Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Archives for August, 2006

Hat tip Darkman!

Submit your neuro-bloggy treats to me (encephalon.host@gmail.com) by Sept 10th (9pm) for the next issue of the brain-based carnival Encephalon. Submission guidelines can be found here. Check out past issue of the Encephalon: 3rd July, 2006 – The Neurophilosopher’s blog 17th July, 2006 – Pure Pedantry 31st July, 2006 – Thinking Meat 14th August, 2006…

Why he’s back to taking on high profile cases, of course.

“Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.” Lakehead University in northern Ontario set up www.yaleshmale.com in a bid to attract potential new students. It shows a picture of Yale graduate Mr Bush with the caption: “Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.” “It was literally a tongue-in-cheek…

From the Wall Street Journal: In the unending quest for a miracle diet pill, Americans are trying an array of prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a variety of illnesses. None of them have been approved as diet drugs — but for many, weight loss is a side effect. The…

According to this Yahoo news release, John Mark Karr won’t be charged in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, leaving the 10 year old murder case still unsolved. (Hat tip to somnilista, FCD.) Colorado prosecutors won’t charge schoolteacher John Mark Karr with the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey after tests showed his DNA does not match…

Uh-uh girrrrllll, I know you didn’t! This just makes me downright ashamed of America: U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is “a lie” and God and the nation’s founding fathers did not intend the country be “a nation of secular laws.” The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate…

Link Save Pluto Link Link How about: “Pluto is For Lovers” “Pluto: Voted Off the Solar System” “I’d Rather Be an Asteroid Anyway. No, Really!” “Sorry, We Just Had to Make it A Nice Even Number of Planets.” “One Word: Planet” Off Topic: Everyone go see Beerfest! I saw it this weekend and it was…

The 2006 Society for Neuroscience Meeting is approaching (in October), and I just wanted to repost this about the Dalai Lama’s speech at SFN last year, from the “archives.” First, this post is a summary of online accounts from people that heard the Dalai Lama’s speech at the Society for Neuroscience; I was unable to…

According to a recent CNN article, a federal judge recently stuck down the Bush administration’s request that the laws surrounding pesticide use be relaxed. Yes, they want MORE pesticides and more liberal use of them. I usually stop myself short when I’m tempted to say that the Bush admin hurts America, but this is clear…