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June 11, 2006
After three lectures on the basics, a long lecture on diversity, and a hard first exam, it is time to turn our attention to anatomy and physiology for the rest of the course: Anatomy is the subdiscipline of biology that studies the structure of the body. It describes (and labels in Latin) the…
June 11, 2006
New World Cup Soccer Ball Will Unsettle Goalkeepers, Predicts Scientist: The Adidas 'Teamgeist' football has just 14 panels - with fewer seams - making its surface 'smoother' than conventional footballs which have a 26 or 32 panel hexagon-based pattern. This makes it aerodynamically closer to a…
June 11, 2006
Want this badge? The newest edition of the Carnival of the Godless is up on The Atheist Mama. If you are unfamilirar with this carnival, check out the Archives here. HREF="http://www.wordofblog.net/redirect.php?id=384"> SRC="http://www.wordofblog.net/ad_images/384296.jpg" BORDER=0>Heard the…
June 11, 2006
The Synapse is a new neuroscience carnival. The first edition will appear on Pure Pedantry on June 25th, and the second two weeks later here on A Blog Around The Clock. Anything involving the brain, nervous system, behavior and cognition is fair game for this carnival, from brand new research to…
June 10, 2006
According to Blogger Dashboard (which cannot be trusted, but there is no other source), I have written a total of 2420 posts (Science And Politics - 2124; Circadiana - 220; The Magic School Bus - 76). Many of those posts are too irrelevant to move to the Archives here - things like carnival…
June 10, 2006
Shamelessly stolen from Cyberspace Rendezvous: In pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name. For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also call Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen…
June 10, 2006
If Janet says something, we better listen! So, a little introduction is in place: 3 reasons you blog about science: At the time when the Age of Reason is under assault, every effort must be made to make science accessible and understandable to as many people as possible. I'd like to think of…
June 9, 2006
Friday, May 26th. Morning After such an exciting and exhausting first day, we gave ourselves the luxury of sleeping late on Friday. After grabbing some bagels and pretzels from street vendors, we took the kids on their first ever ride on the Underground. They were excited. Of course, we got on a…
June 9, 2006
Hey, I just came here - don't even know where the bathroom is, yet the SEED overlords are already making demands - the "Ask the ScienceBlogger" question of the week. At least they picked a relatively easy one for us rookies this week - no need for a two-part post of 4000 words each, written after…
June 9, 2006
Want this badge? Carnival of the Green has nothing really to do with the Green Party, but is a blog carnival that focuses on sustainability, ecology and conservation. Next week, June 12th, the carnival will be hosted by me, right here on my new digs! I hope that means more exposure for all the…
June 9, 2006
You may have noticed a button on my sidebar (under the heading "I Support") that looks like this: If you click on it, you will be transported to the homepage of one of my favourite science educational programs - the Project Exploration. This project is the brainchild of paleontologist Paul Sereno…
June 9, 2006
Where did I get my Internet handle? Answer below the fold... Many years ago, when my wife signed up for AOL (at the time when that was still a rational choice), all the rest of the family could add their own e-mail addresses. I thought it might be a good idea to have an AOL addresss to serve as a…
June 9, 2006
I hope you like my new banner. It was commissioned from a real artist,.... .....Carel Pieter Brest Van Kempen. You may want to visit his website to check his artwork (and perhaps buy some, or comission your own banner). You can see some of his art also on this webpage. He has also recently…
June 9, 2006
The Big Blogging Gurus suggest that one should often link back to old posts. I do that, actually, quite often, but now that I have moved my blog here, all the old posts are elsewhere. Over the next few months I will re-publish some of my best posts here so they get archived on this blog. In the…
June 9, 2006
I am Coturnix. If that is insufficient information for you, click on "Read more..." I used to run three blogs (all three linked from the sidebar): Science And Politics (a little bit about everything, certainly not limited to just science and politics), Circadiana (focused on chronobiology: study…
June 9, 2006
So, the Big Day has finally arrived - the inauguration of the new SEED scienceblogs homepage and the addition of 24 new bloggers to the stable, including me - yeay! So, go check out the brand new front page and all the old and new bloggers there. My new blog, a fusion of all three of my blogs, is…
June 5, 2006
OK, let's try to figure out this Movable Type thingie. Let's see how bold looks like. ...and italics... How about I put something inblockquotes? Or try to embed an image: That is the early bird that got the worm (which, as R.A. Heinlein said, just goes to show that the worm should have stayed in…