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iGEM (#128)

Listen to three brilliant iGEM 2nd year university students in Beijing talk about their synthetic biology project competition to be held in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2018.  Their project combines art and science and is inspired by Oscar Wilde's short story "The Nightingale and the Rose". Their project is called Rose Forest.

The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition that was initially aimed at undergraduate university students in 2003, but has since expanded to include divisions for high school students, entrepreneurs, and community laboratories, as well as ‘overgraduates’. In 2017, there were 300 teams from over 42 countries.

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Oscar Wilde
The Nightingale and the Rose



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By popular demand. The famous Boston accent and special vocabulary returns:

 'Everybody says words different,' said Ivy. 'Arkansas folks says 'em different, and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts, an' she said 'em different of all. Couldn't hardly make out what she was sayin'!' "
-- John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, 1939.

Boston Accent: Park the Car at Harvard Yard, Allergy, Answer, Antenna, Bar, Barber, Better, Gloucester, Cellar

Boston Vocabulary: Signal, Drinking fountain, Remote control, Wicked, Trash can, Soda, Frappe, Milkshake, Fresh, Tubby, Piggies, Hun, Jimmies, Rotary, Pisser


Brainwashing, China, Chopsticks, Chop suey, Dim Sum, Ginseng, Ketchup, Tea



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4 dictionaries choose 4 "Word of the Year" words for 2017 .

Feminism (Merriam-Webster), Complicit (Dictionary.Com), Fake News (Collins), Youthquake (Oxford).

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Once in a blue moon, Where there's smoke, there's fire, The fish rots from the head down, Hard as nails, Diamonds are forever.



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Escape by the Skin of One's Teeth, A Drop in the Bucket, A Scapegoat, The Ends of the Earth, O My God (OMG)



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Interesting conversation with 8 cool Chinese university students in Beijing who share their life, loves, studies and maybe a secret or two!
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This is a repeat of popular podcast # 91 from August 10, 2014.

As Happy as a Clam;  Beating a Dead Horse;  Close, But No Cigar;  Hissy Fit;  My Bad

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