It's certainly not moving with the herd, or flock. Emigrating maybe (leaving one population and joining another)? The blog's home is moving from Blogger to Field of Science, a much more select and congenial environment.
For regular readers, nothing much should change, though I hope the pages will get better-looking.
For new readers I should explain what happens here. I run a small research lab at the University of British Columbia; our lab home page is here. As the blog header says (yes, it's too brusque and unfriendly; it'll change too), here I mainly write about the research that I and the members of my lab are doing, day to day. This gives readers a slightly-sanitized window into the real research experience (best described as "Most scientists spend most of their time trying to figure out why their experiments won't work."). I try to provide a bit of background to the experiments, but unless you're a regular reader you probably should just view these posts as brief glimpses of a scientist's thinking style.
Sometimes I also write about other ideas, or critique published research papers from other labs. One such critique, of the NASA-sponsored research paper claiming that bacteria can put arsenic into their DNA in place of phosphorus, led to one of my current projects - testing that claim. So far I've spent most of my time trying to figure out why the cells won't grow.
Now back to regular posting...
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