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Keeping in Touch

I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about keeping in touch. I’ve talked before about remembering “alternative” careers, and all that they may be able to do for your trainees, but now I want to talk about HOW to remember those who you don’t see anymore.

September 25, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013: Is your cow going to lie down soon?

IgNobels 2013: Is your cow going to lie down soon?

Is your cow more likely to lie down the longer its been standing? This seems like a really silly question, it seems like the longer something has been standing, the more likely it will be to lie down.

September 24, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013! The dung beetle and the stars

IgNobels 2013! The dung beetle and the stars

“Some people think our research is crap.” You might think that a phrase like that from the mouth of a scientist would be followed shortly by a tirade on other scientists who’ve done them wrong, or maybe people who don’t think their grant deserves funding.

September 23, 2013 — Scicurious
The IgNobels, 2013! Playing opera to your mice.

The IgNobels, 2013! Playing opera to your mice.

I have to say that the winners of this IgNobel won in my heart PURELY because of the costumes they wore to the ceremony. Yes. Costumes. (The best image I could find, from the South China Post coverage of the story, which you can read here, photo originally via Reuters) Because if you’re going to [...]

September 19, 2013 — Scicurious

Remembering alternatives

Today I’m taking a brief break from IgNobel writing (but worry not, there is MUCH more weird science to come!!), to talk about alternative careers outside of academia.

September 18, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013: The Tearless Onion

IgNobels 2013: The Tearless Onion

I don’t know about you, but onions make me MISERABLE. I love them, and I cook with them probably 5-6 days a week, but the chopping, oh the chopping.

September 17, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013! Who ate the dead shrew for science?

IgNobels 2013! Who ate the dead shrew for science?

*sings* There was a young student who swallowed a shrew. Didn’t even chew, just swallowed a shrew. It’s what scientists do. (based on this) This is one of those fantastic little snippets of science that leaves you in awe (if you can call it that) of the people who did the deeds.

September 16, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!

IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!

Today we continue our coverage of the 2013 IgNobel Prizes with the Safety Engineering Prize! Sadly, the author of the patent for this prize has since passed on.

September 14, 2013 — Scicurious

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