All posts by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

Why should your doctor study evolution?

The Alliance for Science (it Rhymes!) has announced their 2007 High School Essay Contest: Why would I want my doctor to have studied evolution. Entries must be in by March 31st, and there are also […]

Sign me up for that Botox!

I read with interest this press release about combining botox and surgery to stop migranes.  it’s actually pretty smart–the sort of thing that once someone does it, you wonder why you didn’t think of that. […]


I think I have strep throat, and am off to the Doc for confirmation. In the mean time, amuse yourself by reading the archives of one of my favorite new sites–This is Broken. I especially […]

I’m a Science Scout

Or, at least, I’m waiting for confirmation of my badges from The Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique. Going through the list, I see that I have earned more […]

Spring. Almost.

We had a high of 39 degrees F here today, and I actually saw a blade of grass peek out from the snow! I also saw 2 students walking around in parkas, flip flops, and […]

Your Evolution “WTF?” of the day

Hey, I had no idea that evolution was just one of those crazy Kaballah ideas promoted by jews! “Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution […]

Leos have more…fractures

There is an awesome post at Wired about a presentation at the AAAS meetings that found relationships between horoscopes and various medical conditions. Or–didn’t. The researchers set out to find patterns in places where they […]

2008 Science Budget

From the ACS, although you can find it all over the net: “President George W.Bsh’s federal budget for fiscal 2008 proposes an increase in total R&D spending, but it includes no new initiatives in science […]

Careers for Girls

I get some (goodnatured) grief over at Skepchick for being an old reactionary broad. You have to understand history to see why I’m the way I am. Case in point: Careers for Girls (1966) This […]