Friday Coffee Break
Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!
|THE VIRTUES OF PLAY
|Studying for the Ivy League as a toddler: can this be a good thing? The importance of play in learning.
|Dr Adam Rutherford investigates how common cases of scientific misconduct are, and the motivation for the scientists who stand accused. How damaging are cases like these, not only to their respective fields, but to the public perception of a pursuit whose central premise, many would claim, is a quest for universal truth, whatever that truth might be.
|Can this be real? What stringed instruments in action really look like.
|TROLLING OCEANS, COMBATING AGING
|From in-vitro to commercial cosmetic store shelves, skip the peer-review: how an ‘enterprising’ scientist’s microalgae research transformed into a skincare product.
|ORIGIN OF BAD MOODS
|Why do we sometimes slip into angry fits and melancholy torpors? A brand new paper examines the surprising link between self-control and our worst moods.