Archives for January 6, 2008
I don’t like the definition of macro vs. micro evolution. But I do enjoy the way this video makes fun of creation science proponents.
Blueberry syrup, sodium alginate and calcium chloride is all you need to make these spheres that look a little like caviar.
From a Massachusetts Institute of Technology press release: researchers have uncovered a critical difference between flu viruses that infect birds and humans, a discovery that could help scientists monitor the evolution of avian flu strains and aid in the development of vaccines against a deadly flu pandemic.
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we’re still discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; yet we’re still steadily destroying nature. Wilson identifies five grave…
I have nothing against anybody who does this, but I have some negative feelings about the whole idea. The idea is for bloggers to take a “science only” pledge for the week of February 4th.