Daily Archives: July 10, 2007


a girl whose hair is yellower than torchlight should wear no headdress but fresh flowers -Sappho (translated by Mary Barnard) I’ll be traveling for the next three weeks, so posts will be sparse. But I’ll be on the lookout for … Continue reading

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My physics envy: derailed by pesky exponents

Earlier, it seemed like everyone in the biology blogosphere (including me) voiced their opinion on whether biology is perceived to be easier than physics, and whether that explains why we see so much inaccurate popular biology perpetrated by non-biologists. It … Continue reading

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A batch of biology education links

The Science of Addiction Time Magazine Graphic by Fielding Cage and Joe Lertola • Time currently features a solid non-specialist article on the biology of addiction, including some nicely executed web graphics showing brain structures (above) • These little “Brain … Continue reading

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A non-trivial trivia question

Dear readers, I’m in need of advice.  I love Trivial Pursuit, but I have the original questions long memorized (long live Avery Brundage!), and some of my friends have the same problem with subsequent Genuses. When I went online to buy … Continue reading

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