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The Mystery Behind the Jargon

The Mystery Behind the Jargon

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Science is a complex language. It has its own vocabulary and corresponding slang, both of which take time to learn and understand. In the lab we speak this language as fluidly and comfortably as if we were raised with it as our native tongue. For some students with parents who work in science, this may(...)

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Hobbies Offer Scientists a Much-Needed Break from the Lab

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Last year ā€” on a whim, and to temporarily escape the stresses of neuroscience research ā€” I began to take improvisational comedy classes with the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG). Once a week, Iā€™d leave the world of pipette tips, blinking displays and squirming mice and instead be transported to whatever reality my scene partners and(...)

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