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Archives for October, 2007

One of my to-do tasks includes making some revisions to a standard operating procedure draft document for lab notebook policies for our division. I’m a member of an “executive lab notebook committee” or as I fondly like to call my assignment, the stinking albatross that hangs around my neck. The confluence of discovery scientists and…

Esoteric Audio Cables

A previous post featured a short film about members of the Audiophile Club of Athens and the rather extreme sound systems their members have created. Some members spent in excess of $300,000 to build their systems. You may be wondering just what manner of gear that sort of money would buy, and would it really…

Chicago Marathon Mind-Bending Finishes

The Chicago Marathon has been the site of phenomenal performances, but Sunday’s run produced perhaps the tightest men’s finish ever. Video here. Not to be outdone, the women’s finish was equally eye-opening and presents a valuable lesson to anyone involved in competitive sport. Video here. In spite of the flat, fast course, the times were…

Marion Jones: Steroid User

The latest from the Washington Post is that Olympic track star Marion Jones has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Track star Marion Jones has acknowledged using steroids as she prepared for the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney and is scheduled to plead guilty today in New York to two counts of lying to federal agents…

Pudendolls in Bronze

Last Saturday (09/29) found me ambling around the DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln MA. When I lived in Cambridge and indulged in hobbyjogging with a few other women, the sculpture park was a frequent pit (bathroom) stop during our long weekend runs on the Lincoln Conservation Trust trail system. In the summer, these runs were…

One Effect of Low Rainfall

Here in the upper Mohawk Valley of central NY, we are accustomed to an abundance of water. Heck, the city of Utica typically receives around 100 inches of snow per year and that’s nothing compared to the Tug Hill Plateau just north. The summer of 2007 has been notable for a lack of rainfall, though,…