I wrote this for ScienceCheerleader.com. I’m expecting to win several journalism awards. Here’s a great opportunity to engage the highest ranking U.S. military officer in a dialogue about science: Admiral Mullen, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is taking YOUR video questions over YouTube through midnight on Monday, August 31st. He’ll select his [...]
Archive | August, 2009
August 31, 2009
August 19, 2009
The magic happens at 2:20!Last month, I followed a Pentagon Channel film crew as they gathered footage and interviews for an upcoming story on the neuroimaging techniques used to measure deception. I had the opportunity to appear in background footage and even played research subject in a mock MRI study. It was like being in [...]
August 18, 2009
I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is most ridiculous: the jeans with no belt, the cell phone and pager on the swimming suit while BBQing, or every other aspect of these damn Cenegenics advertisements.
August 17, 2009
My friend and colleague, Dr. Jessica Palmer, who you might remember from such science blogs as BioEphemera, was recently featured in a Powell’s Books article written by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum. I’ve copied and pasted the article below, likely breaking several copyright and distribution laws in the process, but I’d do it again in [...]
August 13, 2009
John RawLINS Nice maneuver, Lins! I award you 10 bonus points for name manipulation. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to dock you 10,000 for lack of sword, hat, beard, boots, early 1800s attire, and binoculars, and of course, for never having been the personal adviser to General Ulysses Grant like the real John Rawlins. 10-10,000= [...]
August 11, 2009
Busched! Number of Eberhard Anheuser statues mimed by John during the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery tour: 1. Number of Eberhard Anheuser statues mimed by you during the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery tour: 0.
August 10, 2009
Check out my ScienceCheerleader.com exclusive interview with NOVA’s Ziya Tong and let me know if you think there are any glaring problems with my writing style. I appreciate your feedback. Citizen scientists, I’d like you to meet Ziya Tong, a new correspondent on the Emmy-nominated science video series, NOVA ScienceNOW. Ziya joins a NOVA program [...]
August 8, 2009
One of my favorite aspects of the new iPhone 3GS is the video recorder, which I’ve demonstrated in this glorious movie of the St. Louis Arch. You can even discard extraneous footage on the fly using the “trim” feature and then upload movies straight to YouTube for public consumption. It’s yet another way to alert [...]
August 7, 2009
Don’t worry. You are simply witnessing an illusion created through forced perspective and innovative optical imaging technology. Marty is still the tallest singular entity in the universe.
August 6, 2009
Check out this fantastic article written by Mary Spiro at the Baltimore Science News Examiner. She listed the Defense Department’s Armed with Science as one of “eight science podcasts you shouldn’t miss”, along with other notables, Science Weekly, This Week in Science, Short Science, Nature’s podcast, Science Friday, The Science Show, and The Naked Scientists. [...]