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Nicholas Sammons
Works at Meso Scale Discovery
Attended University of St. Andrews
Lived in Norwalk, CT
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Some of the reviews for this thing were priceless.
A vanity film about the history of Fifa has flopped in the US, taking just $607 (£397) in its opening weekend.
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Pretty impressive.
Solar Impulse, the zero-fuel aeroplane, lands in Japan after being forced to abort a Pacific crossing due to deteriorating weather ahead of it.
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FIFA has been notoriously corrupt for decades. These arrests look like too little too late.
Two criminal inquiries into corruption at football's world governing body Fifa are under way, as seven high-ranking officials are arrested in Zurich.
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I don't think there is much doubt that neonicotinoids are behind a significant part of colony collapse disorder. It is sorta sad more isn't being done to address this.
The White House's strategy to reverse dramatic declines in bee numbers calls for the restoration of 7 million acres of bee-friendly habitat. Critics say the plan ignores a key culprit: pesticides.
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The IRS could probably avoid this kind of shenanigans by giving better warnings to people they feel are playing it fast and lose with the law.

Instead of just saying "We may prosecute you for this activity if you continue", they should have followed up with "We are going to prosecute you for this activity if you continue".

If someone continues after the second warning, it seems fairer that you'd then go after them.
"It took me 13 years to save that much money, and 13 seconds for the government to take it away."
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How is this guy in the news again?
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in 2013 of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is injured in a shooting in Florida on Monday afternoon.
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Yes.
Antibodies are the workhorses of biological experiments, but they are littering the field with false findings. A few evangelists are pushing for change.
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Shifty is right.
If the World Cup takes place in Qatar in 2022 it will be a victory for a shifty bureaucrat, Sepp Blatter, a shifty absolute monarchy, Qatar, and a shifty patronage machine known as FIFA.
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Bad robot?
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
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Is there a clown doll named Chucky in this line up?
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Having a "per accident" cap on liability, regardless of the number of people injured, seems a little nutty.
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Intelligent public health work.
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Hopefully more people stop to question what has given rise to this wave of human migration.
Libya criticises EU proposals to use force to destroy boats of people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.
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I don't think one need look very hard. Waves of immigrants here are caused by war and conditions of extreme civil unrest. Refuges have been fleeing such things since before the time of the Roman empire. There is nothing mysterious here, only very difficult and expensive options to deal with it.
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  • Meso Scale Discovery
    Researcher, 2006 - present
  • National Institutes of Health
    IRTA Fellow, 2004 - 2005
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Norwalk, CT - London, UK - Bethesda, MD - Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadine - Moscow, Russia - Monterrey, Mexico - St. Andrews, UK
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    Biomolecular Sciences, 1998 - 2002
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Great lunch destination if you're looking a quick hotpot meal. Well priced with a nice range of options.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Best Indian I've had this side of DC. Bukhara is located in a very unassuming location for the quality of food you're getting. Reasonably priced too. Bukhara is a diamond in the rough.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
ShopHouse is a nice thai noodle variation on Chipotle-style dining. Good combination of flavors and ingredients. I tried pre-configured "Spicy Noodle Bowl" and can report that "Spicy" is not an exaggeration.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is definitely one of the area's better Pho locations. Decent ambiance too for dining in. Like many other Pho places, service is extremely fast.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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I thought the ramen was pretty good, but it seemed a little amateurish compared to some of the other ramen places I've been to in the area. Dishes weren't presented with the usual tidy and artistic layout one often finds in ramen, and something about the taste of the actual noodles struck me as a bit "homemade". When I went, the restaurant seemed like it was staffed solely by teenage girls, all of whom had little interest in doing their job. All that said, it was still a pretty decent bowl of ramen, and some of the appetizers weren't bad either. Worth dropping by, but not highly recommended.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Definitely worth a visit for your vineyard crowd. Well situated for folks in metropolitan DC looking for a quick trip.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This place used to be a Chinese buffet joint called Tyson's Buffet. It came under new management and rebranded to "Teppanyaki Grill". I went recently, excited to see what updates they'd made. Unfortunately the trip was a little disappointing. The variety of the buffet offerings has diminished. Additionally the options that are there have become increasingly "Americanized", to such point that there are few real Chinese options left. The ambiance got spruced up a little and it now looks a bit better from the inside, but that doesn't seem to make up for the decline in food options. Still worth dropping by as the prices are reasonable, but don't expect to be impressed by the food.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago