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common heritage…

Have you heard about the recent study finding that DNA from humans and yeast remain strikingly similar, despite divergent evolution over the past billion years?

“It’s a beautiful demonstration of the common heritage of all living things — to be able to take DNA from a human and replace the matching DNA in a yeast cell and have it successfully support the life of the cell.”  Edward Marcotte and Aashiq Kachroo led the way at the University of Texas at Austin in discovering that many yeast genes could be replaced with human genes, and the organisms would continue to function.

Some of our genes can work in these yeast cells.image credit: Science.com


How sweet it is to be finished with finals!

lavender and chairCongratulations on finishing the term.
Wishing all of you the very best in your next adventures.

image credit: hypnofacials.com

great and noble…

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.”
Helen Keller


image credit: helenkellerfoundation.org

full height…

“The holy life cannot work without joy. 
It’s as if it were yeast in bread. 
Without joy the holy life cannot rise to its full height. 
So enjoy every moment and especially the effort.”
Ayya Khema

image credit: Amy Naylor Joye


Star Talk is back!  The wonderful Neil Degrasse Tyson hosts
an hour that blends science with pop culture, entertainment, and more.


Check out an intriguing list of guests for the coming season:

The program airs on the National Geographic channel at 11pm ET,
starting tonight 4/20 with George Takei, who turns 78 years old today.

fyi Star Talk Radio podcasts are available at SiriusXM, iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and TuneIn.

image credit: scienceblogs.com


“You can tell world-class scientists from the run-of-the-mill investigators
by the speed with which they recognize that they are heading
into a blind alley.  Blind alleys and garden paths heading nowhere
are the principal hazards in research.”

Lewis Thomas


“Compassion means
that if I see my friend and my enemy
in equal need,
I shall help them both equally.
Justice demands
that we seek
and find the stranger,
the broken, the prisoner
and comfort them
and offer them our help.”

Mechtild of Magdeburg

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