From the RNA Products Competition. Here are the entries to date:
This first is a historical picture pulled from a toothpaste museum. Amazing.
This wrinkle cream will surely keep the RNases on the skin happy.
Who says science stinks?
All links are safe for work, scary, funny, pathetic and hell, they're everything I could have asked from the contributors. Links are from the contributors and the comments are mine.
From Iceman Dennis Bergkamp:
RNA for... Everything!
Yeah! I was right, RNA is my savior! PS - the oral RNA drops, anyone guessing that all the phenol got out of the extraction (it's likely a total RNA extract from our favorite fungus - no flames from muchroom hunters if you please). Tsk tsk, wes gots to use diethyl ether to gets all the phenol out, precious. Mmmmm, tasty!
You want someone to really make you feel smart? Check out the
This one is actually scary (scroll to eye care).
Here's some related ones I liked:
An explanation of RNA.
You'd better squeeze a bit of that 95% EtOH into your caffeine intake device before viewing this one. What was the IT person thinking when making this page? I mean, they took some time here, they must have thought about the science, right? RIGHT?
C&E News cover
I'm loving the nice linear mRNA strand that's being read by the um, not-quite-to-scale polyribosomes. What's up with the straddle-the-watering-can technique? Kind of, um... yeah.
A great pinata swing (close your eyes and swing as hard as you can) at the RNA World hypothesis. Bonus points would have been made if the authors of the site had drawn some people sitting on a saddle atop one of those dinosaurs Flintstones-style. One can imagine Cain saying, "Whoah! Easy Bronto-Besse! Just clamp your chompers down on this bit and Uncle Cainy will give you a nice lump of sugar." Caveat: there are solid criticisms of any theory and the RNA World hypothesis is a hypothesis. But it's one with a hell of a lot of data to support it.
RNA as a lifetime extender. This is great. Look, Ma, no telomerase! Check out Dr. Ben Frank, is he related to Dr. Benjamin Dover?
Oh, and here's some more I dug up:
There some RNA-ishness to this art:
RNA lotion(gotta scroll down), this stuff's marked down too!
RNA Eye Cream with Sodium PCA
But no PCI, right?!
Keep 'em coming and I'll set up the poll this coming week.