Spiderbaby's Tunnel of Goats

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Hello World!

Originally from the UK, I now live in the north of Sweden with Crickson

We are scientists :)

I also knit, bake and play the recorder, but not all at once.

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Science resources:

Want to find out about proteins? Try this for starters - RCSB Protein data bank: Molecule of the Month in alphabetical order


Want to find out what is known about any particular gene? Here's a good place to start. - Entrez Gene This is probably my favourite starting point for finding out about a new gene of interest and has handy links to most of the references and sequence information.


Want to find a piece of peer-reviewed scientific research? Want to check the references from an article, or look up the publication record of an expert quoted in a newspaper or blog piece? Try this database. It will give you the abstract (outline) of every paper and will link to the full thing and tell you which articles are free and open-access. - NCBI's PubMed All newly published research is quickly added to this site.


Want to be able to decode DNA? This is how DNA codes for protein, and is, to my eyes, a thing of beauty. - The Genetic Code (presented here as RNA. For DNA, simply replace the U's with T's (Uracil with Thymine)).


And for geeks who need to get out more :) - The PCR Song and another PCR song


Good for your brain: - Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog

It's the little things that keep you going...


Lucia
At last! Welcome home Lucia :)
About Lucia
Lucia a miscarriage of justice. English translation
Lucia. Other relevant links can be found here
Lucia De Berk - Out but not free - update from Dhamaka
English translation of original (Dutch) site here

Buglife: About Buglife


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While Crickson's away I will be mostly...

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...and knitting :)
2nd Aug 2009, 01:18   | tags:

hildegard says:

There's a complete Flumps DVD? Joy.
You look to have planned well for this trip of his. :)

2nd Aug 2009, 02:07

Spiderbaby says:

It is currently incredibly cheap on Amazon UK too!

I will be doing lots of work stuff too (honest) :)

2nd Aug 2009, 02:13

Viv says:

Oh that reminds me of an unfinished project I have something you will like :) Must finish it!

2nd Aug 2009, 02:40

Spiderbaby says:

A knitted flump with a mug of tea perhaps? :)

2nd Aug 2009, 02:48

Dhamaka says:

Have fun

I quite enjoy Ben Goldacre, will be interested to see what you think

2nd Aug 2009, 07:45

Viv says:

nice try

2nd Aug 2009, 08:55

Puddikat says:

I love The Flumps, very jealous. I must look for my Mr Benn dvd for consolation.

2nd Aug 2009, 10:04

nige says:

the flumps! i liked pootle.

2nd Aug 2009, 10:28

Euphro says:

The Flumps are very popular in our house :D

2nd Aug 2009, 10:33

Puddikat says:

Me too Nige.

2nd Aug 2009, 10:33

Caine says:

Tea & books. Good for body and mind. Ben Goldacre's book is terrific.

2nd Aug 2009, 13:52

MaggieD says:

Well, I think you have yourself well sorted there, but I think I might add choccie biccies or cake to the mix :)

3rd Aug 2009, 18:27

Spiderbaby says:

The flumps are just the thing right now :)

I'm just over half way through the Ben Goldacre book and I wholeheartedly agree with Caine. I'm not usually one for reading factual books in my spare time but this is a real page-turner and very well put. Especially since now I am one of those people adding compounds x, y, and z to cells in a dish and (hopefully soon to be) reporting what happens in academic journals. It's terrifying the way research is presented/misrepresented by the media, 'gurus', drug companies, even well- meaning but wrong people and plain old bad scientists.

I bought an extra copy as a leaving present for my project student.

Thanks Maggie! Chocolate digestives, courtesy of Poppet, now being dunked in tea :)

4th Aug 2009, 03:57

Wendle says:

Oh i could SO go for a cup of tea right now.

4th Aug 2009, 07:53

FilbertFox says:

don't you go giving me any of that Yorkshire rubbish when i come avisiting!

8th Aug 2009, 14:49

Spiderbaby says:

If tha wants owt else tha'll ave t' bring it thisen! :)

11th Aug 2009, 18:31

crickson says:

I bet you didn't even miss me : (

11th Aug 2009, 19:23

Spiderbaby says:

Oh I did. I really did! Honest :)
Don't worry, you can watch flumps too.

11th Aug 2009, 20:29

Poppet says:

You still have chocolate digestives left! No wonder you are both so skinny :-)

18th Aug 2009, 08:37

Viv says:

:)

18th Aug 2009, 10:16