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Archives for January, 2007

We Get Mail…

[Pushed to the top of the page due to interesting updates…] Ah, the perils of growing traffic! I get e-mail. Usually those are nice questions about sleep disorders, or requests for link exchanges. But today I got a christianist. Oy vey! I hope I never get PZ’s traffic – I guess he gets dozens of…

Teen Parenthood for the X-box generation

Parenting is hard. Are you ready (re-posted from October 20, 2005)

My picks from ScienceDaily

As always, see how well the press release matches the actual paper:

Clock Quotes

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. Dale Carnegie

Around The Science Blogs….

The ‘Basic Concepts in Science” list is getting longer and longer every couple of hours or so, it seems. Try to keep up with it. You may even want to Google-bomb (by linking using the same words as Wilkins does) some or all of the posts if you think they should come up on top…

All the new information is here – four meetings over the next month: one in cyberspace, two in the Real World (sitting and sipping coffee) and one in the Real World (moving about and doing fun stuff).

She Has Good Instincts!

Kate Michelman, lifelong feminist and former head of NARAL, talks about why she’s signed up to work for John Edwards (click through the ad to read the entire thing): ….I think that says a lot about his seriousness and commitment to addressing the experiences of women in society. I think it speaks very well of…

Responsible consumption of shrimp

I love seafood, but I eat it quite rarely. About a third of my old Department did fisheries and aquaculture science so I’ve seen many seminars and Thesis defenses on the topic and am quite aware of the problems with the world’s fisheries stocks. I also prefer freshwater fish – I grew up on the…

NeuroBlogging of the fortnight

Encephalon #15: Neuroscience Blog Carnival is up on SharpBrains.

New potential sleeping pill

If you discover a brain chemical which, when missing or malfunctioning (due to a mutation in its receptor) abruptly puts people and animals to sleep when they don’t want to – a condition called narcolepsy – then you can work on creating a drug that acts in the opposite way and induces sleep when you…