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R2d2 takes unfair advantage of females
Our group at the University of North Carolina has just published a paper (open access) on an exciting new female meiotic drive system that we call R2d2. There is also a nice accompanying perspective article (also open access) from researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute in Seattle. Read on for a short description of meiotic drive and the findings of the paper.
posted by infinitemonkey at 7:59 AM on February 14, 2015


The Secret History of South Asian & African American Solidarity
African Americans & South Asians (i.e. folks from India, Pakistan, etc.) have been standing up for each other for over 100 years, despite barriers of race, information, and distance. These secret histories of global allyship are a reminder of how little of the good stuff schools ever teach us.
posted by anirvan at 9:53 AM on February 9, 2015


Drinking My Way Through the Literary 1930's
I have been reading and reviewing drinks from the 1935 recipe book, So Red the Nose, along with the books they are based on.
posted by Alexandra Michelle at 7:41 PM on January 31, 2015 - 7 comments


Song name haiku
Given the name of a musical artist, "Song name haiku" finds haikus where each line is the name of a song by that artist.
posted by jjwiseman at 10:00 PM on January 19, 2015 - 5 comments


Shut Up and Beer Me
shutupandbeer.me is a site that finds you beer.
posted by azarbayejani at 3:33 PM on January 19, 2015 - 14 comments


& you should
Dense images built out of photos gleaned from Flickr. A new one will be posted most mornings.
posted by ardgedee at 5:46 PM on January 15, 2015 - 5 comments


Isla Vista LocalWiki
When I went to UC Santa Barbara, the message I got as an incoming freshman is that the next-door student neighborhood, Isla Vista, is a risky land of parties and not much else. It took me a while to realize how interesting Isla Vista is, and how fun it is to go explore and understand it. I'd like to help other students get to that point faster, with fewer stereotypes about it and more stories about weird houses and public art and folklore and community gardens and land use history. I'm working on a LocalWiki for the neighborhood, in the style of DavisWiki, writing a lot of articles myself and also helping other people contribute. (LocalWikis have fewer rules than Wikipedia about things like notability and sourcing; you can write about the nice cat at the corner store if you want to.)
posted by dreamyshade at 2:25 PM on January 13, 2015


Ink and water music video
This is an animated music video I made a few months ago that just launched online. It is for the Seattle band Dark Hip Falls, and their song 'Lam 2: Red Hands'. It was made using water, ink, and gum arabic solution. Enjoy!
posted by tessmartin at 10:59 AM on January 8, 2015 - 5 comments


Endless Jingling
Endless Jingling: an elf singing randomly generated holiday music, forever and ever. Reload for a new combination of carols. Spiff up and/or ruin holiday parties as needed.
posted by cortex at 7:20 AM on December 15, 2014 - 7 comments


Shape Shape Shape Shape—porcelain and cotton rope wearables
My partner and I have recently launched a project of porcelain and hand-dyed rope necklaces that we are calling Shape Shape Shape Shape.
posted by Sreiny at 2:39 PM on December 9, 2014 - 1 comment


Flagged as Fantastic, a MetaFilter-related Twitter account pointing out excellence
An independently-run MetaFilter-related project that tweets to all followers anything I've flagged as "fantastic".
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:00 AM on November 28, 2014 - 1 comment


NES My Life
My latest t-shirt project: mundane everyday challenges (such as finding a job, dealing with ultra conservative relatives, or deleting unwanted dick pics on a dating site) envisioned as classic black box retro 8bit Nintendo games. Hope they give you a chuckle!
posted by Jezztek at 10:28 PM on November 22, 2014 - 7 comments


Otto Jukebox - A multi-user streaming anti-cloud music player
Otto is an open source music jukebox app that disguises itself as an iTunes replacement without all the extra baggage, but is actually a web-first, fully streaming, anti-cloud, social music server that allows multiple people to listen to the same stream of music at the same time and DJ for each other. Kinda like a private turntable.fm. For Mac OSX and Linux. A limited demo loaded with some CC licensed music can be found here.
posted by irontech at 12:00 PM on November 21, 2014 - 1 comment


The People Podcast
Short interviews (6-9 minutes) with interesting people you probably don't know about.
posted by dziga at 11:15 AM on November 14, 2014 - 1 comment


MetaFilter tools: new and updated
Seven current Greasemonkey scripts and Chrome extensions written by me, six(ish) following the request of MetaFilter users. These scripts and extensions have been successfully tested with MetaFilter after its recent redesign, including support for both the modern and classic themes.
posted by mdevore at 9:43 PM on November 4, 2014 - 11 comments


The Measure - a typesetting / design contest
Each month, a public domain work is offered, and anyone who wants to enter takes the first chapter and designs / typesets it. The winner then gets to pick the following month's title. It's low-key, and fun. To kick it off: Dracula!
posted by Alt F4 at 3:19 PM on October 10, 2014 - 2 comments


First Drafts of History
This Tumblr consists of the earliest extant versions of various Wikipedia articles. It's easy to overlook what an ambitious project Wikipedia is in its design, and the way in which its articles have been built bit by bit into extraordinarily useful resources from often very modest and unpromising beginnings. It's interesting as well to see how the editorial voice and organizational structure common on current articles have evolved over time. If you have suggestions for interesting articles to examine, let me know.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:30 PM on October 16, 2014 - 2 comments


Creative Commons Thing of the Day
One fun thing from the commons every day. Two rules: it has to be either openly licensed or public domain, and it has to have made us smile when we saw it.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:53 AM on October 3, 2014 - 2 comments


Is There a Dog in This Book?
I made a video of Viv Schwarz performing the long-awaited third volume in her Cats trilogy (after There Are Cats In This Book and There Are No Cats In This Book)
posted by Grangousier at 11:58 AM on September 28, 2014 - 2 comments


Pay the Piper -- Where Todos Fight Distractions!
Pay the Piper is a Google Chrome extension that keeps you productive by making you "pay" to visit distracting sites. The cost? One completed task from your task list.
posted by rouftop at 5:01 PM on September 29, 2014 - 2 comments


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