What we could learn from industry

You have probably heard a lot of articles, blog posts, tweets, and facebook rants lately about the abysmal state of the job market for aspiring academics.  You’ve probably heard stories (the Berkeley Science Review even ran one last semester) about the shifting reality … Continue reading »

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A Touching Evening

This post is cross-posted on Berkeley Science Review.  For those of you who read the BSR blog, you may have noticed that we’ve been a bit obsessed with “touch” of late.  So interested, in fact, that we decided to have … Continue reading »

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Announcing Touch Me – a BSR event exploring the fascinating world of touch, on October 27th

Imagine the first organisms that ever existed.  Single-celled, incredibly simple, skirting about in whatever primordial ooze they found themselves in.  Those little cells had to move around, find food, and reproduce, and this was all in an era before the … Continue reading »

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On being ‘right’ in science

This post will be cross-posted on Berkeley Science Review The other day I was standing around with a few friends arguing about ergonomics  (these are the things you do when you’re a graduate scientist). At one point, my friend referenced … Continue reading »

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