America’s Nerdiest Home Videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then videos must be worth a million. That’s why I was so excited to see that the Wired Science Blog has discovered a new online publication called JoVE, or the Journal of Visualized Experiments. It teaches sophisticated methods by showing rather than telling. The site has a whole category of neuroscience-related tutorials including how to harvest stem cells, how to visualize exocytosis in cultured neurons and how to measure anxiety in mice. While the collection is still modest, it includes videos from top-notch research institutions such as Harvard and Yale. So far, my favorite video is the one featuring fighting fruit flies. If you get bored, skip to the end for the highlights.

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