Category Archives: screenshots

Excellent juxtapositions make me feel good

The placebo effect is truly fascinating – the top article of this pair describes how it can trigger the release of dopamine in people with Parkinson’s, or opioids in people expecting a painkiller. I hope we can find a way … Continue reading

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Those of you who’ve read some of my recent posts, or who follow me on Twitter, might have noticed that many of the photos I post are now circular. No-one? Really? Anyway… this is because for the last few months … Continue reading

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Seems legit

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All media can be social media

One of the themes of the last year or so is that a lot of my traditionally solitary pursuits suddenly seem to have become much more social. The biggest difference is my job, but my evenings and weekends are also … Continue reading

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Facebook, grammar, and sisterly love

Back in 2010, I wrote a blog post about how although my sister and I took very different career paths, we’ve ended up with similar kinds of job. I am sad to have to report that since then, we have … Continue reading

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A frog on my blog is my goal and it’s gotten a “tee hee!”

Many thanks to Mermaid for forwarding me this most excellent email signature from a local frog biologist, and for securing Dr. Helbing’s permission to blog it! I remember a phase of DNA helix squiggles in email signatures in the early … Continue reading

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This article suddenly made me feel just terrible about the many mutations I’ve introduced into all those poor genes and their promoters!  

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I was relieved to receive this email, because I’ve heard that disrespectful interns make terrible colleagues. In other news, I have somehow managed to create enough space in my brain to have ideas for blog posts again! Unfortunately, I still … Continue reading

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I come from a land down under? Apparently?

I’m not sure I’d trust this app to help me navigate around a foreign country…

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