After a few weeks back in the lab I seem to have little to show for it. My transgenic bacteria from last semester all seem to have succumbed to the cold, dry environment of our lab fridge so I’m starting somewhat from scratch at this point. I was able to save my original B. megaterium strain; though, so I haven’t been set back too far. Also, I’m going to work on a new method for preserving my stocks in a colder freezer, so this lesson might have saved me from losing future (and more important) work.
On another science front, I used my time over winter break to write a few articles pertaining to science for my old friends over at GeeksAreSexy.net. Here’s a list:
- Sea Slug Blurs the Plant and Animal Kingdoms
- Science is Sexy: Why Do We Get Sick More in the Wintertime?
- Science Is Sexy: How Do Vaccines Work and Are They Dangerous?
Some of the articles got rather nasty comments, so it wasn’t the greatest ego booster, but I think readers sometimes expect everything they see nowadays to become comprehensive and include every possible detail. It seems like sometimes there’s no space between layman and expert anymore.
With more paid articles came more ways to promote my blog and my Twitter account. For that reason I actually started POSTING again to said Twitter account. Feel free to follow me if you aren’t already via the Twitter tab on the right.
Lastly, I haven’t mentioned the great art of magic on here in quite a while, but after a bit of a hiatus and a period of only doing the same tricks over and over, I have started working on some new material. In fact, I recently started actively routining my effects to flow easily from one to another (less “what should we do next” in the future I hope). The newest effect I’m working on at the moment is very challenging and requires a lot from me. But I hope in a few weeks to be able to debut it for you all!
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