Archives for July 22, 2009


Bora does Henry: ScienceOnline’09 – Interview with Henry Gee Dr. Joan: Another right-wing lie: Holdren favors eugenics I may have mentioned this before: There is no such thing as Mommy Instinct Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University. Reviewed on Crowded Head, Cozy Bed.

The US Senate added several amendments that will limit the new Federal Hate Crimes bill in important ways. The amendments were snuck onto an utterly unrelated bill that can’t be voted against (a bill to SUPPORT THE TROOP… can’t vote against that). The point of these limitations is to keep the hate crime bill from…

Nooz of Interest

Vaccine Human trials of a vaccine to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus have begun in Australia. Riots spread in South Africa Violence in South Africa’s townships has spread as residents protest about what they say is a lack of basic services, such as water and housing. Scientist will make human brain. Mwahahahahah! A…

Don’t worry, it is not as bad as it sounds, but it is somewhat contagious.

… or something. You will recall that Michele Bachmann has lambasted Americorps, the Bill Clinton Legacy program like the Peace Corps, as a political re-education camp in the service of the Liberal Left Wing. WEll, Harrison Bachmann, son of Michele, entered the program just a couple of weeks ago. Details at DMB, who has broken…

Scienceblogs is back up, aparently.

And commenting is back on. We may expect some slowness at the beginning as fine tuning happens, and RSS feeds and channels are not on yet.

There has been some recent discussion on the blogs and on Facebook about the tension an adviser might experience between paying attention to graduate students and doing the other stuff you are supposed to do, or from the student perspective, how to deal with getting that quality time from your adviser.