Cyanosis Cool!. Funny.. This dye was selected because the bottle was within reach" Larval development was accelerated by carrying around subjects in ketchup cup overly honest methods
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Cyanosis Cool!

This dye was selected because
the bottle was within reach"
Larval development was accelerated by
carrying around subjects in ketchup cups inside
the researchers' clothing."
We didn' t read half of the papers we cite
because they are behind a paypall"
Sample size was smaller than
planned because I had been in
grad school for 10 yrs & my
adviser wanted me to graduate"
The samples incubated at ambient
temperature in a remote border customs office
for 5 months."
Experimental time points were chosen so I
didn' t have to come into tab in the middle of the
night or over the weekend."
We astute, ' how the results were obtained.
The postdoc who did all the work has since left
to start a bakery."
Reagent became unavailable in 2002 because
nobody wanted to order more and risk being
added to terrorists ."
Blood samples were spun at because
the centrifuge made a scary noise at higher
speeds"
PCR reaction repeated for 25 cycles because
that' s how long it takes to go teach class,"
ltl III‘-
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User avatar #3 - AnonymousGuru (11/17/2013) [-]
#3 is the truest ****
#1 - crazyolitis (11/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Long Live Lazyness.
Long Live Lazyness.
User avatar #6 - infinitereaper (11/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Science is a sad but endearing mix of lack of funding, desperation, and semen.
User avatar #2 - lorddarkskull (11/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Guilty of the third one.
I will go to wikipedia, check their sources, and cite that instead of wikipedia as my source.
#7 - hiccupthehuman (11/17/2013) [-]
Number 3 is so true. I only read the abstract and see a sentence that vaguely supports my point and BAM, citation.
User avatar #10 - JENNAY (11/17/2013) [-]
Finals week
So many lab reports

This hits deep
#5 - angelusprimus (11/17/2013) [-]
#8 happened during my masters, one of my teachers had to completely chage his methodology because parts he needed for his experiments are critical for making certain type of home brew bombs.
User avatar #13 - aedai (11/17/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure that since each cycle of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) takes ~20-30 minutes, having 25 cycles as opposed to the more common 30 probably wouldn't save you that much time.

For those that don't know, PCR is a method in which segments of DNA, primers, and loose pieces of the bases (A, T, C, G) are thrown into a machine that heats and cools regularly to produce MANY copies of the original DNA. It's used because it's much faster and cheaper (and really the only way) than manually obtaining those billions of identical genes.

(For those that want a very basic understanding of how it works, it's because 1. DNA splitting into two strands, 2. primers attaching to strands, and 3. nitrogenous bases attaching to DNA all occur at different temperatures.)

(Source: BioTech class in High School at this moment.)
#12 - sheiladikshit (11/17/2013) [-]
i have no idea what everyone is talking about.
i guess i'm a dumbass
#11 - biomedic (11/17/2013) [-]
I so hope this is what actually working in a lab will be like, right now sloppy methodology gets responded to with harsh words.
User avatar #9 - reginleif ONLINE (11/17/2013) [-]
So....this is what I have to look forward to in grad school.

(I thought this laziness ended in undergrad. ^^ )
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