Archives for December 12, 2007

Summary of Recent Carnivals

Erase Racism Carnival of the Godless Gene Genie Carnival of Political Punditry Mendel’s Garden Philosophia Naturalis School Politics and Philosophy Carnival of Education Oekologie will be hosted at Behavioral Ecology Blog, coming up SOON. Send in your submissions now! (This is mainly a reminder for myself, I’ve going something coming out tomorrow on Gorila Genetics…

This just in … Virtual world Second Life’s chief technology officer … has resigned. Cory Ondrejka… quit Tuesday and will depart at the end of the year. … Philip Rosedale, CEO of the eight-year-old company, said Ondrejka resigned to “pursue new professional challenges” and said he and Ondrejka had strategic differences. … Second Life has…

VideoJug: How To Make A First Date Smoothie

Larry King: Bill Nye vs. Richard Lindzen

New Glyptodont Species

A team of U.S. and Chilean scientists working high in the Andes have discovered the fossilized remains of an extinct, tank-like mammal they conclude was a primitive relative of today’s armadillos. The results of their surprising new discovery are described in an upcoming issue of Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The partial skeleton was unearthed by…

One of our more cunning spies, who shall be known only as “RD.”, made his move yesterday to slip under the Christian Radar screen, in a stunningly brave, very public move: [RD], who has expressed hopes of converting religious believers to atheism through his international bestseller [deleted], made the comments while fielding open questions on…

My Linux Calendar

Dec 12 E.G. Robinson born, 1893 Dec 12 First wireless message sent across Atlantic by Marconi, 1901 Dec 12 Independence Day in Kenya Dec 12 Debian GNU/Linux 1.2 alias “rex” released, 1996 Dec 12 N’oubliez pas les Chantal ! Dec 12 Nachrüstungsbeschluß des NATO-Ministerates, 1979 Dec 12 День Конституции Dec 13 Apollo 17 leaves the…

Fox on Global Warming

Science News Tidbits

Desktop device generates and traps rare ultracold molecules from PhysOrg.com Physicists at the University of Rochester have combined an atom-chiller with a molecule trap, creating for the first time a device that can generate and trap huge numbers of elusive-yet-valuable ultracold polar molecules. [...] NASA Satellites Help Lift Cloud of Uncertainty on Climate Change from…

More Evidence for Water on Mars

This time, it comes from the side effect of the Mars Rover getting the Martian equivalent of a flat tire… NASA’s Spirit Mars rover has been dealing with [a] right front tire [that] went bad nearly two years ago. It didn’t go flat, but it’s quit turning forcing NASA to move the rover around in…