Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Fun: Timing = Everything

Looks like a snowy weekend for those in the Northeastern U.S. Predictions for the New York-to-Boston area, which includes a large swath of the biotech / pharma corridor, expect anywhere from 8 to 24+ inches of snow over the next 2 days. 

Well, to paraphrase one of my Twitter colleagues, Pharma 'laughs at snow the way it laughs at stable jobs.' Thus, many of you will still be venturing out into the Snowpochaosalypsemageddisaster. Hopefully, you're already stocked up on salt, sand, and dry goods. 

If you're one of the 'lucky few' who've already closed up for the day, Nature has you covered: a perfectly-timed Top Ten list for future ice and snow research! Author Thorsten Bartels-Rausch says it best on his research page: "Snow and ice are chemically active." From trapped gases to metal reduction, there's a fascinating molecular interplay within frozen water matrices. Go have a look!

Happy Friday. Stay safe!

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