Warhorse

Our new endeavor has been going for the past six months or so and a lot has changed from my old position.  Different company.  Different lab.  Different projects.  Lots of change. Yet, some things stay the same.  Molecular biology is still the same – just different arrangements of A, G, C, and T really.  And…

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Wine + Nerd = CellarTracker

So, anyone that spends time here probably knows that we like a good cocktail from time to time here at The Aerie.  But as hard as it is to believe, a good stiff drink isn’t always the right accompaniment for every occasion.  Sometimes you just have to have a good glass of wine. Wine (as…

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Top Chef: Season 6, Top 10

One of our favorite shows of the last couple of years has been the BravoTV reality show, Top Chef (as well as the excellent Top Chef Masters that was on this summer). I think that this season has been particularly strong – the contestants seem to be of an overall better quality than the past…

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Vampire Genetics?

Yesterday, I saw a cool paper that described a previously undiscovered mechanism used to detect ultraviolet and near-UV light.  Researchers found that worms would move away from UV-light exposed to a portion of their body, but not similarly exposed sources of heat and/or other less intense wavelengths of light.  UV That Worm Pretty cool since…

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Deep Nerdom

So, today was the birthday of one of the guys in my group and we had a little cake-and-pie party in my office in the afternoon.  He was lamenting that he was 36 years old now, and to cheer him up I said, "Hey, you're only thirty in Base-12…"   I know. Read and post…

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QotD: True Saying

Which saying do you believe to be true, but just can't seem to follow?  Submitted by Maxvan. "It is impossible to determine simultaneously the position and momentum of an atomic particle." Though I have to admit, I'm not completely sure about that one… Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Out of the Office Assistant

I will be out of the the vox-office from Friday June 15th  through Sunday June 24th – probably with very limited internet access.  This will be strange. The Beloved and I are leaving for a trip to New England that goes…     Visit with friends     Attend scientific conference     Couple of days on our own The scientific…

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