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Fear And Loathing In Graduate School

a: Good writing ~
b: learning to ride a bike

What: "Good writing is like learning to ride a bike; once you struggle through the crashes and learn how to do it, you never forget it. And it is a skill that will serve graduate students well throughout their careers."

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Writer: Barbara ?
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 15 2013 3:55 PM


The Dance Of The Surgar Plum Dna

a: Cell division ~
b: intricate dance

What: "Cell division is like a dance, where chromosomes have to follow a tight choreography. But like the best dancers, chromosomes sometimes make mistakes."

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Writer: Thoughtomics
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Where:
Date: May 2 2013 11:23 AM



a: Jargon ~
b: Lego

What: "Jargon is like Lego: start fixing it together and you soon have something sturdily built but quite impossible to recognise."

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Writer: Simon Hoggart
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Where:
Date: Oct 14 2013 8:08 PM



a: fermions ~
b: bones and muscles

What:

"If fermions are like the bones and muscles of the body, bosons supply the nerve impulses that provide their dynamics."


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Writer: Paul Halpern
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Where:
Date: Feb 1 2015 10:47 AM



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