Archives for June, 2011

Blogging Pro Bono

Photo source. The blogosphere can be a strange world for writers, offering vistas as broad ranging and fickle as human nature itself. Bloggers relying on pageviews for sustenance, even those who do not, face the challenge of attracting as many readers as possible, sometimes at the cost of becoming an uncivil “woo meister,” provocateur or…

Blindly Supporting Blind Faith

American taxpayers are supporting more and more private faith-based schools, including anti-science creationist curricula, whether you like it or not.

Corpses, Drugs and a $1,000 Scotch

Wolfram Meier-Augenstein Tragic Trajectory Forensic researchers used this 14-cm lock of hair to map a dead man’s route to the U.K. Measuring isotopes has come a long way. Recent reports describe an emerging field of environmental forensics. Where did those illegal drugs come from? Is that $1,000 bottle of scotch the real deal?

Poop Factor

Photo source. My recent post “Inquiring Readers Want to Know: “Why is My Poop Green?” generated an extraordinary amount of interest. Why?

Rep. Bachmann Scholar?

Chris Wallace Asking Michele Bachmann if she is a flake. Fox News Sunday. “I’ve worked in serious scholarship…” Rep. Michele Bachmann. Really?

Psychopaths in the Boardroom?

My colleague Prof. Mark Boguski at the Harvard Medical School shared a provocative quote: True? Not all psychopaths are in prison. Some are in the Boardroom.

This is a guest post by Prof. Robin Landa, Distinguished Professor, Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University and author of “Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media.” Natural movement is a matter of survival for animals. We rely heavily on natural movement to go about our daily lives–whether it is…

“My Prof Got Run Over by an iPod”

Liquid mountaineering. Photo source. Curiouser and curiouser… Intrigued by your interests on ScienceBlogs, I did an experiment.

Photo source, San Jose Library Flickr Photostream. So you’re on ScienceBlogs. What interests you, what are you looking for? As a regular blogger, I wanted to know.

How Descartes Would Design a Yacht

Philosopher and mathematician René Descartes proposed some curious diagrams in 1644. A biologist looking at these shapes might think of living cells under a microscope: Source.