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You may have noticed a couple of days ago that Caryn Shechtman posted an interview with me on the New York blog on Nature Network. Then, Caryn and Erin and I thought it might be a good idea to have the entire interview reposted here, for those who missed it. So, proceed under the fold:

Interview at Nature Network

Caryn Shechtman, one of the two bloggers at the New York blog and manager of the New York City Hub at Nature Network, called me up last week and interviewed me for the blog. The interview – on a range of topics, but mostly about blogging – is now published and you can read it…

Trip to Germany and Serbia

Later this month, I’ll be attending the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. The list of Nobel Laureates (about 20 of them) and the list of about 600 young researchers from 66 countries are very impressive. Of course, not being a chemist, I’ll have to do some homework before I go, learning what…

My interviews with Radio Belgrade

Last year in May, when I visited Belgrade, I gave interviews with Radio Belgrade, talking about science publishing, Open Access, science communication and science blogging. The podcasts of these interviews – yes, they are in Serbian! – are now up: Part 1 Part 2 I know that this blog has some ex-Yugoslavs in its regular…

‘Special for Bora’

Earlier today I went up the street to Town Hall Grill and saw their white-board where they write the descriptions of Dinner Specials….and there is a new one today with the name “Special for Bora”! Wow! The perks of being a regular customer! Well, of course I got one, brought it home, re-arranged it on…

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For a whole year, I knew the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Starting today, I am ignorant again.

The Evolution of Peeps

It is really sad when an independent book store closes. It is even sadder when that book store was not just a shop but also a center of local community, a place where people gathered to have coffee, talk, interact with boook authors, take art or yoga classes, participate in theater or children’s activities. But…

Triangle Tweetup

You know I went to the #TriangleTweetup last week at @Bronto, an Email Service Provider in Durham, NC, with an inflatable brontosaurus as its mascot: Apart from searching Twitter for TriangleTweetup, you could also follow @triangletweetup for updates. At one point during the event, the hashtag was ‘trending’ but I don’t know how high it…

In today’s papers….

When I woke up this morning and went online while kids were getting up and ready for school, the first this I saw was this tweet by abelpharmboy: Two articles on @BoraZ in today’s Durham Herald-Sun. Will post links later. Herald-Sun has pain in the ass registration to access site. So, I went out and…

Seder

Well, this was a busy week for sure (and not just yesterday’s telecom outage that affected PLoS all day!). There was cleaning, and shopping, and cooking, and gathering/borrowing extra tables, chairs, plates and silverware, for that One Big Night of the year at our house – the Passover dinner. Last year, I was in Belgrade…