How NOT to use a pipette (protip: pipette tips are a thing)

I can take a lot of pseudoscience in my television. That said, the following egregious misuse of a pipetter almost made me cry.

Ladies and Gentlemen, how NOT to use a pipette, brought to you by the the sci-fi show, Continuum:


Source: Continuum, Season 1, Episode 7


Astra Bryant

Astra Bryant is a graduate of the Stanford Neuroscience PhD program in the labs of Drs. Eric Knudsen and John Huguenard. She used in vitro slice electrophysiology to study the cellular and synaptic mechanisms linking cholinergic signaling and gamma oscillations – two processes critical for the control of gaze and attention, which are disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. She is a senior editor and the webmaster of the NeuWrite West Neuroblog