Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The parable of the Sower for scientists - philosophy in the dark...

Close to thanksgiving we may think a little bit about the Sower of seeds... Just like the maize seeds waiting for experiments (the judgement day)...

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Ultimate and Endless Game for Writing Scientific Papers - comic strip

I've been working on this comic strip since a month or two, but now I decided to finalize and post it. Not too much comments needed, of course this is just a comic strip about the normal process of writing scientific papers and how it is done. Many things are normal in this process, but seen from the freshman's point of view this is sometimes how it looks like (it ain't funny). There could have been endless "repetitions", "cycles", "turn back to this point and start again" things in it, but finally I said that for the moment this is enough, I do not want to make it more complicated, this is not the aim of it. (Answering 'Tamil Baby Names's' comment: unfortunately I have no idea how to subscribe for email notifications but maybe you should try to become a follower of this blog...) Please share, comment and enjoy while being in a 10-year-long project of manuscript preparation!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby names for biochemists (proteomists?)

Here comes the next comic strip of the series, about proteomic baby names, I hope you'll enjoy... And of course the list is again endless and just a suggestion. (And of course all nucleobases are suitable in scientifically correct combinations for twin babies.)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween in the lab...

I've spent Halloween working hard, this is why I am quite late with the new comic strip inspired by Halloween in the lab as celebrated by the ideal postdocs, Shiva Droid I, II and III (denoted as D1, D2 and D3 in the comic strip)... And yes, everyone who has been on a serious postdoc (or everyone who is serious about science) knows this feeling... Spending nights and days in the lab, without too much contact with friends and family from 'outside', and even without any need to go out, because the lab is your life, the lab is everything, and the lab is everything that you've got, and in fact you have everything in the lab that you need to make you happy... And yes, if you agree with all this, then congratulations, your scientific transformation into a Shiva droid or a Zombie was successful.