A beautiful website for ISS-based biology experiments.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
A free PDF download from NASA on all things SETI, specifically the challenges of interspecies interstellar communication.
I’ve linked to this before, but with the death of Iain M Banks it’s worth re-reading this fascinating insight into The Culture, one of science fictions’s few realistic utopias.
The brief mention here of The Culture’s attitude to death is apt:
Philosophy, again; death is regarded as part of life, and nothing, including the universe, lasts forever. It is seen as bad manners to try and pretend that death is somehow not natural; instead death is seen as giving shape to life.
I, for one, welcome our slime mould overlords.
The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.
Brilliant little magnetic cuddly nucleobases from Jun. You get all four bases to combine to your heart’s content: cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine — take that, Pokémon.
This is a superb talk by Mark Lynas who once spearheaded the anti-GM movement, and who has now completely changed his stance on genetically-modified crops. Why? Science.
You are more likely to get hit by an asteroid than to get hurt by GM food. More to the point, people have died from choosing organic, but no-one has died from eating GM.
With magnetic hydrogen bonds!
A tour of the Global Seed Bank in Svalbard.
Design fictional biohacking.
Matt Ridley's new book sounds like a corker.
A brilliant braindump by Matt Webb examining the weave of the Web and the nature of reality. Set aside some time to soak this up.
Sad, sad blobfish. Freaky, freaky aye-aye.
A blog devoted entirely to reshelving books in their correct categories in bookstores, specifically the science and religion categories. I approve.
Brilliant! I need to get some sticker paper so I can print out this picture and put it on my laptop.