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I’ve just gotten back from a conference, and I was blaming the travel and time zones for the fact that I feel like this: However, from the looks of things, it seems there is some kind of zombie epidemic on ScienceBlogs today. (I suppose this means I need to talk to the IT guys about…

Via Abi, I learn that Chemistry Blog has posted an interesting letter from a PI to his postdoc dated July 27, 1996. The letter, on official Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering letterhead, suggests that not all the stories one hears about the unreasonable work hours demanded of postdocs are exaggerated. Indeed, the most…

The Free-Ride offspring have been wary of extended conversations with me lately (maybe since most of them eventually come around to, “Surely you’d like to help your mother grade these papers!”). However, I was able to extract some pictorial evidence that each of them has been thinking about science. From the younger Free-Ride offspring, some…

Old school geekery.

Dr. Free-Ride’s parents, Duke and Super Sally, have been working hard to shed some of the material goods they have accumulated in the last several years, on account of they are planning a move to smaller living quarters. Of course, this means that they shipped several boxes of stuff from their current place to Casa…

The elder Free-Ride offspring is lobbying to try an experiment this weekend. The working title of the protocol is “homemade soda*” but I suspect it may be described differently in the final report. Dr. Free-Ride: Tell me about the experiment that you proposed to your teacher. Elder Free-Ride offspring: I’ll mix four cups of baking…