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Science Memes

I was recently writing my statement of purpose and thought it might be a good idea to include a quote that might describe why I want to go to graduate school. Starting with something that someone else said seemed like … Continue reading

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Making Your Science Life Public

I have recently been wondering whether blogging about science is seen as a good or bad thing in grad school (and in the business world). I try to publish articles that I not only wouldn’t mind a potential adviser or … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word About Research

Tomorrow a half dozen middle school students and I are going to Skype with a teacher who is on a research cruise. The scientists want to help spread marine science literacy and decided to do so by setting up live … Continue reading

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What Is Essential

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, a fox tells the prince that “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” (One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the … Continue reading

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The Many Flavours of Chemistry

Sadly this is not going to be a post about the structures of molecules that make up our favorite flavors, like vanilla or chocolate.  Well aside from those links of course, and this random tid bit about how old used … Continue reading

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Mad Scientists 101

We have all seen that mad scientist in the movies, cartoons, and comic books.  The one with the giant Death Ray or laser… perhaps the one is that always in a lab coat and always seems to be a cross … Continue reading

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Lab Life: Part 2… the Sounds of Science!

Back to the lab, and the 8 to 12 hour work days at the fume hood, or DNA sequencer, or maybe the Hadron at CERN.  No mater where you are doing you science there is nearly always a universal constant.  Music, … Continue reading

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