Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for November, 2007

Sporadic Blogging in the Next Few Weeks

Hi folks. Just wanted to say that blogging’s going to be a bit thin in the next few weeks. Got some family health issues I have to deal with. I don’t know how long this will take to sort out, and don’t know if I’ll be able to do any blogging at all in the…

And the T-Shirt Winner Is…

October has come and gone, and the Scienceblogs Donors Choose Challenge is over. You helped TSZ raise $1500 of a total $54,335 from all Scienceblogs challenges. That plus the $15,000 matching funds from Seed brings the total amount raised for Donors Choose to $69,335!!!! Over 155 classroom projects have been fully funded, and thousands of…

Ladies, all these years you’ve been using blenders and understood them as belonging to the category “kitchen gadget”. But when he uses the manly new stainless steel RPM blender, it’s not a kitchen gadget, it’s a tool! Or so the manly man on HGTV’s “I Want That! Kitchens” informed viewers this afternoon. It was a…

Something a little lighter after all that Watson-puke of recent days… …The World’s Fair’s exceptional “I rank number one on google!” meme!!!! I’d like to suggest a meme, where the premise is that you will attempt to find 5 statements, which if you were to type into google (preferably google.com, but we’ll take the other…

David Perlmutter, professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, has a column in the November 2 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education on knowing when to keep a secret. Perlmutter offers up some good advice about…

November Scientiae Is Here!

Yes, it’s November 1, and that means Scientiae time! Over at Yami’s place, Green Gabbro. I begged and begged my fellow male Sciblings to take up Yami’s challenge and participate in this Scientiae, and two – count ‘em, two! – of them responded! Kudos to Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata and Chris Rowan at Highly…