Archives for June, 2012

Alovasudden, SCIENCE!!!

I was just derping around at Cycle Gear this afternoon, when alovasudden, SCIENCE!!! Couple: *debating about what color helmet to buy – its summer, should they get the white/yellow one instead of black/blue* Cycle Gear Dude: “The material that makes helmets work as helmets insulates you from the ‘heat’ of the sun.  We did an…

FreeOK2– Two weeks from today!

Two weeks till FreeOK!  You can grab tickets in advance HERE. My talk will be: “How I learned to stop worrying and love viruses” The visceral, negative emotions one pins to viruses are antiquated– Viruses are a part of you.  They have protected you since birth.  They might just save your life sometime in the…

I first wrote about honey bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) in 2009– Since ~2006, honey bee colonies in the US have been dropping dead overnight. Literally. They call it ‘colony collapse disorder’. While large populations of organisms dying is disturbing, no matter the species, we need honey bees– they help pollinate so many of our…

Ray Bradbury has died…

One of my favorite books of all time– ‘The Martian Chronicles‘. It doesnt matter how many times I read it… The same stories, the same lines cause me to sob uncontrollably, from awe of humanitys potential, from mourning humanitys lost potential, from thinking about the great things we have achieved, from thinking about The End…

Ive written about noroviruses a few times on ERV.  Theyre insidious little bugs that hide on door handles and food utensils (… and food…) and if you ingest them, you poop.  A lot.  Like I have said before, any time you hear about a ton of people getting sick on a cruise ship, you can…

I have no idea how I missed this insane bit of news last year:  The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader’s family, a Guardian investigation has found. As part of extensive preparations…