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Archives for June, 2006


3 weeks 159 posts: that is 53 per week – a suit of cards with a Jocker – or roughly 7.5 posts per day! You have to click on Archives – June 2006 to see them all! 268 comments 17 trackbacks $582.52 raised for DonorsChoose (9 of the 15 projects fully funded) Technorati Rank: 15,376…

Kevin went to another place and kept catching a snake he cannot identify. Read more under the fold….

The Political Brain

This post was initially published on September 16, 2004. It takes a critical look at some UCLA studies on brain responses of partisan voters exposed to images of Bush and Kerry:

Some flatworms, for instance these pretty Pseudobiceros hancockanus, engage in penis fencing. Both individuals are hermaphrodites, i.e., have both male and female organs. The penis is white, pointed and two-headed. Both individuals are trying to inseminate the other. The one who is inseminated has to bear and lay eggs – a more expensive proposition. The…


Circus of the Spineless #10 is up on Science And Sensibility. Friday Ark #93 is up on Modulator.


After reading this review, I really want to go and see the new movie.

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All Politics Is Local

This week, it took me quite a while to figure out how to answer the Ask a ScienceBlogger question: “What are some unsung successes that have occurred as a result of using science to guide policy?” As a relative newcomer to the United States, and even more a newcomer to American politics, I was not…

Clocks, cell cycle and cancer

This is in the bread-mold Neurospora crassa. It is unlikely to be universal. I expect to see the connection in some protists and fungi, perhaps in some animals. I am not so sure about plants, and I am pretty sure it is not like this in Cyanobacteria in which the cycle of cell division is…

The ecology of the Church

I hope you have heard the Diane Rehm Show on NPR this morning at 10EDT (the first hour of the show). The guest was the presiding Episcopal Bishop-Elect Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the Episcopal Church. She is an amazing woman. You should listen to the show here (Real Audio) or here…