Archives for August, 2008

Quote: “I think ultimately we will find a huge number of novel viruses in the ocean and other places,” Suttle says — 70% of viral genes identified in ocean surveys have never been seen before. “It emphasizes how little is known about these organisms — and I use that term deliberately.” Everyone has been emailing…

Arnie: $150,000 puppy

This is the funniest thing I have read since PZ got thrown out of EXPELLED. This cant freaking be real. A woman by the name of ‘Bernann McKinney’ just made news by having her dead pit bull, Booger, cloned by a S. Korean company, RNL Bio. Shortly after ‘Bernann’ rescued Booger off the streets, ‘Bernann’…

Women, Part 1

As I said in my chat with PZ on Blogging Heads, Im probably not the best person to talk to about the problems women face in science. Why? Meh, my parents have always encouraged me in the sciences (CONSTRUX WHOO!). They threw me on a bus, by myself, to Space Camp when I was 10.…

Finally, an HIV-1 article I can support

I complain about crappy science journalism a lot. So I better give journalists and scientists a high-five when they do something right– And Nikhil Swaminathan dun gud. Sure Im annoyed at him for calling HIV-1 a ‘bug’ (people know what a virus is), but he asked Anthony Fauci the *right* questions (and Dr. Fauci gave…

Dale is a boys name.

PZ officially wins the internet. He wins it. Its his. A month ago, he did what any of us would do– defended a kid from Reavers ‘Catholics’. His reward? A month of bullshit. The Reavers ‘Catholics’ are still frothing at the mouth. But I guess Reavers ‘Catholics’ can hold a long grudge, the creepy, creepy…

Forced vacation, Day 7

Home again, home again, jiggety jog. Arnie and I are back in OK (on the way home we learned how The Evidence(TM) supports Creation!). Unfortunately, teh puppahs arent as happy as I am. Arnie spent the entire week playing with my parents ~1 year old black lab, Daisy. From the second we arrived to the…

Forced vacation, Day 4

Whoooo! Thank you for your interest in the Noble Foundation’s Workshop in Virus Evolution. Your abstract has been accepted for presentation as a POSTER. Registration for the meeting is now open… Whoooo! My first conference! And is in… Ardmore… LOL! I have no idea why/how this workshop started, or why its in Ardmore Oklahoma, but…