The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 Reviewed: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/ On October 4th 1951 an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks died in John Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore, finally succumbing to multiple tumours which had metastasized from her cervical cancer. Despite her death, the contribution she has made indirectly to modern science continues […]

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Life Ascending

  Reviewed: ‘Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution’ by Nick Lane In October 2010, the Royal Society Prize for Science Books went to Nick Lane for his book ‘Life Ascending’, so it only seemed appropriate to give it a read and see what all the fuss was about. Thankfully it won’t be the […]

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Now Wash Your Hands

Now you can wash WITH bacteria!  Cleaner Science an Etsy store (like eBay but entirely for individual shops hand-made goods) selling Petri dish soaps inspired by bacterial physiology: the growth medium, colony morphology, growth patterns, and color changes on any particular medium are taken into account for each bacterial species represented in the full range of soaps.  Cleaner Science is owned […]

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