Here is a simple protocol that describes “How to Extract DNA from Anything Living” (from The Genetic Science Learning Center at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Utah). This procedure uses ingredients and supplies that you may already have at home. I have tried this myself and it works really well!
Charles Best, the founder of Donors Choose, was on the Today show this morning to talk about the success of his charitable organization during the four years that it has been in existence. You may remember that I featured this organization in an earlier posting to this website. Donors Choose is celebrating the fact that over $1 million dollars has been donated by citizen philanthropists to help NYC schools. And now the organization is going national…they are currently up and running in North Carolina and hope to eventually expand to all 50 states.
On the Playing With Time website (which I discovered via geekpress.com), you can see a variety of every day events occuring either faster or slower than they usually do.
“Here at the Playing With Time web site, unseen worlds of change will be revealed. You will see time sped up and slowed down, and behold the beauty of change. Time will be in your hands to witness, replay, and even create. You never know… you might not look at things quite the same way again.”
The Playing With Time project actually consists of two parts: the website and a museum exhibit. The exhibit is currently in St. Paul, Minnesota and will continue travel around the country until 2009.