Monday, February 19, 2007

President's Day Miscellany

Extended, rampant illness at home has adversely affected lab work and blog posting, including a forthcoming post on a recent genome-wide association study identifying some new genes possibly linked to diabetes.

However, here are a few links to a couple of stories about about our culture's baffling, hyper-squeamish approach to sex:

Cosmic Variance's take on a children's book that for an absurd reason is controversial, and

a substitute-teacher facing jail time because of pornographic popups that she wasn't able to stop. Why are we wasting time and money on trials like this, instead of spending it on more current and safer classroom software?

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