Terra Sigillata

Archives for June, 2006

Pediatric Grand Rounds is up

On this Father’s Day, it is only right to promote Pediatric Grand Rounds vol. 1, no. 5, from my pediatrics colleague, PGR founder, and fellow proud papa, Dr Clark Bartram at Unintelligent Design. As ol’ Doc Bartram sez: I am very proud of this edition of the PGR. It is a perfect example of the…

Much to my amazement, over $500 has been donated to fully fund the first of my three pet projects in North Carolina. What is even more amazing is that these donations came from a total of two individuals: one is a blogger and the other is unknown to me, I think, but DonorsChoose does not…

(This is a repost from 4 June that was supposed to have been here for our launch on Sb – Ewen Callaway’s interview with Michael Pollan is definitely worthy of a wider audience)

So, as a Sb newbie, I’m just figuring out the scheduling around here and saw that tomorrow’s new ‘Ask A ScienceBlogger’ question has already been posted. Hence, I figured I should probably answer last week’s question: Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would…

The ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose raise-money-to-help-science-classrooms-a-thon! Those of us who blog here at ScienceBlogs think science is cool, important, and worth understanding. If you’re reading the blogs here, chances are you feel the same way. A lot of us fell in love with science because of early experiences in school — teachers who made science intriguing, exciting, maybe…

Janet’s post on The New York Times breast-feeding article reminded me that I had a related post in the hopper that I had drafted at the old blog back in May. I wrote it following PZ Myers’ beautiful and scholarly repost from classic Pharyngula on the human breast milk and the origin of the word…

From USA Today, some interesting and sad news: When a teenager in Jan Sigerson’s office mentioned a “pharm party” in February, Sigerson thought the youth was talking about a keg party out on a farm. “Pharm,” it turned out, was short for pharmaceuticals, such as the powerful painkillers Vicodin and OxyContin. Sigerson, program director for…

A renowned, non-profit curriculum development organization in Colorado Springs, CO, called BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) has developed for NIH three FREE teaching modules for middle school teachers. The first is called, “Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry,” and helps students in grades 7-8 to develop and refine their critical-thinking skills. The complete press…

Sb 2.0 pledgemaster Prof Janet Stemwedel (Dr Free-Ride) has set forth a meme for others to learn more about the new wave of ScienceBloggers. Quite interesting queries, and the last one makes me look forward to a SciBloggerCon (or YearlySB?) that is open to the general public. I also appreciate that Janet asked about the…

Via Insider at Pharmagossip. This title was too good not to repost here and the story in Insider’s post comes straight from a British Sunday paper.