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Research Management for Dummies

During my PhD I was never good at managing my research data. If you ask my former PI, I’m guessing she would actually tell you I was pretty bad. So much so, that she had an emergency lab book meeting with the rest of my group upon seeing mine when l was leaving...

June 10, 2013 — Mark Hahnel

Diary Of An Exhausted Scientist

I swore I'd never do this, indeed, I'm on record in these very pages as having disparaged the kind of thing I'm about to do.Oh well. All I can say is that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible...

June 10, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

Science in Aggregate: Week 23

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here. I have marked my favorite links with a ?...

June 9, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The fractal patterns of bacterial colonies

Bacteria may be single celled organisms but they very rarely exist as single cells on their own. Instead, bacteria form colonies made up of many cells, all growing and dividing together...

June 9, 2013 — S.E. Gould

No One Is Immune. I Am Not Immune.

TRIGGER WARNING. Describes unwanted contact, may be triggering to survivors of harassment or assault. *     *     * No woman is immune. *     *     * “Don’t I know you from the gym?” A trim, older man is smiling in line in front of me at the allergist’s office...

June 8, 2013 — Kate Clancy

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Octopuses are amazing. In honor of World Oceans Day, here are eight facts about these incredible creatures.8. Octopuses are masters of camouflage. However, research suggests that octopuses don't try to blend into their entire environment—to look like coral, sand and seaweed all at once...

June 8, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

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