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Death by chocolate? Let’s crunch the numbers for people

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The day after Easter and thoughts might turn to all those chocolate bunnies, eggs, etc…..leading to a question: is death by chocolate possible? What is the amount of chocolate you or I would have to eat in order to die? Could we even get close on a holiday like Halloween or Easter? It seems like …

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Computer cookies gone wild, your privacy, & an ‘off’ experiment

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When I think of cookies, I first think of chocolate chip, peanut butter, or macaroons, but an arguably more important kind these days is the type of thing that websites implant on your computer sometimes to monitor your web activities. Not delicious. I did a little experiment inspired by the New York Times Privacy Project. …

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The only frozen yogurt that really listens to you

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From a visit to Portland a few weeks back and going to Nectar frozen yogurt. Is this one listening to you or monitoring your diet? I got a combo of chocolate and pistachio instead, which was delicious. This got me thinking of course whether all those folks at the NSA “listening” to us have their very …

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Tips for Visiting Stockholm During ISSCR 2015 by Heather Main

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Note that you can register for ISSCR Stockholm here and the early registration deadline is today, March 11. Even without ISSCR Stockholm is a city worth visiting! There is no Eiffel Tower, Colosseum or Big Ben but Stockholm is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and the most beautiful European city I have visited. This …

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Home stretch on October deadline NIH grant & I’m…(fill in the blank)

Grant deadlines are no picnic. Like thousands of scientists around the US, I too am working on a big NIH grant proposal due in a matter of a few days. If you are also in this boat, how are you all feeling right now since it is October 1st? How would you complete this sentence: “I need to …

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Most surprising things to know about Romney

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Think you know Mitt Romney? I don’t feel like I do. I hope those sandwiches he’s handing out are PB&J….. Here are the 10 most surprising things about Romney that you might not know. 10. He’s fluent in French. Nothing wrong with that, but his very anti-European rhetoric doesn’t seem to fit with this. See …

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My R01 is due in a few hours, what’s on my mind besides ice cream?

In a few hours I’m going to submit my current R01 proposal to my institutional grants office, which will then submit it to NIH as is required by NIH. I’m tired. My brain is tired. I have a cold. I’ve read the grant a hundred times at least. I’ve had colleagues read it. I’ve taken …

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Six fun, amazing, sometimes secret things to do in Seattle

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Every now and then I do a post on something fun and non-science related, and today it’s all about Seattle. Since it’s Friday, don’t you wish you were on vacation in Seattle? If you can ever imagine visiting Seattle in the near future, bookmark this page because I give suggestions for great things (some that …

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