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7/7/11 Gil's LotD: Radiotropic fungi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiotrophic_fungus Fungi which live off the radioactivity in Chernobyl's nuclear reactor have been discovered.

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6/30/11 Gil's LotD: Physics

http://nuclear.ucdavis.edu/~tgutierr/files/stmL1.html The Standard Model of physics written as a single Lagrangian.

6/4/11 Gil's LotD: Ice ribbons

http://my.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/ice/diurnal/extrude/ Forming tiny ribbons of ice by freezing water in pipes with a slit in them.

5/28/11 Gil's LotD: Lady Gaga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4L4M8m4d0 A parody of Bad Romance by the graduate student staff of a research lab.

4/27/11 Gil's LotD: Minerals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahcolite The mineral of sodium bicarbonate is called Nahcolite. Get it?

4/23/11 Gil's LotD: Nuclear waste

http://www.intoeternitythemovie.com/ Into Eternity is a documentary about the construction of durable facilities to hold nuclear waste.

4/21/11 Gil's LotD: Caterpillars

http://facultyweb.cortland.edu/fitzgerald/PineProcessionary.html These caterpillars line up end to end to search for food.

3/18/11 Gil's LotD: Blood lamp

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/09/23/lamp-that-runs-on-hu.html This lamp uses a drop of blood to power itself.

3/14/11 Gil's LotD: Geosmin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosmin Geosmin is what you smell after it rains.

3/4/11 Gil's LotD: Timothy Treadwell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell The subject of the documentary Grizzly Man. Timothy lived with the bears and when the bears starved they ate him.

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2/29/11 Gil's LotD: Banana equivalent dose

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_equivalent_dose Measuring radiation compared to the amount found in a banana.

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