Posts Tagged sci-fi

Structured procrastination, 2 Dec 2012 Grant Jacobs Dec 03

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Another edition of my irregular structured procrastination reading lists – have fun exploring these. (Geekier ones nearer the end.)

Sci-fi movie

Geneticist Ricki Lewis offers a review of Jim, which she says is more compelling than GATTACA. The movie can be viewed on-line. (If you watch it, let me know what you think.)

Gene-based dating

You think gene-based dating in sci-fi? It’s already with us. See also this twitter conversation. (There’s also a service that matches dates by their dogs.)

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Observing neurons and 1960s sci-fi geeks Grant Jacobs Oct 31


A lot of biology is observation, looking at subject matter using one technique or other. New techniques and equipment such as specialised microscopes like the new microscope at the University of Otago’s Centre for Neuroendocrinology are critical for progress in biology.

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