HOW ABOUT AN AWARDS SHOW FOR THE BEST PROTEST SIGNS?
Among my favorites:
TRUMPCARE. IT’S LIKE TRUMP UNIVERSITY BUT YOU DIE.
IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T PAY TAXES WHY SHOULD I?
Most signs just emphasize or poke fun at something we already know — WE SHALL OVERCOMB — but some, like this one, make you run to the Google machine: TRUMP HATES PUPPIES.
. . . and then there’s this one:
“SCIENCE IS NOT A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY!”
Which got me thinking.
HOW ABOUT A NATIONAL SCIENTISTS DAY?
There’s a National Science Day (science, not scientists) — but it’s in India.
Maybe there’s one here, too, but when you refine your search to “national science day USA,” you still get India — February 28. A national holiday, no less.
We have National Secretaries Day (next year: April 24).
But a National Scientists Day? Again, Google tells you it’s in India.
This came to mind because my friend Wipperman (he has a first name, some believe, but to us, he’s just Wipperman), texted from the lab recently on a gorgeous beach day. He texted me a photo of beakers and computer screens (I texted back a photo of the Atlantic Ocean framed by my toes) and told me to “check out [his] latest paper!”
I did. You can, too. It appears in Molecular Cell ($322 a year), titled: Mycobacterial Mutagenesis and Drug Resistance Are Controlled by Phosphorylation- and Cardiolipin-Mediated Inhibition of the RecA Coprotease.
To which I say:
Thank heavens for amazing people like Wipperman, working so hard to create the magic that helps the rest of us live longer, healthier, less scary lives.
National Scientists Day!
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For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.~Ted Kennedy
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