Tagged: cartoon

Christmas tree - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 18, 2010

This one bioinformaticians (or computational biologists or computer scientists) should ’get’ immediately: (If any non-computer science readers don’t get it, you’re welcome to ask in the comments. I personally would have drawn it with the presents on the leaves, but that’s me.) Other lighter fare on Code for life: Mid-week … Read More

Saturday snippets - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 04, 2010

You won’t have missed the fuss over NASA’s their non-extra-terrestrial life, where evidence suggests that a bacteria may show signs of tolerance to arsenic received wide coverage in the media. xkcd, of on-line cartoon fame, offers this There’s a great collection of commentary to Richard Thaler’s call for informed examples of ’things … Read More

Friday medley - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 05, 2010

Cartoon, books, logic, clouded leopards, … I have too many science articles lined up that I wish I could find time to write about, but an unfortunately reality is that those articles take a lot of time to write. We’ll see if the weekend brings any hope on that front. (In particular I would … Read More

Varmus on writing, Autism, infographics, NCEA, cartoons and much more - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 23, 2010

Before settling down to some more lengthy science – I know I keep promising this, but I’m having a funny old time at work – here’s a round-up of interesting reads I’ve run into over the past week or so. Varmus on writing Harold Varmus has written in the Washington Post in particular about writing, … Read More

Somebody is wrong on the internet - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 04, 2010

Apropos of nothing, a little humour with a theme that will be familiar to some of my readers: (Source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png) As you can guess this means I have too much on my plate to write today. There’s plenty coming that’s in bit and pieces behind the scenes. Something on peer review. More on recent popular science books. How … Read More

Distinguishing scams (cartoon) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 07, 2010

(Source: xkcd.com, Creative Commons licence.) (Just to keep readers amused until I find time to write.) Other articles on Code for life: Public voting for Quark prizes now open The World Science Festival, live on-line I remember because my DNA was methylated New Ministry of Science and … Read More