Fluorescence. Glow in the dark science.

There has been a lot of attention on fluorescent proteins lately. Yesterday the NY times featured an article in the Scientist at Work column about, “The Holy Grail of Fluorescent Proteins.”  In the article it makes note of one of the first fluorescent proteins, the green fluorescent protein (GFP), which was first extracted from jelly fish … Continue reading

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Deadly encounters and natures beauty

Sometimes while I am here I am caught up in the new sights (wallabies), smells (eucalyptus), and sounds (cockatoos which by the way is a very unpleasant sound). Other times I feel like danger is lurking around every corner. Often when I tell someone I saw a snake on my hike today they will reply, … Continue reading

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