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Archives for January, 2008

Travel Calculus

Arrive to the conference early to take in a day of skiing before the conference. + 90 minute delay in take off at Boston, with a mad dash to our connecting flight in Portland. = Luggage stuck in Portland = No ski equipment = No skiing = Working on the talk and the grant.

Well we are happy about last night. This afternoon I’m taking off for northern Idaho. I’ll somewhere in the mountains for about a week. Between the meeting, skiing and working on the grant I don’t know how much blogging I’ll be able to do. For the past two week’s songs from Radiohead’s new album have…

Quote of the day

At least I didn’t support a warmonger -Anonymous (you know who you are!)

I often read these guys – the lives they describe are something that any struggling young scientist trapped in the web of academia and the NIH can relate to. Since their move to Sb, they’ve even managed to post on grant writing. Go check ’em out.

My Day

Wake up, make breakfast. Espresso, two slices of bread from a French batard from Clear Flour Bread with some mouhamara spread from Arax. In the newspaper I read about the primaries, the financial crisis and nothing too important. I waste an hour with email, signing up to some HHMI online system, reading teh intertubes and…

Another NNB Pub Night

Unfortunately I’ll be out of town, but I encourage anyone in the Boston area to go. Here’s the latest from Corie:

Notes from a secluded grant writer

Hello world. It’s been about a week now that I’ve given up bench work for the pen. Instead of commuting to the lab, I’ve been anchored to my chair writing this longish compilation of past results, inconsistencies in the literature, and my little addition to the confusion that exists in my field of study. On…

And if you enjoyed that clip, here’s another video of a crow performing an incredible act of intelligence:

Wow! I really need this! With this program you can store, search and organize all those PDFs. From the website: Do you have dozens of PDF files from your favorite scientific articles scattered on your harddrive? Do you also try to desperately organize them by renaming and archiving them in folders? But like the piles…

I read an interesting article in today’s NY Times. Apparently, the inspector general’s office of the Department of Health and Human Services released a report suggesting that the NIH should do a better job of monitoring potential conflicts of interest. From the NY Times article: