bioephemera

Archives for June, 2008

Social science = art?

Okay. . . I know that bioephemera is not the most compartmentalized, well-defined example of “science blogging.” Many of the subjects I blog about aren’t science at all – which begs the question, what exactly is “science”? In my defense, I’m not the only one that’s confused. Check out this story from today’s NYT Arts…

Pavement Pareidolia

My friend John found these pavement neurons outside our building. What, you don’t think they look like neurons? Well, then YOU haven’t worked on the brain long enough to become afflicted with chronic neural pareidolia! For comparison:

Via Rag & Bone Blog By Christopher Tovo Are we falling out of love with books? I realized a little while ago – when yet another book arrived from Amazon and was thrown on the to-read pile – that I’m no longer the bibliophile I once was. I love the idea of reading books, but…

Beware the Ides of June!

Phobia Joshua Hoffine Joshua Hoffine’s tongue-in-cheek riffs on Hollywood horror archetypes are the perfect post for Friday the 13th – a Friday which also happens to be the Ides of June. Beware!

iPhone iNatomy

My boyfriend, an uber-networked Congressional staffer, has fallen out of love with his Palm, and is counting the days until he can acquire a 3G iPhone. I’m trying to accept that I bought one half as good for twice the price a few months back. . . after all, I did enjoy the self-satisfied glow…

Stuffalopod

I saw this adorable stuffed cephalopod, which I think is meant to be an octopus, at the gift shop in the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. I almost bought it out of sheer enthusiasm, but note that like many stuffed octopi, this cutie has only six legs. I’ve noticed that stuffed cephalopods frequently have six…

I heart Cincinnati

Grand Ballroom ceiling Duke Energy Center I’m at the NIDA Blending Conference at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati for two days. Honestly, when I heard I’d be coming to Cincinnati for this meeting, I wasn’t optimistic, and when I realized I’d be only 20 miles from the infamous Creation Museum, I was horrified. But…