SciLink, the MySpace of the science community, recently experienced an electrical fire in its home base. According to director Brian Gilman, the team was working on its user accounts when the lights started to flicker and hum. The seriousness of the situation became clearer as the building’s hallways filled with smoke. Fortunately, all of the SciLink staff made it out unscathed.

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