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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Invisible Trains

As always, Japan leads the way in its railway technology and inventive designs. It was recently announced that the Seibu Railway company intends to build a train with an ultra-reflective design that will be (almost) invisible to onlookers. Science Alert … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Chemistry of Cherry Blossoms

If you’ve ever wondered how the weather affects the timing and length of the cherry blossom season, check out Live Science’s post on the science behind sakura.   How long the cherry flowers bloom depends on how long they have been … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Executive Assistant, Harvard University

Knowledge about Japanese culture desired for this science-related admin job. Institution: Harvard University Location: Cambridge, MA Posted: 03/02/2016 Type: Full Time Duties & Responsibilities: Provide high-level administrative and logistical support to senior faculty members with very active and complex laboratories … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: New plant species discovered on Yakushima

For our science and nature lovers, a new species of parasitic plant was discovered in the lowland forests of Yakushima (Kagoshima pref.). Professor Suetsugu Kenji of Kobe University discovered the plant in October 2015. From the Kobe University Graduate School of Science: … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cherry-Blossom Stones (Sakura Ishi)

For the science enthusiasts among us, I present sakura ishi, the “cherry-blossom stone.” Dr. John Rakovan of Miami University (Ohio) has published work on these stones which occur in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture. Science Alert describes them as So-called because when you crack … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Administrative Associate, Stanford University [part time]

Institution: Stanford University Location: Stanford, CA Posted: 01/29/2015 Type: Part-Time/Adjunct Primary Location: School of Medicine Education: BAS/BS degree preferred Description: The Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) is seeking an Administrative Associate at 50% FTE (part time) … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Meiji Meth: the Deep History of Illicit Drugs

When Breaking Bad was in its full (and justified) hype, a colleague of mine over at Nursing Clio  sent me this link about the invention of meth in Meiji Japan, a factoid of which I was totally unaware. Want to find out … Continue reading

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