An Intriguing Alternative to Mafia Wars and Bejeweled Blitz

I've been playing too many on-line games recently, and have been a little frustrated at myself for wasting so much time. But through Scientific American and other sources I found this: FoldIt -- The Protein Folding Game.

It has a nice explanation of why folding proteins is important, including creating or finding proteins for medications, biofuels, or why certain things work in certain ways. The cures for AIDs and cancer might depend on it, so it's kind of fun to see it in a form where anyone can jump in and start pulling hydrophobic and hydrophilic amino acids and other structures around. Mutating links is fun, too. *laughs*

Anyway, I found the tutorials to be a lot of fun.

Aaaand I'm jumping into getting Jet's class to build electromagnets in their next lab... so I'm in the Mood for Science! (bwaahahahaha! *zzzzzt*)
(looks guilty) Farmville is addictive. Especially when you're trying to do something like make enough green rose water to get to five-star within a time limit.
*giggles* It is totally addictive... and I have to admit that I spend a ton more time on Mafia Wars and it's 1001 things to be done than I do on Farmville, really. Farmville can be as little or as much as I make it, I think...

Mmmm... green rose water... *giggles*
Agggh! I suck at folding proteins, apparently. I'd rather assemble atoms by bouncing them off walls in wAtomic.