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...

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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Yesterday we learned how to count horseshoe crabs for a monitoring program run by Save the Bay. I'd never seen a live one before - they are truly fascinating creatures which are equally fascinated by black rubber boots!

mutual fascination

24th May 2009, 20:57

Jane Doe says:

They give me the creeps!

24th May 2009, 21:34

Spiderbaby says:

JD - I know they look a bit freaky but they're really quite sweet! They are harmless, they live off detritus, their claws don't pinch you (I tried, and they don't), their spiky tails are used for steering and flipping themselves over if they get turned on their backs. If you tread on them you would hurt your foot but the crab would come off far worse.

They mind their own business and look like they come from space! How can you not love that :)

24th May 2009, 21:49

Euphro says:

I'd love to see these in the flesh. They have copper-based blood, just like Mr Spock, and are the closest living descendents of the trilobites :)

24th May 2009, 23:46

factotum says:

I love horseshoe crabs. Even little kids can capture them, poor things.

25th May 2009, 01:05

FilbertFox says:

"They mind their own business and look like they come from space!" Reader, I married him.

26th May 2009, 18:12

crickson says:

FFox> Ha ha! : )

26th May 2009, 18:34