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New Webseries Alert: The Brain Scoop
by Susana Polo | 9:31 am, January 22nd, 2013
If you find yourself loving Caitlin Doughty‘s Ask A Mortician but wish she talked more about the embalming techniques of cash-strapped small museums doing their best to present the science of the natural world to their patrons and/or animals, you might want to check out the latest addition to the Nerdfighter YouTube family, The Brain Scoop, featuring Emily Graslie, the volunteer curatorial assistant at the University of Montana Zoological museum. Above is the first episode of her new show covering the museum’s unseen (because there is only so much display space) collections. Below is her first Q&A video (which includes how the museum acquires its animal remains), and below that, if you’ve got a hankering for the creepy, she shows us the dark basement room where all the things in formaldehyde jars are kept because there’s no other space for them. Enjoy!