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Archives for June, 2007

While in San Francisco, I’d like to eat at Incanto (look around the site for their menu and progressive food and water policies, and they also have a blog). It is at 1550 Church Street, on the southwest corner of Church and Duncan Streets in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. Where is that? Anyone game to…

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Why a Populist Cannot Win?

Edwards aside, this is an excellent look at the current political landscape in the USA: John Edwards and Dominant Media’s Selective Skewering of Populist Hypocrisy by Paul Street:

Sicko

Early reviews of the movie are coming out. Definitely read Ezra Klein’s take on it. And Amanda Marcotte’s. Also Mark Hoofnagle. And why Rob does not want to see it. Perhaps it is my upbringing, but the fact that one has to pay for medical treatment (and/or pay health insurance) was the second most appallingly…

It’s been a while since I last blogged about the Bosnian Pyramid (I did follow the story superficially, though, but was sick of trolls attracted to the topic), but I have to break the silence for this piece of good news: The Culture Ministry found the “research” conducted by Osmanagic’s team to be questionable and…

Lots of new papers just got published in PLoS-Genetics and PLoS-Computational Biology. Here are a couple of papers that caught my eye: From Morphology to Neural Information: The Electric Sense of the Skate: The electric sense appears in a variety of animals, from the shark to the platypus, and it facilitates short-range prey detection where…

My Picks From ScienceDaily

First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changes One Species To Another: Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have announced the results of work on genome transplantation methods allowing them to transform one type of bacteria into another type dictated by the transplanted chromosome. The work, published online in the journal Science, by JCVI’s Carole Lartigue,…

ClockQuotes

Time as he grows old teaches many lessons. – Aeschylus

A worm with an ur-hypothalamus?

Modern Brains Have An Ancient Core: Hormones control growth, metabolism, reproduction and many other important biological processes. In humans, and all other vertebrates, the chemical signals are produced by specialised brain centres such as the hypothalamus and secreted into the blood stream that distributes them around the body. Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory…

Living Vicariously

LOLafrica: Sheril is in South Africa taking pictures of poopin’ elfants.