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An eye-catching yet flawed bar graph

Discussed at these sites, among others: Chart junk-ies When bar charts go bad World’s Most Expensive Places to Have Sex. Catch the flaw(s). Click here to see large. Go under the fold to see small:

Sex, Gender, Reproduction

I have not done a Friday Weird Sex Blogging post in ages, and I won’t do today either, but others did some cool blogging on various related topics: from gender disparities, to gynecological procedures, to weird animal/plant sex, so here is a little collection for this weekend: My take on Mr. Tierney’s article: Again, I…

I briefly noted this study yesterday, but now W. D. Craft analyzes it in great detail: I am pessimistic that the authors’ more careful conclusions and recommendations will be noticed. Instead I fear we’re in for more naive calls for “abstinence education” and coerced virginity pledges.

You really think I am going to put this above the fold? No way – you have to click (First posted on July 7, 2006):

Oxytocin and Childbirth. Or not.

When teaching human or animal physiology, it is very easy to come up with examples of ubiqutous negative feedback loops. On the other hand, there are very few physiological processes that can serve as examples of positive feedback. These include opening of the ion channels during the action potential, the blood clotting cascade, emptying of…

The Spitzer files…

Lindsay Beyerstein: Spitzer linked to prostitution ring Spitzer’s Nixonian hubris Sex and taxes: How Spitzer allegedly got caught Spitzer and Suspicious Activity Reports and sex stings Enough is enough: Feds probe Spitzer’s records back to 1999 Amanda Marcotte: Cut out the stand by your man routine Ask for facts, get the facts Elizabeth Pisani: Spitzer’s…

Many important research findings never make it into the actual practice when it comes to reproductive health services. Rose of The INFO Project Blog has posted an interesting and good survey which needs to be spread around the blogosphere more in order to get a bigger number of responses: To improve service delivery and policies,…

“Why isn’t there a birth control pill for men?” is the latest “Ask A ScienceBlogger” question. I am sure my SciBlings will rise to the occasion and explain both the biological and social barriers to the development, production and marketing of such a pill. I will be more light hearted, with a brief look at…

How to talk about Health Care

Rockridge Institute published a set of articles (and a video ad) that I found quite interesting about the way to frame health care. See for yourself: Introduction to Rockridge’s Health Care Campaign: Framing for Rockridge is about the honest expression of the progressive moral view based upon empathy and responsibility for oneself and others. It…

I had a great pleasure recently to be able to interview Senator – and now Democratic Presidential candidate – John Edwards for my blog. The interview was conducted by e-mail last week. As I am at work and unable to moderate comments, the comment section is closed on this post, but will be open on…