Tag Archives: Fun

Look a Distraction!

Distractions, while not entirely conducive to the whole graduate school thing, they are none the less and essential part of surviving graduate school.  No matter what you think going in, or what your professor tells you, there is virtually no way to … Continue reading

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Applying to Grad School: Fees Add Up

I want to go to graduate school for chemistry in the Fall 2013 semester. A few weeks ago I formulated a list of schools where research on polymer chemistry, the subject I want to pursue, is thriving.The list contains nine … Continue reading

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Science for Summer

Recently, I’ve been seeing news about summery science, things like sandcastle building and swimming and the olympics. The collection of topics seemed like it would merit a post. The first article was on building sand castles. If you go to the beach and want to … Continue reading

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Important Science PSA

This is The Pickled Hedgehog Dilemma’s first public service announcement.  We have recently learned, through sources that wish to remain scientifically anonymous(much better facial pixilation), that a staggering number of youths are experimenting in science.  If this trend continues there could be … Continue reading

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Lab Life: Part 2… the Sounds of Science!

Back to the lab, and the 8 to 12 hour work days at the fume hood, or DNA sequencer, or maybe the Hadron at CERN.  No mater where you are doing you science there is nearly always a universal constant.  Music, … Continue reading

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Confused

Ok, so I am not old, but I am a bit of a science geek, also know as a boffin.  This may leave me a bit out of the so called “loop” when it comes to what is cool and … Continue reading

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You Can’t Explain That

I have been doing this whole science thing for a few years now, and an inevitable consequence of this is that most of the people I know haven’t got a clue what I do.  One of the more interesting side effects of … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th!

The day that inspired the a series of mediocre, B-list horror movies.  What begins at crystal lake will one day end in space, and how things got there is simply annoying and a bit confusing.  Even for someone who loves bad horror movies.  So on … Continue reading

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Grown Up…. Maybe?

Growing up, the fear of every kid.  The idea that at some point you will have to forgo video games, imagination, and fun.  That once you pass a certain age there is only the mortgage, and the job, and dressing in … Continue reading

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Sherlock

Ever wonder what Sherlock Holmes would be like if there were cars instead of horses, and cell phones instead of people flinging poo from 3rd story windows onto the street?  Me too!!  Well there is a way to get the brilliance of Holmes with out trying … Continue reading

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