Musings from Bebop and Rocksteady

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Looking at turtles on display

Prof gang-bangin', Pope called out in Rome school

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Chicago " Being a gangster is a pastime typically reserved for rappers and drug dealers ... not professors.

But Columbia University sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years hanging out with gang members in the gritty underbelly of Chicago, where he witnessed their lifestyle for his doctorate at the University of Chicago. (read more)

Researchers revive rat heart

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Scientists have used new techniques to create a beating heart in the laboratory, creating another opportunity to justify laughing maniacally and cackling, “It’s aliiiiiive!”

Research conducted by the Center for Cardiovascular Repair at the University of Minnesota has accomplished something straight out of a science fiction story, with potential application in the medical field. (read more)

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