The Rock S.O.S campaign idea was generated in part by a recent Research!America public opinion poll finding: 74% of Americans can’t name a living scientist. ROCK S.O.S aims to bridge that recognition gap.So they start out with 11 science 'Rock Stars', and to be honest, I don't know who the hell half of them are. Plus 9 or the 11 are MDs - I thought this was supposed to be about scientists. (OK, just kidding - no offense to those MDs who do science. Just keep in mind that one is not a scientists simply by virtue of being an MD.) Actually, this appears to be some sort of charity to raise money for medical research and encourage kids to consider science as a career, not just an attempt to raise the profile of nerds. So head on over to see Francis Collins hanging out with Joe Perry.
Photo Shoots That Should Never Have Happened
Photo Shoots that Should Never Be Done I'm sure I'm not the first to blog about this, but while I was out of the loop for a few days, someone made another hopeless attempt to make nerds look cool: Rock Stars of Science. Here's what it's about: