I learned about this new board game yesterday. Daryl Hannah, of all people, has invented a board game called Liebrary. I haven’t played it (yet) but from what I’ve read, it sounds similar to Balderdash. From this article about the game: Players listen to the title and a synopsis of a real book, then write down what could be the first line to that book. You earn points for each.. Read More

Faster Granting

NIH Program Seeks to Speed Grant Process for New Applicants, from the Chronicle The National Institutes of Health has announced a pilot program designed to expedite the grant process for young scientists who have never won an award from the agency. If successful, the NIH might extend the revised procedure to all investigators, who often complain about delays. Well that certainly would be a good thing. Maybe if this program.. Read More