Talk to you experiments

Experiments are complicated and difficult things. Experiments are amazing sources of unpredictable chaos no matter how simple they seem. In some ways, this unpredictable complexity is a good thing. Many of those researchers and scientists reading this article have based entire careers on the fact that what they do is complicated Read more…

Why lab automatons are the future of science

Regular readers of this column will know that I’ve written fairly often about things going wrong in the lab. Previously, I’ve landed the blame pretty squarely on equipment failures, building crises, management and on more than one occasion, students. But I think anyone who has ever actually worked in a lab knows that these are all just terrible excuses for the real cause of the majority of problems in my research – Me.