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Tid Bits, Downtime Edition

One common feature of bench work is downtime. Some activity, such as cutting and pasting DNA, require the researcher to incubate their samples for various periods of time. What to do? Well ideally the scientist in question should take advantage of this time to either, perform other experiments, make reagents such as buffers, or catch…

Tid Bits – Snowy Sunday Edition

The lack of posts can be explained by this equation (lab work = 1/updates) so I’ll make it up to you with a weekend smorgasbord of links. So today as I sit in my warm cozy snowed-in apartment I present to you the latest edition of Tib Bits. First off, I would like to wish…

Tid Bits – Classics Edition

I love the classics – be it Greek plays, Roman history, all of the great myths or all of the ancient philosophers that lie at the base of our western civilization. (Weren’t those Atomists so prescient?) And yes, I also managed to marry a classics major. That’s why I thank the FSM that I live…

Tid Bits – Financial Crisis Edition

The New York Times Editorial Board on Proposition 1: Courting Chaos in Massachusetts From NPR, Brian Lehrer interviews Naomi Klein. Also check out her latest book, The Shock Doctrine. And if you missed it here’s Klein on the Colbert Report: Note trhat even Colbert is shocked by Klein’s last line on the prison industrial complex.…

Tid Bits

In the near future I can see that my blogging will slow down as my experiments become longer and more involved. In the meantime, here’s a few items to help pass the time away: First off, yesterday the New NIH Public Access Policies were implemented: The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require…

Tid Bits

This will be short – I’m performing a big protein purification prep today. Visualizing a single ribosome translating amino acids, one at a time at Biocurious (Nature Article here). Two posts on that Lin-28 paper in Bayblab and The Skeptical Alchemist. Just to remind you, Lin-28, a factor that was part of the four gene…

Tid Bits

It’s been a while … We’ll start off with Science and Art: Design and the Elastic Mind at MoMA (NY Times article) RPM at evolgen ponders about faculty members that blog. And now there are even journal editors that blog. In another post, RPM discusses the various phenotypes found in the typical audience attending the…

Tid Bits

What a beautiful day. We just got back from a walk in Mt Auburn Cemetery where we randomly came across Richard Buckminster Fuller’s grave. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera. Fortunately we live in the time of the internet where information and photos can be acquired within seconds. (The photo on the left was ripped…

A link to Nature which has a summary of the primary candidates’ stance on science issues. (HT: Mike) Bora just announced the selections for Open Lab 2007, the best science blogging of the year (which I was a judge, although Bora may have forgotten …) The Edge asked its illustrious members, which include some of…

Scifoo tid bit data dump

Some items I’d like to mention: – before scifoo, there was a meetup of bloggers in the Bay Area. I finally placed some flesh over my electronic friends and got to meet some other bloggers. Andreas Engvig over at Sharpbrains has a photo. Bora has some more photos. – one of the best conversations I…