The Emotion of it All

Science, Ewan Birney writes in The Observer, can be much more emotional than journal papers can lead people to believe. He recalls a heated argument with a colleague over a set of experiments. "We must have been a sight: two geeks wildly gesticulating and laughing, happy to be friends after a virtual plate-throwing fight," Birney writes, adding "this is not what you write up in your scientific paper."

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