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Freelance programming career?

Does anyone have some advice about how I could start a freelance programming career? [more inside]
posted by Gosha_Dog on Apr 8, 2014 - 8 answers

A Gel of a Problem: running miRNA without acrylamide

Dear MetaFilter, I am new to this forum and this is my first post, hi! I am in a bit of a pickle about a work project, and hope that I may be able to get some help by some fellow sciencey people. The science forums are rarely read and badly out of date, or I would have posted at one of those. I have a deadline for a miRNA PCR experiment, and I have already run the cDNA and PCR for the miRNA. All I have to do is run the miRNA on a gel. The problem: We don't have acrylamide! And neither does our neighboring lab. We only have Agarose with which to make gels, which is only for large fragments, not small miRNA fragments of 20-40 bp. The question: As the percentage of agarose in the gel goes higher, the smaller the size of the base pairs are that can be measured. Could I increase this percentage enough to work for miRNA? Out of respect for the community that doesn't like line returns, I have entered the specifics of this post in the Extended Explanation box, because to me, this post reads like a jumble of nonsense without some kind of organization. [more inside]
posted by Arachnophile on May 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Are you a neuroscientist? Happy in academia? Want to do science...

So I have been working in an entirely different field for the last years and was never entirely sure about what I wanted to do with my life. I am certain at this point that I want to work in a field which involves, you know, nervous systems. Unsurprisingly, I am thinking of academia. [more inside]
posted by epibatidine on May 26, 2013 - 18 answers

The amazing world of science let me show it to you

I'd like science-, scientist-, or engineering-related book recommendations for a 9th grade student reading at a 6th-7th grade level. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Scientist with an imaginary friend

Who was this lonely woman scientist with an imaginary friend? [more inside]
posted by Dixon Ticonderoga on May 30, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm pregnant but I still have a brain.

Please suggest pregnancy resources for a scientific, geeky, intellectual, academic woman. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Nov 3, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I relate to people who seem intimidated by my profession and education?

I'm a scientist. How can I relate to people who seem intimidated by my profession and education? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2011 - 53 answers

Am I a crazy person to want to become a teacher?

I've taken a one year leave from a grad school program in physics. I was very unhappy in grad school, and I'm now leaning towards not going back. My next best idea is to become a high-school teacher in physics and/or math in the Boston area. Am I crazy? How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Who would want to punch Einstein?

Please identify the man on the left with the moustache. The guy on the right is clearly meant to be Einstein. Who's the guy punching him? [more inside]
posted by robotot on Mar 18, 2010 - 36 answers

Seeking examples of scientists' websites

I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed websites run by individual scientists. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Book about a lab rat who sings and has a fro?

What is this book? For kids, about a scientist's assistant who breaks into the lab safe one night and finds potions that he feeds to the lab rat. Hilarity and mayhem ensues. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Dec 7, 2009 - 1 answer

What are the best cities/states for biomedical jobs?

What are the best cities/states for biomedical jobs? I'm not looking for a specific type, just in general.
posted by biochemist on Apr 21, 2009 - 21 answers

How to care for my geek husband?

I need help understanding how my hyper-smart geek husband's brain works. I want to give him the understanding he craves but am having a hard time inhabiting his plane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2008 - 61 answers

Countdown to his death

I remember a story about a scientist or mathematician who noticed he slept increasingly more each night. The increase followed some kind of mathematical progression. When the amount reached 24 hours, he died. Who was he?
posted by 999 on Dec 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Please help me honor a scientist

Please help me honor a scientist I once knew. I'm looking to (A) set up a small scholarship in her name and (B) figure out what to do with something that she bequeathed to me. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Were the NOD mice really stolen from the Japanese?

I was told a story once, about an American stealing Non-obese Diabetic (NOD) mice from a Japanese lab, and smuggling them back to the States. But I can't find the story anywhere on the web. [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on May 25, 2007 - 4 answers

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