First off, I was super happy with the team name Jeff Clark came up with for us in this episode, “Wibbly wobbly, teamy-weamy thing”. Effing genius.
This episode was about brains but that does not in any way make it cerebral. I somehow have managed to yet again mention what used to euphemistically be known as “marital aids”. How does this keep happening to me? I’m starting to think it’s not a coincidence.
This week I got a flu jab. I haven’t always taken up the opportunity to get vaccinated against the flu in the past. This and conversations I’ve had with various people over the years leads me to believe a lot of people don’t get vaccinated who really should.
This was a drawing I meant to include in my original Spurious science of baby post but forgot about for some reason. So I thought I might draw it anyway. There really is no parental joy like that of being bludgeoned on a daily basis by a supposed “helpless” infant.
Mothers. All knowing bestowers of wisdom. As children we expect them to be the font of all knowledge. How glad I am that unlike previous generations I have the Internet at my disposal. For eventually The Master will get old enough to ask curly questions like “why is the sky blue?“, “why do cats purr?”…
When you have a kid with someone you very quickly come to learn a lot about their values. If you’ve chosen wisely you and your partner should have more or less matching attitudes on the important aspects of child-rearing.
I’ve made no secret that I am, in most cases, in favour of weeing in the shower.
Babies are amazing scientists. As creatures who know very little about anything, every day as a baby is a day for trying out new things and exploring the world. And as a new parent you spend just as much time trying to figure out how the baby works. What makes it sleep? What makes it…
Several years ago I had the opportunity to interview Marcus Chown, author, Science big-brain, and thoroughly pleasant individual.
Dr Oz teaches ‘Murica the correct way to pop a zit. Really.