Category Archives: Not neonatology

Meat the Munch Bunch

Being in a bilingual family has many great pleasures, but there are also extra opportunities for misunderstanding. Tonight, when reading a sequel to ‘Meet the Munch Bunch’ one of the kids asked me, ‘what does it mean (qu’est-ce que ça … Continue reading

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I think our spring is broken

Spring officially started already (who decided that spring starts at the same time all over the northern hemisphere and lasts exactly 3 months? To me, spring starts when the snow is gone, the trees are budding and the birds start … Continue reading

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Worms are beautiful

I found these amazing pictures of Marine Worms just stunning I won’t copy them here as I think the photographer deserves the clicks! https://www.behance.net/gallery/Worms-Renaissance/15109599 Well maybe just one…

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The walking dead: the uninsured in the USA

I don’t normally comment on politics here, it isn’t the point of this blog but sometimes I probably won’t be able to stop myself. I worked in San Diego for 4 years, and I saw a lot of the good … Continue reading

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I have to change my opinion of Russell Brand

Turns out he is bright, thoughtful, and can articulate the disillusionment of many millions. Watch his interview with Jeremy Paxman. I certainly don’t agree with everything he has to say, but his passion for the fight against economic disparity, entrenched … Continue reading

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Don’t text and drive

That might seem self-evident, but texting while driving has become a major cause of road traffic collisions, and other major incidents, involving pedestrians and others. AT&T have sponsored a new documentary movie (directed by Werner Herzog), which you can see … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

After a long and extremely enjoyable break, I’m back! Thought I might restart the blog with a few not neonatology things that I enjoyed recently. This post by Ed Yong on a study of how the malaria mosquito’s mouth parts … Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei

As you have may have guessed from the reduced frequency of my posts, I am on vacation! I am actually in Tuscany, in a beautiful villa close to Empoli, which is about 20 kilometers from Florence. A couple of days … Continue reading

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Singing for Cystic Fibrosis

My nephew, Charles Barrington, wrote and performed a song to mark Cystic Fibrosis week 2013. If you appreciate it, send some cash to your local CF charity!

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Did you ever ever in your life think that one day you might SEE a molecule?

I never ever thought that might be possible, but remarkably enough: if you look here, you can see before and after images of molecular transformations:  http://newscenter.lbl.gov/news-releases/2013/05/30/atom-by-atom/ Aldous Huxley took the title of his novel ‘Brave New World’ from the following … Continue reading

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