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Archives for November, 2006

Why do Elephants Have Large Ears?

It’s been almost three months since Arunn, in the comments to this post, promised to write a post about the thermoregulatory function of big, flappy elephant ears. Finally, he’s gotten to it, and now you can go and read his post. A perfect entry for the next edition of Panta Rei, which needs your entries…

Medical Imaging of the Week

Radiology Grand Rounds – VI – now up on Spot Diagnosis

Circadian Rhythms in Human Mating

A short-but-sweet study (March 18, 2006):

My picks from ScienceDaily

Opposites Do Not Attract, Parrot Study Finds: A study conducted at the University of California, Irvine, found that a female budgerigar prefers to mate with a male that sounds like her. Dragonfly’s Metabolic Disease Provides Clues About Human Obesity: Parasite-infected dragonflies suffer the same metabolic disorders that have led to an epidemic of obesity and…

SBC – NC’07

Danita Russell of Random Ramblings is coming to the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference. Are you? Technorati Tag: sciencebloggingconference

Blogrolling: H

As always, check the list and see if anything is wrong or missing:

NeuroBlogging of the week

The Synapse #12 is up on Dr. Deborah Serani’s blog

A vicious cycle of alcohol and insomnia

Recovering alcoholics with poor sleep perceptions will likely relapse: “The usual perception of alcohol’s effects on sleep in nonalcoholics is that it helps sleep,” explained Deirdre A. Conroy, the corresponding author who conducted the research while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. “In truth, alcohol may help people fall asleep but it usually…

Pam’s House Blend has moved!

Pam has moved from here to here. You have to register to comment, but the process is easy. The new site is built on Soapblox and looks gorgeous. Oh, and you’ll be able to post your own diaries in the near future. So, change your bookmarks, blogrolls and newsfeeds and enjoy your morning cup of…

National Science Teachers of America Exxon

Laurie David, one of the producers of An Inconvenient Truth, wrote a piece for today’s Washington Post describing her efforts to make 50,000 DVD copies of that movie available to America’s science teachers through NSTA. They said no. And, more weirdly, they explained why. Read the rest here. Horrifying. Go here to tell them what…