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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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January 27, 2011

Another Snow Day

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Posted by Derek

Well, the snow is now well up over my knees here at headquarters, which accounts for the lack of posting today. There's only so much the snowplow guy can do out there; it's hard to fine places to shove the stuff to. I've been out moving piles of it around, off the driveway and off the roof, which leaves little time for Science. More tomorrow!

Um, I mean more science. Not more snow. At least, I sure hope not.

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1. Hap on January 27, 2011 3:05 PM writes...

Your life is starting to sound like a winter snow-shoveling joke. I hope your life ends up better than the joke.

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2. JasonP on January 27, 2011 4:10 PM writes...

One of the *advantages* of working in the east. Snow day!!!

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3. HTSguy on January 27, 2011 11:43 PM writes...

Not to rub it in, but it was 65F and sunny today in the San Francisco Bay Area. Which makes one wonder why many of the Chemistry jobs are migrating elsewhere?

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4. See Arr Oh on January 28, 2011 7:56 AM writes...

Sunny and high of 51 down here South of the Mason-Dixon...why I used to spend entire winters up north is beyond me...

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5. Richard Molpus on January 28, 2011 10:41 PM writes...

Hey! a quick spray with some ClF3 will have those sidewalks and driveways clear in _No Time_!

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6. Anonymous on January 31, 2011 12:15 AM writes...

Stock up on beer, munchies and get that 55 in flat screen pumping. That's what snow days are all about. Enjoy life...while we have it

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7. Anonymous BMS Researcher on April 21, 2011 6:42 AM writes...

Well, as readers from the Northeast will know all too well there were plenty more big snowstorms. Since my wife and I work on computers slicing and dicing data, we could telecommute on the numerous snow days, but my wet-lab colleagues got quite frustrated by all the snow days. Many local school districts have had to call off Spring Break due to the number of snow days.

Consequences of winter were the main topic at a recent Condo Owners Association Meeting. Snow removal ran way over budget of course, but the big ticket item is the state of the roof. Going into the winter of 2010-2011 our roof was already known to be nearing the end of its useful life; now the property manager says we must replace the roof this summer because he doubts it will survive another winter.

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