‘Morning! I’m covering for Jen this morning as she is busy (moreso than usual) saving the world!
- Memories of naked Alexander Skarsgard – “…we were wondering if the show would have Eric running down Sookie’s road, completely naked, just like we remembered from the book.” (from Christine)
- Nobel laureate, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, takes aim at pseudoscience in India – “Dr Ramakrishnan said homeopathy had been advocated for life-threatening diseases like AIDS and cancer, for which there are real effective medicines, while astrology can be abused and used to influence decisions.” (from Agranulocytosis)
- Number of families seeking vaccine exemptions rises in Wisconsin -“Twenty years ago, less than 1 percent of students opted out of shots. Last year, nearly 4 percent did, including nearly 3 percent in Madison.” (from Chasmosaur)
- In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects– and their route to a passion for science. (from cerberus40)
- And, from my neck of the woods: “A Georgia school insisted today there was no “maliciousness” intended when a third grade math quiz asked students to compute the number of beatings a slave got a week and to calculate how many baskets of cotton he picked.” – What now?