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  • As soon as I heard this I surmised what was going on: somebody – I'm not certain who they are, but surely the white-coated boffins of the Sir Norman Chester Institute will have something to do with it – have been carrying out a clinical trial on football managers, and Avram Grant is the distilled water.

    Is Avram Grant football's placebo effect? | Harry Pearson

  • The news should be delivered at eye level by someone who has taken the time to be still, not by some white-coated stranger who is anxiously shifting his or her weight from the left foot to the right, communicating by this unrest that they are ready to flee.

    Between Expectations

  • Now the woman who climbed into the experimental cable car thing with the help of the leering white-coated man is up to her eyebrows in water.

    FLASH FLOOD • by Gay Degani

  • While there are literally hundreds of photographs of white-coated male researchers making or using scientific instruments, there are almost none of women doing comparable things.

    Depictions of 20th Century Women in Science: The Smithsonian Collection

  • Raimon nods and swallows hard as a white-coated technician – whose badge identifies him as a Mr.J. Aldridge hurries over to meet them with a short bow.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Thablue’s Review Forum

  • The broad-based effort to answer these and many other questions is remarkable because it has finally made it legitimate for white-coated scientists actually, mostly the blue-jeaned kind to spend their careers studying the possibilities, locations, and signatures of alien life.

    First Contact

  • The white-coated, hair-netted, thoroughly scrubbed-up and hosed-down food safety establishment talks a language of "bio-security", "hazard analysis" and "critical control points", but the truth is that the food industry is largely self-regulating.

    The food chain is almost broken. Who will reforge the links of trust? | Joanna Blythman

  • Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis's latest hobby is caring for his two white-coated wolves, or technically 80% wolf/20% dog mixes obtained from a breeder after a lengthy application process.

    A Wild Holiday Home

  • Steve Hebert for The Wall Street Journal His latest hobby are his two free-roaming white-coated wolves, or technically 80% wolf/20% dog mixes obtained from a breeder after a lengthy application process.

    An Eclectic Nebraska Home

  • These professionals, as one would expect, tend to view their white-coated experiments and studies of psychoactive substances using a clinical and atheistic eye.

    Weekend Weirdness SXSW Trailer and Review: Dirty Pictures | /Film

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