Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Young Lady’s Guide to Science in 2010

So… a long time ago, perhaps when it was still appropriate to refer to 2010 as being in the future, I was asked to write “A Young Lady’s Guide to Science in 2010”.  So now instead of a prospective, it’s more … Continue reading

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Is science really the great antidote?

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking: Why in the world did she name her blog “The GreatAntidote”?  I mean isn’t that a little presumptuous? The quote (AKA my subtitle) helps explain it a little bit: Science is the great … Continue reading

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Semantics rise again: discipline (v) vs. discipline (n)

How strange that word is, ‘discipline’. An old word, or words, as old as European vernaculars, and traipsing behind them not so much Roman Latin as the learning of Mediaeval times. In both French and English, there is both verb and noun. The noun that makes for interdisciplinarity implies fields of study defined by content and institution. But the verb implies chastising and punishment. Continue reading

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Hello world!

Long and short: I’m a grad student. Lots of ambition. Lots of dumb. I’m in this crazy program in which I’m doing a collaborative project between a biomedical research institute in the states and a Major Research University in England. … Continue reading

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