.Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
The march of technology has transformed the practicalities of research. Data storage, archiving, analysis and (as pictured in this humorous Don Mayne cartoon) safe storage of bio hazards. They can be a great help, fantastic savers of time and resources, they can also literally be a life saver. But our enthusiastic adoption of such technologies does not mean that we should blithely accept what they tell us when it is at odds with what our senses and commonsense are telling us.