Waking up is hard to do…
My sleep schedule is bizarre. However! I still have my favorite links and stories from the week to share…
Space sound files and ringtones from NASA! Go ahead, get your geek on.
Brian “El BoomBoom” Thompson tells us about diversity at the JREF’s The Amazing Meeting 9 last July, referencing Christian “Vanna” Walters and his take on how local groups can encourage diversity in the skeptical movement.
The whooping cough vaccine fades in efficacy, which is why adults and older children should absolutely get a booster! But three years? That’s shorter than I thought. Get your shot!
How many slaves work for you? The United States may have finally abolished slavery in the mid-19th century, but chances are, someone has been a victim of forced labor to make your stuff. (Site not letting me sign-up, but still interesting to poke around.)
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe did their part to save the world with a 24-hour live broadcast. I caught some of it and thought it was *fantastic*. Catch up on some of the fun with the videos recorded by justin.tv.
What’s the deal with gluten?! Skepchick Surly Amy talks about gluten hype and fact with Dr. Terry Simpson. I have known people who have developed Celiac’s disease, and I once worked for a bakery that specifically catered to them! However, avoiding gluten for any other reason seems to be based in pseudoscience.
Speaking of allergies, I am ready to subject myself to the scratches of allergy testing and shots with the hope of diminishing my allergies to cats. After all, I can’t ask Tim to choose between me and this lovely lady that already lives with him:
Expect reports from the allergy frontier!
And in a bit of shameless self-promotion… CHICKENS IN SPACE!
Finally, thanks to people that bought or bid on my eBay stuff. Cleaner closet and drawers, and my old stuff gets a second life! Whatever didn’t sell is going to be trucked over to Goodwill.
Have a good Monday, everybody.