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The initial reviews of Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum’s new book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future produced a small blogospheric kerfuffle last month. But I think Unscientific America has much more constructive and useful things to offer than provoking more arguments, and there are a lot of reviews focusing on the positives.…

This appears to be from a graphic novel called The Unknown. But I happen to think it’s the ultimate all-purpose illustration for every discussion of science policy ever. I want it on a T-shirt! via io9

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Zombie Stomper by Iron Fist, via Haute Macabre Yup – Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is the project the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is doing next. While my review of P&P&Z was pretty positive, I’m not sure I can in good conscience encourage this trend. Also, note that while P&P&Z has surged to…

The Pi Day bill went up for a vote today and passed 391-10. Now Congressman Jason Chaffetz explains (via Twitter, natch) why he dared vote against the hallowed number: Fie, fie! No Yes PeCan Pi for you, Representative Chaffetz (R-Utah)! But kudos for a creative excuse.