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A Haiku for Science

Our future foretell Galaxies of stellar poems From space science spring Inspired by Jason Wright’s Thesis, Lucianne Walkowicz called out Astronomers on facebook to describe their current research as Haiku To the Occasion All Astronomers Sprung Forth Poetic Research There is a collection of some of the contributions at Rhymes Like Science Where my feeble…

Linkedy Links X

More Phenomenal random links to random stuff: life, the Universe and Everything Phenomena – new blog group under National Geographic, including some long time scibloggers: The Loom, Not Exactly Rocket Science, Laelaps and Only Human, to begin with. On the Usefulness of Useless Knowledge – Bee explains. Substantive Advice to Admissions Committees – Or, why,…

Linkedy Links IX

On the purity of science careers; the waste of civilization and other assorted snippets… and a happy Feast of St Nikolaus The Rise of the Science Politician – Matt B. continues provocative Conversations. There is an interesting thread on this on The Astronomers fb. On The Inevitability of Kardashev Civilizations – the Astro Wright continues…

Linkedy Links VIII

MINERVA – clever idea for high cadence RV searches around nearby bright stars, now under way. Kardashev IV – from AstroWright. Or, why the best way to achieve immortality is to not die. how to make your bike sound like a horse – Brilliant! #ObMontyPython! From From Trotify. Physicists open mouth – PZ inserts booted…

Continuing Conversation

Blows against supersymmetry and facebook. Matthew Bailes continues ruminations at the Conversation – the general riff is on crowd sourcing and distributed computing, with a bit of bragging on The Beast they got down under. Ok, I’m, just jealous. I had not heard of Diaspora – be interesting to see if it can crowd out…

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113 Waahmobile

113 Vælubíllinn The all time classic modern Icelandic punk anthem, for kids. Instant punk dance lesson just to complete the experience. Try it. It works.

linkedy links VII

another selection of random snippets from the intertoobz We are Number One! – and 8! Wait, didn’t I blog this one already? Ah well, truth can never be told too often… Forget PowerPoint: It turns out the secret to improving productivity at your job might be puppieskittens! Win friends and influence people to boost research…

fitbit

fitbit The fitbit is a high end pedometer, with extra fun play functions. It talks to your iThings, sends you cute little messages of encouragement, and, of course, there is an App for all that. (You can also obsessively enter all your food intake for that extra encouragement). The interesting thing is it works. I…

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more random tidbits worth a peek, including a new Henri le Chat video… New coronavirus from bats – related to SARS seen in several cases from Middle East. Looks nasty. Producing Ethylene via Photosynthesis – surpringly efficient, and easily capturably hydrocarbon ready from some petrochemistry. Still requires huge amounts of land (100,000 km2++ to make…