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My Official Farewell

Sci has just tendered her letter of resignation to the Overlords at SEED. This was a very, very hard decision, and it hurts Sci more than she can say. Sci would like to let you know, though, that she hasn’t given up blogging!!! She has merely moved back to her old digs. You can find…

I’m afraid I’ve been thinking

A dangerous pastime, you know. If you’ve been around the blog for the past day, I’m sure you’ve seen that there’s been a new…blog…from PepsiCo. Sci’s not sure what she thinks of it, but it’s not positive. I know we had GE and Shell and stuff…but that felt different, somehow. Being as Sci has recently…

Obesity is not a myth

There is a great conversation going on at Megan McArdle’s blog with Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth. I say great because it give me the opportunity to show how astonishingly wrong Campos in suggesting that the obesity at the lower end of the BMI spectrum — not just morbid obesity — is not…

For Jason

More like an opinion, but that’s not quite right.

So Notorious has been a neuroscience student for a long, long time now, and he was cleaning out the (metaphorical in his case) attic the other day and realized he has a lot of extra notes lying around collecting dust. In what will no doubt be a vain attempt to not just toss them, he…

Wazzup

Hi all! I wanted to take a moment say hello, and say how honored I am to join Sci and Evil here at Neurotopia. Some of you may know me as Jake Young formerly of the Pure Pedantry blog. Some of you, I may be writing to for the first time. In either case, I…

Experiencing technical difficulties

I think I hit the wrong thing when trying to install a rotating blogroll, so Neurotopia may look like base model Movable Type template for a while. My apologies…

My first 5K

Normally I don’t run for any sort of competitive purpose. Ok, so I’ve never run for any sort of competitive purpose. I took the opportunity this time, though, so that I’d have other runners to help me push my pace. I’m pretty out of shape right now but I can still do a 7:30 minute…

Tomorrow is the last day to get your Alliance for Science Evolution Essay contest submissions done! You know you want a shot at some money for school books and some free, signed media materials. This year looks to be even better than last, so we look forward to reading what you have to say! Remember,…

And wouldn’t you know it, we’re supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow. In NC. I lived here for 8 years and saw hardly any snow, and what we got didn’t last but for a day or two. At any rate, I’m having a good time. Getting to meet a bunch of colleagues from Seed…