Archives for June, 2008

Where West Nile Meets Influenza!

Last Saturday evening I went to a friends house to let Arnie play in their backyard, and today Im scratching a dozen mosquito bites. Arg. But what does a virologist think when they get mosquito bites? West Nile! WHOOOO!!! And what does a girl who studies HIV-1 env think of when she thinks of West…

Zooey Deschanel!!! NOOOOOOO!!!

NOOOOO**!!!!!!! GODDAMMIT! Interview for her new movie, ‘The Happening’: Interviewer: Your protagonist is a science teacher, and you also have a scientist at the end who talks about the limits of rational thought. How does that tie into the whole spiritual aspect? Shyamalan: Right. Well, you know, I was reading the Einstein biography when I…

You ARENT a DOCTOR!

Its no secret that there is an ongoing (though thoroughly stupid) ‘battle’ between MDs and PhDs. “Ur too dumb to get into med shcool!” “Ur a friggen mechanic!” “I cure duhseesehs!” “U do not! We cure, U dispense!” Blah blah blah its funny sometimes, but it gets old too. But now it just got funny…

I dont think science/medicine journalism will ever catch up with ‘clergy/ministry/missionary’ for the title of ‘most useless profession’, but man, some days theyre certainly giving the Godbots a run for their money. I opened up Google News this morning and checked out my ‘HIV’ category, and found this wonderful, educational article: Global AIDS epidemic is…

My generation

My grandparents generation fought in WWII. My parents generation fought for civil rights. My generation fights with nunchuks on YouTube:

As you all heard from PZ, WHOOOO!!! Oklahoma governor Brad Henry vetoed Kerns ‘Crazy Christian Bill of the Week’ (I told you he is a nice guy). As Vic Hutchison, head of Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education noted in his newsletter to OKers, Gov. Henry could have let this bill just die. But he…

Lab Smarts, Street Smarts

Sorry for the slim pickings this week, folks, but Ive had a few adventures in the lab this week… I seem to have had lots of strange adventures since I grabbed onto the coattails of Bossman a few years ago… I didnt just jump straight from college to grad school to the lab of an…

My fish has eaten your fish

You all might have heard about the new Douglas Axe paper trumpeted by the Discovery Institute. Well, it came out today on PLOS One. I dont have anything to say about it. Im not a ‘protein’ person, and Im certainly not a ‘computer modeling of proteins’ person. And Im admittedly biased against computer models unless…

REPOST: Morons in Microbiology

This is a repost from the old ERV. A retrotransposed ERV I dont trust them staying up at Blogger, and the SEED overlords are letting me have 4 reposts a week, so Im gonna take advantage of that! I am going to try to add more comments to these posts for the old readers– Think…

BLAAAAAAAAAG ROLLLLLLLL!!!!

Alls quiet on the intertubes tonight. And I had a really bad day at work today (one of those days where nothing worked *rolleyes*) so Im too grumpy to write a nice post. I just wanna make some cocoa and take some Tylenol PM. And Ive been on SciBlogs for about a month now. And…