Category Archives: “Science”

5 Reasons to Smile

My facial expression when I’m relaxed is apparently not all that happy looking.  But really, smiling takes effort.  Why would it be the default?  Just because I’m not smiling, it doesn’t mean that I’m not happy (holy triple negatives, batman!). Googling “smiling” … Continue reading

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Tempted by Twitter

I don’t have a twitter account.  However, it’s becoming more and more tempting of late.  It started with TNG Season 8, dedicated to tweeting the “plots from the unaired 8th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation”.  For someone who … Continue reading

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In defense of coffee

Coffee.  It’s so, so delicious.  And I (like many of my fellow grad school survivors) am addicted to the stuff.  However, often times, I find myself having to defend my beverage of choice to my non-coffee drinking friends.  (I know?!  … Continue reading

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Post 47: An ode to Star Trek

In the tradition of celebrating random anniversaries here at inlostlands, since this is post number 47, I suppose this means we need to have a “serious” discussion about Star Trek.

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What can you do with a Masters in Science? (I don’t know, and now you can too!)

Congratulations, you have just earned your Masters degree in science. You haven’t fallen into the trap of doing a PhD. Yet. And now you’re unemployed and wondering what to do next!

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What happened to science fiction on TV?

So I am a bit of a science fiction nerd.  It goes well with my scientist persona, and I do my best to hide it behind my librarian glasses.  The nerdiness was partially due to environmental influence — my parents … Continue reading

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Censoring the Scientific Process: How much should we let fear get in the way of progress?

There’s an interesting debate going on in the scientific community right now concerning the dissemination of information. Ironically, the debate is about how much information we can trust people with, and is largely being ignored or misrepresented by the general … Continue reading

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