Category Archives: Humor

I Wish I Could Dance: Science Magazine Dance Your PhD Contest

Science Magazine announced its 9th annual Dance Your PhD Contest — a competition for best explaining your PhD research in an interpretive dance.

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Improvisation Theater Training for Creativity and Communication Skills

An activity that enhances both creativity and communication skills — wouldn’t that be a fun activity to try? Uri Alon, a scientist at Weizmann Institute of Science, promotes creativity of improvisation theater training as similar to creativity of truly innovative … Continue reading

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The Onion At Its Best: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method

The Onion spots a much-needed addition: ‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method. Quoting from the article: “After making an observation and forming a hypothesis as usual, the new third step of the scientific method will now require researchers to … Continue reading

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Why are we Doing This? (1) Learning, (2) Growth.

Rob Margolies, a Ph.D. student in my research group, has recently written a wonderful blog post about why Ph.D. students push themselves so hard. In short it is because we really feel that we are learning and growing, in many … Continue reading

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Scientific Process

Scientific process as we imagine it to be and as it is.

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