Richard P Grant
Scientist, poet, gadfly
Creator and sustainer of
Email: rpgrant at gmail.com
- A momentary lapse of reason
- Don't try this at home
- Friday afternoon
- Ill-considered rants
- Lab ratting
- Public Engagement
- Science is Vital
- Science-less Sunday
- The stupid, it burns
- War stories
Category Archives: Don’t try this at home
Jenny is putting the finishing touches to a revised manuscript. I’m reading about a very interesting paper in my old field—and telling her about it. Joshua is doomed, isn’t he?
Nobody commit any crimes any time soon, mkay?
A funny thing happened on the way to Borough this evening. The train was delayed as we pulled into Old Street. The driver said there was a faulty train ahead being taken out of service. He warned us that lots … Continue reading
Just after I started shooting I was listening to a couple of the old(er) timers bitching about their recent poor performance. One of them blamed the ammunition they were using. The other pointed out that while shooters often blame the … Continue reading
Back in July I went, for one reason or another, on a meandering bike ride. I ended up here: My bike. And the Thames Barrier The Thames Barrier is apparently the world’s second largest movable flood barrier (I believe the … Continue reading
I am typing this slowly, with one hand. I do of course already have two lovely daughters, but welcoming Joshua—their half-brother—into the world wasn’t any less special. And the original Pawn, Rachel, seems equally thrilled.
One of these days, I’ll treat myself to a proper camera attachment for my microscope. In the meantime, here’s what we can achieve by pointing the iPhone at one of the oculars. And a movie: Here’s the little guy at … Continue reading
Protein Dimerization and Oligomerization in Biology is a textbook that can be yours for the princely sum of £126. I know this because last week I received an email from a cove in India wanting a copy of a chapter … Continue reading