Archives for April, 2011

What is there to say in response to this? Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative. “We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because…

I love condoms. They are a medical device that not only helps prevent pregnancy, but a whole host of sexually transmitted diseases. And, while STDs can vary from ‘dont know youre infected and doesnt have an effect on your health, really’ to ‘deadly’ to the adults that contract them, the spectrum can look very different…

Its no secret that Im not a huge fan of the antibody hunter branch of the HIV-1 research world– they search through thousands and thousands and thousands of B-cells looking for one or two that can perform a neat trick. They are brilliant people working really hard doing things that have limited application in the…

Are you kidding me? Are you freaking kidding me?? Remember several months ago, the story about the PIs leaving their laptop in their car while they ate some Panera? And while they were NOMing someone broke into their car, stealing the laptop, and all their un-backed-up data? And we are all like “OMFGWTF?” “Who the…

Happy Judgment Day!!

All I asked for my birthday this year is The Apocalypse. Dont let me down, Skynet! **fingerscrossed!!!!**

The Pill for HIV-1: Never mind

Remember this? Never mind. AIDS prevention pill study halted; no benefit seen

NatGeo had a pretty sweet program on the other night on viruses! I guess they made it like a couple years ago, but I somehow totally missed it!! If you read ERV, there was probably nothing new there for you, but its neat to *see* the scientists I talk about portrayed as creepy guys talking…

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!

Hipster Abbie: Remember when webisodes were anti-establishment? Group of cultural outsider kids makin ‘The Guild’? Bored actors/writers makin ‘Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog’? Now webisodes are like, so mainstream. Mortal Kombat: Legacy– Granted, I would pay to watch Tahmoh Penikett eat a bowl of cereal, but I am totally pumped for a reboot, even if its…

Vpu vs Behe, Round Amillionty

A couple weeks ago, Teh Discovery Institute held some kind of revival ‘conference’ at a local Evangelical church. The Usual Suspects were there– Caseytits, West, some other guy, but also my HIV Evolution BFF Michael Behe. I ended up not being able to go due to a scheduling conflict. I was at a conference on…

I CANT GET IT OUT OF MAH BRAIN! IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING!!! I CANT STOP!!!! So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause theyre homologous recombinaltion tinikering EVERYBODY out here!!!