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

Or so says Talia in her book review. I recently ordered a bunch of stuff from Amazon.com for me and others, and all orders arrived nicely except this book which never appeared (lost in space?). Perhaps I should not worry, according to the review.

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…

Patricia Brennan on bird genitalia

News from SCONC: On Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., the Zoology Department at NCSU will host a seminar from Patricia Brennan of Yale University entitled “The Biology of Avian Genitalia: Form and Function.” Brennan’s work on the genital anatomy of waterfowl has revealed the existence of a “sexual arms race” between males and females.…

In Space, Holes are a problem

We have already covered, in quite some detail the problems of passing gas in space. Not so much a problem inside a spaceship, but potentially a problem on a space walk, especially if the said activity, if particularly powerful, produces a rip in the scafander. The air leaves and it’s all over for you. Perhaps…

“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…

Waistland…

..that is adolescence. And the research on what adolescents find attractive. For a few years. Until they gain the gift of speech and hearing, look up, and find beauty in the mind. Unfortunately, some never do.

I thought the LiveJournal debacle taught them a lesson. I guess not. Melissa posted about this a couple of weeks ago, and Tara did it today again because the issue has not been resolved yet. So did PZ Myers (Janet Stemwedel and Dr. Joan Bushwell also chime in). Facebook is deleting pictures of breastfeeding and…

Evolution of Adoption

If we are not there at the moment of birth, how come we can bond with the baby and be good fathers or good adoptive parents? Kate explains. Obligatory Reading of the Day. Update: Related is this new article by former Scibling David Dobbs: The Hormone That Helps You Read Minds Update 2: Matt responds…

Blogging Sex and Reproduction

Everyone seems to be blogging about sex (and reproduction) these days. Is it something in the air? Water? Anyway, here are some good recent examples: Bush Administration Censored Talk On Birth Control And Sex Ed: This administration got away with a trailblazer–using the FDA to decide a drug’s (Plan B) availability based strictly on party…