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c0nc0rdance + HIV vs Creationists

Though ERVs are my favorite tool vs Creationists, HIV is a fantastic choice as well. I mean, has anyone seen hide or hair of Behe since 2007? Poor guy. Alas, there are still Creationists out there, so to address some of their ‘concerns’, c0nc0rdance made a couple of vids using his favorite HIV protein, Vpr:

As those of us in the US are planning our holiday weekend, I wanted to make sure you all know that Trolling With Logic will be doing a 24 hour charity show to raise funds for Engineers Without Borders! I had a marvelous time chatting with them back in January, so I jumped at the opportunity…

Monty Harper: “Vaccination”

Only a couple days left to get Monty Harpers next science-songs-for-kids album funded! In case I have not made this clear in the past, I really appreciate Montys approach to exposing kids to science. He does not dumb things down. He demands that the scientists he works with do *not* dumb down their science ‘for…

WHOO! FREE book on GMOs, written by actual scientists and farmers, compiled by a former anti-GMOer who is now convinced of GMOs utility: The Lowdown on GMOs: According to Science I found out about this book from two of my friends, Karl Haro von Mogel and Anastasia Bodnar. These two were part of founding Biofortified (The Pandas Thumb of plant genetics)…

MORE Songs from the Science Frontier!

Hey guys! Monty Harper is trying to raise funds to do ANOTHER ‘Songs from the Science Frontier’! Not only does he have some great rewards for donations (for $15, you get the songs, totally reasonable), he has got a bunch of new donation bonuses up for Cyber Monday, like including your kids voice in one…

Infographic: Epidemics of North America

I dont know about you all, but I love those infographic things people create. They make statistics a lot more understandable and relatable than a chart of black-and-white numbers. Here is a cool one that turns devastating diseases into really pretty graphics An infographic by the team at Online Masters In Public Health

Dog days of dissertation writing

Poor Arnie. As much as Ive disliked writing my dissertation, hes disliked it more. SO BORED. So as I am trying to write, I either get Cute Bored Arnie: Or Creepy Bored Arnie: Ive been sitting at the kitchen table to write. If I look over my right shoulder, those glowing eyes are literally what…

A Real Horror Story

I hate scary stories.  They annoy me. Its the same reason I dont fall back on pop-culture ‘viruses’ to explain real virology– I dont need to make up fake scary viruses. There are REAL scary viruses. Likewise, you dont need to make up scary stories about ‘mad scientists’. There are very real humans who were…

Wrangling bad pop-science journalism

We all are familiar with the headlines: “SCIENTISTS SAY BROCCOLI CURES CANCER????” We all also know that pop-science articles are, functionally, useless.  Sometimes its editors manipulating article titles to make them more ‘catchy’, sometimes journalists trying to stir up controversy, sometimes its scientists and PR departments trying to oversell interesting (sometimes not so interesting) research.…

Lets say you are a professional/expert on Topic X. One day, you get a call from an Emmy winning, top day-time talk show. They want you to come on their show to talk about Topic X! “OMG!!! YAAAAAY!!!” you would surely be thinking. “A platform to educate the public about Topic X! Millions of people…