Archives for December 27, 2007
The Texas Newspaper Star-Telegram has published a series of barely articulate rants regarding evolution (hat tip IIDB).
Yesterday, President Bush signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) which, among else, mandates the repository of all NIH-funded research into PubMedCentral within at most 12 months after publication…. Read all about it at Blog around the Clock
Alopochen aegyptiacus … note, this is Egyptian goose, not Egypt goose. But it is Canada goos goose, not Canadian goose.
[Hat Tip: Thinking for Free]
fruit fly The FOXO factor and curing cancer; The Deep Sea is Doomed; Life in extreme environments; Bird Flu kills four-year old boy; Fruit fly sex;
Since Cassini arrived in the Saturn system nearly four years ago, our cameras have recorded the most spectacular, most moving, most heart-stoppingly lovely scenes of any to be found in our solar system. We all have our favorite Cassini images. Now, here is your chance to vote for yours. Here’s mine: Cast Your Vote
TatianaThe killing of one visitor and maiming of two others by Tatiana, a Tiger, in the S.F. Zoo raises questions that go far beyond one cat and three victims. One might ask: Should there even be zoos?
Gorilla gorilla Rwanda introduces ‘gorilla tax’ from PhysOrg.com Rwandan companies using the country’s famous mountain gorillas’ image for marketing purposes will have to pay a tax aimed at financing the endangered species protection, officials announced Monday. [...]
Truth, Lies, and Public Health: How We Are Affected When Science and Politics Collide Truth, Lies, and Public Health: How We Are Affected When Science and Politics Collide is a new book exploring the interaction between science and politics in the public health arena. I have not read it and am not recommending for or…
Few have had the opportunity or responsibility to comment on their own assassination.
Benazir Bhutto As you have surely heard, Benazir Bhutto and at least 15 other people were killed by a suicide bomber. Bhutto was in shot in the neck by the attacker, who then set off the bomb. This happened in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This was expected.
Troll Attempting To Impress LadyA “troll” is a mythical anthropomorphic creature of Nordic origins, closely related to Ogres and i would assume Giants as well. As you would imagine, Wikipedia covers the topic like ugly on an ape. (Sorry, apes.) I assume that it is because of the Troll’s tendency to engage in games of…
Terri Irwin, wife of Steve Irwin plans harmless whale research. Finally, an antidote for cyanide … fibrosis cure in sight … More clones in South Korea … Terri Irwin launches non-lethal whale research effort … Terri Irwin to Launch Whale Research from PhysOrg.com (AP) — The widow of TV “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin announced Thursday…