I am always in awe of the patience and determination that scientists have. There are so many instances when experiments do not go as planned and yet they persevere. In experiments, one of three things happens: a new way not to do something was learned, the hypothesis is confirmed or an unexpected happy result comes about. Allow me to tell you a personal story that happened just this past weekend regarding the latter. My strengths lie in writing and research, not baking. My young daughter wanted to bake cupcakes for company we were having that evening. At the last minute, I realized that I had no eggs but I did have liquid egg whites. I found a conversion chart but it was for egg whites, not liquid egg whites. I used them and hoped for the best. After making the batter it became abundantly clear to me that it was the incorrect consistency. The batter was far too runny. My hypothesis was that they would not solidify during baking and we would be making a last minute trip to the bakery. To my surprise and to the delight of my daughter, 18 minutes later we had golden cupcakes! A little softer in texture, but they looked and smelled like cupcakes. I did not tell our guests what had happened and everyone raved about them! “They’re so light and airy!” I try not to eat sweets but took a bite to see what the fuss was about. They tasted like little angel food cakes! The result was contrary to my hypotheses and I made a discovery. I confess, I felt a bit like a scientist. So to all of you researchers out there, keep doing what you do! Press on with your experiments and let us know when you are ready to share and publish your results:
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A Win for Science in the U.S.
This is an interesting an informative article outlining the support that will be given to the sciences in the U.S.:
How science fares in the U.S. budget deal
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