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The rules of Science

June 10th, 2009 No Comments

I have an undergrad working with me, and I’ve been slowly teaching him the rules of science. So far, we have experienced the following rules in action together: 1. Nothing works on the first try. 2. Everything breaks at least once. 3. Every way it can break it will break. And today, we learned a […]

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Beer is bad for science

September 24th, 2008 1 Comment

Apparently, beer is bad for science. This is devastating: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/science/18beer.html A study done in the Czech Republic found a very strong negative correlation between the number of beers consumed by a scientist and the number of papers the scientist published/citations of their work. However, the reason for this correlation wasn’t given, so it could just […]

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