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Soil Surgery

My bottle-o-nitrogen, wired up with the probes.

So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m currently working through my honours year in Plant Science at The University of Queensland. I’m a little over halfway through, and with a few months to go, I’m starting a new experimental series – looking for different forms of nitrogen in agricultural soils, using a neat system called microdialysis. These systems are generally used in fields of research unrelated to plants and soil – namely animal physiology and neuroscience (as demonstrated by the helpful instruction manual describing the process of inserting probes into rats). Instead of inserting probes into a rat’s brain,...


Axl Rose and his Kick-Ass Vocal Range

Check out this amazing interactive graph of the vocal ranges of some of the world’s fave artists. If you click on each individual range for an artist, it will give you the songs which they hit those notes too – awesome stuff. Believe it or not, but Axl Rose can sing LOWER than Barry White. I know, right?! -s