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Comics of yor

Long ago I used to go to the local gaming store to read the new and old roleplaying books and the dragon magazines they had. There was one comic that stood out in my mind after all these years, and I have found it once again, Yamara! (continued)

The twilight zone?

Just when I thought things couldn’t get much weirder at work, the bosses begin discussing something I expect out of news of the weird, not something an actual company would consider. (continued)

Fight or Flight

I learned something about myself this weekend when several of my friends and I were put in a potentially life threatening situation, and I’m dissapointed in my reaction. (continued)

Ding dong ding dong

I’m back, and should post more, or so I keep telling myself. (continued)

From the trenches

Everyone loves tech support stories, so here are my favs before I leave at the end of this week. (continued)

Stem Cells

Korean clones and Veto Pens. Who will be the leader in stem cell technology? (continued)

IBM Quality?

So I finally got my own desk and computer. (continued)

Ghost in the Shell 2

In 1996 the original Ghost in the Shell was released. Last Friday the (much antisipated?) sequel was released. As per Paradoxdruid’s request, here is my analysis. (continued)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

I just got back from watching Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and
I think that two words would describe this move to a tee, and they are

The Movie Hero

Okay, I know that it is ShortSpeedFreak’s job to post movie reviews,
but after watching Hero last night I felt compelled to post one for all
of you to read.  Most of you know me as being a picky film (not
movie) watcher and critic, and so you know that it is rare when I say
that a movie is excellent.  It is also hard for a movie to make it
to Stephen’s to 10, but Hero has managed to do both. (continued)


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My first first-author paper!

Just wanted to share that my first first-author paper is now online! In the journal Stem Cells and Development, here’s my paper on “Roles of Integrins in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Growth on Matrigel and Vitronectin.”

The Future of Scientific Publishing

Just read a fascinating (if lengthy) essay on disruptive technology and the future of scientific publishing. Well worth the read!


Just wanted to share’s Visual Guide to Deflation, which is quite explanatory.

All Things Stem Cell

Hey all Paradoxdruid readers! I recently started up a blog on stem cells that I’d love you all to take a look at:

Barely Literate: The Fermata

I participated in another Barely literate book review podcast, this time on Nicholson Baker’s “The Fermata”. Give it a listen!

Time for Change

Obama has outlined a strategy for America, in great depth. Read all about!

Free Rice

Okay, I’ll admit that it’s entirely possible that I am the last person to learn about this website*, but it’s really addictive. 


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