The latest in bizarre search terms, and slightly facetious answers. Whatever your motivations for visiting The Lab and Field, I hope the holiday season treats you well.


Labrador duck sightings

None, since at least ca. 1878.


birds migrate to the moon

We thought they did, but turns out they don’t. Also: early diet studies of birds clearly overestimated the contribution of cheeses.


scientistseessquirrel blog

That’s Stephen Heard’s blog you’ll be after then.


lab management is a diverse field. i am interested in learning what fields of lab work you have done or …

Googling interview questions is always prudent.


dead parakeets

It’s passed on. This parakeet is no more! It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker.This is a late parakeet. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies. It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parakeet.


the job search never ends



post-doc never ends

It can sometimes feel that way. See also above.


oedsex m

You want to do what?


define lunar migration

When the moon follows the seasonal resource pulse across the celestial landscape.


i’m a science student but i am doll my solution

I first read this as “I’m a science student, but I am a doll, here is my solution”, which I sort of imagining is an advice article for mannequins into botany or quantum physics.


benefits for being a google schollar

Free spell check?


if i were a bird,i would fly to the moon.in fact

Doubtful, but keep reaching for the stars!


research seminar sucks life

They often do. But you can fix them!


nserc gives priority to women

Pretty sure you’ll find they don’t.


#917248324497 kiska no h

How did this bring you to my site?!




i have a gay colleague in the lab

How fabulous!


how to use magic to excel in academia

As in the card game? Or as in the Harry Potter-type of wizarding? Because the answers will be rather different.


laboratory #4 answers

A, C, B, D, A, Yellow, subdermal, and hoatzin.


single bird with name

Lauren. She enjoys long flights by the beach, sunflower seeds, and migrating like nobody’s watching.


fluffy backed tit babbler

You called?