James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

April 1, 2010

Best of April Fools So Far

Filed under: Link Posts — James @ 8:04 am

Plant Gene Ring Tones: “My species ring tone sounds a lot like Arabidopsis thaliana. How can I find a better one?”

Science and Nature become one: “readers will have the option of Skyping authors directly to share their thoughts and feelings about a paper simply by clicking that author’s name” Cover of the first issue of Natural Science.

Undergrads sequence sea lion genome: “uses next-generation sequencing technology as one of the tools to investigate the interactions between the large and small organisms within an ecosystem.”

Early review of the iPad: “Anyone who asks this has obviously never sauntered up to a highly fortified UPS depot and emerged with one of the hottest new tech gadgets before anyone else.”


  1. I liked Peak Olive Oil: http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=15695933

    And Google books in 3D: go to google books, click a book, click the 3D icon near the top.

    Comment by Mary — April 1, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  2. Clearly the solution is to begin producing an olive oil substitute from corn…. bio-olive oil? ethan-olive?

    Comment by James — April 2, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  3. Johns Hopkins gave up on getting people to say the first ‘s’ in their name: http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/featured/naming_announcement_april01/

    Comment by Kara — April 1, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

  4. Haha, I like that one!

    Comment by James — April 2, 2010 @ 9:32 am

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