Monthly Archives: March 2012

Where data ends and life begins


I am currently drowning in gene expression microarray data, so I found this post by NPR/Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich incredibly poignant. So much so that it deserves a post rather than a tweet. The gist of it is that we are … Continue reading

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Fear factor (spokesmen for science, cont’d)


Today, Wired reported on leaked documents from Russia’s space agency, which include plans for Russian cosmonauts to visit the moon, and set up unmanned stations on Mars. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the room where Neil … Continue reading

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being back in the lab after 5 days at home…


… and coming back to a 15 hour bench day feels pretty much like this (hat tip to Elisa, who linked this on her Google status) J’s cries as he was held back by his preschool teachers this morning didn’t … Continue reading

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Spokesmen for science


Neil deGrasse Tyson, a prominant astrophysicist has gone a bit viral recently. My favorite is the video above, a part of a documentary, in which he laments the downturn of NASA. Since that youtube clip went up 3 days ago, … Continue reading

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Earworms continued


Don’t know if this is sheer coincidence, but apparently I wasn’t the only one who decided to write about earworms. I’m guessing everyone’s thoughts were triggered by Sherman’s death. One of my favorite bloggers, Andrew Sullivan, highlighted two of the … Continue reading

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Addendum to previous post


Today was definitely a day to play it by ear. 3:30pm – Robin gets home as planned, and tells me he needs to go into work tonight. I head to my dr.’s appointment, and while there, decide I’d better try … Continue reading

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Doing it all, and living to tell about it.


I’ve been reading and enjoying the posts by scientist mothers about work-life logistics, as organized by feMOMhist in honor of¬†International Women’s Day. I have a sneaking suspicion that the schedules that have been posted are horrifying to those without kids. … Continue reading

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