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1. Why we do research 2. Why we bust our asses grading papers 3. Why we don’t offer partial credit 4. Our pep talk to students after that bad exam/presentation/report 5. Post-grant submission, pre-grant decision 6. Looking at a room full … Continue reading
CIRCLE NINE, HELL — Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) set off a firestorm on Friday by claiming “…evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell…”. Scientists and science-minded people, who were quick to … Continue reading
Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri), with his recent comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion, have put the congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (CSST) in the news – and not in a good way. Akin’s comments revealed that he doesn’t understand some … Continue reading
A new rule that could make the tricky business of chemical safety a lot easier has been discovered between the lines of the @NPR article What’s Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger? It was @chemjobber that first articulated this new rule – “if I can’t pronounce … Continue reading
The @NYTimes Style section – soooooo close to the Science section but ohhhhh sooooo faaaaar awaaaaay! The Style section, which includes @NYTmag, seems to just love pseudoscience. Last week, the @NYTmag blog ‘Vain Glorious’ introduced readers to ‘Ageless’, a vitamin spray. … Continue reading
Fact-checking the KY claim that their INTENSE® lubricant is “scientifically proven” for @BlogHer got me wondering… WHAT THE FUCK does “scientifically proven” mean when it’s slapped on a product? I’m not the only one to ask this or to be irritated by the “science-sell” (not … Continue reading
The majority of teachers and school administrators want their students to learn something in high school, not just get through it. But not Sharon Smalls, the principal of Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers (“Jane Addams”) in the Bronx. … Continue reading
Fox News flaunts fool fumbling facts These days, I tend to avoid discussing politics in blogging. Twitter is a much more enjoyable outlet for political topics and it is much easier to ignore idiot trolls there. However, sometimes I see … Continue reading
Being a member of the US House of Representatives or Senate is typically a full-time gig. Being a congressional member is also, usually, a second (or third or fourth or…) career. That’s right! Congressional members typically do not spring forth … Continue reading
On 31 August 2010, Gina Delarosa filed a class action lawsuit against Boiron, Inc. stating the company is “..defrauding Californians by claiming that a tablet called “Children’s Coldcalm” pellets will provide relief from: sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, sinus pain, … Continue reading