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I am about to lead a discussion of science and medical blogs with a group of journalism students in a course entitled, Medical Journalism. While many of the students are specifically majoring in medical and science journalism in a master’s program, some are undergraduates in general journalism and mass communications looking to get a flavor…

The author, human rights activist, folklorist, and environmentalist, Stetson Kennedy, is celebrating his 92nd birthday today in the company of friends and family near St. Augustine, Florida. His website, StetsonKennedy.com, used to have a guestbook but the webmaster, his grandson Sean, took it down after extensive spamming. So, please leave your birthday wishes in the…

While I threaten to come back to real blogging, let me direct you to Orac’s recent post on the loss of their family dog, Echo – the dog who ate corn off the cob (YouTube evidence therein). Orac is a great writer but a lot of you know him mostly from his expertise in cancer…

Well, you readers here really know how to draw attention to an issue. We’re not a high-traffic blog but those of you who read regularly are quite thoughtful, insightful, and, now, influential. Our little post the other day on the application of the ideal gas law in discussing the NPR/StoryCorps segment on the exploding bra…

While I tend to off-blog responsibilities, you may be interested to read this lovely essay by Jonathan Alter in the current (2 June) issue of Newsweek entitled, “How We Really Help Ted.” There was a time when mentioning Kennedy and Jimmy Carter (or Carter’s right hand) in the same breath would have meant a story…

NY Times Ends Pay for Premium Content

This e-mail just came in overnight – a great move by the New York Times: Dear TimesSelect Subscriber, We are ending TimesSelect, effective today. The Times’s Op-Ed and news columns are now available to everyone free of charge, along with Times File and News Tracker. In addition, The New York Times online Archive is now…

As I noted last evening, the world of beer and spirits is mourning the loss of British writer and libation enthusiast, Michael Jackson. Jackson was suffering from Parkinson’s disease but succumbed to a heart attack earlier this week at age 65. Jackson’s Beer Hunter website/blog notes that a national toast to Jackson will be held…