Friday, June 10, 2011

A Viral Round-Up

In my ideal world, a viral New Voices Round-Up would be one that is so popular it flies around the web at previously unknown speeds of electron transfer. In reality, New Voices has been quieter this week than any week since we began posting in December of 2008 because of a freakishly powerful virus that attacked my work computer.

We're glad to be back online now and even more excited to catch up on our theme-day pieces that got missed between help desk calls.

Monday is typically our day to cover science policy, so to make sure you're getting your full dose, read this article in The Hill about 12 GOP lawmakers asking their colleagues to spare NIH from massive cuts in the FY 2012 budget and then ask your senators to sign on to the Casey-Burr letter.

Thanks to New Voice Elyse for sharing a link perfect for our usual Tuneage Tuesday: a trailer for the upcoming The PHD Movie, based on the very popular (and often shown here) Piled Higher, Deeper comic strip about life as a PhD student/post doc. After you see this, you'll definitely be requesting showings at your university:

PHD Movie Trailer from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

We don't have a bunch of other links from this week (what with limited Internet access), but get your fill of New Voices with these historical posts, and we'll have quite a reading list for you next week.

On this day in New Voices:
2010 - Ryan made us aware that June is Aphasia Awareness month in his post, Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously.
2009 - Matt told us about his Experiences with H1N1 in China. Seems like E.Coli is trying to earn the same epidemic status in Europe right now.

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