Category Archives: A bit of fun for a Friday

New from Risk Bites – Why vaccinate against HPV?

Risk Bites, a delightful series of videos that provide insights into the science of risk, has released a new video on dose response.  Enjoy and comment here. Advertisements

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Dance Your Ph.D.

Finalists have been announced in the Science/AAAS “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest! Explaining science isn’t easy. Sometimes it helps to show a colorful graph of data. Sometimes a microscope image does the trick. And sometimes there’s just nothing better than a … Continue reading

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Could alien blood be toxic?

Our friends at Risk Bites have released a new video:  Could Alien Blood be Toxic?  Enjoy & comment!

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A bit of fun for a Friday – Monsters of the Cosmos!

A new video from Symphony of Science has been released.  Enjoy!

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More fun with risk: Micromorts, or Your Guide to Living Longer

Our friends at Risk Bites have puts together a playlist of their favorites non-Risk Bites videos.   Enjoy!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLmBJ4_5eG4&list=PL754C8308270FE9C3

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New Symphony of Science video – Relativity, part of the Secret of the Stars series

A new Symphony of Science video in the “Secret of the Stars” series has been released.  http://youtu.be/BuxFXHircaI  Enjoy!

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New from Risk Bites – Poop and cellphones – leading into dose response

Risk Bites, a delightful series of videos that provide insights into the science of risk, has released a new video on dose response.  Enjoy and comment here.

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The Well quiz: Cutting health costs

The New York Times Well blog  has a quiz, along with links to the Institute of Medicine report on waste in the American health care system. How well did you do?

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Tofurkey, tryptophan and Thanksgiving Torpor

New from Riskbites, fun and information on turkey, tofurky, and, snoozing the day away.  Enjoy!   There’s a common belief that the tryptophan in turkey is responsible for post-thanksgiving dinner lethargy. But how about the the vegetarian tofurkey? Risk Bites … Continue reading

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Exploding turkeys – Just in time for Thanksgiving

A bit of fun – and safety tips – for a Friday from our friends at Mind the Science Gap. There are certain traditions a family holds sacred, and for my family, that’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  We always have Mom’s made-from-whatever-fell-out-of-the-fridge-and-yet-tastes-awesome stuffing, … Continue reading

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