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New blogs!

Busy today and have family visiting from out of town, so I’ll take a few minutes instead to highlight some fairly new blogs. First I’ll note that my friend and colleague over in the Biology department, John Logsdon, has a new blog: Sex, Genes, and Evolution. He’s a real live evolutionary biologist working on a…

The broad reaches of melamine

Over at Deep Sea News, Craig has a heartbreaking story about the death of his dog a year ago, and it’s possible connection to the current pet food recall. I admittedly haven’t been paying very close attention to all the updates on this. I have two small dogs of my own, a 10-year-old chihuahua and…

Well, isn’t this interesting…

As pointed out by Dale in the comments over at Orac’s post on Duesberg and aneuploidy, Duesberg and fellow HIV “dissident” David Rasnick are marketing a new cancer detection system, AnuCyte Cancer detection system, based upon his aneuploidy-basis-of-cancer ideas. And guess who else is on the company’s Board of Advisors? Our old friend, Harvey Bialy,…

Vonnegut dies at 84

As I’ve mentioned on here previously, I recently moved. Now that I’ve painted every room in the house, I’ve been s-l-o-w-l-y unpacking things, and today I started on my non-essential books (aka, the ones I don’t need on a day-to-day basis for classes). One of the boxes I dragged in from the garage just happened…

Why do I blog?

So, this “why do you blog> meme is apparently making the rounds here at Scienceblogs and elsewhere. Reading the other responses, I realized this is something I’ve discussed in interviews and with friends and others, but I can’t recall writing about here. So, in case anyone is interested in the whole sordid tale, I’ll put…

Ain’t dead yet

Apologies for the blog silence again this week. Last week was a bit crazy and I’m still catching up for it. I have a write-up of last weekend’s evolution and intelligent design conference on the way, but before I attended that, I met up quickly for drinks and conversation with a few other Sciencebloggers. Left…

“Sheesh, kids today” generally is a phrase said to malign the young’ins, who are typically characterized as slothful video game junkies. This stereotype ticked me off when I was a teenager (ah, back in the day…) and I’m sure some teenagers today feel the same way. So just to help combat that for “kids today,”…

Well, we missed the ice storms that hit a few other Sciencebloggers, but we did get a bit of this: My kids, of course, were clamoring to play in it this morning as I rudely shipped them off to school (the nerve!); meanwhile, I’m realizing I don’t even have snowpants and boots that fit them…

Say hello, Gracie

So I see from

Gimmie (another) A….(as in, AAAS)

So this week’s American Astronomical Meeting is the current (as I type this, anyway) Buzz in the Blogosphere. Not being an astronomer, though, I’m wondering who’s heading to another upcoming meeting…AAAS (that would be American Association for the Advancement of Science) in San Francisco, Feb. 15-19? I know a few other Sciencebloggers will be either…