DrugMonkey has a post on why he's a scientist, despite his -- and others' -- love/hate relationship with it. The passion for discovery and the pursuit of truth pretty much sums it up for him. He recounts one of his most vivid memories of grad school when, late one night in the lab, he was finally able to see a protein that he'd been working for months to visualize. "It was totes awesome!!!!

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