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February 10, 2010

Last night I trekked halfway across Brooklyn to attend a Secret Science Club event at the Bell House. The club, which has long since ceased to be a secret, offers rock star scientists a chance to present their research to the masses (the scruffy-faced, skinny-jean-wearing, cowboy-booted masses). I’ve been to scientific talks that drew more people, but never has the crowd been so artfully disheveled. Half of Williamsburg was there. And that just goes to show you that, in New York at least, science is hip.

Standing room only at last night's meeting of the Secret Science Club.

Need more proof? The first presenter was a guy who raps about polymerase chain reaction, a technique that scientists use to amplify DNA. More on this event later, but for now . . . enjoy the rap.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2010 1:45 pm

    Nice find on the PCR Rap. I especially like the use of the classic Biz Markie song for the beat. I’m the product manager for PCR / DNA polymerase at Clontech, and this video made my day. Thanks.


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