[Tale of a Post Doc] - staff and students of the Rayne Institute at KCL, sung to Bohemian Rhapsody Books we're currently looking for (we lent them to people and have forgotten to whom):
Daughter of the Blood (Anne Bishop)
Northern Lights (Philip Pullman)
+++ Er, think I have them, having stumbled on this page somehow. Must arrange that hostage return :) Dave Kirby (sometime ollin) +++
Quote competition over; I used the Aristotle quote in the end:
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous - Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Amusing quote from otherwise not-amusing paper abstract: Ocular inflammation was graded histologically by a masked observer. Obviously a mysterious masked man makes all the difference.. :)
Today's weirdest paper title prize goes to: Irrational exuberance in clinical proteomics., by Lin and Kibbe, in Clinical Cancer Research 2005 Nov 15;11(22):7963-4.
Insect saliva: An integrative approach, by Musser, in the Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 19;58, 2005
Limburger cheese as an attractant for the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s., by Knols and De Jong, in Parasitology Today 12, 159-161, 1996
These guys just won the 2006 IgNobel? prize for biology with this research - SunKitten
Today's quote (from Jpred, a protein structure predictor): After much trouble and strife, Bob the scheduling pengiun has retrieved your results! Rejoice. (complete with picture :)
Old quote: Jo: It seems my whole life in the lab revolves around flies and bums
Old quote: MoonShadow: Now the question is, can I use magic while I'm this drunk?
Old quote: Me, in the lab, to Jo (who wrote the KickstoolSafety leaflet) after a particularly bad mishearing of an innocent phrase: Clean your mind out with soap and water. Jo, plaintively: But there'll be nothing left!