Archives for December 12, 2008

And guess who has the night shift in the ER…

Bewerewolves: Fullest Moon in 15 Years Tonight | Wired Science from
Prepare yourself for a sight tonight — not to mention some wild behavior, if the legends are true. The biggest full moon in 15 years is set to grace the northern hemisphere tonight.

Because the moon orbits along an egg-shaped ellipse, not a circle, its distance from us changes. Today, the moon is approaching its nearest point to Earth, so it should look about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than this year’s other full moons, according to NASA.

This should be interesting.  I’ll see it and dread the result on the way in.  Yippee!

Zimbabwe introduces $500 million note –

Zimbabwe introduces $500 million note –

That must sound really good.

My Brother has another Birthday!

The Aerospace Genius (which I called him even before this) has yet another birthday today.

UncleNeil2004 Many happy returns, from all of us.

2008 Medical Weblog Awards now open for Nominations

As the inaugural winner (like you could forget) I’m duty bound and pleased to pass this along:

Welcome to the 2008 Medical Weblog Awards!

This is the fifth year of the competition. These awards are designed to showcase the best blogs from the medical blogosphere, and to highlight the exciting and useful role medical blogs play in medicine and in society.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

— Best Medical Weblog

— Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2008)

— Best Literary Medical Weblog

— Best Clinical Sciences Weblog

— Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog

— Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog

— Best Patient’s Blog

The 2008 Medical Blog Awards

This is MedGadget’s award, so put your nominations in the comments there.  Thanks again to MedGadget for having this competition, and to Epocrates for sponsoring this award.