Archives for December 4, 2007

The suicide of a young man and the murder he committed before he killed himself are being blamed on a cult led by his mother. Also disturbing, former members who spoke to CNN say they witnessed Ricky Rodriguez having sex with his mother, Karen Zerby, the leader of the sect now known as “The Family…

Speaking of corn….

Where’s PZ?

PZ Myers has posted his third grade class photo on his blog and asks the question, “can you find me?” Here’s the picture: View Larger Image I keep looking and looking, but I can’t find him. He’s harder to find than Waldo.

Beyond Belief

After 27 years as a science teacher and 9 years as the Texas Education Agency’s director of science, Christine Castillo Comer said she did not think she had to remain “neutral” about teaching the theory of evolution. “It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law,” said Ms. Comer, citing the state’s science curriculum. But…

According to this press release from Manchester..

Microsoft softens? I think not…

Microsoft Softens Response to Piracy from PhysOrg.com (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is pulling back from a system that disables programs on users’ computers if it suspects the software is pirated, opting instead for a gentler approach based on nagging alerts. […] Whenever Microsoft Softens you know something or someone is about to get bit….

Topi or not Topi …

Go to any bar and you’ll see a lot of males standing and sitting around not mating. I’ll bet you would have guessed that the reason they are not mating is that no females will mate with them for one reason or another. But there is the distinct possibility that they are very inconspicuously resisting…

Science News Tidbits

Kids of depressed moms more prone to behavioral problems and injury from PhysOrg.com Young children whose mothers are depressed are more prone to behavioural problems and injury, suggests US research published in Injury Prevention. […] Matrimony inhibits Polo kinase from PhysOrg.com Suspended animation is something we only associate with Sci Fi programs, but something remarkably…