Life of Nick

The Scientific Activist

Category archives for Life of Nick

I think I can finally call myself a legitimate scientist (whatever that means), since last week one of the papers I worked on during my undergrad at Texas A&M University was published in The Journal of Cell Biology (JCB). I’m the fourth author on the paper, meaning that I was only peripherally involved (and made…

So, So Busy

Since I’ve gone over a week without any blogging, I feel that I owe my readers an explanation. Basically, I’ve just been incredibly busy in the lab. I’ve had a lot of time on the NMR machines, and I’ve been trying to make the most of it. On top of that, and in addition to…

My 9/11 Story

When I was a freshman in college, at Texas A&M University, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings I had two classes back-to-back in the same lecture hall. Because of a weird scheduling fluke, these classes were about 45 minutes apart, though. During that break, sometimes I would go eat breakfast, other times I would do something…

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

…my internet connection, that is. So, it looks like, after a month-long saga involving many many many angry phone calls to BT, I finally have internet access in my home sweet home. Let the blogging resume in full force! Yay!

Good News and Bad News

OK, bad news first. Although I was told I would have internet in my house today, I still don’t, despite the militaristic tactics I’ve resorted to using with BT. However, BT tells me I should be online tomorrow. We’ll see. Once that happens, I should be able to get back to some actual serious blogging,…

Who is the Hottest Male Science Blogger?

Yes, that’s right, you’re looking right at him (on the sidebar, at least). No? Go down a bit… …a little bit more…. There you go. According to the blog Flags and Lollipops, yours truly is the third hottest science blogger (and the hottest male science blogger) on the internet. Yes, screw Nature and its Top…

On the Front Lines with BT

Lines were drawn in the sand, artillery stood armed and ready, and tensions ran high. Neither side was willing to budge, and despite the seemingly endless conflict having already tested the resolve of both sides, it looked like things were only just beginning to get rough. The whole scenario was regrettable–war always is–but it felt…

I don’t make it to the movies too often in the UK. To start with, they’re prohibitively expensive, and I’m often seeing them months after my friends back home. When you then consider the fact that the popcorn here tastes like salty styrofoam (it’s called butter, people! Look into it!), there really isn’t much of…

This announcement is a couple of days late, so please accept my apologies, although I can blame it in part on a lack of internet access. Anyways, as of 15:30 GMT last Thursday (August 17th), after enduring what was surely the longest transfer viva in the history of man (two and a half hours–hell, they…

The Horror, the Horror…

…of not having internet access! So, it turns out that the internet is pretty fundamental to this whole blogging endeavor. Who would have thought? I don’t have internet access in my “new” house yet, and I probably won’t have any for another couple of weeks, so please bear with me. I’m finding time to squeeze…