Archives for August, 2011

More class warfare please

I’m a little behind on TV, so I was catching up on the Daily Show this morning. Last Thursday had one of the best segments I’ve ever seen (and that bar is pretty high): The Daily Show – World of Class Warfare – Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy ConservativesGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor &…

Devastating east coast earthquake

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast yesterday, freaking everyone out, causing schools and offices to close, and causing general mayhem: (Source) I didn’t feel it, and growing up in California, it might not have even registered. Then again, the reaction (general fear, disbelief, and confusion) is about what I would expect if we…

Check out the sea floor… live

Ever wondered what the bottom of the ocean looks like? Well, now’s your chance to check out streaming live HD footage from the ROV ROPOS which is currently working out at Axial Volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Currently they are checking out a brand new lava flow, but later this evening and tomorrow…

What passes for tragedy

I’m on vacation this week, but was working on a post about the evolution of antibodies to be posted yesterday. Unfortunately, what greeted me when I turned on my computer thursday was this: (source) I’m actually a little surprised at how well I’m handling it, I would have expected that I’d be a wreck. Maybe…

subunits of DNA found in meteors

Dear Readers, I have been more absent than usual from this blog, which is something I regret. However, the time constraints of preparing for my upcoming qualifying exam necessitate this. I decided to break my strict “no distractions” policy to bring you this bit of info that was emailed to me by a lab mate.…

The GoD of B-cells

I took my first immunology class at UCSD in the spring of 2004. I’ve always been interested in signaling (how cells take information from the outside and translate that to the inside) but the subject matter of this class was set to disappoint – in terms of signaling, it more or less stopped at the…

I’ve refrained from commenting on #elevatorgate snafu, mostly because I feel like I can’t add anything original and neither side is making any sense any more. Or at least, the extremests on both sides are drowning out the people who are making sense. For my part, it seems to me like everyone did some things…