May 15, 2015 (Vol. 35, No. 10)


Strong Points: Nice collection of science-themed comics
Weak Points: Rest of site offers miscellaneous nonscience content


Given the stressful nature of research, it’s nice to inject some humor into your scientific endeavors every once in a while. For this, look no further than the comics on The Upturned Microscope, a website/blog described by the author as “musings of a biologian.” The comics section of the website is located right at the top of the page. The current comic is displayed, with options to browse earlier or “random” comics located beneath the image. The comics are science-themed and cover topics such as playing pranks on your lab mates, the futility of finding research funding, and life as a postdoc. In addition to the comics section, the website includes random musings and writings by the author (who has a Ph.D. in neurodegeneration) that may prove to be of less interest. The comics are definitely the highlight of the site.

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