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If your wounds glow in the dark…

During the American Civil War there were stories of soldiers whose wounds would glow in the dark. Doctor’s noted that the wounds showing this phenomenon were healing faster, giving the soldiers a higher chance of survival than non-glowing wounds. They called the effect “Angel’s Glow”. It took quite a while to figure out what happened...

Eat Offbeat

If you're suddenly spending a lot of time at home, you might find that much of your day starts revolving around food. If you're not already scavenging the fridge, your thoughts might drift between whether to order your next meal or make it yourself. I have definitely not exhausted the range of food available...

2020 Art in the Lab

See some art from the lab online: www.artinthelab.com/2020exhibition A particular shout out to my friend Lori Solondz whom I know from Genspace. She’s been working with slime mould and amongst others has made portraits of sexual predators – in the exhibition above we see Harvey Weinstein – to be gobbled up by the slime...

Curiosity Stream

Maybe you’ve also already watched everything of conceivable interest on Netflix and Hulu, and even a few things you’d never admit to having watched. Here’s an alternative recently recommended by a friend: Curiosity Stream. Currently only 12 bucks a month. There’s a bunch of stuff from mushrooms, to the microbiome, various animals, diseases, tech,...

Keep calm…

I do not wish to share in the latest panic, but instead urge people to keep their nerves – and common sense. I have created a graphic contribution on the topic, and t-shirts and a few other items with the design can be bought on Society6 and Redbubble. Hopefully the humour won’t go unnoticed,...

Microscopic success

I guess even small victories have to be celebrated. My bio-concrete experiment is moving extremely slowly, but it is moving. On a microscopic scale, to be precise. Sometimes I have a hard time understanding things that are so small I cannot see or touch them, but luckily we have instruments that go a long...

“A kick ass woman in tech”

One of the great aspects of being involved with a space like Genspace is that it attracts a really interesting array of people. The latest addition to Genspace's team is Ashley Jane Lewis, who's a Maker and Youth Educator. One of her foci is the empowerment of girls and other marginalised groups in tech,...