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The Right Size For Success

The Right Size For Success


In the past few years I’ve heard more and more phrases like “work spouse,” “work bestie,&rd...
INSIGHTS on Laboratory Balances

INSIGHTS on Laboratory Balances


Care and maintenance practices for laboratory balances range from the sublimely simple to concerns about&...
Sit Up Straight

Sit Up Straight


It’s just a fact: In today’s modern laboratory you are going to spend some time using a computer. You usedto...

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Crows are Smarter than You Think

A study involving the University of Iowa finds crows join humans, apes, and monkeys in exhibiting advanced relational thinkin...
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Laboratory Accreditation

By Peter Unger

Besides laboratories, there are three groups that benefit from accreditation, perhaps more so than laboratories themselves. These three groups are users of laboratory services, specifiers, and the general public.

The Firing Line

By Rachel Muenz

No matter what the reason, whether because of an economic downturn or poor work performance, firing someone is never enjoyable. However, with proper planning, it can become a bit more bearable.

Going Portable in the GC World

By Angelo DePalma, PhD

Portable gas chromatography (pGC) is all about tradeoffs. Users demand value, reliability, ease of use, ergonomics, and measurement quality but with analysis limited to gases.

Trends in Microbiology

By Tanuja Koppal, PhD

Linda Wegley Kelly, PhD, a marine microbial ecologist in the Department of Biology at San Diego State University, discusses what has changed in the field since 2001, when she started working in the lab.