Category Archives: Science
As someone with allergies, I hate pollen. I even hate it on my car. So that I can focus my hatred, I love this picture. These are the culprits. Pictures of pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower, morning glory, hollyhock, lily, primrose, and castor bean. The image is magnified some x500, so the bean shaped grain in the bottom left corner is about 50 μm long. Scanning Electron Microscope images have a characteristic three-dimensional appearance.
From the New York Times
In a surprising advance that could sidestep the ethical debates surrounding stem cell biology, researchers have come much closer to a major goal of regenerative medicine, the conversion of a patient’s cells into specialized tissues that might replace those lost to disease.
The advance is an easy-to-use technique for reprogramming a skin cell of a mouse back to the embryonic state. Embryonic cells can be induced in the laboratory to develop into many of the body’s major tissues. Continue reading
This innovative restaurant is the first of its kind in the world, and is part of a US $5 million re-build of Rangalifinolhu Island, one of the twin islands that make up Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. There is some joke about “see” food here, but I’m not sure how to word it. Pretty spectacular views I guess when the sun is still up. A little dark at night. Inventive for sure.