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December (3)

It's not "goodbye," it's...
Friday, December 17, 2010

I can haz music warz?
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Two weeks
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
November (10)

Interviews, for reals!
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Can I get a pdf of this?
Thursday, November 18, 2010

SfN 2010 Day 5: A video featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SfN 2010 Day 3: A video featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Monday, November 15, 2010

SfN Day 2 (better late than never)
Monday, November 15, 2010

SfN 2010, Day 1: a video blog featuring Tideliar and Dr Becca
Saturday, November 13, 2010

30,000 people is not actually that many people
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We have a winner, and a cocktail!
Sunday, November 7, 2010

You. Immortalized. In a cocktail.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time for BANTER!!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
October (8)

Your PowerPoint and You
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Thursday, October 21, 2010

So I have an Interview.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's bribe time
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Research Blogging: The Postpartum Brain
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's Business Time
Friday, October 8, 2010

That time I was on TV
Thursday, October 7, 2010

What?! Only 300 thread-count and no robe? Two stars!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
September (5)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let me give you my card
Thursday, September 23, 2010

I gotta have some of your attention, give it to me!
Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Science Enemy
Monday, September 13, 2010

What I wish I knew before...I moved to New York City
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Whether you're a long-time LabSpaces devotee or have only recently stumbled upon our magical bloggy world, we know you're here because you expect nothing but the highest quality science news, advice, and thought-provoking opinion. True to form, we began this week with an intense and important discussion, one into which few other blogging collectives would dare dip even their pinky toes:

LabSpaces. Not afraid to ask the tough questions.

But lest you think we do nothing around here but hotly debate incredibly complex and relevant issues, let me assure you that we take ample time as well to help each other out in times of need. For example, when Gerty-Z had a mild new-TT freak-out, Odyssey stepped up and wrote her (and other probably freaking-out n00bs) a great response. So chock-full of wisdom was Odyssey's post that Gerty immediately collected herself and paid it forward with a post bursting with advice for the likes of Dr. O and myself--those on the TT job market. The great ideas there may or may not have then inspired Dr. O to take it another step with a post to benefit younger post-docs who are applying for a K99 award. Do not put that shit off!!! Holly even gets in on all the helpfulness with some great tips on how to track down some cash to get that startup...erm, started up! Looking back at this beautiful chain of goodwill, it would appear that I'm the jerk who failed to keep things going. Let's move on then, shall we?

Lab Mom wrote of the great gender imbalance in dinosaur camp, and wondered whether parents weren't pushing their young daughters toward science as much as they should. This blossomed into a nano-carnival of sorts, with follow-ups from Disgruntled Julie, who suggested that we may in fact be pushing our girls too much into physical sciences (be sure to check out the excellent comments) and Catherine Anderson, who stressed the importance of parental influence on shaping a child's gender identity, particularly when biology may have left things a little...ambiguous.

And I don't know how they do things where you come from but...we compared some of our general institutional- and lab-wide practices. The inimitable Genomic Repairman pondered the idea of an absolute deadline for post-docs, while Dr O gave grad students permission to write their theses, whether or not they have real permission. Are you following? The commentariat had lots to say on matters of cleanliness--chiming in with their lab's routines at GR's post--and on the questionable hiring practices of Tideliar's unfortunate friend "Dr Malcom." Finally, I hosted a discussion on the best places to get some good writing done--hopefully Amanda (Lady Scientist), who's busy drowning in the quicksand of her thesis, got a few ideas of how to mix it up a bit.

Of course, we're not all business all the time, you know! Lab Mom takes the old right brain out for a spin once in a while, getting crafty and cruising Etsy for funky, science-themed garb. In other internet adventures, Tideliar got an...unconventional suggestion for a good time from Amazon, and Biochem Belle went to a conference in her PJs. Evie cleared up some misconceptions we might have about life in Israel, and Odyssey found a plane with a sense of humor. And speaking of humor, Angry Scientist's latest cartoon taught us an important life and science lesson at the expense of someone who I'm sure is completely made up.

It's a good thing we're so skilled at having fun, because life is not always so kind to your friendly LabSpaces bloggers. Why, just this week alone, Damn Good Technician got dissed by the Magic Hands Juju Fairy, Geeka got pooped on, and Genomic Repairman , to put it delicately, got smacked in the nuts by a flyaway gas line. He's cool about it though--make a good joke and he'll send you a bottle of MFJ!

Our benevolent Overlord Brian is also running a contest for normal people--whichever non-blogger to get the most points in September wins a prize pack full of sweet, sweet LS swag! So what are you waiting for? Get commenting!!

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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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These round ups are so great. I love that picture :)

biochem belle
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Awesome roundup, Dr. Becca! Thanks!!

And btw, I like what you've with your CSS. I'm chipping away at mine :)

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excellent! I especially appreciate it this time, since I missed the second half of the week.
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