Cosima’s work environment: Whoever is responsible for set design and props for Cosima should be given a cookie because I’m finding that there is a specific stereotype associated with scientists. It’s not all standard compound microscopes, Erlenmeyer flasks, test tubes and colourful liquids, though they can be present in a biology lab. I assume Cosima is a molecular geneticist specializing in evo devo, that means pipettes, assay plates, chromatography etc (equipment/methods most are not familiar with). As someone who works with graduate students; I find that most of them print out every scientific journal article relevant to their proposal/dissertation. So, to see piles of papers around her apartment is a nice detail. My point is, I think it’s nice to see the accurate portrayal of a scientist on television.