Spiderbaby's Tunnel of Goats

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Hello World!

Originally from the UK, I now live in the north of Sweden with Crickson

We are scientists :)

I also knit, bake and play the recorder, but not all at once.

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Science resources:

Want to find out about proteins? Try this for starters - RCSB Protein data bank: Molecule of the Month in alphabetical order

Want to find out what is known about any particular gene? Here's a good place to start. - Entrez Gene This is probably my favourite starting point for finding out about a new gene of interest and has handy links to most of the references and sequence information.

Want to find a piece of peer-reviewed scientific research? Want to check the references from an article, or look up the publication record of an expert quoted in a newspaper or blog piece? Try this database. It will give you the abstract (outline) of every paper and will link to the full thing and tell you which articles are free and open-access. - NCBI's PubMed All newly published research is quickly added to this site.

Want to be able to decode DNA? This is how DNA codes for protein, and is, to my eyes, a thing of beauty. - The Genetic Code (presented here as RNA. For DNA, simply replace the U's with T's (Uracil with Thymine)).

And for geeks who need to get out more :) - The PCR Song and another PCR song

Good for your brain: - Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog

It's the little things that keep you going...

At last! Welcome home Lucia :)
About Lucia
Lucia a miscarriage of justice. English translation
Lucia. Other relevant links can be found here
Lucia De Berk - Out but not free - update from Dhamaka
English translation of original (Dutch) site here

Buglife: About Buglife

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Stamp sand skeletons

Stamp sands oasis

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A start at reclamation here, where soil from somewhere else has been taken
down onto the toxic stamp sands. You can clearly see where the growing
things stop.

Stamp sands at Gay

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Crushed rock desert. These sands are the remains of rocks crushed to extract
copper. They were originally dumped into lake Superior but they are kind of
toxic (mercury is one of the main contaminants) so these sands were dredged
out and dumped here. There are a few of these around up here, some are being
reclaimed by adding topsoil so that things will grow again.

Popular with quad-bikers though.

More highlights from Gay

I'm still speechless.

1 & 2) The Wizards of Gay
3) Amelia Earhart Returns (the years have not been kind)
4 & 5) Butchered chicken products (all to the tune of the Birdy Song, with dancing. It's still going round and round in my head)
6) Apparently it's a tick box straight choice between being a gun owner or a victim. Well I guess that makes me a victim then!

Some highlights from the Gay Parade

4th of July Gay Parade

I'm still not sure I can find the words to describe the parade in Gay, but
it was an experience!

Thimbleberry flower and guest

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I think this is a thimbleberry plant (*Rubus parviflorus*) but no ID on the
beetle yet.

unintentional black and white

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It was such a glorious day that I couldn't see the screen and so forgot I
was in black and white mode until it was too late. Just have to imagine lots
of blue sky and blue water :)