July 23, 2014
X-ray structure of the GluN1–GluN2B NMDA receptor., via Nature.

NMDA receptors an involved in synaptic plasticity and are linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.

X-ray structure of the GluN1–GluN2B NMDA receptor., via Nature.

NMDA receptors an involved in synaptic plasticity and are linked to a number of psychiatric disorders.

July 23, 2014

  Since 2009, genome-wide analyses of the genetic loci associated with schizophrenia (including the current study by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, labelled 2014) have yielded increasing numbers of ‘hits’Over this time, there has been a correlation between the number of people tested and the number of susceptibility-associated loci found.


Flint & Munafò, Schizophrenia: Genesis of a complex disease

Since 2009, genome-wide analyses of the genetic loci associated with schizophrenia (including the current study by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, labelled 2014) have yielded increasing numbers of ‘hits’Over this time, there has been a correlation between the number of people tested and the number of susceptibility-associated loci found.

Flint & Munafò, Schizophrenia: Genesis of a complex disease

July 22, 2014
Douglas D. Price, Ornithology-07, 2014

Douglas D. Price, Ornithology-07, 2014

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Filed under: oriole photography color 
July 21, 2014
"Dogs and mice appear to have gotten much smarter as investigators became more willing to put in the necessary observation time and work required to elicit their abilities."

— Thomas Bouchard, Jr. (2014). Genes, Evolution and Intelligence. Behavior Genetics, 1–29. doi:10.1007/s10519-014-9646-x

July 1, 2014
"so long as we allow private entities freely to engage in these practices [of Facebook-like manipulation], we ought not unduly restrain academics trying to determine their effects."

— Michelle N. Meyer, How an IRB Could Have Legitimately Approved the Facebook Experiment—and Why that May Be a Good Thing

June 5, 2014
The art for Nautilus is great.

Mutation: Engines of change via @ NautilusMag

The art for Nautilus is great.

Mutation: Engines of change via @ NautilusMag

June 2, 2014

long tailed tit by hebrideanwild

A long tailed tit which appears regularly at our windows, its favourite being this one, it doesn’t look for insects but just sits there sometimes appearing to doze off.

via Hello, Tailor

May 29, 2014
accidental-art:

Plotting a scatterplot (using R/d3.js) with way too big point radiuses (on mtcars R dataset).
via Robin

accidental-art:

Plotting a scatterplot (using R/d3.js) with way too big point radiuses (on mtcars R dataset).

via Robin

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Filed under: visualization error d3 
May 28, 2014
"At least once almost every 24 hours we undergo a remarkable transformation in which we cease common activities, become relatively unresponsive to external stimuli, and recall little other than fragments of dreams."

Welcome to Night Vale

Bareham et al, Losing the left side of the world: rightward shift in human spatial attention with sleep onset

May 28, 2014
S De Glanville
Tentacle detail on the Portugese Man o’War (Physalia physalis)  (via @Mudfotted.)

S De Glanville
Tentacle detail on the Portugese Man o’War (Physalia physalis) (via @Mudfotted.)

May 12, 2014

oliviawhen:

A solid way to accept someone’s feelings.

May 8, 2014
Sydney Brenner on the evolving concept of the gene

genelogic:

"The End of the Beginning", Science 24 March 2000:

Old geneticists knew what they were talking about when they used the term “gene”, but it seems to have become corrupted by modern genomics to mean any piece of expressed sequence, just as the term algorithm has become corrupted in much the…

April 28, 2014
Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy

April 28, 2014
"And that which is more to be wondered at, [melancholy] skips in some families the father, and goes to the son, “or takes every other, and sometimes every third in a lineal descent, and doth not always produce the same, but some like, and a symbolizing disease.”"

— Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) via Scott Stossel, My Age of Anxiety

April 27, 2014
"Bill Hill, overlooking the Nisqually Glacier at Paradise on Mount Rainier, September, 1969" (by Joe Felsenstein)

"Bill Hill, overlooking the Nisqually Glacier at Paradise on Mount Rainier, September, 1969" (by Joe Felsenstein)