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Two more days to vote for the unsung hero of Everest

  A couple of days ago the June e-Newsletter from the Physiological Society dropped into my inbox. Among other stuff it contained this:   ———————————————————————————- Biography of exercise physiology pioneer in the running for British Sports Book PrizeĀ  Griffith Pugh … Continue reading

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Yes, chess. Look away now.

In which I revisit my youth as a chess-playing dweeb. Sort of. Contrary to an earlier threat, I haven’t posted much here about my chess-playing activities over the last year and a bit. Partly this is because these days chess … Continue reading

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IUPS Part 2

Now that IUPS 2013 has concluded successfully, I thought I should add a few of my conference thoughts, other than those mentioned in the earlier post.   As I am a lazy so-and-so, and I can’t muster too much thinking … Continue reading

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Shame. Or should that be ‘Postdocalypse’?

Not IUPS-related tonight – but something that should concern the people there – should concern *us*. Especially the people WITH senior positions. Scientific research has a lot going for it as a job. There’s the big money, for a start. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DC

It is a pleasure to wish a Happy Birthday today to my friend Professor David Colquhoun, who, as he reaches the palindromic age of 77, is still fighting the various fights for good science – and reality in general – … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

I must admit I hadn’t noticed it was Father’s Day until I switched on the computer this morning, what with us being a notoriously ‘Something’s Day’-averse lot at Chez Elliott. I was, BTW, not woken with croissants and coffee. let … Continue reading

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