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Archives for June, 2006

My first piece

O.K. it looks like I’m going to use this site as a repository of my various science writings. In truth, I still consider myself a bit of a neophyte in this matter, but nevertheless, I’ve been lucky enough to publish the odd thing here and there. In this vein, below is a copy of my…

Since thursday is no longer must see TV, here is a round up of some interesting pieces that relate (although sometimes weakly) to the sciences.

A few days ago, Ben put up an interesting article about Natalie Jeremijenko, regarding artistry as it relates to various scientific nuances – an essay that showed one of many many cracks in the “Two Culture” ideals that sprang from C.P. Snow’s head. It got me thinking a bit, in that it occurred to me…

Yesterday, Ghana, the last remaining African team in contention, was eliminated from the World Cup. This was after a entertaining match against the heavy favourites Brazil, that ended predictably where Brazil powered over with a 3-0 victory. This followed the earlier elimination of Togo and Cote d’Ivoire in group standings the week before. It seems,…

Back drop to the Nude Mouse story

(Actually posted this a little earlier, but we’re learning the ins and outs of blogging, choosing categories etc). This is in regards to the Nude Mouse piece, shown earlier today…

Janet, as seems to be the norm, has another interesting thread going on at Adventures in Science and Ethics, about searching for biological bases for homosexuality. I did an interview for The Believer recently with a historian and philosopher of sexuality, Arnold Davidson, who’s at the University of Chicago (and the University of Pisa too,…

This is a tell-all from one of the mice in the trenches. It in fact stands as a historical document, the first published piece co-written by Ng and Cohen (back in the Spring). And it’s a pin-up, for your own home and office and car and garage and lab. And bunker. People Magazine says, “A…

Our unpaid interns have alerted us of our less than enthusiastic showing at the Scienceblogger’s DonorsChoose challenge. For those, who missed the first announcement, we had offer guaranteed publication of a Haiku of your writing at the Science Creative Quarterly, which culminates in the collection of hundreds of Haiku for use in our Haiku Phylogeny…

Previously… (Image via Jay Pinkerton) “My question to the audience: what kind of scientist is Batman?” (Ben Cohen) Scienceblogger responses below:

Maybe this will also help with this week’s “Ask a Sciencebloggers question.” Most institutions will likely ask for a teaching philosophy, especially when an academic is up for tenure promotion. Although mine was written in 2003, and my interests have expanded significantly, here it is below: