Monthly Archives: October 2013

Unidentified Lepidopterans

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250 Angstroms. Keep your books.

How long is the adenovirus fiber shaft? Internet: 1 hour of clicking through primary literature: nothing.  Lots of mentions of protein sizes, number of repeats, sizes in base pairs, but very little mention of how long the damn structure is. … Continue reading

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Dolichovespula maculata

Formerly trapped in our window

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In orbit around the Sun

There is a magical period of time during sunrise when you are still in the moments before it, but up above it has already happened.  Proof that the Earth is deliciously curved. This is when it’s rotation feels more obvious to … Continue reading

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Vultures: our best defense against the damned geese

Browsing Promed-mail this morning I saw an article documenting some botulism duck die offs in Idaho, and that led to something really cool (IMHO).  You can always tell when I am avoiding work or a stressful situation – tunneling through literature … Continue reading

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