Monthly Archives: November 2011

Spacing Out

We spent this Thanksgiving in a quiet northernly locale with a few friends. It was low key and relaxing. Since clear skies were forecast, I thought it would be fun to bring over a small telescope I have and do … Continue reading

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Lab-a-roni and Cheese

Recently I was having a conversation about how many things one finds around the lab could be quite useful in the home. For example, parafilm seems like a much better substitute than your typical plastic wrap, and is probably even … Continue reading

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State your business

I was just visiting the International Spy Museum while taking a break from the large Society for Neuroscience meeting.  I was a bit disappointed with the hokeyness of it, but it was fun seeing real spy gadgets from the 40’s … Continue reading

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Postersurfing

One thing people don’t tell you about tackling big meetings, such as the Society for Neuroscience where I’m currently at, is that one has to perfect the art of looking without looking. That is, when you have a list of … Continue reading

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Choo-choo boogie

Well, I’m on my way to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in DC. Because I procrastinated until the last minute and couldn’t find cheap tickets with reasonable travel times, I decided to take the train, which all in all … Continue reading

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Slip ‘n’ slides

Dear Students, I’ve noticed a trend among grad students when preparing slides for their presentations that there is a tendency to spend lots of time making the slides pretty, but giving little thought to how well a slide conveys the … Continue reading

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Daylight savings denial

I always find it kind of annoying that daylight savings time ends on a Saturday evening, basically your extra hour of sleep is wasted on Sunday which you can wake up late anyway, and your circadian-entrained kids will wake you … Continue reading

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