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I probably don’t have to say this here considering the type of people who read PD’s blog, but I’m going to.  MAKE SURE YOU GO OUT AND VOTE.  If I said I didn’t care who you vote for, I would be lying, but I’m not going to inject that into this.  In the end, the higher the voter turnout the better it is for everyone.



We haven’t seen a new top level post in a couple of months.  What has everyone been up to?  For those of you in school, how is the beginning of the school year gearing up?  How was everyone’s summer?

A world of Questions

First I’d like to introduce myself to those who don’t already know who I am. I’ve posted a couple times recently, mainly on the tech side, as Stephen. I’m a friend of Andrew and Teisha’s from their undergrad years.

So, I left the office this last Tuesday (June 10th) in a very foul mood. It wasn’t because of anything at the office, it was because the NYTimes had updated its front page and this artcle was the top story. I found so many things that offended my sensibilities that I really couldn’t choose one to focus on until I realized that had this not been in Europe, but the Middle East or some of the former Soviet ‘stans, then I probably would have shrugged it off. (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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