11 September 2009

Darwin Corn Maze

I visited Mike's Corn Maze in Sunderland, MA last year and had a lot of fun, so I checked to see what the theme of the maze is this year. To my delight, it's a Charles Darwin corn maze in celebration of his 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species! I can't wait to visit, too bad its raining this weekend. Learn more about this year's maze on their website, and if you're in the area, I promise a good time.


09 September 2009

Punnett Squares

This comic from xkcd made me giggle. While I haven't physically drawn out punnett squares, I do admit to thinking about the chances my potential offspring have of inheriting certain traits.


08 September 2009

Meet the Elements

I've been looking forward to They Might Be Giant's new album, "Here Comes Science" because I'm always on the lookout for songs about biology. Well my wait is over, below is a very cute video for their song "Meet the Elements" and if that isn't enough, you can listen/watch another video for the song "Science is real" on Amazon.


06 September 2009

Glass microbiology

Artist Luke Jerram has made some stunning glass sculptures/models of viruses: smallpox, HIV, SARS. Or if bacteria are more your speed, he has an E. coli sculpture as well. Below is a picture of his swine flu sculpture and you can view all of them on his site.
(Via The Loom)