The Scientific Activist

Archives for September, 2006

This Is Exactly What I’m Talking About

OK, I’ll admit that this is more than a little scary. In a recent entry, I expressed skepticism toward a recent finding in Nature that had been hailed as a way to extract “ethically sound” lines of human embryonic stem cells. The technique involves removing a single cell from an eight-cell blastula and using this…

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

…my internet connection, that is. So, it looks like, after a month-long saga involving many many many angry phone calls to BT, I finally have internet access in my home sweet home. Let the blogging resume in full force! Yay!

It’s on now. Janet of Adventures in Ethics and Science has challenged us all to a nerd-off. It doesn’t look like David Bowie is going to be there, but, hell, we can do better. Maybe James Watson? Anyways, here’s the challenge: Perhaps not every ScienceBlogger is hot, but almost all of them are nerds. The…

Good News and Bad News

OK, bad news first. Although I was told I would have internet in my house today, I still don’t, despite the militaristic tactics I’ve resorted to using with BT. However, BT tells me I should be online tomorrow. We’ll see. Once that happens, I should be able to get back to some actual serious blogging,…

Who is the Hottest Male Science Blogger?

Yes, that’s right, you’re looking right at him (on the sidebar, at least). No? Go down a bit… …a little bit more…. There you go. According to the blog Flags and Lollipops, yours truly is the third hottest science blogger (and the hottest male science blogger) on the internet. Yes, screw Nature and its Top…

In the comments of a recent post, one reader asked for recommendations of good science-related causes to donate to. Not having much (or any) disposable income myself–being a poor grad student and all–I realized that I didn’t have many suggestions myself. So, I asked around, and I found, not surprisingly, that there are a ton…