Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for August, 2007

Migraine Delays

Just a very short post to tell you all that I’ve had migraine all day, and am still headachy. Which means no Friday Bookshelf today (maybe tomorrow) and quite possible a delay in Scientiae. I doubt I will get it posted tomorrow though I will try. Hey, I guess that gives you a narrow window…

The Caveman Mystique

Alert reader Linda Carpenter has given me a heads-up about a forthcoming book that is a “take down of ev-psych style cave-masculinity”. Ooh, that sounds tasty! The book is The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science by Martha McCaughey. Here’s the book description: Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers?…

Post Full of Semi-Random Links

Perusing Google Reader tonight, and here are some items of note: Absinthe seems to be in a bad way, at least as regards blogging and the blogosphere. Doesn’t seem to be much we can do to cheer her or change her mind, as she promises to delete all comments from her blog post. It’s a…

Those Furious Women

As a graduate student at MIT, my daily commute took me past a construction site bordered by the sort of concrete dividers you see along highways. It was a pretty long stretch of concrete dividers, and on it someone had energetically spray-painted the following in large, excited letters: UNLEASH THE FURY OF WOMEN AS A…

NIH On Diversity & Child Care

By way of the Chronicle news blog: The National Institutes of Health has released new guidance about its policies on diversity and on child care. One set of guidelines, or “frequently asked questions,” released Friday, concerns the NIH’s efforts to expand the pool of candidates eligible for its training grants that were historically reserved for…

Comment Contest on ScienceBlogs

Maybe by now you’ve noticed the new box at the top of the comments, just below every post, asking you to enter the ScienceBlogs 500,000th comment contest. You have to submit your email address with your comment to be entered. Or sign up for the Sb weekly recap. Well, just click on comment below to…

Sweating in Gettysburg

I’m supposed to be enjoying the music at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this afternoon. But it’s a hundred and ten, hundred and ten in the shade. And I don’t know if I can even drag my ass out there for the Seldom Scene at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Zuska is, of course, sweating it out and…

No Friday Bookshelf Again

There was no Friday Bookshelf last week because I was in NYC having a good time, I mean discussing science and such with the Scibling crew. This week I am in Gettysburg for the Bluegrass Festival, so no Bookshelf again. Should be back to the regular schedule next week.

They’re Younger Every Year…

Thanks to the Chronicle for pointing me to Beloit College’s annual Mind-Set List, which reminds us just how out of touch we old fogies are with this year’s crop of first-year students. As the Chronicle notes: The Mind-Set List draws much of its inspiration from the blank stares of students too young to understand popular…

Has It Really Been A Year?

So, Happy Blogiversary to me! One year ago today I officially started blogging here at Science Blogs. Here’s my incredibly dull first entry. Although I did use the word “penis” in it. By the way, this is also my 300th post on Science Blogs, though I have no idea how many posts I made on…