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Archives for June, 2007

Calling a Spade a Spade

Finally someone is standing up to the lunatics! First shot was firm but polite. The second was uncompromising – yes, they really are “crazies” and that is how we should call them. And it is high time someone stood up to them and called them on their calculated craziness and hate-speech.

Congratulations, Anton!

My friend (and the driving force behind all bloggy events in the Triangle area) Anton Zuiker has a new job! And not just any job – but a perfect job: In August, I will take a new job at Duke University Health System as manager of internal communications. This will be a chance for me…

Congratulations, Robert

My friend, neighbor, blogger, frequent commenter on this blog, and fellow Edwards supporter, Robert Peterson just became a father again! Congratulations!

Condolences, Lindsay

I find it very difficult to say something nice, deep, profound or meaningful at the time of sorrow. But I am deeply saddened by the news that Lindsay Beyerstein’s father has died. Lindsay is a dear friend, a philosopher and a superb blogger (one of the rare bloggers who really became an online journalist in…

Prometeo Network

Nature News just had an article announcing a new social networking site for physicians and biomedical scientists called Prometeo Network. Another one to check out and add to the ever-growing list of such new sites.

Here is some chemistry of bisphenol A, but what is really interesting is this article about Fred vom Saal. It is quite revealing about the way industry produces bad science in order to protect its financial interests: “The moment we published something on bisphenol A, the chemical industry went out and hired a number of…

My Picks From ScienceDaily

Foreign Herbivores May Be Key To Curbing Invasive Weeds: Joint research with scientists in Argentina, Australia and China could lead to discovery of new biological control agents for several exotic weeds plaguing Florida and other U.S. states. Some of the worst offenders are hydrilla, Brazilian pepper, Chinese tallow and Australian pine. These and other aggressive…


Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you’re waking up to instant stress. You shouldn’t be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it’s time to start your day. – Sharon Gold

Today’s carnivals

Grand Rounds Vol. 3, No. 40 are up on Wandering Visitor Carnival of the Green # 83 is up on Dianovo. Carnival of Education, The RoadTrip Edition is up on Education in Texas Radiology Grand Rounds XIII are up on NeuroRAZiology & co. Carnival of Homeschooling – Surgery Edition – is up on HomeschoolHacks.

Literary Medblogging Project

It’s Time for a Literary Medblogging Project…. : Literary medblogging projects seem to occur on a semiannual basis: There was the “Dark and Stormy Night” series in December 2005, the “Literary Cheese Wheel” in July 2006, and the “Showcase” in December 2006. (Who would have thought that a website devoted to medical gadgets would link…