Monthly Archives: February 2011

Beautiful science images – Wellcome Image Awards 2011

Yesterday, Wellcome Images have announced their winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2011. The award is meant to highlight 21 of the most beautiful images acquired by the Wellcome Images picture library over the last 16 months. View the gallery … Continue reading

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What has science done for you?

came across this on xkcd during some late night procrastination yesterday: one of the many reasons why science is so cool. It saves lifes.

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Optogenetics – The Nature Method of the Year 2010

Since 2007 the highly prestigious peer-reviewed journal Nature Methods annually crowns a “method of the year” to give credit to the most remarkable new method that had a wide-ranging impact on the scientific community in the respective year. For 2010 … Continue reading

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The most beautiful experiment in biology – The Meselson-Stahl experiment

Here is the example of scientific beauty I promised last week. Most people will agree right away that the Mona Lisa is a great painting. You don’t need to study it in depth to realize that, though it might be … Continue reading

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