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Optogenetics revisited – TEDtalks

After talking about all these great ideas on how to improve everyone’s cognitive toolkit on the Edge site, I am happy to write about something else again. It turns out to be in part about another great and inspiring site … Continue reading

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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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