- “Taxicab Confessions: The Earwax Episode”
“I usually try to avoid the subject [of what i do] with some people, because when i say “I study the inner ear” a lot of people feel the need to unload their medical problems regarding earwax upon me.” And: is it a coincidence? Sandra Porter also has a post about earwax, here.
- “Vonnegut: Science Art”
Did you know that Kurt Vonnegut has a website with original works of art that you can buy? I didn’t!
- “Science losing a good friend in Lieberman”
“Say what you want about Joe Lieberman and the political scene, but Lieberman for years has been one of Congress’s biggest cheerleaders for science and technology.”
- “Wearing blue-blocking eyeglasses a few hours before bedtime resets the internal clocks to an earlier hour.”
A new study suggests a simple, non-pharmaceutical way to wake up chipper and refreshed.
- “Bad News for Hovind”
An update on the legal travails of Young Eart Creationist and Dinosaur Adventure Land proprietor Kent Hovind.
- “The Finest Hour”
“If the tube were removed from her throat she would twitch a few times out of water before gladly suffocating. That was all she wanted.” Dr Charles’ bittersweet literary account of the decision to let a suffering patient die.
- “A Reminder to Recycle”
After Dr Charles’ post, make yourself smile again with a selection from Karmen’s favorite webcomic, Sluggy Freelance.