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If you're still interested in weighing in on whether the academic meetings in San Diego should go on in the wake of fires in Southern California, Terra Sigillata has a thread on that very subject. I promise the small meeting I'm planning to attend won't clog up the freeways.
The annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference kicks off today in San Diego. Seed associate editor Emily Anthes, one of SfN's 30,000 attendees, has graciously offered to do live blogging on Page 3.14 this weekend direct from the conference. The Dalai Lama won't be there this year. But she'…
This article is reposted from the old Wordpress incarnation of Not Exactly Rocket Science. The blog is on holiday until the start of October, when I'll return with fresh material. In 1979, a crucified Eric Idle advised movie-goers to always look on the bright side of life. It seems that he needn't…
[originally posted on April 20, 2006] If you're older than about 20, you'll probably recognize the image to the left from an anti-drug campaign from the 1980s. The image was supposed to represent the effects of drugs on the human brain. While the effectiveness of the campaign is debatable, the fact…