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.
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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.
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“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.”
Good fun was had by all celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts, and Mathematics here at Mitchell today…
Here are three of our General Chemistry students
proudly displaying their research posters:
image credits: Amanda Clifton & Amy Naylor Joye
What does food have to do with land use?
Do health and agriculture impact each other?
How are farming and food choices related?
These topics are all linked inextricably together, of course.
How can policy decisions reflect the interconnectedness of
land planning, land use, environmental well being, stewardship,
sustainable farming, economic fairness, human health and more?
Share your thoughts and touch base with others
during a TweetChat Wednesday, December 3.
Hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, this event features
Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and Ricardo Salvador, and
your questions and ideas. Tune in Wed 12/3 at 3pm Eastern.
Speak Up. Listen and Learn. Take Part.