Archive | January, 2013

Fossil perspective on economic growth

A paper from a researcher at Fukushima University caught my eye recently. Not least because it was from that university, but also because the city was in the news again because of proposals to plant a wind farm off the coast there. Moreover, the paper is about how fossil fuels drive economic growth…multiple ironies I’d […]

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Shake it like a Polaroid picture

Hilarious round up of the #overlyhonestmethods hashtag meme on twitter from Mark Lorch: “It all started with a neuropharmacologist researcher and blogger called Leigh when she tweeted "incubation lasted three days because this is how long the undergrad forgot the experiment in the fridge #overlyhonestmethods". It didn’t take long for the hashtag to go viral. […]

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Chinese medicine yields secrets: Atomic mechanism of two-headed molecule derived from Chang Shan, a traditional chinese herb

The mysterious inner workings of Chang Shan  a Chinese herbal medicine used for thousands of years to treat fevers associated with malaria  have been uncovered thanks to a high-resolution structure solved at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). Described in the journal Nature this week, the structure shows in atomic detail how a two-headed compound derived from […]

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