Inside the Cell
Animations showing the inner workings of a living cell often look mechanistic, almost like a little assembly line. The reality is quite different. Cells are just packed full of proteins and near random activity. Science writer Carl Zimmer described it as “barely constrained randomness.” The BioVisions group at Harvard have put together this update to their previous Inside the Cell video to let you see what it is really like.
A feature I like at some of the blogsthat I read is an occasional post with links to articles they’ve read but have nothing much to say about. It seems a waste to put each on in its own post. I’d like to automate it too, so that I could just bookmark something on Delicious with a specific tag and have it auto-posted here. There are WordPress plugins that do that but they want to create a separate post for each link, which is exactly what I’m trying to avoid.
Oh well, for now, here is a manual link roundup from the last few days.