Welcome to readers arriving via Adam Brown’s referral from Cracked.com. I’ve since moved my blog where I have written extensively on the fake weed phenomenon over the last year-and-a-half. Click here to read my compilation of synthetic marijuana posts at the new home of this blog.     From the overnight e-mail referrals of PharmGirl, […]

Yesterday, author Rebecca Skloot made the following announcement at her website: Today, the Henrietta Lacks Foundation awarded its first ever grants thanks to donations from Rebecca Skloot, and many readers. The first awards cover full tuition and books for five descendants of Henrietta Lacks starting fall semester 2010, as well as an emergency grant for […]

A discussion ensued yesterday among several of my learned colleagues following this post by The Genomic Repairman. Therein, TGR noted that a senior person in their field had two grants in their 27th year and 26th year, respectively. In NIH grant parlance, one is called a R01 (and that’s R-zero-one, chief), an investigator-initiated grant that […]

I’m off for another all-day work event that will leave me without internet, not even on the iPhone, so I leave you with some cultural anthropology to muse over as you while away your Friday. I read the Denver Post all the time online but I somehow missed last week’s photo gallery of rare color […]

I’ve been kind of tied up with work things this week so my apologies for lack of original content. But I just had to share this with you because it was so reminiscent of the herbal adulteration story I brought you just a few days ago. Many times when I post something on drugs that […]

I’m delighted to announcement the launch of a new blogger-run, blogger-sponsored science blogging collective: Scientopia. A fantastic group of 30 bloggers at 23 blogs, split roughly between former ScienceBloggers and many of my favorite science bloggers, have joined together to form this new network. No advertisements (yet) and a beautiful, clean interface. The efforts put […]

Anton Zuiker, author of the mistersugar blog, posted Friday on the occasion of his 10th anniversary of blogging. Here was my comment: Congratulations, Anton! Your love for a good story and selfless innovative thinking about community infected me five years ago and I consider myself extremely enriched by having you in my real and online […]

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