No matter how prepared new researchers think they are for the hazards they’re going to encounter in the lab, it’s pretty likely they’re eventually going to have some type of mishap that reminds them that firsthand experience has no substitute. In the article Rookie Researcher Disasters from BitesizeBio, Nick Oswald weaves four spectacular lab disasters together in Quentin Tarantino-like fashion. The first is called Pipette Inferno, followed by Exploding Agar, Culture Flask Massacre, and Centrifuge Destruction. As you’ll see from these real life stories, it’s often the small details that victimize the inexperienced.

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