If lab rats could talk: What I readlly learned from “LOL my thesis” #gradschool #research

Boston Health News

The Globe science blog is behind the paywall, So, thanks to CJ  and NPR for alerting us to this.

“About a month ago, a Harvard University senior launched the equivalent of an academic online confession booth: a collection of one-sentence snarky summaries of their theses.

The blog, LOLmythesis, is a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the futility and incrementalism that can seem to be at the root of a project that has basically co-opted a person’s life. Called “LOLmythesis,” for laugh-out-loud my thesis, it’s become a legitimate meme, drawing entries from sarcastic thesis students from universities across the world.

Harvard senior Angie Frankel told the origin story of LOLmythesis on National Public Radio , explaining that “I have killed so many fish” sometimes just feels much more accurate than the true title of her thesis.”

From asthmatic mice, we learn that asthma is really fucking awful for people.

Immunology, North Dakota State…

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