Archives for January 22, 2008

Science News Tidbits

Cee-Zero-Too: Building a Zero Carbon Footprint City; Ecological Footprints; Curbing Emissions State by State in the U.S.

Dutch artist Theo Jansen demonstrates his amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures, built from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His “Strandbeests” (Beach Creatures) are built to move and even survive on their own.

Science News Tidbits

Diatom Genes in Engineering; Is your IP Personal Under the Law?; LED Cell Phone with No Screen

Introducing ResearchBlogging.org

This just in. There is a new site that allows bloggers to not only show when they’re blogging about peer-reviewed research, but also to share that work with readers and bloggers around the world. ResearchBlogging.org doesn’t just enable you to mark posts with our icon, it also collects those posts in one central location. Readers…

Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks the audience to step into the open ocean, for a visit to the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish, and getting massages, this behemoth offers clues to life in the open ocean — which accounts for 90 percent of the living space on this…

Pilobolus dance company members Otis Cook and Jennifer Macavinta perform the sensuous duet “Symbiosis.” Does it trace the birth of a human relationship, or the co-evolution of a pair of symbiotic species? That’s left for you to decide. Gorgeous, organic choreography blurs the boundaries between the two performers, who use the body’s own geometry to…

Look Around You – 6 – Music

Look Around You – Computer Games

You are going to be hearing a lot more about Darwin in the month of February, which is Darwin Month here on The Internet. (It is also Creationist Home Schooling Science Fair month, so hang on to your mice and keyboards!!!!) I have a Darwin plan of my own that you will be learning of…

Science News Tidbits: Health

Epidemic Superbugs; Cell phones Cause Sleeplessness????; How to break Ebola; How to cure the common cold (a little); Melanomas vs. Moles; Poverty and obesity