Saturday roundup

More fascinating topics I didn’t get around to:

Orac disses a report linking Ipods to autism. Really. He also has the low-down on snake oil salesman Kevin Trudeau’s unbelievable new book. You think having a few people on a blog deny the germ theory is bad; it’s even worse when an author who’ll sell millions of books does so.

Carl Zimmer has an excellent post discussing circuits and evolution, and even touching on network theory.

Joseph wonders about the gender gap in academic medicine.

The Bad Astronomer asks, is the government trying to kill us?

Dr. Charles gives the details on a new, more potent sunscreen.

Evil Monkey mentions a potential new therapy for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka “Lou Gehrig’s disease”).

Alex discusses the latest depressing news in scientific funding, leading to the characterization of a potentially “lost generation” of US scientists.

Over at The World’s Fair, they’re hosting a unique journal club:

Well, I’m on vacation as of today and thought now was as good a time as any to show off my primary online love affair. That is, the Science Creative Quarterly of which I am the editor. For the next week or so, I’ve chosen a piece on the SCQ that I think fits well with a particular blog on the scienceblog consortium. Overall, that means 43 pieces for 43 different blogs presented over the next seven days.

Check out Part 1; Part 2, and Part 3 up so far.

Effect Measure elaborates on the significance of the duck hunter paper I blogged about here.

Finally, still a bit lost with all the new folks at Scienceblogs? Bora has a roundup to orient you:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Part IV will be up today, so look for it at A blog around the clock.

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