Posts Tagged ‘humour’

Right Turn: Valentine’s Day and the scientist

Author: Stacey Johnson, 02/03/17

The clock is ticking. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. If you are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, I give you permission to stop reading here. (But it may be worth your while to stick around a little longer; remember the trend of single women buying diamond rings for themselves?) Valentine’s Day, despite…Read more

Right Turn: A PhD in stand-up comedy

Author: Stacey Johnson, 01/06/17

“Biology is the only science in which multiplication is the same thing as division.” “Q: What did the conservative biologist say? A: The only cleavage I want to see is at the cellular level.” “Q: What did one cell say to his sister cell when she stepped on his toe? A. Mitosis”* Hunh? I’ve literally…Read more

Right Turn: Scientists on vacation

Author: Stacey Johnson, 09/02/16

As you may know, I’m not a scientist but I do occasionally go on vacation. While I do hope you miss my musings this week, I’ve left you with a little something that might make you smile. And in the event you were on vacation last week and missed Signals’ very successful blog carnival to…Read more

Right Turn Special Report: Competition rife in Canada

Author: Stacey Johnson, 12/25/15

This may come as a shock to many of you, but the land of lakes, trees, socialism and universal healthcare has a dark underbelly: the competitive nature of its academics. If you look to the regenerative medicine community, everything looks hunky-dory and, on the surface, very collaborative; after all, the Stem Cell Network is behind…Read more

Right Turn: Stem cell flash mobs and old favourites

Author: Stacey Johnson, 10/23/15

If you are a loyal reader of Right Turn (thank you!) then you will know that I scour the Internet looking for unique, thought-provoking, clever, peculiar (with a mega star thrown in to the mix), educational, funny, odd, intriguing – I could go on – items to feature. And let’s not forget all the excellent…Read more

Right Turn: Back soon!

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/17/15

.   I hope the last two weeks of Right Turn made you smile while I was on vacation. I expect I’ll be back on the job next week feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, or I might be completely overwhelmed due to post-vacation workload. Still, it was worth it. Thanks for your patience and for sticking…Read more

Right Turn: The comic side of lab life

Author: Lisa Willemse, 08/16/13

. Life in the lab has its own peculiarities that are best understood by those who toil away for long hours, keeping cells fed and happy day after day. I can’t say I have first hand experience with it myself, but often hear about it from the many trainees connected to the Stem Cell Network….Read more