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I was presented with this picture by the younger Free-Ride offspring. I’m not entirely sure whether it’s more accurate to describe it as a map or a process diagram. However, this being December 24th, it is timely. Here is what I can glean from the various pieces of the diagram:

Another “Ask a ScienceBlogger” question has been posed: What do you see as science fiction’s role in promoting science, if any? For an answer to the question as asked, what Isis said. Also, what Scicurious said about a bunch of related questions. Myself, I think science fiction could do more than make non-scientists excited about…

TV science party tonght!

Over at Cosmic Variance, Sean Carroll gets us an imaginary audience with Les Moonves (President and CEO of CBS) to pitch a new TV show about science:

Yesterday, heading out to lunch with some colleagues, I noticed some of the other people out on the street were … oddly attired. We saw these folks as we were passing by a cinema, so our first thought was, “Maybe this has something to do with the Speed Racer movie?” And then we remembered the…

Some screechy monkey or other tagged me on the song chart meme. The idea seems to be to come up with a visual/graphical representation of a song or some lyrical subset of it. In other words, you can get your music-geek and your math-geek on at the same time. I came very close to going…

My better half and I have been catching up on movies (thanks to Netflix and our DVD player). Last week we watched 28 Days Later …. Last night we watched 28 Weeks Later. It is my better half’s view that the rage virus has burned itself out, so to speak, and that there won’t be…