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Archives for August, 2006

It does not really apply to everyone, but mostly to A-list political/news bloggers: No Day at the Beach I am an obsesssive/compulsive blogger. But on those rare occasions that I get to go out of town for a few days, I decide to enjoy myself in a computer-free zone. Let the traffic drop. It’s summer…

Heat and Flow

Panta Rei is a new science carnival: The theme is on thermal sciences related topics, from the purely technical to the academic trivia and gossip. Contributions from science and engineering bloggers with a post that is even remotely related to the above topics and at times, not at all related to but nevertheless a good…

You Are Dr. Bunsen Honeydew You take the title “mad scientist” to the extreme -with very scary things coming out of your lab. And you’ve invented some pretty cool things, from a banana sharpener to a robot politician. But while you’re busy turning gold into cottage cheese, you need to watch out for poor little…

The First Doctor….

Frist might face fine on M.D. license renewal The senator, a surgeon, failed to complete continuing education required by Tennessee. And he lied about it.

Tangled Skeptics

Tangled Bank #61 is up on Epigenetics News. Skeptic’s Circle #42 is up on Immunoblogging.

Clock News

Melatonin improves mood in winter depression: Alfred Lewy and his colleagues in the OHSU Sleep and Mood Disorders Lab set out to test the hypothesis that circadian physiological rhythms become misaligned with the sleep/wake cycle during the short days of winter, causing some people to become depressed. Usually these rhythms track to the later dawn…

PIG at the altar

The fisking of Chapter 15 of Wells’ PIG is now up on Panda’s Thumb. It has something to do with church! Wonder, what has church to do with the “science” of Intelligent Design?!

War on Science coming near you!

My SciBling Chris Mooney, as part of his book-signing tour, is finally coming my way. So, if you are from these parts and are interested in the Republican War On Science, make sure to check October 28th and/or 29th on your calendar.


I already told you that my daughter is crazy about cats as well as getting really good at photography. Occasionaly I break down and post pictures of cats (but never on Friday!) just because she took them. So, you have had the opportunity to meet Marbles and also Biscuit and even both of them together.…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Ancient Raptors Likely Feasted On Early Man, Study Suggests: A new study suggests that prehistoric birds of prey made meals out of some of our earliest human ancestors. Researchers drew this conclusion after studying more than 600 bones from modern-day monkeys. They had collected the bones from beneath the nests of African crowned eagles in…