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"Dress code: Colorado business casual. Jeans and a fleece, sturdy shoes. Cowboy boots optional." -- a document I am editing for work.
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I Review "The Peripheral" by William Gibson at Strange Horizons
So after four years of radio silence on the fiction front, William Gibson came out with a new SF novel, The Peripheral . I couldn't help but get in on that action, by which I mean, I reviewed it for Strange Horizons . A quick plug: Strange Horizons is havin...
So after four years of radio silence on the fiction front, William Gibson came out with a new SF novel, The Peripheral. I couldn't help but get in on that action, by which I mean, I reviewed it for Strange Horizons. A quick plug: Strange Horizons is having a fundraiser drive right now.
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by Liz Lawler ’15 The California Tech (download ») Last Wednesday night, 13 Caltech students flew to Massachusetts in preparation for MIT’s Campus Preview Weekend (CPW). Their mission: prove which institute is hot and which one is not. Their arsenal: 800 heat sensitive mugs that at first read “MIT The Institute of Technology” but under the influence of heat change to read “CALTECH The Hotter Institute of Technology.” The mugs came i...
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Goodbye
I started this blog for no reason other than thinking the title would be hilarious. A couple of years (and not all that many posts) later, I managed to do so much with it. I love it, but it's time to let it go. I'm now a full time science writer, and this b...
I started this blog for no reason other than thinking the title would be hilarious. A couple of years (and not all that many posts) later, I managed to do so much with it. I love it, but it's time to let it go. I'm now a full time science writer, and this blog, well, would basically be work.
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... also, it's kind of hilarious watching google try to auto-tag my posts.
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KILLER SPERM ZOMG
... was the working title of a press release I recently wrote for the University of Maryland . The work is also featured in other news media, including National Geographic , New Scientist , and LA Times . "Killer Sperm" are exactly as gruesome and gross, an...
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Just in case I needed more reasons to be overjoyed that I got out of academia:

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I'm Back (Soon)
So it turns out I have a lot of thoughts about a bunch of media, and I want to come back to writing about these things! So I'll be back soon. But I'm also going to do a bit of an overhaul--I need a new name, I may move this to my own server, things like tha...
So it turns out I have a lot of thoughts about a bunch of media, and I want to come back to writing about these things! So I'll be back soon. But I'm also going to do a bit of an overhaul--I need a new name, I may move this to my own server, things like that. So watch this space, ...
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The fear of falling into the mindset of the clients described in this article is why the thoughts of spas and associated entities make me cringe. Now where's my bar of Ivory soap?

http://the-toast.net/2014/10/22/invisible-girl-at-the-spa/
Carrie Shanafelt, on the experience of working at a spa.
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It is such a good thing that this was not available back when I was in grad school. I would have bought it wholesale and distributed widely. And ironically.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206313132/congratulations-on-not-crying-in-front
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New Job! And Other Changes
Now that I have an official start date, I can announce it properly: starting next Monday, I'll be a Science Writer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ! (And yes, this does mean I moved across seven states--I'm still unpacking.) I'm so excited abou...
I'm so excited about this, everyone! I've done science professionally for a long time, and written about it on the side, but for a while I've been wanting to shift the proportions around a bit. Now I'll have a chance to do just that. This blog has been a big part of that.
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