October 29, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

science humor

5 min read

Today I’m posting about pet peeves in the science lab. This is an update to and expansion of a post from many years ago. Who doesn’t have some lab pet peeves? And, yeah, we are all probably guilty at one time or another of driving other people a bit nuts with our own idiosyncrasies that are their pet peeves. This post is another in my “Elephant in the Lab” series about difficult, but important science topics. We need to discuss these, but they are often uncomfortable so …Read More

3 min read

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 we do our science, and how we would be penalized in a humor alternate universe. In some cases, I also have included my own reactions and indicated whether I’m …Read More

2 min read

Robots versus scientists? Over the centuries, humans have sometimes had a fear of replacement, whether it is by another human as exemplified in Dostoevsky’s classic short story The Double (or other literature on doubles/doppelgängers) or by machines, most notably robots. Could we be replaced by robots, artificial intelligence (AI), or cyborgs? In some ways, robots and in a simpler sense pieces of equipment have taken our places for the better in science doing things more precisely and reproducibly than we can. In science there’s a …Read More

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