For Mother’s Day, as it were, xkcd presents The Lawrence H. Summers Memorial History of Math and Science.
The problem I want Drek the Uninteresting—or anyone else who knows the research—to address: if we assume that mercury in the vaccine wasn’t the cause of the rise in autism, what are the causes that have been identified?
Maligning Tony Kushner by the Trustees of CUNY while he is on the cover of the current issue of his alma mater’s alumni magazine probably was not a good idea.
Update: The one I left out earlier: the Second Quarter Kauffman Economic Bloggers Survey is out (warning: PDF). I’m especially thrilled by Mark Thoma’s victory (p. 12), though surprised that the margin was so small. Suggestions that the 35% who voted for the second-best option were desperately attempting to deny incompetence are, of course, beyond the pale.