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  • The Art of Corner Cutting

    January 25, 2020 by

    The “Winging It” strategy is the 9th circle of Hell (Treachery) in Dante’s Inferno. You will find yourself frozen in place by gusts of chaos and uncertainty generated by what will seem to be a literal demon. First, realize the benefits of the situation…

  • Handbook for Pure Science

    August 8, 2021 by

    When I started working in a lab, I thought being clever was enough. “Each variable in an experiment is a Chess piece,” I told myself, “and the successful experiment is nothing more than moving the pieces in the correct way, at the correct time.” …

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