Archives for June, 2009

OMG I CAN SELL MY EGGS NOW!! EEEEEEEEEE!

This is so awesome! Women in New York can now be fairly compensated for donating their eggs for stem-cell research! WHOOOO! With the exception for near-sightedness, a sweet tooth, and a ‘bad attitude’, my family doesnt have a history of genetic diseases. It would be SO AWESOME if I could donate my eggs to a…

Anne Hart is still on her anti-frankenfishscapade. Actually, this latest article looks like she plagiarized her last article and added stuff about prions. She still doesnt understand retroviruses or gene therapy: Farmed fish start out by having the rous sarcoma virus implanted into a specialized gene early in their embryonic development in order to amplify…

Can anyone name one anti-GMOer thats not a self-indulgent, arrogant moron? Google News alerted me to this breathless expose by an Anne Hart: “Why farmed fish are genetically altered for faster growth with a carrier retrovirus” Now, for some reason I can only get this article via Google cache. Hopefully this means some editor pulled…

ERV does not have a monopoly on teh crazy. Pal really reels them in with his chronic lyme disease posts, and now, evidently, chiro-woo. I could not have made up this post from ‘Dr. Howard Boos‘ if I had tried. You tell me this asshole doesnt sound EXACTLY like a Creationist or HIV Denier! 1.…

Weird science fact of the day: Girl birds only have a left ovary. The right one kinda develops, and then regresses. Left ovary is the only one that works. All birds. Wait… what? What the hell? What kind of evolutionary weirdness led to this absurdity? I bet you guessed an ERV is involved OVEX1, a…

Making influenza fun! SNEEZE!

No idea what this website is (Routes?), but they have some fun science themed (loosely science based) Flash games, like SNEEZE! They also have ‘DNA Hero‘– Guitar Hero with ACTG sequences, and ‘Ginger Dawn‘– increase the frequency of that recessive gene, baby! LOL! And it looks like there are a few more games in the…

Charles Jackson: Expert on ERVs

There is nothing wrong with not knowing something. I dont know lots of stuff. You dont know lots of stuff. Its okay– we share knowledge with each other. I dont *have* to be an expert in car repair. I dont *have* to be an expert in particle physics. You dont *have* to be an expert…

Zincs connection to the common cold isnt as wooie as you all might be thinking after this weeks Zicamscepade (cough, sniffle). Though Zicam was marketed as a ‘homeopathic’ remedy, zinc–>common cold connection wasnt established by some naked sweaty white guy pretending he is a Native American deciding that Ayurvedic law dictates ‘colds’ require a ‘hot’…

The latest edition of ‘Life Extension‘ as once again provided me with a bounty of lols. For instance, did you know that “For the past fourteen years, the gerontological establishment has sought to persecute anti-aging physicians, anti-aging health practitioners, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net) itself, simply because they defy the prevailing…

Who needs marriage? A new storm gathering

Season 2 of True Blood starts tonight. Excuse me for a moment. *ahem* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! *giddyclappingandgiggling* Now before you roll your eyes and ask ‘What the hell is up with vampires these days? Is ‘True Blood’ just a slightly less pathetic version of ‘Twilight’ shit?’, watch this PR clip created by ‘The Fellowship of the Sun‘.…