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So you ran any number of 5K charity races yesterday or went on the Piedmont Farm Tour. But it’s a rainy Sunday in the Southeast and you’re wondering what to do with a house full of cooped-up kids, especially if it’s too soggy to do day two of the farm tour. Let me suggest that…

At the recent U2 Academic Conference, I had the opportunity to be at the local premiere of It Might Get Loud, a much-more-than documentary of the electric guitar as told through the careers of Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge, and Jack White of The White Stripes and Raconteurs. For the record, I thought…

Prof Tara Smith thought it important enough to come back from her hiatus to explain why she’s doing the same for her kids. That’s why. Addendum (20 Sept 2009): In my rush to put up a very quick post on Friday, I just saw that Revere at Effect Measure put up a detailed post on…

I am not worthy

[Sort of a repost from the last three years, updated appropriately – APB] Seven years ago at 11:24 am EDT (1524 GMT), your humble blogger was handed the keys to a whole new vocabulary of love. The gift came in the form of a 7 lb 13 oz (3,544 gm), 20.5 inch (52 cm) bundle…

The US Food and Drug Administration is usually the first federal authority to take action on adverse event reports for any health product. But few appreciate that the FDA is also responsible for regulation of cosmetic products: pretty much anything applied to the skin. So, it was no surprise when I was trolling the FDA…

So, I’m over at CVS Pharmacy this morning looking for a sympathy card for Orac and Mrs Orac and a get-well card for Sheril, and – I admit it – some 25-50% off Valentine’s stuff for the PharmKid. There, I came upon this complete and utter gem. Frankly, this is gilling me – but what…

Regular readers may note that ScienceBlogs.com has been off the air for the installation and upgrade of our blogging platform, MovableType. So while I finally learned how to use the old one after being here two-and-a-half years, I am now starting over. Hence, this first post being completely devoid of content. However, I wish to…

We had one of our most active comment threads the other day when I posted my thoughts on drdrA’s own superb post about what is most important to her in being a woman in science. I noted my own desire to listen to and understand as completely as possible the issues of my women colleagues…

I’ve been a bit too quiet on my end during this third year of ScienceBlogs.com participation in the October Blogger Challenges for DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org was launched by Charles Best, a Bronx schoolteacher who recognized that public schools around the US were underfunded, particularly in districts with a high abundance of poverty: Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org,…

As I alluded to in the previous post, many science bloggers like us are currently running challenges to readers to donate to projects at DonorsChoose.org. This great organization has been a sponsoring clearinghouse for all kinds of educational projects proposed by US public schoolteachers, many of which are very basic activities for which public funds…