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Archives for March, 2009

I used to keep a separate blog for items of local interest but I can’t even keep up with one. So, you’ll occasionally have to bear with me posting about issues of import from the area in and around Terra Sigillata World Headquarters. But here’s a local bit of info for our NC Triangle readers…

We’re really fortunate here at Terra Sigillata World Headquarters to have a strong, dedicated readership. But I’m always tickled when we attract new readers and attention to the views we express here. Late yesterday I received a very nice e-mail from Andrew Plemmons Pratt, Managing Editor of Science Progress, a blog of the well-known liberal…

Chris Mooney just asked the question as to why sci/med bloggers are up in arms about Sen Tom Harkin’s recent complaints about the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the arm of NIH charged with funding studies to investigate the mechanisms and efficacy of modalities not currently considered mainstream medicine. I left a…

I just wanted to send out congratulations to my friends and colleagues in Charleston at the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC) on the 2 March announcement of their receipt of NCI Cancer Center designation:

Run, do not walk, to the most recent addition to the ScienceBlogs.com family, AoMFASR, the blog of geology professor, Dr Kim Hannula. You people already had to bear with my fawning about Colorado but you’ll now get real, natural history and geological sciences info from a scientist with expertise to share with you the glory…

I have to travel to Washington, DC, quite a bit – this week, in fact. So, boy, I wish that our Amtrak rail service to the nation’s capital was faster and more dependable because once you get to the airport, go through security, etc., we’re starting to get closer to the time it takes to…