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Music: If You Open Your Mind Too Much…

…Your Brain Will Fall Out.

Mad Scientist

From Abstruse Goose

Not dead, overloaded

When the Moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, a bunch of people gather for their “Bioinformaticians anonymous” group therapy. There they metaphorically gather, commiserating about how bioinformatics is dead (or was it bioinformaticians?), just smells funny or suffers from identity theft, probably because it got drunk at the last ISMB, […]

Music: Vic Ruggiero and Lisa Mueller

These two have great chemistry, and the video captures the raw and gritty quality of a small club appearance.

Are you stupid enough to work here?

Almost every time you read an interview with a scientist, the subject turns invariably to their sense of accomplishment and awe when they finally discover something new. Somehow, I never could quite identify with this sentiment entirely. Research is excruciatingly hard, laborious, frustrating and accomplishing anything always takes longer than I thought. I always keep […]

Music: Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens

Note the bass player. Hang around past 1:10 and you are in for a treat.

Genetic Algorithms

XKCD appeals to my geeky humor side. Also, as a staunch Pythoneer, I cherish the occasional Python reference. To complete the trifecta, I just saw T2 for the umptieth time two days ago.

Every Man an Island, Pt. 2

(Continued from  part 1) Why we are islands In the previous post we have seen how  our bacterial population affects  our weight  and that by changing our dietary habits we can change the species composition in our guts. Also, we saw how a metagenomic analysis can lead to verifiable hypotheses: using a metagenomic analysis, Gordon’s […]