Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

Buzzwords Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. Recommended Listening DNA Barcodes – Earthsky JUNK DNA DNA and Teeth Ancient DNA extraction from bones and teeth DNA used to identify ancient plagues Celebrations April 25 DNA Day Twitter @DNADigest CRISPR …

Science

Poster Science = The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment World Science Day for Peace and Development (November 10) highlights the important role that science has in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. Embedded …

Dark Skies

Buzzwords Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key Links darksitefinder.com darksky.org Facebook @IDADarkSky @haysnightsky 2020 Want to protect the dark? Become a citizen scientist! Join the 2020 @GLOBEatNight campaign to help us better understand how #lightpollution impacts …

Biotweeps

Logo One of our favorite accounts on Twitter. A gift to biodiversity and biology fans around the globe What it is: Biotweeps is a curated Twitter account — @biotweeps — featuring a different biologist every week. The project is organised by Anthony Caravaggi (http://www.arcaravaggi.co.uk) and Carina Gsottbauer. You can post questions or give feedback by …

Conacyt

Logo Science fans, check out Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) – http://www.conacyt.gob.mx – is a Mexican institution in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters, and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies. Key Links http://www.conacyt.gob.mx Comunicados de prensa @Conacyt_MX Hashtag: …

Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior (2018)

Cover Reading this week: Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2018/12/science-under-siege-at-department-of-interior-full-report.pdf Press Release WASHINGTON (December 4, 2018)—Scientific studies canceled. A chilling effect on discussion of climate change.  Thousands of acres of public lands opened to polluting industries. It all happened on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s watch. The damage Zinke has inflicted could …

New Scientist

Elsewhere on the Web Key Links https://www.newscientist.com @newscientist Headlines https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931972-600-we-thought-the-incas-couldnt-write-these-knots-change-everything Twitter Tweets by newscientist Planeta.com Science #SciComm

Senescence

Buzzwords Senescence = the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics Also see: cellular senescence https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswqtz Elsewhere on the Web Key aspects of human cell ageing reversed by new compounds – The breakthrough could be “basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs.” Wikipedia Senescence Planeta Biology