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Science humor: penalties we’d get if research was like sports

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Time for some science humor. For past attempts at humor on this blog see here. Today, I’m asking: if science was more like sports such as football, soccer, basketball, etc., what penalties and fouls would us scientists get? Here is a humorous look at the things we mess up in small or mondo ways as …

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New Year’s Science Humor: A grant walks into a bar and says…

A grant walks into a bar and says… Is there a method to your mixology? Do I have to give you a timeline of my drinking plans? Funding has been 86’d I’m doing field research studying alcohol dehydrogenase and could use your help… I’d like to order 250K. Your bouncer isn’t going to triage me, …

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TGIF! Some attempts at humor to release STAP cell stress

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Sometimes a situation is so bad or stressful that it just calls out for some comic relief and the STAP cell mess seems to be one of those. Below are various silly attempts at STAP humor to hopefully release some of that stress. (By the way you might enjoy this 2020 piece on whatever happened to …

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All that scientists failed to learn in kindergarten: a humorous look at origins of social ineptness

Why are some scientists so inept socially and end up in struggles interacting with other people? Kindergarten! Yes, my theory is that many of the key events are traceable to kindergarten and more specifically to what future scientists failed to learn then even if they technically passed the class and moved on to first grade. …

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Humor in science: Uses for old hard copy paper science journals

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Some folks say that paper, hard copy journals are going to become obsolete. But they are still accumulating in science labs, offices, and corridors are a rapid pace. So what do we do with all of them? I’m not talking about recycling them, but some other more creative uses such as… 1. Build a maze …

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Startup Clade from CRISPR Therapeutics founder pursues cloaked stem cells for cancer therapy

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CRISPR Therapeutics has been pursuing the idea of using gene-editing to make universally compatible stem cells for some time, but there’s an new development in this space. The potential here is big. What if you could make cloaked stem cells that could be used to produce cellular therapies that could be given to most patients …

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Tribute to pioneering stem cell scientist Meri Firpo

Tenneille Ludwig, Meri Firpo, and Rosario Isasi at a stem cell meeting (l-r).

Last week we lost Meri Firpo, a great scientist and dear friend in the stem cell community who touched many lives in positive ways. Today’s post is a tribute to Meri, who passed away from breast cancer. If you want to add a tribute please add a comment. Meri Firpo short bio Meri received her …

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Weekly reads: badgers, organoids, The Onion, & more

A badger in Yellowstone Park. Photo Paul Knoepfler. Could you make organoids from one?

It’s been a little quiet here on The Niche for the past week as I was off in Yellowstone National Park, but I’m back with this week’s recommended weekly reads including a section on organoids. First, I want to share a nature pic from the trip. A highlight was encountering a badger in Lamar Valley …

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