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Archives for March, 2007

Not only that, but the genetically modified “organism” is an engineered HIV.  At least, that is what researchers at Emory College in London are contemplating. Disabled Aids virus could provide cure for cystic fibrosis Mark Henderson, Science Editor March 19, 2007 From The Times

Monday Tea Blogging

Sunday, I drank some unusually good tea.  It was green tea, mostly, with some added ingredients: young hyson and dragonwell teas, orange peel, peppermint leaf, jasmine flowers, lemon verbena, marigold flowers, blue malva flowers, and pineapple flavor.   It was Revolution Tropical Green Tea.  The logo has the R in a circle. like this: If…

Penguin Pebble Envy

National Geographic POD Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, March 13, 2007—For gentoo penguins, it’s all about who’s got the best rocks. Like a human offering jewelry, this gentoo male at the Edinburgh Zoo presents a large pebble on Tuesday in hopes of winning over a female. But sometimes finding the flashiest gifts isn’t enough. During the…

Various ScienceBloggers have been thumping all over Egnor’s case, which is a well-deserved thumping.   The Egnor Challenge: Tooth Decay and Human Origins (afarensis) Pigheaded Egnorance, Antibiotic Resistance, and Tautologies (MarkCC) The Egnor challenge, day 2 (Orac) Michael Egnor, Paleyist surgeon (PZ) There are others, farther back.  The gist of it is that there is…

Scandals Got Legs

I know people come here to read about psychiatry, mental health, neuroscience, and political/social issues related to those topics.  No, scratch that, I have not idea why people come here.  But this post is straight politics.  Well, it’s politics and a little sociological musing and opinion. The cartoon came in an email from the left-leaning…

Science Spring Showdown Spoilsport

I must admit, I am pretty much a spoilsport when it comes to sports.  Even though my colleagues have been stocking up and draining down PRBs all week, and chomping at their bits, and chafing at their straps, and frothing at their mouths, and gnashing at their teeth, and stomping at their feet about the…

World’s Most Expensive Pizza

A while back, I posted a picture of this area’s most expensive Pizza, from Pizza House in Ann Arbor.  That one was only about $25.  Now I see there is one that is a wee bit more than that: Meet the $1,000 pizza.. Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:07PM EDT

Ultraviolet LEDs

Everyone’s heard of blue lasers by now.  Some people have them in their homes.  The reason they are important, is that blue light has a shorter wavelength than the red lasers that were used in the first CD and DVD devices.  The shorter wavelength means that the laser can see smaller dots.  Smaller dots mean…

General Medicine Advice

Don’t flush your old prescriptions, or other medications.  They end up in the water, and that is bad.  Just throw them away.  If you are concerned about someone digging through your trash, then mix them with used kitty litter or some other noxious substance. Also, remember that those prescription labels have personal information of them.…

The playoffs are not even underway in the 2007 Science Spring Showdown, yet already the teams are maneuvering for any advantage they can get.  The match-ups are so even, that everyone knows it is the intangibles that will make a difference.   In the highly-competitive “Chair” Bracket, the world’s scientific community has its eyes riveted…