Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Idle thoughts on a good yarn

Bruce Gibb finds that time away from the laboratory can help the mind to wander and explore new research ideas — and that inspiration for possible projects can come from somewhat unlikely sources.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. Silvers, R., Buhr, F. & Schwalbe, H. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 5410–5412 (2010).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Thompson, D. W. On Growth and Form (Dover Publications, 1992).

    Book  Google Scholar 

  3. Dietrich-Buchecker, C., Colasson, B. X. & Sauvage, J.-P. Top. Curr. Chem. 249, 261–283 (2010).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Sułkowskaa, J. I., Sułkowskic, P. & Onuchic, J. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 106, 3119–3124 (2009).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Gibb, B. Idle thoughts on a good yarn. Nature Chem 2, 792–793 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.844

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.844

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing