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Sinosphere: Fear, Then Skepticism, Over Antibiotic-Resistant Genes in Beijing Smog

Researchers did not find live bacteria capable of infecting anyone, despite discovering antibiotic-resistant genetic material in the smog.

From the NYTimes News-2016-12-2:8:5:1


Trilobites: Study Suggests 3.2 Million-Year-Old Lucy Spent a Lot of Time in Trees

The bones of the famous fossil were pretty thick, suggesting she had a ratio of strength between her arms and legs more like a chimp than a human.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-30:20:6:1


Where the Police Protect Venus Flytraps

North Carolina is more aggressively protecting the plants, which grow in the wild only in a 75-mile radius near Wilmington, as fears of extinction increase.

From the NYTimes News-2016-11-28:8:5:1


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ULeicester has a survey to look at training needs in bioinformatics. (Dec 2).

Instrumentl funding opportunities. (Nov 29).

Short survey for scientists that use Facebook. Study to quantify how sicentists interact with Facebook. (Nov 28).

Plant Evolution, An Introduction to the History of Life by K.J. Niklas, from Univ Chicago Press. (Nov 23).

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record, ed. by W.Allmon and M.Yacobucci, from Chicago Univ Press. (Nov 21).

Computational Biologist job at Inova Medical Inst (Nov 7).

Live bearing fish conference in Norman, May 24-26 (Nov 7).

Computational Biol conference in Aveiro, June 5-7. (Nov 4).


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