Dave Mosher

I’ll keep this short: I decided to give my boring computer background a makeover.

Naturally, this space dork grabbed some of his favorite images of the universe and cut them down to…

Leave it to scientists to do things that make sense. So awesome.
germgirl:

Ever wondered which is the best — or the worst — ink to use in your lab notebook? Wonder no more: Colin Purrington has done the work for you. Herewith, his table of inks from 20 pens (plus one pencil), subjected to erasure, heat, and splashes and soaks of water, methanol, ethanol and acetone.
Results: Bics and Sharpies do surprisingly badly, while #2 pencils stand up to everything except, umm, erasers. (True story: In journalism school, you’re taught to always carry a pencil in case you have to take notes in the rain.) And as a pen geek, I am intrigued by the brilliantly performing, and evocatively named, Sakura Pigma Micron .45. 
Purrington’s account of his research is here.
(Edit: Apparently I am so pen-obsessed I originally misspelled the name as PENNington. Corrected, obvs.)

Leave it to scientists to do things that make sense. So awesome.

germgirl:

Ever wondered which is the best — or the worst — ink to use in your lab notebook? Wonder no more: Colin Purrington has done the work for you. Herewith, his table of inks from 20 pens (plus one pencil), subjected to erasure, heat, and splashes and soaks of water, methanol, ethanol and acetone.

Results: Bics and Sharpies do surprisingly badly, while #2 pencils stand up to everything except, umm, erasers. (True story: In journalism school, you’re taught to always carry a pencil in case you have to take notes in the rain.) And as a pen geek, I am intrigued by the brilliantly performing, and evocatively named, Sakura Pigma Micron .45. 

Purrington’s account of his research is here.

(Edit: Apparently I am so pen-obsessed I originally misspelled the name as PENNington. Corrected, obvs.)

Hurricane Irene spat horizontal rain at New York City like pellets shot from a million bee-bee guns. She also blew 65 mph gusts of wind through the streets. That fatty storm (which was…

The third time is a charm, the saying goes.

I hope so.

I’m in Detroit for Kendra’s high school reunion, but it didn’t stop me from squeezing out a bit of writing. Below is my third raw…

You have 30 days to squeeze every ounce of awesome out of one of the biggest, baddest museums on Earth.

What would you do?

That’s what the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago asked…

This is it, folks. The final space shuttle launch is upon us.

The glorified space freight truck Atlantis launches Friday, July 8 at 11:26 a.m. EDT, and four lucky astronauts are…

Some peer review in science rests upon mutual anonymity.

In non-mumbo-jumbo speak: Scientists who bust their asses and write a paper submit it to a journal, and that journal arranges…

robinlloyd99:

 The goal here is a list of all major journal embargoes (the ones that science-health journalists and bloggers typically cover), not a comprehensive list of all sci-health journal embargoes.

Please do not trust this list. At best, this list is a resource against which to challenge an embargo…

Exciting development: I’ve started writing full-time for Wired.com’s Wired Science, throttling my W00Tmeter to maximum.

Bleh development: You’ll see less of my stuff around here as I settle into…

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