Climate Change Frustrated by Lack of Acceptance

Berkeley , CA – Climate Change, a global phenomenon that potentially threatens the very existence of every living organism on the planet is disappointed with the level of engagement most people have with this world wide disaster in the making. Despite more than a century of effort to fundamentally alter the environment, Climate Change remains […]

Lab Manager Totally Botches Intern Interviews

Berkeley, CA –Stan Darderror, lab manager for a large research lab at the University, confided in colleagues today that he “totally botched” a series of interviews with prospective interns earlier this week. Mr. Darderror had scheduled 20 minute appointments to interview and evaluate candidates to fill an open slot for a new “pipetmonkey”, the lowest […]

Rainin’s Adjustable Spacer Pippette Unboxing

Ingrid the intern unboxes the EA-8 1200 XLS adjustable spacer E4 XLS multichannel pipette. Multichannels are a huge time saver for any plate based assay; adjustable width multichannel pipettes are a levolution up. Yes, it’s a word DICE made up for BF4, but it describes the game changeyness of this pipette so we’re all just […]

How Not To Use Your Pipets

We’ve been thinking about pipets lately and Ingrid the intern has an unboxing video of the Rainin adjustable width multichannel. In the mean time we came across this amazing display of how not to let the pipetmonkeys treat the labware. The Gilson M P-1000 in his left hand at 0:34 retails for over $500 and […]

Baby Raccoons!

    On a recent trip to the UC Botanical Garden to view a rare flowering Chiliean Bromeliad, we encountered some baby raccoons that appeared to be waiting around for their mother to return. Lilah had some definite opinions about them.   Raccoons make About 50 different vocalizations including purring, hissing, growling, grunting, etc.  In […]

Queen of the Andes

The UC Botanical Garden is host to a rare South American Bromeliad that is currently flowering. Planted from seed in 1990 the giant plant started sprouting in May and now has grown a 20 foot tall flower. As luck would have it, the UC Bot Garden is located just up the hill from the lab […]

Demotivational: Flammables

Where do I even get started with this one? Click image to rebigulate! We don’t really know what’s in that bottle but it does carry a flammable warning symbol so it would probably be best to do that in the chemical fume hood. It would also be a huge understatement to say that pouring a […]

Demotivational: Pipetting

Here’s how not to use a P-1000. Click  to rebigulate! Fair Use Disclaimer: This site may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We create derivative works of science product and stock photographs for the purpose of education, research, safety training, parody, and critique. We believe […]

What’s a Pipetmonkey?

What’s a Pipet Monkey? The term is both playfully derogatory and respectful all at once. The programming equivalent, Code Monkey, is roughly similar in usage but more demeaning and trivializing, personally. If you’re a non-American English speaker, lackey or maybe dogsbody might ring true. Shoprat was what they were affectionately and divisively called in the […]