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Archives for January, 2010

Podcasting in science – Deepak Singh and Kirsten ‘Dr.Kiki’ Sanford Description: What role does podcasting play in science? In fact, it plays many. More than just a way to broadcast ideas, podcasting is the beginning of a conversation, it is the archiving of methodologies, it is news, it is marketing, and much more. We will…

I am collecting all the blog and media coverage on this wiki page, but redundancy is always a good idea in the digital realm, so the links are also now posted here, under the fold: Update: the wiki page has reached its limit of number of links per page, so I am only updating this…

Clock Quotes

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. – Charles F. Kettering

Clock Quotes

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Bertrand Russell

Avatar in the Amazon (video)

If there were ever a place that came close to the magical world of Pandora in James Cameron’s new film Avatar, it would probably be the Amazon. There may not be butterflies that look like flying squid, but in the Amazon can you eat giant worms and lemon flavored ants for dinner in a forest…

The wisest line? At 0:56: “we want to hear what is actually happening, not what people are saying about it”. That is the problem with journalism (all media, not just TV) in a nutshell: the #1 reason journalists are very low in the polls of trustworthiness in comparison with many other professions. Safety in quoting,…

This week on PRI/BBC World Science: This month, the movie Creation opened in theaters across the United States. The film chronicles the life and work of Charles Darwin. The movie is directed by Jon Amiel. Paul Bettany stars as Darwin. Jennfer Connelly plays Darwin’s wife, Emma. Creation is based on a biography written by Charles…

Fossil Jewelry

These are totally cool! See the Stephaniegeology etsy store for more. What she did is get some actual fossils from Doug Grove (husband of Tatjana Jovanovic-Grove), make molds out of these fossils and then make jewelry from those molds. Fascinating!

I had a good fortune to hear Dr. Lefkowitz speak once. Great guy. From the press release: The prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category goes this year to Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Duke…