Play Doh And Multicellular Life Together, At Last

By Carl Zimmer | October 15, 2009 10:39 pm

Check out this movie that uses Play Doh to explain the evolution of single-celled microbes to multicellular animals. It’s from Creature Cast, a very promising blog on biology from Casey Dunn of Brown University and his compadres.

CreatureCast Episode 2 from Casey Dunn on Vimeo.


Comments (6)

  1. John Kwok

    Am thrilled that a young assistant professor of evolutionary biology at a prominent Ivy League university has time to create a blog. Terrific!

  2. Charming and straightforward, and Play Doh is the perfect medium to make it so. I’m sure a lot of people didn’t know before how important the segregation of germ cells is to the evolution of multicellularity!

  3. I am recommending this series to a few TAs who might find it helpful with their undergrad students. What a wonderful project!


Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

The Loom

A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

About Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


See More

Collapse bottom bar

Login to your Account

E-mail address:
Remember me
Forgot your password?
No problem. Click here to have it e-mailed to you.

Not Registered Yet?

Register now for FREE. Registration only takes a few minutes to complete. Register now »