Pushing the boundaries of biology, a group of researchers was able to succeed in an utterly ambitious experiment—storing a movie in the DNA of a living bacteria cell. While storing data in DNA is not a fresh concept, this is the very first time information was encoded in the DNA of a living cell. A five-frame clip of a galloping pony from Eadweard Muybridge’s immortalized Human and Animal Locomotion series of 1878  was used by scientists for this purpose. Incidentally, the galloping pony was the very first ever example of a moving image and has now become the very first movie ever to be encoded in the DNA of a living cell. Led by George Church, a team from Harvard University’s[…]

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So I’ve always loved the look of dip pen handwriting, reminding me of the time when traditional correspondence was the norm. Unluckily, my touristy-bought Italian dip pen set has been collecting dust in a box. I have indeed bad mitt control and found it so difficult to write anything at all. Perhaps I was too impatient or perhaps I just didn’t give myself enough time to develop, so I want to give it another attempt. I realize practice makes ideal…the wonderful wisdom we learn from kindergarten. I quickly designed a lovely airmail stationery set to get myself into the mood of handwriting a letter. You can see from the photo that I printed on creamy cardstock which was flawless for[…]

A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center led by Yuki Oka discovered two groups of neurons in the hypothalamus that control the feeling of thirst in mice. In an attempt to understand how the brain controls the desire for water, the team used optogenetic experiments to stimulate specific neurons with a laser. When the ETV-1-positive neurons were stimulated, mice that were not thirsty lapped up water voraciously, and when the laser was turned off, they lost interest in water. The neurons elicited only the feeling of thirst and not thirst. An opposite response was observed when researchers activated another set of neurons in the subfornical organ; the mice stopped drinking water even if they were dehydrated. Albeit the[…]

Prospectus Writing Tips Prospectus Writing Tips What is a satisfactory prospectus? The History honors program traditionally permits the student and primary advisor a lot of freedom to define a topic and framework it appropriately, but the following steps summarize a process that has been helpful to students in HIST 1992. Remind yourself about what subjects have interested you. What durable interests do you have from your previous courses or general historical education? Inform yourself about possible subjects. Embark reading on your subject to learn about how historians have framed it (secondary sources) and also to look for your own original evidence (primary sources). If you need a primer on the difference inbetween primary and secondary sources, look at Mary Lynn[…]