Here's a cool list to science-related things to do before you die--and a few to do after you die. (Hat tip: kottke). One of the neat ones is a do-it-yourself DNA extraction. For more detail on that, here's a more thorough explanation/procedure. Enjoy. Now if there were only a way to do your own DNA fingerprinting, you could start up a little home crime lab. Gattaca, here we come.