Archives for November 26, 2007

Time to sharpen your wits …

… and get ready for the War on Christmas

Blue Man Group on Global Warming

Plant Evolution

I am very much looking forward to these papers: In two papers set to be published next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists report that the two largest groups of flowering plants are more closely related to each other than any of the other major lineages. These are the…

Updates on the Oil Spills

From Birdlife International: Thousands of birds die in Black Sea oil spill Thousands of birds and fish have been killed as oil spills from a stricken tanker in the northern Black Sea. At least 30,000 birds have died, and thousands more are covered in oil and face death in the coming days. The main species…

Review of Tiny Cheap Green PC PC

The green politically correct PC which is ironically on sale at WalMart (which is not a politically correct store unless you are … oh never mind, if I have to tell you, you won’t get it…) has been reviewed here. From the manufacturer: Hardware Specifications 1.5GHz, VIA C7®-D Processor, 512MB DDR2 533MHz, SDRAM, 80GB Hard…

Improving Rodent Brain Function

A new study addresses the link betwen omega-3 acidss and brain function, in this case in gerbils. These studies show that oral supplementation with DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, increases dendritic spine density in adult gerbil hippocampus…). This effect of DHA is approximately doubled when animals also receive [uridine-5′-monophosphate] and is accompanied by parallel increases…

An international collaboration led by researchers in the US and South Africa announced Nov. 20 the first genome sequence of an extensively drug resistant (XDR) strain of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, one linked to more than 50 deaths in a recent tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.*

Why do people laugh at creationists?

Origin 0f Life Research

A team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Milan has discovered some unexpected forms of liquid crystals of ultrashort DNA molecules immersed in water, providing a new scenario for a key step in the emergence of life on Earth. CU-Boulder physics Professor Noel Clark said the team found that…

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