Monthly Archives: August 2013

There’s a Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don’t Help Other Women In Science

–a rhyme by Nucleus– In a quirky little land called Science, the treatment of women is not always fair. Many times our brains get overlooked for the size of our chest, our clothing, our hair. A simple switch of a … Continue reading

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Reaching Beyond Labels

– written by Golgi – Label everything clearly, one of the most basic rules in laboratories. This simple practice allows for easy identification and for a cohesive working environment. Labels can make lab life easier and can even save your … Continue reading

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The Rational, Emotional Scientist

– written by Dendrite – A big part of our job as scientists is to be objective- put all human, subjective feelings aside and try to look at the problem or interpret data through an unbiased lens.  But, contrary to … Continue reading

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What a generous maternity policy you have!

– written by Synapse– I was bitching about my maternity leave policy to a friend the other day. First, I should say that I am currently on an NIH NRSA and I would actually consider their maternity policy very “generous” … Continue reading

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