Monthly Archives: April 2007

Whatever you do, don’t neglect that Derrida citation

SCQ tells us how to write a paper! If only I’d learned useful stuff like this in grad school, I’d have already appeared on a History Channel documentary about The Da Vinci Code, spewing some sort of bombast about Merovingian … Continue reading

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Proteus Mag: Call for Submissions

Proteus Mag is a new, well-designed quarterly art magazine – download and browse the premiere issue here. While I think Proteus is gorgeous, it does make me feel my age. A few years ago, a full-color independent pub of this … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week: because love waits

Jessica Fisher named Yale younger poet (Yale Bulletin) Poet Jessica Fisher’s first book, Frail-Craft (Amazon) (Yale Press), has just been released as a paperback in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. This is quite an honor, and it couldn’t happen … Continue reading

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Nikon | Universcale This is the coolest science toy I’ve found on the web in some time. It’s a visual tour of sizes, from macroscopic to microscopic – be prepared to spend some time with it, and don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the cat box

Yahoo and Gracenote have teamed up to create a searchable database of official song lyrics. I’m shocked that this took so long. Clarifying song lyrics was one of the first satisfying uses I found for the internet. It’s immensely frustrating … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition #2

ExplodingBowler1 Martin Waugh, 2006 Martin Waugh, kayaker and Portland (Oregon) resident, has a thing for water. He uses high-speed photography to capture images of water droplets. The resulting brightly colored organic forms, like the piece above, are reminiscent of oceanic … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Videos

Via biosingularity, four excellent short stem cell videos from YouTube. If you teach the stem cell topic, this could be quite useful to you in class! The portrayal of the morula – blastocyst stages and the differences in gene expression … Continue reading

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. . . therefore, I am?

Neurophilosophy does bioephemera the honor of a tag with the Thinking Blog meme! Ironically, I’ve been traveling for the past two weeks, and (since an hour’s work on a post about framing science disappeared irrevocably into the aether of unreliable … Continue reading

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In the New Dating Scene, the Attraction Is a Beautiful Mind (WaPo) via Simplistic Art

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Dope vitality and sets up the moral! What were we waiting for?

Smiley at I first encountered a reference to Smiley aromatherapy products in Jane magazine, which raves in typical Jane-ish style: Tech-y jargon aside, the scientists behind this blew right on past aromatherapy by isolating scentless molecules that react in … Continue reading

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