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Archives for August, 2010

The Speed of Money

Wow! Either it’s an odd coincidence, or the Latisse marketers are highly vigilant monetizers, because in less than 24 hours after I posted yesterday’s rambling little piece about the eyelash wonder drug, a tasteful little ad for it showed up on the Scienceblogs homepage (cue spooky music now). Robot voice: “Oh yes, I will go…

Latisse!

The existence of the drug Latisse is clearly a harbinger of the end of modern civilization, in more ways than one, but it is also intensely fascinating and creepy. When I first heard of it, about a year ago, I really thought it was some sort of satirical article about the current status of big…

Part 1 of “Do You Like the Big Bang Theory?”, addressed whether one emotionally “likes” the scientific theories one works on – and how or if that should impact one’s work. Here I’d like to talk about the television show. “The Big Bang Theory” has been highly touted and praised as being the best science-in-fiction…

Our lab has a new paper coming out this week in the Journal of Molecular Biology (JMB): The Glutamate Effect on DNA Binding by Pol I DNA Polymerases: Osmotic Stress and the Effective Reversal of Salt Linkage I’m going to talk about a few highlights here, but if you actually want the full article, say…

(Lifted, 2009, 40″x30″, acrylic on panel) You can see more at this link. Let me know if you find yourself both quietly mesmorized and disturbed as you take in his images. From his “about” page: Biography Josh Keyes was born in Tacoma, Washington. He received a BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art…