>That I’m a geek is hardly a surprise to most people, but my new level of geekdom is surprising even to me. I’ve started “solving puzzles for science”. Fold.it is where I do my bit for both science and my inner geek.
Basically, fold.it is a “game” (I use the term loosely) in which you fold proteins. Yup, I said “fold proteins”. It helps scientists with stuff. More specifically, it helps them cure diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Alzheimer’s. Neat, huh?
I like it because it is like trying to untangle necklaces that have gotten themselves all bunged up at the bottom of the cardboard box I consider my “jewelry box”. Now, that may not sound like fun to you, but I freaking *love* untangling necklaces. I find it soothing. Mmmm… tanglicious.
Anyhoo – if you want to give it a try you can download this geeky-goodness at http://fold.it/portal/. Enjoy.