While GTO spent Thanksgiving being grateful that we didn't land in the emergency room after a potentially dangerous encounter with a giant knife and a rock-hard acorn squash, Jonathan Eisen had more inspirational things on his mind. In his blog he lists 10 things he thinks scientists ought to be thankful for, including teachers, benefactors, study subjects, and more.

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