Archives for December, 2006

Buncha punks

This month’s Seed magazine contains a feature on the year in science at Scienceblogs, complete with a “class photo.” See if you can find your favorite sciencebloggers…

Science, intelligence, and teh pretty

So, razib relates a recent observation of the apparently rare species hottus chicas scientificas at a local wine bar. Shelley’s ticked: Not sure whether to be more irked that Razib suggests that smart women aren’t hot (and vice versa), that hot women don’t like sci fi, or than sci fi somehow denotes intelligence. Booooooooo. While…

NEJM on the Tripoli Six

Today’s New England Journal of Medicine has an article (free access) with more information on the Tripoli Six, who are still awaiting their December 19th verdict.

Animalcules–coming tomorrow

I know some of you out there have written some microbiology-related posts, so be sure to send them along to me (aetiology AT gmail DOT com) tonight for inclusion in tomorrow’s edition of Animalcules. [Update: I've only received a few entries, so I'm going to try this next week for a Christmas edition...]

STDs and circumcision update

If the last circumcision post caused a lot of heat, this news is likely to cause even more of an uproar worldwide. From NBC News comes word that the NIH will be announcing shortly that they’re stopping two trials looking at circumcision and HIV in Africa, because the intervention group (those who were circumcised) show…

I’ve written previously about how it’s a bad idea to import exotic pets, after “exotic” African species of small animals were imported into the United States and housed alongside prairie dogs that were also to be sold as pets. The African animals brought along with them their own diseases, including monkeypox, which then spread to…

Call for December Animalcules

It’s that time again. The December edition of Animalcules will go live this coming Thursday, here at Aetiology. Send your entires to me: aetiology at gmail.com by Wednesday evening. Also be sure to check out today’s Grand Rounds over at Anxiety, Addiction, and Depression Treatments.

Tripoli Six update

As I’ve been busy this week, other Sciencebloggers (with Revere leading the fray and more posts here) have updated everyone on the newest developments in the case of the Tripoli Six (previous update here), the six medical workers on trial for their lives in Libya, accused of spreading HIV to more than 400 children in…

Credulity is for suckers!

Aka, the 49th Skeptics’ Circle, and it’s a serious piece of work. Even if you don’t normally hit the carnival links, you really oughta check this one out–I don’t even want to think about how much time was put into this one.

In the comments to my Republicans want to legislate when fetuses feel pain” post, David notes: What really gets me is if they were interested in preventing abortion, the most effective way seems to be by providing people with the tools and education to not get pregnant in the first place. If they are not…