I’ve mentioned previously that not only do I live in Iowa, I live waaaay out in rural Iowa–gravel road, mile-away neighbors, the whole shebang. I realize that’s the worst nightmare of many people–living in the boonies in a “red state,” but it definitely has its perks at times. This morning, my husband called me on […]
…Orac’s headin’ over to Scienceblogs.
As mentioned over on Gene Expression, Radio Open Source has called for Blogs of the Union (BOTU), in preparation for tonight’s State of the Union address. I thought about it quite a bit last night, but couldn’t get anything down without being too depressed (and depressing). So instead, I’ll just cite a story in today’s […]
Oh man, Answers in Genesis shills to the most amusing people. I subscribe to their newsletter–partly to keep tabs on what they’re up to, partly for the entertainment value. They must sell their mailing list, because yesterday in the mail I received the most amusing brochure. It proclaims, “Students are risk! Adults at risk!”, asking […]
Okay, not to overwhelm with Streptococcus biology, but I mentioned this new paper in the comments to this post, and had to share a bit of the results, because 1) it’s just cool, and 2) it directly stems from some of the research I did for my dissertation. (Always a bonus when someone else can […]
Well, it’s official. H5N1 has killed humans in Iraq. As usual, EffectMeasure has the scoop.
I wrote up a critique of an article DI mouthpiece Casey Luskin wrote regarding avian influenza back in October. I don’t know whether Luskin ever read my post; at the time, trackbacks to the DI site weren’t working. But I’d guess I’m not the only one who pointed out the abundant mistakes in his article, […]
I meant to get online yesterday, but hubby had to work all day so it was just me and the kiddos–so we just played all day and I didn’t bother to get to a computer. Anyhoo, I’ve missed a few things. I know this was linked on a few other of my virtual neighbor’s websites, […]
Just a reminder about this upcoming event at Iowa State University: Why Intelligent Design Is Not Science Robert M. Hazen is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University, and a scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory. He received his M.S. in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, […]
Speaking of chronic diseases caused by microbial agents, one of the earliest characterized of these is the group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes). In addition to causing acute diseases such as strep throat and scarlet fever, a wide range of post-infectious sequelae (complications that appear following resolution of infection) have been attributed to S. pyogenes. It […]