Archives for November 18, 2007

Taxonomy. It’s Important

[hat tip: John Lynch Stranger Fruit]

Fun with Complex Biochemical Processes

Wiley has a cool web page with “interactive concepts in biochemistry” animations. Check it out.

Limbaugh Sticks Foot In Mouth

The latest target for demonizing by right-wing talk radio is an 18-year-old Yup’ik Eskimo woman who traveled to Washington, D.C., this month to tell what global warming is doing to her remote home village of St. Michael, Alaska. Charlee Lockwood spoke of how moose have moved north, berry patches produce less fruit and the catch…

Do you believe in evolution?

For the record…

Tour of the Cell

Dawkins: Climbing Mount Improbable

Just so you know…

We don’t see this particular creationist argument being made too often these days. I think this may be because it is boring and difficult to frame nicely. As a result, this video is a little boring, but if you are a true foot soldier in the war against irrationality, you’ll sit through it as a…

This is the third in a series of reposts from gregladen.com on global warming. Why It Matters What you Burn and When you Burn It Carbon Dioxide is a deadly poison. It is about 50% heavier than air, so where it occurs in density, in mines or certain natural vents associated with volcanics, it can…

Current News: Earth, Physics, and Tech

6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile from PhysOrg.com A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the moment magnitude scale struck just offshore northern Chile Saturday, three days after a major 7.7 earthquake hit the same region, the US Geological Survey reported. […] Discovery of a new way to manipulate light a million times more efficiently from…

Whale, Croc, Lost in Brazil

An 18-foot minke whale ran aground on a sandbar in the Amazon jungle some 1,000 miles from the ocean, Brazilian media reported Friday. Globo television broadcast images of dozens of people gathered along the Tapajos River splashing water on the animal, whose back and dorsal fin were exposed to the hot Amazon sun. Sea creatures…