Probably many of you know about the Open Lab anthology of the best science writing on blogs. Even if you know about the anthology, you may have forgotten that the annual submission deadline is looming large: 1 December 2009 is your last chance to nominate posts.
“We’re going to have some problems getting this under the microscope...”
There are just times you’d like to be a fly on the wall when certain science projects are being planned. I can’t quite imagine the conversations that led up to this paper. “Let’s look at the brain of the biggest fish in the world.” (I suppose the fish start small and… Continue
Added by Zen Faulkes on November 9, 2009 at 9:00am —
In case anyone else is interested (or as geeky as I am). Here is a very simple protocol for making a paperweight (etc) with an extra brain that is not going to be used for research. I will upload some pictures so that you can see what they look like when they are finished.
Materials: brain, 100% ethanol, clear casting resin and hardener (available at most hardware stores), mold (can be any shape you like or you could make your own – I used plastic rectangular molds used for… Continue