Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Promethean Moment

Via my good pal Espo:

An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong

A fantastic read with ambitious goals. Can science assimilate that territory which has been held so strongly by philosophy and religion for so long?

Monday, October 30, 2006

Back in Black

I'm back! After a busy October full of vacations and business sundry, I'm dusting off the ol' ripsaw to make some boards of logic so that I might barricade the zombies of ignorance! Tis the season.

Stem Cells get the once over at ES conference.

I do a bit o' stem cell culturing in my work, so I'm always on the prowl for new technology and information concerning these hot-button tissue lines. Makes Thanksgiving all the more merry.

Friday, October 06, 2006

A finger in the butt for hiccup panacea!

There's not a whole lot to say, but I'm tickled (not in that way) that this made it into a scientific journal.

Digital rectal massage cures hiccups.

Who'd like to repeat this experiment for validity's sake?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Two Steps Behind

Ripped from the NYTimes: Conspicuous increased levels of C-reactive protein in the lower class. This cracks open a door of research that's probably very fascinating and socially uncomfortable, but it would be nice if someone would go kick it in.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Diablo Flavor

From Molecule of the Day:

The Devil's Flavor Wheel.

Not sure what the differences between 'farty', 'fecal' and 'eggy' are, but you get the idea.