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Archives for April, 2007

Dont’ forget tonight!

I’ll have to find my remote control and remember how to use it, because the 08 campaign season is officially starting tonight with the first Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, at 7pm ET on MSNBC. You all know who I am rooting for.

Second Science Blogging Conference

Yes, we are working on it. Anton just put up the new wiki and the first scaffolding for the program. At this point in time we certainly invite your suggestions, but mostly are looking for sponsors in order to see how ambitious we can be next year in comparison to the First Conference. Oh, and…

I am teaching my BIO101 again starting this Monday. The class is very small, so the discussions and student presentations will not last very long. Thus, I will have extra time at the end of each lecture. This can be a good time to show some videos. So, if you know of good movies available…

Skeptical Blogging of the Fortnight

The 59th Skeptics’ Circle is up on Pooflingers Anonymous

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Horses Suffer From Obesity, Just Like Humans: Horses are inheritably couch potatoes. An overeating, slothful horse leads to an obese horse. Unlike humans, however, horse owners often don’t see the dangers of an obese horse. Caretakers may see no harm in giving their horses rich foods, but obesity in horses is just as unhealthy as…

They are asking you to rate them here. I have never heard of about half the people on the list – perhaps they are ‘influential’ in their small circles. Others are celebrities, and they may be influential in distracting people from things that matter. Some used to be influential in the past, or are influential…


In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe. It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility, and beautiful, too. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich. – Bill Bryson

Fair Use and Open Science

Update: The issue has been resolved amicably and Shelley has some further thoughts. And some even more further thoughts. The discussion will continue here on Scienceblogs and elsewhere in the follwoing days…. If you read other Scienceblogs and not just me, you are likely quite aware of the “Wiley Affair”, but if you are not…

Fighting Malaria in Southern Mali

It is the malaria week right now, isn’t it? Check out this nifty website about the efforts to fight malaria in Kangaba, Mali. Just click and drag on each picture and you can swing it around full 360 degrees. Hat-tip: Anton

Oh, how I wish I could go there…

Cold Spring Harbor 72nd Symposium: Clocks & Rhythms, May 30 – June 4, 2007. Abstract deadline is way past due, but just to go and be there (and blog from there) would be super-awesome.