Monthly Archives: August 2009

Boundary layer

While he was walking aimlessly along the beach, Arthur was suddenly knocked over by a burst of laughter carried on a chilly sea breeze.  He picked himself up and looked around, but the source of the laughter was not immediately … Continue reading

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Dig up the presidents?

1. When preparing to challenge a rejection, first dig up the precedents.  (initially misheard advice from a journal editor) 2. Busy is good (so I shouldn’t complain when I have lots of things I like to do to do). 3. … Continue reading

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Better to be lucky than good?

In the world of science, it may well be better to be lucky than good.  You can be a very diligent scientist, but sometimes you just get lucky and discover something extraordinary by chance! But when you are good, luck … Continue reading

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