Archives for February, 2007

Via From Right 2 Left, I see that U of Iowa physics professor. Fred Skiff, will be speaking on intelligent design next week: At the next “Finding God at Iowa” Lunch Forum, Fred Skiff, University of Iowa professor of physics and astronomy, will speak on the theory of intelligent design. The forum will be held…

As I mentioned, I spent the latter part of last week and the weekend in San Francisco at the annual AAAS meeting. Unlike most meetings I attend, this one wasn’t a research-heavy meeting, so instead I went to hear more about science education (and of course, how to improve it), as well as to find…

…I’m sure they’ll be happy to see that Gambia’s president is curing AIDS: From the pockets of his billowing white robe, Gambia’s president pulls out a plastic container, closes his eyes in prayer and rubs a green herbal paste onto the rib cage of the patient — a concoction he claims is a cure for…

Irony

So, I’m back from AAAS, and starting to catch up on everything. The conference flew by, and I still have a few posts in the wings on the evolution symposium that took place on Friday, as well as some other tidbits from sessions I attended. Overall, I thought the conference was very good from a…

Live from San Francisco

So, I’m here in San Francisco at AAAS, and have had the pleasure of hanging out with Janet (who I met previously), John, and Jeremy (who I’d not). I’ll hopefully have a post up tomorrow on the session I just got out of, discussing evolution education and grassroots activism. It’s been a lot of fun…

Find the best science writing of the fortnight over at Lab Cat.

In honor of Valentine’s day…

…some vintage posters raising awareness about the other VD: venereal disease. (Click on them to go to the original site). A few more highlights below the fold…

There’s no crying in academia!

Over at Am I a woman scientist? I ran across this post discussing crying in the workplace. I’d never given much consideration to the issue previously, but there are several thought-provoking posts and articles on the topic. First, let me take a step back to a post Am I a woman scientist? linked to, here…

Babelicious Grand Rounds

Check out this week’s medical blogging roundup over at Chronic Babe, and bring your sweet tooth.

“Basics” elsewhere

I’ll try to get the third installment on normal flora “basics” up tomorrow, before I spend Wednesday at Darwin Day events here in Iowa City and then the next few days at AAAS in San Francisco. In the meantime, in case you’ve not come across it yet, John Wilkins has been keeping an updated list…