Did you know that you can write your dissertation as a haiku and submit it to Dissertation Haiku for all the world's wonder?
Maybe you don't have a dissertation. I don't, and I only read them when I'm researching. But I like Haiku--especially Haiku that gets out and sees the world:
Marine microbes eat
that sometimes they don’t.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I measured the rates at which dissolved polysaccharides are degraded by microbes in seawater. Differences in those rates among locations suggest that the reactivity of dissolved organic matter in seawater is determined by the nature of the microbial community as well as the chemical characteristics of organic matter. If seawater microbial communities in the Arctic Ocean begin to access a wider range of dissolved organic molecules as temperatures warm in the future, more organic matter may be converted to carbon dioxide in the Arctic Ocean.
Scholarship, with a touch of irony. I like it.
image from ashkev's flickr photostream.
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