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Archives for March, 2006

While perusing press releases for this week’s online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, I came across one with some unintentionally humorous phrasing. The press release details how University of Washington/Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers using a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS) appear to have discovered that the…

Fly Me to the Moon…Again

The Detroit Free Press has an article today detailing the claim by members of Congress that the US is entering a new space race–with China. When the plans for the new moon missions were unveiled, many journalists and space enthusiasts were disappointed. The plans looked nearly identical to the Apollo missions of thirty years before.…

A Real Sendup

I saw this article today in the New York Times, “Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer.” It recounts the findings of a study in the American Heart Journal, which attempted to measure the effect of prayer by strangers on the outcome of coronary bypass surgery in over 1,800 patients. It was an incredibly…

Early-Morning Culture Jam

Here’s some jollity, just in time for Friday. Chevrolet has launched a promotion in which people visit a website and use online modules to create a 30-second advertising spot for the Chevy Tahoe SUV. The early entries might not have been what Chevy corporate was hoping for. More screenshots and links after the break.

Sciencegate is Dead…

…long live Stochastic. Hello, and welcome to Stochastic, the new in-house blog from Seed Media Group, the makers of Seed Magazine and Scienceblogs.com. Come on in and make yourself at home. Stochastic is our contribution to Scienceblogs–because we couldn’t let the other bloggers have all the fun. As you may know, and as I just…