Tag Archives: video

Ph.Diddy

10 Apr


Turn it up, dance, and giggle.
Via D&A Lab, a totally awesome blog that every science nerd should check out.

You Will Never See Mold The Same Way Again

5 Apr


This video is mind-blowing in it’s quality and dedication. Many of these molds take days or even weeks to grow, and all such organisms, due to their spore-forming nature, must be handled in a designated Class III lab. This wasn’t some bored dude in his kitchen, this was a person with access to a designated space and a great talent for videography.

Stars, As Viewed From International Space Station

27 Mar

The Stars as Viewed from the International Space Station.
Absolutely breathtaking. I could watch this again and again for hours.
The music is beautiful too.

From AJRCLIPS on Vimeo.

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Acoustic Focusing in Flow Cytometry

22 Mar

I will admit that I am a bit of a flow cytometry nerd. Our medical lab science program only has one graduate class so far, and it is in diagnostic flow cytometry. I begged the department head to let me take it, despite not having yet fulfilled my immunology requirement. I had taken the hematology class though, and flow cytometry is most commonly used in the medical lab to identify and monitor hematological diseases, so they decided to let me take it. I was ecstatic, and flow cytometry is still one of my favorite instrumentation methods. So this little video demonstrating acoustic focusing made my day.

A Biologist’s St. Patrick’s Day Song

17 Mar

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, fellow science nerds.

The Most Astounding Fact

12 Mar

Absolutely stunning.

Molecular Machines

11 Mar

I love this video, for so many reasons.
I love how he makes a point to talk about the importance of art in scientific research and education. Because of their tiny size, accurate artistic representation is the best tool science currently has to convey how molecule interact and behave.
I love how it gives one of the best scale perspectives of DNA and chromosomes that I’ve ever seen. Simply breathtaking.
And I love how he focuses on the specific fibers and signaling proteins, demonstrating how amazing our adorable little molecular machines are.
It’s a nine minute video, and worth every second of your time.
Enjoy!

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Address to Senate

10 Mar

You can also read the speech at the Hayden Planetarium website.

Lego Space Station

10 Mar

I actually meant to post this last week, but got distracted, and am currently playing catch-up with all the articles and science/awesome-related content I’ve been meaning to post.


Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa built a Lego model of the International Space Station while aboard the International Space Station. CollectSPACE.com reports that the model was “part of an educational collaboration between the Danish toy company and NASA.” You can watch a brief time lapse video of the model coming together and read more about it over on CollectSPACE.com.



I love this story for so many reasons. I love Legos. I love space. I love the concept of Legos in space, so you never have to accidentally step on a Lego again. I love goddamn super awesome astronauts. Mr. Furukawa, please have my babies.

Mirror, Mirror

5 Mar

Time for a daily dose of cute!


Cat handlers at the Tampa Big Cat Rescue created this cute video showing how different cats react to seeing their reflection in the mirror, because honestly, isn’t that what you would do if you worked at a big cat rescue? Some of the reactions are pretty priceless. It goes on to prove my hypothesis that white tigers are total divas, and male lions adorably insecure.
I’ve tried doing my own version of this in the lab, by showing petri dishes of bacteria their reflection in the mirror. They just sat there staring back at me, probably in awe of their own awesomeness. (I’m assuming. It’s hard to know what bacteria are thinking about).

If you can’t get enough of mind-blowing cuteness that is cats in mirrors, I highly recommend watching this video. It would reduce even the most cynical person into a fit of bubbly giggles.


Be sure to visit the Tampa Big Cat Rescue website to learn more about their dedicated work, latest rescues, educational opportunities, and the current bill in congress aimed at protecting big cats.

Children Create Evolution Video

1 Mar

I couldn’t stop squeeeing at all the hearts! ❤ ❤ ❤

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The Beauty of Mitosis

1 Mar

It never fails to blow my mind.