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Why is it called Beantown anyway?

Well I just returned from a scientific conference in Boston late last night and my eyes feel like they’ve been slapped with stinging nettles. So tired. 838 more words


HPV: Anyone who is anyone has got it!

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is something that I studied in depth for my final year of my biology degree. Why HPV? Well, currently 80% of the population… 478 more words


Why Hummingbirds Have A Sweet Tooth See why hummingbirds have a...

Why Hummingbirds Have A Sweet Tooth

See why hummingbirds have a hankering for the sweet stuff. More information on this story at http://www.insidescience.org/content/why-hummingbirds-have-sweet-tooth/2691

By: Inside Science…

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Targeting Cancer Cell Metabolism

From Nature Video

Cancer cells are hungry. To feed their rapid growth and division, their metabolism changes. Moreover, they use sugar (glucose) in a different way to normal cells. 33 more words


New butterfly species discovered, on 1 April :)

This video is called Metamorphosis: The Beauty & Design of Butterflies.

From the Twitter account of Butterfly Conservation in Britain today:

New butterfly ‘Aprilis follis’ has been discovered.

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GIS For Biologists: Tip #5 - Adding An Existing Data Layer To A GIS Project

Once you have set the projection/coordinate system of your GIS project, you can think about adding data layers to it. Almost all GIS software packages allow you to add data layers in a similar way, but for this video, QGIS is used to show how to add an existing data layer to your GIS project. 105 more words