Pretty pictures of tumors

Came across this new method of immunohistochemistry called multiplexed ion beam imaging, which allows for a greater number of simultaneous stains on one sample. Great for being able to understand the complex nature of tumors, and has the bonus of producing some spectacular images. » 2/20/15 2:20am 2/20/15 2:20am

Dear Citizens: Scientists will never prove anything.

What causes global warming? Human activities? Maybe – it hasn't been proven. About 99% of studies say global warming is human-caused, and the other 1% say it simply just happens. Maybe the 1% against human-caused warming are based on some true insight that the other studies are lacking. Or, alternatively, maybe the… » 1/27/15 1:59pm 1/27/15 1:59pm

A Patrilineal Map of the World

While doing some independent research of my own on the world's genetic diversity, I found this map of the world's primary Y-chromosomal haplogroups and thought I'd share it. Given some of my prior discussions of race and ethnicity, I felt it might be of interest. » 1/23/15 9:52am 1/23/15 9:52am

The Case Against PubPeer

The netizens of Pubpeer broke last years biggest science scandal, exposing the flaws in the acid-bath stem cell paper. Now they're under threat for commenting on the work of Dr Fazlul Sarkar. I'm delving into the complaints raised by PubPeer, to show you why this case is happening, and why it's important. » 1/16/15 11:35am 1/16/15 11:35am

How viral was the "Ice bucket Challenge"?

Have you experienced extreme cold ? The sensation of cold water dumped over your shoulders ? Have you felt compelled to donate to ALS ? Sufferers report additional symptoms such as Likes, Upvotes and Diggs. If you've suffered these symptoms in the past year, you may have been exposed to the " Ice Bucket Challenge".… » 12/21/14 10:07am 12/21/14 10:07am