More interesting topics I didn’t mention here this week.
Over at Effect Measure is an excellent post discussing a topic I’ve touched on here mainly just in the comments section: diagnostic testing (and the pitfalls thereof).
Alex depresses me regarding NIH funding stats, but unlike many of us who just grouse about it, he has some interesting suggestions about ways to actually deal with it in the long-term.
Forensics for jr. high and high-schoolers as a way to teach various scientific concepts. Interesting idea.
Carl Zimmer’s new article on Toxoplasma in the New York Times.
More Ann Coulter bashing–one problem with biology, according to Coulter, is that there’s just so many of them silly wimmin in biology!
Orac has a bit more history on Mark Geier, the father part of the father-son team who’ve worked to push the thimerosal-autism link (with dubious science).
And as you’ve probably read somewhere by now, Harriet died. 176 years ain’t a bad haul, I suppose.
Finally, don’t forget that Seed is always looking for more Ask a Scienceblogger questions. If you have something you’d like to see kicked around here by the various bloggers, drop the editors a line: askablogger AT seedmediagroup.com.