Menu

Ten-Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Sep 1, 2018
The Scientist Staff
Click the puzzle for a full-size version.
Note: The answer grid will include every letter of the alphabet.
by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Many key positions remain unfulfilled, divisions are understaffed, and process
has slowed to a crawl.

—An anonymous US Fish and Wildlife Service staffer answering a survey conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists in which several thousand federal scientists weighed in on the state of science under the Trump administration (August 14)

Women have a huge capability, sense of problem solving and reasoning that they can contribute to science but both my own experience and general statistics suggest this capability is regularly overlooked and we don’t receive equal opportunity to participate.

Michaela Kendall, an environmental scientist at Birmingham City University who made a freedom of information request to the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, revealing that 90 percent of the government grants awarded for such research over the past decade have gone to men (The Guardian, August 10)
ACROSS
7.      Cinematic player of a human hematophage
4.      Dicotyledon used to make wreaths
8.      1911 atomic discovery of Ernest Rutherford
10.    Grouping between class and family
11.    Murder : crows :: ___ : monkeys
12.    Element used to make semiconductors
13.    Koala, possum, or wombat
17.    Have as a natural environment
19.    Venom-injecting snake
21.    Peninsula bridging Asia and Africa
22.    Secretion of an endocrine gland
23.    Mammals with large calves
24.    Hallucinogen from a cactus
DOWN
1.    Wearing a natural coat of wool
2.    Lizard that licks its own eyeballs
3.    1973 film of a cryopreservation subject
5.    Bikini, for one
6.    In math, the √ sign
7.    Where phonatory muscles are housed
9.    Hirsute biped of cryptozoology
13.  Evergreen shrub with berries and spiny leaves
14.  Division, vis-à-vis multiplication
15.  Puzzle solved without pen or pencil
16.  Change states of matter, in a way
18.  Seawater
20.  Prefix on synthesis



andrzej krauze

September 2018

The Muscle Issue

The dynamic tissue reveals its secrets

Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

StemExpress LeukopakâNow Available in Frozen Format

StemExpress LeukopakâNow Available in Frozen Format

StemExpress, a Folsom, California based leading supplier of human biospecimens, announces the release of frozen Peripheral Blood Leukopaks. Leukopaks provide an enriched source of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) with low granulocyte and red blood cells that can be used in a variety of downstream cell-based applications.

New Antifade Mounting Media from Vector Laboratories Enhances Immunofluorescence Applications

New Antifade Mounting Media from Vector Laboratories Enhances Immunofluorescence Applications

Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces VECTASHIELD® Vibrance™ – antifade mounting media that delivers significant improvements to the immunofluorescence workflow.

Best Practices for Sample Preparation and Lipid Extraction from Various Samples

Best Practices for Sample Preparation and Lipid Extraction from Various Samples

Download this white paper from Bertin Technologies to learn how to extract and analyze lipid samples from various models!

Bio-Rad Launches CHT Ceramic Hydroxyapatite XT Media and Nuvia HP-Q Resin for Process Protein Purification

Bio-Rad Launches CHT Ceramic Hydroxyapatite XT Media and Nuvia HP-Q Resin for Process Protein Purification

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of two new chromatography media for process protein purification: CHT Ceramic Hydroxyapatite XT Media and Nuvia HP-Q Resin.