Matthew Cobb (@matthewcobb )

Matthew Cobb

Bio Professor of Zoology (Manchester). Historian of science & of French Resistance. Out now: “The Idea of the Brain: A History”; “Smell: A Very Short Introduction.”
Location Manchester, UK
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Account created 19-03-2007 16:29:28
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"And now, for the first time in two centuries, a new shade of the celebrated color is available for artists - YInMn Blue. It’s named after its components - Yttrium, Indium, and Manganese — and its luminous, vivid pigment never fades."…

Twitter for iPad : Rhi Kirton BSc | wear your mask! I recommend some science articles from there (some of them are mine). There are many things on there I don’t agree with. I don’t give a blanket recommendation because most of the posts aren’t appropriate for what I am teaching.

Twitter for iPad : NEW: UK has now passed 100,000 Covid-19 deaths according to three different measures:
• Deaths within 28 days of positive test
• Deaths where C-19 mentioned on death certificate
• Excess deaths above historical average
Story George Parker Chris Giles:…

Twitter for iPad : in the 1980s i never pictured this is what the 2020s would be…

Twitter for iPad : Huge problem was the missing global public health expertise on SAGE. Too much emphasis on modelling & overly complex solutions. Challenge was never WHAT to do. It was just going out and doing it. Logistics, human behaviour, messaging & leadership.…

Twitter for iPad : The Splendor of Arid Seas - A Voyage Around The Moon

95 minutes of repaired, reprocessed & retimed Kaguya Orbiter footage from JAXA


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Twitter for iPad : Virus moves when people move. Tale as old as time. Reason for first International Sanitary Conference in 1851 as I tell my 1st year medical students in lectures.…

Twitter for iPad : Yep, exactly this. Finding it extremely hard atm and I know a lot of other people feeling the same way. If you are struggling too, know you’re not alone. One thing, at least, is that the days are slowly getting longer and lighter.…

Twitter for iPad : Philip Ball How can he say he will “learn lessons” if he doesn’t think they made mistakes? Just garbage waffle from the slacker as usual.

Twitter for iPad : I mean, this is how you do it:
- We’ve named it the ribbonfish!
- Cool! So it’s kind of long and thin, like a ribbon, right?
- ...…

Twitter for iPad : - And then we found these bats. What should we call them?
- oh yeah? What do they look like?
- Well they’ve got long noses.
- ...…

Twitter for Mac : “we will come together as a nation to remember”
It’s called an election, dumbo…