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People drink in Antarctica (oh, and everywhere else)

I was sent two versions of this article today that claims, in a dramatic way, that scientists are drinking way too much in Antarctica. The Wired link is below and the other one which was sent to me was on the popular "I f****** love science" Facebook page.

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/scientists-antarctica-drink-lot-maybe-much/

I have spent 3 field seasons at the smallest American…

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Added by Mrinalini Nikrad on October 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Astrobiology: Like Wearing Academic Beer Goggles

By Mrinalini Nikrad, PhD.

 

“I am interested in Astrobiology”. When they hear that phrase, some people look amused, like I was trying to be funny. Others look at me like I’m crazy, a poor misled scientist, interested in a non-existent field and a disturbed mind (soon to use tax dollars for alien research). Sure, astrobiology sounds as far out as E.T., more like…

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Added by Mrinalini Nikrad on July 3, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

First Contact: NJ Middle School Students Meet Microbes Face-to-Face

Yesterday I participated in a fun day of microbial outreach organized by the fabulous students of the Rutgers ASM (American Society for Microbiology) Graduate Student Chapter. The outreach event included about 40 students from grades 5-8, the perfect time to be exposed to real-live microbes! We started with a short Introduction to Microbes lecture by my engaging…

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Added by Mrinalini Nikrad on February 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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