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Archives for December 20, 2006

Tangled Bank

Tangled Bank #69 has been posted at Salto Sobrius. Martin is labeling it the War on Christmas Edition. He’s joking. At least, I think he’s joking…

Three things about Carl Sagan

Today is the tenth anniversary of Carl Sagan‘s death from myelodysplasia at the too-young age of 62. On this day, as part of the Carl Sagan Memorial Blogathon (more here), I’d like to explore three observations about Sagan. First and foremost, Carl Sagan was brilliant at expressing the sense of wonder at the universe and…

Pediatric Grand Rounds: The Pirate Edition

Pediatric Grand Rounds, vol. 1, no. 18 has been posted at Breath Spa for Kids: No cuddly Santa for us, My Hearties. This is a swashbuckling, buccaneering sort of Paediatric Grand Rounds, I have looted and pillaged various blogs and seized control of the Good Ship PGR. For those so inclined, there’s also a non-pirate…

Server problems resolved

Just in case anyone was wondering, the Seed techie was doing some work on the servers last night, and something went awry. The result was the inability to comment on many blogs and the inability of bloggers to post (or even see any of their posts in the editing panel). Things are fixed now, I…

Dr. Flea’s a guy after my own heart. He’s been blogging about vaccines, and now he’s getting into specific diseases. He’s posted an installment about the vaccine against Haemophilus influenza type B: The first American children to receive the Hib vaccine are turning 20 years old this year. Flea wasn’t practicing medicine in the pre-Hib…

It’s official

As hard as it is to believe, it’s official. It appears that Respectful Insolence won the 2006 Weblog Awards as Best Medical/Health Issues blog. I had waited to announce this until it was official, plus a little time because I still couldn’t believe it. It would also appear that one other ScienceBlog, Pharyngula, edged out…