Tag Archives: grad school

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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The “benefits” of donating blood

I’ve mentioned before how most of my experiments use blood (usually donated by my close friends who don’t mind being poked by needles). Sometimes though, it can be hard to get people to come in for a bleeding (surprise, surprise). So, … 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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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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Me and my computer: a whole new level of codependency

I may have to revise my earlier post when I tried to divide my life up in pie-like proportions.  I’m not one to ruin a perfectly good pie (chart), so instead I’ve drawn a little doodle, illustrating my life of … Continue reading

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How to read science like a scientist… and why grad school is the number one cause of alcoholism.

Usually it all starts out innocently enough. I first read the abstract (a short summary provided by the authors) of a scientific “peer-reviewed” paper in order to decide if I want to commit myself to finding and downloading the pdf file of … Continue reading

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Five things I do to entertain myself in the lab

Often when I’m in the lab, I have these gaps of time that are just long enough to promote idleness.  For instance, you’re waiting for a centrifuge to spin down your samples (I’ll let Wikipedia explain, if you don’t know … Continue reading

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