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Cool scientists, #2

Id like to take a minute to expand upon my post from yesterday– What I find odd about ‘Science Rock Stars’ is the way scientists and rock stars were awkwardly mashed together. Like mixing peanut butter and Twizzlers. They are both good independently, but unless youve got a real, obvious reason to mush them together,…

Cool scientists

It was 75 degrees yesterday. It got down to 24 today. And pretty much everyone else in the country is under a layer of ice/snow. But Im not gonna write about cold scientists. Im talkin about cool scientists. Chris Mooney, the expert on facades, appearances, and stabbing people in the back with a smile (you…

Why are men so looney?

A lot of in the the blagodome are having a great time perusing the ‘Encyclopedia of American Loons‘. Its been up since May, but I guess we all just simultaneously found it or something Its super fun to read– ALL my favorite loons are there! Even some that I think are kinda obscure, like Blondie…

I think its pretty obvious to even the most casual observer of this blog, I am not a professional writer. I am a scientist-in-training who is madly in love with viruses, and wants the general public to understand how cool viruses are too, so I write this blag. While I have been coaxed into writing…

Oklahoma: Full of SINNERS!

My mom and her friends have been having a fun time with recent Oklahoma weather– We had constant ice storms that crippled the city this winter. Spring gave us loads of tornadoes and of course, the sideways baseball-sized hail. This summer has been ‘filled’ with flooding… Mom & Co. giggle: “Better stock up on OFF!.…

SciBlogs caves to hysterics

All I ask from people… All I fucking ask from people, is intellectual consistency. And this seemingly simple request is apparently, impossible. I dont believe a fucking word, of anyone, who has FREAKED THE FUCK OUT over the fucking Pepsi Blog. And heres why. JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY/CONFLICTS OF INTEREST/POLITICAL BIAS OBSTRUCTING SCIENCE In 2008-2009, we had…

FDA and NASA FTW! YAY!

HA! Know how Lenny is finally getting his comeuppance for selling all that quack crap? I got an anon comment this afternoon giving us a little update: Dear Mr. : This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent message left in my voice mail mailbox. We have opened a file on this matter and an…

You laugh, you lose: Learn to better communicate your research to non-scientists at the Workshop on Communicating Science & Engineering with Chris Mooney When: May 24, 2010-9am-1pm. Lunch will be provided. Where: MIT- Room/Bldg TBA Why: These days, amid ongoing media controversies over climate change, the teaching of evolution, the safety of vaccines, and many…

A while back I wrote about how the lead researcher at the Whittemore Peterson Institute, Judy Mikovits, is speaking at Autismone, a huge anti-vax rally in Chicago later this month. I thought Judy was just a crank. Dime a dozen, whatevs. Turns out things are worse than that. Much much worse than that. Its cranks…

HIV Denier FAIL

AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Know how a while back, when I let that ‘House of Numbers’ spam through for the lulz? Well, apparently that spam was sent by a real human, not a spambot. Like, a real breathing human with no life. Cause humanspambot took that comment going through as an opportunity to spam numerous other posts on…