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Archive for Mar, 2012

A picture says a thousand words.


Loving a bit of WWF on the back of this 50p coin!


An awesome snowman in Regent’s park when it snowed earlier this year!


What wakes me up every morning, the warmth softly envelopes moi in its golden photons..


Ah, ought to explore London more, fabulous!


Celebration of diversity with a message conveyed through the coloufuliciousness of cette flag.


Introspection time… Zzzzz

Sea Urchin Fertilisation Practical


Total nerdy post alert.

How often do you shake a sea urchin until it releases eggs or sperm? I wonder if you can tell a sea urchin’s sex from judging by its cover? But that certainly wasn’t the case when we vigorously shook sea urchins until they spored… or for some impatient ones.. Injecting KCl certainely forced some gametes out!

Well, it was a female! After about ten minutes of nudging, our little sea urchin finally produced some orange coloured products… From which we were ever so delighted to deduce that our sea urchin was an egg producing individual. Safely positioned on top of a beaker of sea water, the eggs fell like some sort of fairy dust towards the bottom of the glassware.

… Skipping some boring procedures..

After adding sperm to the eggs, you can observe and marvel at the process of fertilisation in action! Even more exciting, this picture captures mitosis at its late stages of cytokinesis where the fertilised egg splits in two after prophase, metaphase and anaphase.

Isn’t life magical?! 🙂

Ageing booth app


Totally creepy using ageing booth android app to add wrinkles to mini me. Not bad app for entertainment if you can bear the thought of being old!

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