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This blog is a collection of thoughts about science. Its title refers to a technique for separating out different colored dyes in an ink mixture. Just as chromatography illuminates the individual parts of a mixture, I’ll be picking parcels of science and expanding upon those bands of knowledge. The result will hopefully be a blend as rich and colorful as that created by ink chromatography.
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    Hiatus

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  • Rhizocephala invade decapods, such as crabs...

    Parasitic Barnacles Invade CreatureCast

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  • Researchers at Isunngua spring in Disko Island, Greenland (Image from California Academy of Sciences)

    Scientist Sunday: Reinhardt Kristensen

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    Trees in Polychrome

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  • elephant illusion

    The Elephant’s Neglected Sixth Toe

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    Scientist Sunday: Samuel Kountz

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    Good Reads: Lifecycles, by Manvir Singh

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  • happy holidays!

    Happy Holidays!

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  • infinite abyss garden state

    Paying Forward the Liebster

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  • Birute Galdikas

    Scientist Sunday: Leakey’s Angels Part III, Biruté Galdikas

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  • knitted science

    aKNITomy: Knitting for Science Lovers

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  • higgs event

    What’s the Deal with the Higgs Boson?

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  • Good Reads: The Little Otsu Living Things Series

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    Scientist Sunday: Leakey’s Angels Part II, Dian Fossey

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  • killer whales

    Calling All Whale Whisperers

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    Holiday Gift Guide for the Scientists in Your Life

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  • periodic table of cookies

    Baked Goods for Science Lovers

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    New Science: Synesthetic Simians

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  • Public Service Announcement: CreatureCast Screening!

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  • Scientist Sunday: Leakey’s Angels Part I, Jane Goodall

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  • What Lurks Beneath the Surface: A Brief History of Modern-Day Scuba Diving

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  • rhizocephala

    Rhizocephala, the Parasitic Barnacles

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  • Scientist Sunday: Ernst Haeckel

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  • nature

    Feedback

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  • ink chromatograph

    Sifting through science, via ink

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