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Have two awesome announcements that I’ve been waiting to share. One will still have to wait a few more days as we’re finalizing some details, I can now let you know that I just started a new position as an Advisory Board member of the Zombie Research Society. It’s a pretty cool group, including THE…

I can haz BSL3?

(Source. Hat tip: Shawn).

The microbiology of double-dipping

You’re probably familiar with the Seinfeld episode where George commits yet another social faux pas, getting caught “double-dipping” a tortilla chip. Just in time for your Superbowl festivities, turns out a soon-to-be-published manuscript (described in the New York Times) examined just how many bacteria are actually transferred by “double-dipping.” I have more at Correlations, and…

Heh

This would be funnier if people didn’t actually believe it… (via Orac).

As a native Ohioan and longtime creationist watcher, of course I’m morbidly fascinated with (and dismayed by) the opening of the new Creation Museum just outside of Cincinnati. I’m not going to give a full response to its ridiculous “science;” others have done that across the blogosphere (collected by PZ here). However, you may have…

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…

For the *real* Star Wars nerds…

An essential piece of trivia: what bacterium was named after a George Lucas invention? An investigator discovers a new bacterium that lives in the mitochondria in tick ova. Can you guess what Star Wars organisms they’re named after?

Friday Kooky Komment

My poor, neglected blog. These last few weeks have been killer workwise; I still have another post in the wings in pandemic influenza that might have to wait until next week (unofficially extending pandemic flu awareness week), and I have another one I’m working on regarding some recent Iowa events, but in the meantime, I…

Darwin, the musical

From NPR’s Weekend Edition comes The Origin of Species song by Chris Smither (right around the 7:00 mark).

Marry me, John Hodgman

Okay, so you’ve probably seen this guy on the new Mac commercials. He’s the one who plays the PC, the nerdy guy with glasses. He’s also a contributor to the Daily Show, where he first appeared to talk about his book, The Areas of my Expertise (website), apparently, spending a disproportionate amount of time talking…