Tag Archives: Life in science

The terrible beauty of change

It just changes – that’s all Over the weekend, I was enjoying a typical quiet Saturday morning, drinking a delectable cup of coffee and catching up on blog reading, when I came across this post by David Kroll that really struck a … Continue reading

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On where I come from and why I (don’t) talk funny

I was born and raised in a southern U.S. state–not the deep South, but in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was, and still is, a very rural place. When people ask where I’m from, I never respond … Continue reading

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Living in the Void: How much is a postdoc worth?

A couple of months ago, I wrote what I intended to be the first post in a series about issues concerning postdoc pay, benefits, protections… We tend to fall into this amorphous, ambiguous state. We’re not students anymore, but we’re … Continue reading

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Storytime

There’s always a running joke amongst benchmonkeys that goes something like, “If this whole science thing doesn’t work out, then I’ll…” Open a coffee shop in Hawaii Run a restaurant/bakery Start a combination icecream/cocktail truck (that will make stops at all … Continue reading

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Did someone say that already?

There’s been a bit of discussion lately about the issue of “self-plagiarism” in science. Beyond that, Chemjobber recently posted about plagiarising the work of others and how you define that in sciences. After all, when you’ve got 10 or 20 or … Continue reading

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