Active kids are happier kids

Bareface Fettle

Have you ever wonder why your child cannot seem to perform well in certain sports? Have you always wanted your kid to be an athlete but not sure which sport to put him/her in. Well, we might have a solution for you!

During the June school holidays, we were invited by Home United Football Club Sports Performance Center again to do another useful fitness test, except this time, it is for kids. We were delighted!

BFF Elyn with HUFC and Joelle BFF Elyn with HUFC and Joelle

Joelle Toh, a 13-year-old secondary school student, was put on a challenge to do a motor skill test. This is a test to determine an individual’s body movement patterns and how it influences overall body awareness and performance to prevent risk of sports injuries. We all know that a well-developed body can keep you from falling and breaking a leg and having a strong core definitely saves you from…

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Drear Political Party,

Dante Thinks Out Loud


Dear Political Party,

You’re not my friend.

You’re not infallible, you’re not irreplaceable, and rest assured you’re not entitled to my vote.

You’re not a sports team, and I’m not a mindless fan that’s going to overlook every call made against you.

You, like a business, are a tool of the people who support you, not the other way around.

You, like a business, are not a person with feelings whom I can “let down”.

You, like a business, can clean up your act and hopefully win me over in time.

But I’m not obligated to shop there.

I don’t owe you one…

I haven’t decided whether or not to hand you my vote this year. If I don’t, reflect on this:

I didn’t fail you, rather you failed me.

If I’m stuck at a party that I don’t want to be at come November, I’m just…

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A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock

Science Book a Day


A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock by Evelyn Fox Keller

Synopsis: For much of her life she worked alone, brilliant but eccentric, with ideas that made little sense to her colleagues. Yet before DNA and the molecular revolution, Barbara McClintock’s tireless analysis of corn led her to uncover some of the deepest, most intricate secrets of genetic organization. Nearly forty years later, her insights would bring her a MacArthur Foundation grant, the Nobel Prize, and long overdue recognition. At her recent death at age 90, she was widely acknowledged as one of the most significant figures in 20th-century science.

Evelyn Fox Keller’s acclaimed biography, A Feeling for the Organism, gives us the full story of McClintock’s pioneering―although sometimes professionally difficult―career in cytology and genetics. The book now appears in a special edition marking the 10th anniversary of its original publication.

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What is the best website to learn about flow cytometry?

TK Talk

Don’t know about the best but probably the oldest and certainly one of the most useful sites for flow cytometry IMO is the listserve maintained by Purdue University.

Need protocols, help trouble shooting, seek expert input from seasoned, even famous, flow cytometrists? Then the Purdue flow cytometry listserve is the place to be.

To receive notifications, and post questions and comments, need to sign up with an email: Cytometry Info Page

They also have a searchable archive dating from July 1992 till date here: The Cytometry Archives

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Things could have been different


Dear Matthew,

I keep being reminded that things could have been different.

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ANGELS: Michael, by Rami Shapiro

The Value of Sparrows

From The Angelic Way

The Hebrew name Michael means “Who is like God.”  Judaism and Christianity consider Michael the chief of the angels, though perhaps not the most powerful of all angels.

In Judaism Michael first appears as a named angel in the book of Daniel, alongside the angel Gabriel, to defeat the Persians.  As we have seen, Jewish tradition identifies him as the angel who announced to Sarah that she would give birth to a son.   In addition, he is said to have recorded the sale of Esau’s birthright to Jacob, rescued Abraham from the fiery furnace, accompanied God to Mount Sinai, instructed Moses, was sent – but failed – to take Moses’s soul at his death, stood by Moses’s side after his death, defeated the army of the Persian king, and aided the Jews of Persia when Haman sought their destruction.

According to the rabbis, Michael is made…

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Syrian woman ripping off her black robe after escaping from ISIS


Syrian woman ripping off her black robe after escaping from ISIS

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