It’s been quiet lately, I know. I was under the weather early last week and spent the remainder of the week in a job application frenzy. I’m also trying to revive my doctoral program application. There’s a lot on my plate at the moment, and I haven’t even gotten to the part where I need to have a working knowledge of insect diapause by Thursday.
If you have recently (or not-so-recently) made any posts on body odor or pheromones, you may want to consider submitting them to the Carnal Carnival.
Stop using the word “Caucasian” to mean white. Caucasian literally refers to people in the Caucasus region at the edge of Europe and Asia (think Armenians). I have never referred to myself as Caucasian (unless forced to by government forms) because my heritage is mainly British. The discussion(s) going on in the comments is also worth reading.
ScienceOnline2011 Twitter hashtag #scio11: annoying or inclusive? Worth thinking about. As I said in the comments, I am of two minds about it. I enjoyed the live-tweeting of the sessions because seeing some of the more poignant sound-bites without context gave me the opportunity to think them through on my own, however it also just sorta made me melancholy about not being there in person. Also it was incredibly hard to keep up with at times.
How did the duck hunt gun work? Now you know.
Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period. I won a small but exuberant victory in casa di Michelle with this article. I have always told K that it is annoying and incorrect to use two spaces after a period, but he wouldn’t believe me.
Igor Siwanowicz Photography. Beautiful macro photography, with various subjects but an apparent emphasis on insects.