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...
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...
“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...
Today we present the 2013 IgNobel Prize in Psychology! I’m sure we’ve all been there. You go out, and you think at first you look ok.
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 [...]..
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.
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.
*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...
…I don’t know, but whoever did it is under arrest. Presenting this year’s IgNobel Peace Prize! To the president of Belarus, Alexandar Lukashenko, for making it illegal to applaud in public...
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.
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