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Sara Anderson
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Attended University of Idaho
Lives in Mountain View, CA 94040
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Poor guy fell out of his tree, but she's safe at a rehab center now.  
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In an attempt to better understand exactly what happens as a bee grows from an egg into an adult insect, photographer Anand Varma teamed up with the bee lab at UC Davis to film the first three weeks of a bee's life in unprecedented detail, all condensed into a 60-second clip. The video above
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What's the deal with words that look to end with "ir" souding like "ish?"
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Thanks for this.  I just started the Duolingo module, and was totally in the dark.
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This barely warm, sunny Spring day calls for a quiche.  I admit I bought my crust, but still.  
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This is excellent.
 
Craig Venter - DARPA Keynote.

Very interesting 25 minute keynote talk by Craig Venter at a recent DARPA session. Informal and engaging, Venter weaves through the recent history, current status, and future directions of DNA sequencing, genomics, and synthetic biology.

You'll be surprised at the current capabilities of a very few organisations building out the edges of what is possible. Recall Gibson: The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed yet and project volumes, cost reduction, miniaturisation, maturation, and decentralisation. 

One of a number of highlights includes a working device able to read a specification and print out on demand DNA, RNA, proteins, etc, and which they have tried to wrap in security to prevent "printing" ebola for example. But this device already exists; it's only a matter of when, not if, you'll have a device in your home able to program and synthesise novel living systems, vaccines, and biomolecules. 

#syntheticbiology   #craigventer   #genomics  
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People seem unable to agree whether they smell like lilies or lilacs.  Definitely an L flower.
The squirmy buggers certainly aren't easy to find, but by some miracle of nature, a Latah County resident stumbled upon not one but three specimens...
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A group of Muslim school children in upstate New York has a heartbreaking question for a Tennessee man they have never met, but who haunts their dreams. In
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So I expected that I might one day be replaced by a robot, but never a rat.
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Our rats can detect cheerios... but that's about it. 

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After decades of societal indifference, Congress unanimously passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003. But the urgency behind that consensus has dissipated.
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This is my fave animal at Zoo Boise.  
 
Answer to yesterday's trivia - sloth bear! Though they are not actually related to sloths, sloth bears have similar claws that allow them to climb and even hang upside down from branches.
Sloth bears are omnivores and enjoy fruit, insects, eggs, honey, flowers, and more. When looking for insects they use their thick claws to rip apart termite mounds, trees, and old logs. They have a large gap between their front teeth that allows them to suck up insects like a vacuum.
Want to see those vacuum skills in action? Check out the Intermountain Eye Centers Sloth Bear Encounter daily from 10:30-11:30am. For only $3.00 you can feed these majestic creatures (from behind glass) and feel good knowing all the proceeds help to protect endangered species in the wild.
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    2009 - present
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Mountain View, CA 94040
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Boise, ID 83712
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de facto housewife, scientist at heart
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Idaho Democrat with a little bit of hope yet, Troy's Junior Miss 1999. I get to feed giraffes and a sloth bear.
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  • University of Idaho
    molecular biology and biochemistry, 2001 - 2004
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