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Post Doc Rhapsody

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-17-2013

Lab God

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-10-2013

Another great from the musical genius of Nathaniel Krefman.

What Jon Stewart Thinks of Science

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-04-2013

Very funny piece from a very funny man. Listener’s discretion is advised.

PhD Wild Ones

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-28-2013

Happy Thanksgiving America!

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-27-2013

It’s that time of year when we relax and give thanks for our nation, our family, our friends and our HUGE turkeys. Did you know that in the time of the pilgrims, turkeys only weighed up to 6 kg, yet today, male turkeys can weigh a whopping 36 kilos! That’s enormous, and it is all thanks to science and the process of natural selection.

Yet massive size has its drawbacks. Due to their over-bearing bulk, heavy male turkeys are unable to mate which poses a challenge for continuity of the species. That is one of the main reason that all American turkeys are produced by artificial insemination. Certainly not a job for anybody.

Watch this video to learn more.