Human trials of a vaccine to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus have begun in Australia.
Riots spread in South Africa
Violence in South Africa’s townships has spread as residents protest about what they say is a lack of basic services, such as water and housing.
Scientist will make human brain. Mwahahahahah!
A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.
New Zealand, Australia, expected to collide. Eventually.
A massive earthquake last week has brought New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say….The 7.8 magnitude quake in the Tasman Sea has expanded New Zealand’s South Island westwards by about 30cm (12in).
Don’t worry, it is not as bad as it sounds, but it is somewhat contagious.
Continue reading My sister in law just got Abwrackpraemie
… or something. You will recall that Michele Bachmann has lambasted Americorps, the Bill Clinton Legacy program like the Peace Corps, as a political re-education camp in the service of the Liberal Left Wing. WEll, Harrison Bachmann, son of Michele, entered the program just a couple of weeks ago.
Details at DMB, who has broken this news exclusively. (Chalk up one for the Blogosphere.)
And commenting is back on. We may expect some slowness at the beginning as fine tuning happens, and RSS feeds and channels are not on yet.
There has been some recent discussion on the blogs and on Facebook about the tension an adviser might experience between paying attention to graduate students and doing the other stuff you are supposed to do, or from the student perspective, how to deal with getting that quality time from your adviser.
Continue reading The Futility of … life, learning, and graduate advising