oooo that stings...

Scorpion venom--of all things!--may be the key to treating brain cancer.



62-year-old Science Teacher Fights Back Against ID

...Babs Greene, another administrator, "asked if I was almost finished teaching evolution," Ms. New recalled. "I explained to her again that it is a unifying concept in life science. It is in every unit I teach. There was a big sigh."...
In a country where 50-odd-percent of citizens don't believe we descended from apes, it's heartening to see that a mild-mannered middle school science teacher can stand up to the religious convictions of the administrators in her Georgia public school district. Read the New York Times story about the courageous Ms. Pat New at: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/education/28education.html?ex=1152158400&en=15100578c104079f&ei=5070&emc=eta1


New neurons may not make you smarter...

Check out da latest Discover clip: http://www.discover.com/web-exclusives/newneurons/


God for rich people

I hadn’t realized religious fundamentalism had caught on with NYC yuppies, until this morning, when I read the mini-sermon printed on my Starbucks cup:

“The Way I See It #92”

You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. –Dr. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life


Can we trick our taste buds?

new clip from FirstScience:

http: //www.first science.com SITE/ARTICLES/taste.asp


read about Frank the poet...

...in the June issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine:



Helllllo NYC!

All moved into the most fabulous city in the country--NYC! I'm working as an intern at Discover Magazine, and here is my very first clip!

http://discover.com/ web-exclusives/drowsophila/