Robust life extension reaches the Washington Post on Halloween day

Let’s meet the informal version of the ‘pro-aging trance’ in a portrait on Aubrey de Grey in the Washington Post (thanks for the tip, Jim): Why is it, when you bring up the idea of living forever — even if robust and healthy, not drooling on your shoes — some people just recoil viscerally? “It’s… Continue reading Robust life extension reaches the Washington Post on Halloween day

Will Nature Network join to the Google Gang to use Open Social?

Google will launch this Thursday a new project, called Open Social, a set of software tools for developers to create applications for multiple social networking sites. The standards are accepted so far by Hi5, Orkut, LinkedIn, Friendster, Ning, Salesforce.com, and Oracle, and not accepted by MySpace and obviously Facebook (the whole project could be interpreted… Continue reading Will Nature Network join to the Google Gang to use Open Social?

What is your (science) blogging writing style?

Yesterday I’ve sent the following (slightly edited) email to a bunch of science bloggers I know and respect for very different reasons. I plan to blog the answers (if they come) one by one: Dear Fellow Science Blogger, Every blogger has his/her blogging writing style and in many cases we do know the components our… Continue reading What is your (science) blogging writing style?

The official method, the DIY solution and the science hack

Original title, let’s call it subtitle: Can we isolate human cell clone derived colonies with an inoculation loop? The following post is dedicated for scientists who ever faced with a similar problem, that is running out of cloning disks and working late. In experimental science, when people are facing with a problem need to be… Continue reading The official method, the DIY solution and the science hack

My Arduino and home electronics starter kit

After a hard experimental week (I have now around 55 T-75 or T-175 flasks with 6 different growing cell lines in the incubator) finally I have been able to turn a little weekend attention to move a step further with my home electronics “maker” plan. Instead of buying a complete Arduino starter pack ($65) I’ve… Continue reading My Arduino and home electronics starter kit

Meeting with Mark Zupan at Juan’s Flying Burrito in New Orleans

Mark Zupan is a tough guy, he is the captain of the United States quadriplegic wheelchair rugby team. Mark was the main character in the award-winning documentary entitled Murderball, a film I was impressed so much when I had seen it back at home in my favorite Toldi mozi. Mark was restricted to a wheelchair… Continue reading Meeting with Mark Zupan at Juan’s Flying Burrito in New Orleans

Science’s Netwatch: Aging blog in focus

Here is another sign that the editors at Science Magazine are taking more and more attention to the web and the scientific blogosphere: Ouroboros (that is: Chris, Okie and Lev) was picked up in the Random Samples column of the current Science issue: “But research on aging is booming, and the field’s good health is… Continue reading Science’s Netwatch: Aging blog in focus