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If you are in the vicinity of Illinois, I’ve got a cool event to pass on: a fundraising dinner to help benefit Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s work on intelligence and communication in Grey parrots. Go see Dr. Pepperberg talk about her research or participate in a meet-and-greet. Proceeds go to the Alex Foundation, and all details…

Sick….Waaaaaaaah :-(

Sorry for the lack of blogging or comment response, but me and my sinuses have not been the best of friends lately. I think it *may* have had something to do with St. Paddy’s Day (so my doc says) but I think thats just utter nonsense. Obviously. Anyway, its been me, Zithromax, Gaterade, and lots…

Happy Pi Day! (3.14.07)

Like most nerdlets, the concept of pi has always fascinated me: a number, yet undefinable, infinite. Of course, there was also the supurb movie Pi by Aronofsky, which only furthered its cult status. So rejoice pi-lovers, for today is Pi Approximation Day. This day is also Einstein’s birthday and according to Wikipedia, is the day…

Yep, PZ’s half a century old today, so go wish the old coot some birthday cheer. Mmmmmmmm fried squid…….

Carnivalia and Science Badges Galore

The guys over at the World’s Fair are at it again (blasted creativity!), this time they’ve developed a new club: the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique. I encourage you all to join post-haste and wallow in scientific silliness and irreverent badges for dubious accomplishments (I contributed a few…

The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) is about to commence its annual Mid-Winter Meeting, which is the largest scientific meeting in my field. Otolaryngology is an unwieldy word, but simply stands for “oto” –ear– “laryng”–throat–”ology”—study of. Most of the research deals with the ear (specifically, the inner ear) rather than the throat these days,…

Week of Science Challenge

So this blog, along with a large cohort of others, has signed up for the first ever Week of Science Challenge (TM). What is said challenge? Simple: We have to post about science, and naught else. So, this week I’ll try to stay on-topic and explore a bit into my areas of study (neuroscience, hearing…

A Blog Around the Clock’s Bora (aka Coturnix) has slaved away assembling and editing the best science blog writing of 2006, with an excellent compendium to show for it. I was not able to submit (due to traveling in China and being away from email etc) to the anthology, which I am sorely sorry for.…

Why Don’t Trolls Stay Under Bridges?

Due to some rather obnoxious putrid trolls, went back to commenter moderation. No big deal, I’ll let all comments through as long as they aren’t abusive nor spam. Also, while I’ll be checking in, I’m taking the week off blogging until I get back to the US on the 26th. This is because my family…

Going to China!

From December 11th to the 26th I’ll be in Shanghai visiting my parents there, for my birthday and the holidays. Fear not, I’ll still be blogging and probably posting interesting pictures from China. I always have a blast when I go and am really looking forwards to having a bit of down time away from…