Archives for December 17, 2007

I think this is a pro Linux video

My Christmas is Most Like…

Your Christmas is Most Like: How the Grinch Stole Christmas You can’t really get into the Christmas spirit… But it usually gets to you by the end of the holiday. What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?

I found Elvis

Sent from one of my more faithful readers (includes footage of my brother in law being being Willie Nelson or the Everly brothers or somebody.)

Loony Climate Denialism Holdouts

A small group of US experts stubbornly insist that, contrary to what the vast majority of their colleagues believe, humans may not be responsible for the warming of the planet Earth.

Anthro Notes

The new Anthronotes is available, here This is a Smithsonian publication. This issue has, among other things, a very nice article on the Flores Hobbits and a piece on teaching Human Evolution. Teachers should take special note of this, the material in this publication is usually perfect for 10th through 12th grade Life Sciences. [Hat…

Holiday Shopping Tip #4

The Minnesota Citizens for Science Education Teddy Bear! I know you want one… I personally have a mug, a tee-shirt and a hat. Hey, they should add bumper stickers.

Sticklebacks and Shrimp Co-Evolving

Prawns (shrimp) behavior is exploited by sticklebacks in the quest for food.

Health Care Business Switch to Linux

McKesson Provider Technologies is a health care industry software vendor. A few years ago, they began to search for ways to cut costs for the hospitals and medical offices that make up their customer base. Switching to Linux was the obvious solution.

Regeneration

Planarian worms can regenerate new body parts (well, I know they don’t look like “parts” but you get what I mean). How do they do this? No one was quite sure until now.

1699 Captain Kidd Shipwreck Discovered

From Indiana University’s Press Room: Resting in less than 10 feet of Caribbean seawater, the wreckage of Quedagh Merchant, the ship abandoned by the scandalous 17th century pirate Captain William Kidd as he raced to New York in an ill-fated attempt to clear his name, has escaped discovery — until now.