I’d always wanted to time travel whenever I go on international flights.

Traveling forwards is easy, since most of the world is ahead of US time, but traveling backwards is a lot harder, since it requires the plane to fly really fast.

Last week, I finally did it! I left Beijing around 1:50pm and landed in Boston around 1:30pm!

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I feel so magical.

I’m super excited for the Wyss Retreat tomorrow!

It’ll be awesome to check out all the non-synbio projects happenin’ at the Wyss in a giant show-and-tell.

The event is invitation-only, and I believe the invitation said we can’t talk about what we see at the event.

But the organizers have provided a Twitter hashtag to encourage discussion.

wyss retreat

Huh.

There were two awesome things that happened at the recent Wyss Meet n’ Greet.

The first was I got to try some Romanesco broccoli!

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I’d really wanted to eat these ever since I found out about from Josh them many years ago. He described looking at a Romanesco broccoli as looking at infinity. Now I got to taste some infinity! (It tastes like regular broccoli.)

The second awesome thing was I reconnected with Lynda.

So when I’m in lab, I would sometimes see a really familiar person walk by. We would sort of stare at each other, trying to figure out where we’d seen the other person. She came up and introduced herself as Lynda in the Meet n’ Greet. Turns out she was in some of my classes way back!

Neat!

I now know she’s in the Yin lab, so I’m definitely gonna try to stop by and say hi whenever I see her around.