path users.

Pretty sure it's not poisonous, not very frightening, just another unusual (for me at least) animal for the (photographic) collection. It would have great difficulty swallowing a cat I'm sure, it would have to be seriously determined!

At first it wasn't obvious what the cat was playing with, rubber band looks about right. It curls up very small as it is only a thin snake but can stretch out to a couple of feet long.

Swamprose - you're right. It was probably having a nice little bask in the sun before it was so rudely disturbed. At least it didn't get eaten or run over that time.

9th May 2008, 22:33

FilbertFox says:

bet it could swallow Maya - good job she didn't accompnay Rebus on his sightseeing

19th May 2008, 12:31

Caine says:

Hurray for snake rescue! Wonderful shot.

20th May 2008, 02:57