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Break

I’m going to take a break from this blogging thing for a while. The past few months have been sufficiently crazy (blame a new lecture course, some deadlines, and a general malaise) to prevent me keeping abreast of anything worth writing about. I’ll continue posting the Monday Mustelid every week, but don’t expect much more…

Veggie food meme.

Following on from the last food meme, Janet gives us 100 vegetarian dishes to try. As there is nothing vegetarian I won’t try, I’l just bold those I have tried and pass this along. As usual, comments are welcome.

Win stuff!

Want to win a trip for two to New York? Airfare with four nights in a four star hotel? Behind the scenes tours of science sites? And dinner with your favorite ScienceBlogger (who shall remain nameless)? Of course you do. Details are here, but all you need to do is leave a comment using a…

About last week …

Male Flame Skimmer, Libella saturata (source) We had one of these sit on an agave in our back yard for about three hours yesterday afternoon. Beautiful looking creatures. Last seven days were busy here. New classes to prepare and other stuff left little time for blogging and suchlike. Don’t know if things are going to…

A storm on steroids.

We had quite the storm here in the Valley on Thursday. Wind gusts up to 100 mph. Lots of rain. And more than 1,500 lightning strikes in a single hour. Round about 7pm we could see the lightning to the east of us here in Tempe and it was still going on around 2am. It…

The most awesome obit notice ever?

From here: Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her…

A brief message from our founder

Dear Reader, We launched Seed and ScienceBlogs because we believe that science can change the world and science literacy is how we get there. In the pages of our magazine we’ve tried to capture the ideas and issues fueling this cultural shift. Online we’ve aimed to foster a lively and spirited conversation about where it’s…

Kevin Zelnio (of Deep Sea News and The Other 95%) has got himself a research job after a stressful search. Wander over and wish him well for his move to Duke University’s Marine Lab.

I’ve been away for a few days, spending some time relaxing in southern Arizona. Two highlights are worth mentioning; a visit to Kartchner Caverns to see the various speleothems (above is ‘Kubla Khan’ believed to be the largest column in Arizona at 58 feet and here are some more photos that can only hint at…

The stupid, it burns.

The ever anonymous “PhysioProf” has managed to slander the whole medical profession.  Orac, Mark Hoofnagle, and PalMD (who actually know something about medicine) rightly call shennanigans. As Mark notes: In medicine, we take attitudes like this towards students and doctors seriously, and the only reason PP gets away with this crap is because he abuses…