Negotiate or Haggle? How Would You Buy a PCR Machine?
Are you a haggler or a negotiator? I was talking with a research colleague, and she was certain that she was a negotiator- but the more we discussed her actions and intents as she tried to purchase a PCR machine, the less certain we both became. While we may want to think we are good negotiators the truth is that we might actually be hagglers. To find out if you are a haggler or negotiator, answer two quick questions.
4 Free Brainwriting Tools for Idea Generation in Research
Introduce one of these Brainwriting techniques in your lab for idea generation, and you can get hundreds of research ideas in a short amount of time.
Task Board – a Great Task Management Tool for Projects
How do you keep track of your research tasks? When we discovered Task Board as a task management tool we got better oversight, got more efficient and more focused.
The Revenge of the Amateur Biologist: The DIY Biology Movement
A golden age of biology may be returning. The DIY Biology Movement, more focused on exploration of molecular biology questions than complaints about funding.
Moonwalking With Einstein – Book Review
How would your science change if you had better memory? Join Joshua Foer on his journey to learn memorization techniques in "Moonwalking With Einstein".
Six Easy Steps to Kickstart Your Creativity
Do you feel like your solutions are just rehashed ideas? Here are six tips on how you can easily kickstart your creativity and become more innovative.