Geeking & drinking

I'm a late 20s molecular biologist trying to get a grip on adulthood and the science industry. With a drink in hand, of course.

I... hail from Appalachian Virginia, drink wine, take ridiculous pictures of my dog, travel a good bit for work, geek out over science, plan #DCSciTweetUp, enjoy photography, hate on anti-vaxers, adore my awesome family, live with a former Navy man (J) that I love very much, shop too much on the internet, often make messes when attempting DIY projects, and share ridiculousness from my weekend retail job.

This is my life. Enjoy!

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Posts tagged "discovery"


2600 people form a chain celebrating the anniversary of DNA’s discovery

This awesome.

(via surviving-science)

As I began to think about it, I realized that, contrary to popular view, scientists don’t really care that much about facts. We recognize that facts are the most unreliable part of the whole operation. They don’t last, they’re always under revision. Whatever fact you seemed to have uncovered is likely to be revised by the next generation. That’s the difference between science and many other endeavors. Science revels in revision. For science, revision is a victory. In religion, or astrology, or any other belief system, revision is a kind of defeat. You were supposed to have known the answer to this. But the joy of science is that it’s about revision.

Stuart Firestein, author of ‘Ignorance,’

In his new book, Stuart Firestein makes the case that what drives scientific exploration is a sort of informed ignorance. Not the ignorance of the dimwitted, but the realization that we are driven by the excitement of being on the edge of knowledge, of constantly revising what is known, and that our endeavors are those who venture into the dark instead of describing simply what we see.

(via The Daily Beast)

(via jtotheizzoe)

Coworker’s video of the Discovery flying over our office building. Thankfully, he removed the sound- otherwise you can hear us all cursing and talking excitedly like small children.

Yep. That would be the building beside my office. We were buzzed by the Discovery. SO. AWESOME!

My entire office is completely not focused this morning and geeking over the Discovery fly by.

I work near Dulles and in a science nerd office. Score!

I hope some of you catch it this morning as it buzzes DC over the next hour before it lands at Udvar-Hazy.