Archives for January 17, 2008

Today’s Linux Calendar Output

Jan 17 Benjamin Franklin born in Boston, 1706 Jan 17 Justice Dept. begins IBM anti-trust suit, 1969 (drops it, January 8, 1982) Jan 17 Fellowship reaches Lorien Jan 17 Led Zeppelin’s first album is released, 1969 Jan 17 Aujourd’hui, c’est la St(e) Roseline. Jan 18 Grey whale migration, California Jan 18 Revolution Day in Tunisia

Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin

Hey, Ben, you were born in 1706.

Natural Selection

Every time I put this video up, You Tube eliminates it. So look quick before it goes away again.

Paramecium Dividing

Science As Art

The Materials Research Society has an annual competition called “Science as Art.” There are some pretty spectacular images on their web site, here. Hat tip: Canned Platypus

Euvin Naidoo: Africa as an investment

In the talk that opened TEDGlobal 2007 (“Africa: The Next Chapter”), South African investment banker Euvin Naidoo sets the scene, framing the conversation that would unfold over the four-day event. “What’s the worst thing you’ve heard about Africa?” he asks. After fielding call-outs of “famine,” “war,” “corruption,” he urges the audience to move past these…

Things are just not like what they used to be. You know this. You know that the Age of Dinosaurs, for instance, was full of dinosaurs and stuff, and before transitional fossil forms crawled out of the sea to colonize the land, all animals were aquatic, etc. But did you know that from a purely…

Things you can do on

I have discovered that a number of our readers are unaware of several of the cool features available here on Science Blogs Dot Com, so I thought I’d point them out.

Asking The Candidates Questions

Science Debate 2008 people may be intereted in this effort by SlashDot: This is your usual Slashdot reader-generated interview, except we’re only going to pick five questions, not 10, and we’re going to send the same five questions to all the major-party presidential candidates and publish each one’s answers (in our Politics section) as soon…