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Seriously, if there’s a day to enjoy the outdoors, then that would have to be Earth Day. If, however, you find yourself stuck inside due to poor weather, volcanic ash plumes, or some other reason, then go check out the Phylo game (http://phylogame.org). It’s been up for about a week and a bit, and is…

Was it one of these (From wiki)? In any event, hopefully you picked the one about Henrietta Lacks. If you didn’t: then you really need to get yourself a copy of this book, entitled The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and written by Rebecca Sloot, to find out why you should have.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday, but I guess it’s now back to the grind with a brand new year. For myself, I’m pretty stoked with a number of things coming up that will focus on this thing we call “Biodiversity.” And why is this? Well, basically, 2010 has been declared by the United Nations…

I recently attended the TEDxVancouver event, which was wonderfully done and also useful for being able to network with a lot of interesting people. There was, however, one thing that irked me – nothing to do with the conference logistics but rather a statement or two issued by one of the speakers, Patrick Moore. Just…

Saying hello to Carl Zimmer

Carl is currently in Vancouver, and he was gracious enough to come out for drinks with us last night. This was after a great talk he gave on the how scientists have been following the evolutionary tracks of the H1N1 flu, so that folks can get a sense of (1) what it is, (2) how…

Realclimate.org has a great post today called “An Open Letter to Steven Levitt.” In case, you haven’t heard, this is the economist, and one of the noted authors of the Freakonomics, who recently published Superfreakonomics, a book that is fast gaining notoriety as being fraught with many errors on the issue of Global Warming. Essentially,…

Not specifically about science literacy, but more about just what inhabits a person’s brain space at a given moment, and how that can lead to a sad degree of ignorance in world affairs. I was mulling over this, when watching a television program called the “Long Way Down” about two motorcyclists (Ewan MacGregor and Charley…

A review of Cocktail: A Play about the Life and HIV Drug Development Work of Dr. Krisana Kraisintu by Vince LiCata and Ping Chong Truth be told, I don’t read plays very often, if at all. In fact, I’m ashamed to admit that I think the last one I read was back in high school…

Just saw the tally on the blog, and it seems that the last time I wrote here was well over two months ago. Well, most of that has to do with a trip to Ibadan, Nigeria, and an extended bout with jet lag, but I’m back into the blogging mood again. To start with, I…

Science Scout twitter feed Recently, I heard of a new documentary called “Act of God” by Jennifer Baichwal, that involved looking at individuals struck by lightning. I haven’t had a chance to check out this new film, but it did remind me of a previous movie that she had done called “Manufactured Landscapes,” which highlighted…