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The Princess Bride

Last night I watched The Princess Bride with Amy and Li. The movie is so silly, and yet I always find myself loving it– hell, I can recite the sword-fight and battle of wits almost from memory. The funniest highlight this time, though, would be Amy squealing with delight when Miracle Max (Billy Crystal) came on stage, and she went “Calcifer!” (continued)

Serenity Rocks

When I was IMing Andrew yesterday I mentioned that I was going to the midnight showing of "Serenity" and asked me to write a review for you guys… (continued)

Hitchhiker’s Guide

Go see it! (continued)

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trailer

Even if you didn’t like the series (though I have no idea how that could be possible), you should still check out the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie trailer. (continued)

Movie Review: Shaun of the Dead

First things first:
Guy named Shaun uses a cricket bat as his primary weapon. How can I NOT like that? (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


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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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