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Science writer, freelance journalist, husband. I CONTAIN MULTITUDES--on partnerships between animals & microbes--out in 2016. http://flavors.me/edyong

The Ed's Up #56

By Ed Yong
tinyletter.com — "In a lab at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a series of small blobs sit in a Petri dish. They're white, hollow, and the size of small peas. They are stomachs. More precisely, they are lab-grown model stomachs.

A Personalised Mini-Stomach, Grown in a Dish

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — In a lab at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a series of small blobs sit in a Petri dish. They're white, hollow, and the size of small peas. They are stomachs. More precisely, they are lab-grown model stomachs.

The Early Chimp Gets The Fig

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — At my supermarket, I can buy strawberries in winter and pears in summer. Every fruit is available all year round, and the shelves are always stocked. Thanks to this constant glut, it's easy to forget what a patchy and fleeting resource fruit can be.

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (25 October 2014)

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Sign up for The Ed's Up -a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet. Top picks Last wk, Eric Betzig won a Nobel. This wk, he publishes another revolutionary Science paper. Next week, a nap? (Seriously, the videos here are amazing).

The Ed's Up #55

By Ed Yong
tinyletter.com — For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. Now, two specimens reveal the full body of Deinocheirus: a T.rex-sized, horse-faced, duck-billed, toothless, hump-backed, huge-clawed, fan-tailed, Jar Jar Binks-lookalike. It was... rather weird. (Image: Yuong-Nam Lee) A antibacterial gene has jumped into every major branch of life: animals, plants, fungi, archaea, other bacteira, and even some viruses.

How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To other bacteria, they are competitors. To animals and plants, they can be the cause of devastating diseases or beneficial partners that provide everything from nutrition to immunity to light.

Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. But what arms! Each was eight feet (2.4 metres) long, and ended in three eight-inch (20-centimetre) claws. You can understand why the scientists who discovered this beast called it Deinocheirus mirificus, from the Greek for "terrible hand, which is unusual".

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (18 October 2014)

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Sign up for The Ed's Up -a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet. Top picks Carl Zimmer returns to the world of mind-controlling parasites in the new National Geographic. It comes with the most beautiful gallery of parasites I've ever seen.

How Jetlag Disrupts The Ticks of Your Microbial Clock

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — Your genome is the same right now as it was yesterday, last week, last year, or the day you were born. But your microbiomes-the combined genes of all the trillions of microbes that share your body-have shifted since the sun came up this morning. And they will change again before the next sunrise.

A Flood of Borrowed Genes at the Origins of Tiny Extremists

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com — We love origin stories. When we see successful groups of animals and plants, we wonder where they came from, and how they rose to power. How did the tetrapods-the group of four-legged animals that we belong to-start walking on land? What made the insects the most diverse group of animals on the planet?
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Oct 31, 2014

@danengber @ericmjohnson Guys, not a new paper. From 4 years ago. I tweeted this morning, seems to have got new traction.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @MiriamGoldste: @edyong209 I have come to the unfortunate realization that my squid hat makes the rest of my body the squid's egg sac.

Oct 31, 2014

@kathrynschulz I was just about to send this to you personally, fond as I know you are of smutty ornithological etymology.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ferretthimself: Costume of the year. RT @damn_jamm: his parents are so dope for this

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