The Ice Storm Cometh

Another ice storm here in the Washington DC area. The last one, about a week ago produced complete chaos in the largest freeway interchange–so the rumor is this time they are ready with those trucks they use at airports to deice jets. Hmmm. I think I’ll stick with the surface streets.

More interestingly, NIH is out with a new plan to peer review grants. You can see the Chronicle’s take on it here. One questions how a new peer review plan can put a dent in what amounts to a slow collapse of research funding at the agency.