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Asilomar: great science plus shells, flowers on the beach

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Asilomar is known in the field of biomedical sciences as a great place to go for small meetings. I was there recently for the First Annual Bay Area Stem Cell Conference, which I helped to organize. It was an exciting meeting and all the presenters (except keynoters) were trainees. The amount of great stem cell …

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Where I discover an alligator (lizard) in my garden

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If you garden long enough you may start to see some cool critters. We had an unusually wet winter and very hot, dry summer here in Davis, CA. Maybe it’s coincidence, but the range of creatures in my garden seems different. For instance, I’ve been seeing much bigger dragon flies this year and a lot …

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TGIF: wacky picture caption contest

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OK, it’s been a long week of science so time for some fun: a caption contest. I took the below wacky picture at a place here in California because I was struck by how odd this situation looks. I think it deserves some clever caption. What is the best or funniest possible caption?

With iPhone zoom lens, fun photos of super tiny stuff including nature

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Isn’t it cool how close one can get with just an iPhone and a macro lens to take pictures of things including nature? 2020 update: you might also enjoy these pages of nature photos I took. Can you figure out or guess what these things are below that I captured “on film”? Some are self-evident¬†and …

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