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Archives for July, 2007

Being out of the lab, out of science, and out of funding for a while also means that I have not been at a scientific conference for a few years now, not even my favourite meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. I have missed the last two meetings (and I really miss…

Steve Steve, the Pinball Wizard

Last night I went all the way to Alameda to meet my SciBling Chris Hoofnagle at a place called Lucky Juju. That was great fun! Lucky Juju is a warehouse full of pinball machines. In addition to Chris’ interns at Berkeley, there were also interns from Stanford’s Center for Internets and Society there, ACLU of…


It depends on your definition of asleep. They were not stretched out. They had their eyes closed. They were seated at their desks with their heads in a nodding position. – John Hogan

ConvergeSouth 2007

You can now register for the third ConvergeSouth conference in Greensboro, NC, October 19-20, 2007. Among many others, you will be able to meet me there. Keep and eye on the blog for new developments.

Today’s Carnivals

Carnival of Space #13 is up on LiftPort Staff Blog Friday Ark #149 is up on The Modulator

Dinner with Genie

Last night, Professor Steve Steve took off work a little earlier and went to Oakland to see the offices of the National Center for Science Education, then went to Berkeley for dinner with the NCSE staff and fans at Eugenie Scott’s house. Lots of pictures under the fold:

The Cartoon Winner!

The Science Idol: The Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest by the Union of Concerned Scientists is over and the winner has been announced. Read the interview with the winner, Jesse Springer.

New and Exciting on PLoS ONE

There are 31 new papers published on PLoS ONE this week, and here are some of my first, quick picks of titles that got my attention, but you should go and see them all, then rate, annotate and comment on them: Stable Isotope Ratios in Hair and Teeth Reflect Biologic Rhythms by Otto Appenzeller, Clifford…

This February 06, 2005 post describes the basic elements of the circadian system in mammals.


I sleep better at night knowing that scientists can clone sheep. – Jeff Ayers