“What is your quest?”

That thing where you indavertantly facilitate a polite-ish discussion between Michael Eisen and Ewan Birney about ENCODE’s claims regarding “biochemical function” in the genome using modified Monty Python and the Holy Grail* quotes:

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With a “wafer thin” side of Open Access:

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You can check out the Storify of the #MontyPythonidae edition of #SCInema here.

*An apropos and overused scientific metaphor itself.

Science Caturday: Watch the Birdies

Today is World Migratory Bird Day!  Kittehs love to watch the birdies. For science, of course!

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As for the related subject of bird-assisted coconut migration, it’s a simple question of weight ratios:

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lol via Cheezburger.com, graphic via head-fi.org

The Bright Side of Life

Milton Mermikides, guitar virtuoso and music theorist, spent 4 months living at Charing Cross Hospital being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This rendition of “Always Look on The Bright Side of Life” (words and music by Eric Idle) was one of many thank yous to the medical staff that helped save his life.