Finally, after a long, long delay, I have escaped grave peril to create for you Episode 4 of Stir-Fried Stochasticity. Today’s topic is my excuse for the year-long delay between Episode 3 and Episode 4, and (more importantly) the microbiological practice of “Heat-Fixing” and its purpose, and the ability (or inability) of “heat-fixing” to render microscope slides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria sterile and safe to handle.
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I have not yet uploaded the previous episodes from the old site. For the moment, you can find the previous episodes at the following links:
- Episode 01: Babies Understand Dog-Language (Or Something Like That)
(Regarding the ability of very young children to apparently recognize the facial expressions of dogs)
- Episode 02: Bio-Boogers
(Regarding the survival of probiotic yogurt bacteria while passing through the harsh environment of the human digestive tract)
- Episode 03: Los Angeles Sucks (oil and water)
(Regarding the remarkable extent to which human activity causes up-and-down movement of the land compared to that caused by actual earthquakes)
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