Archives for March 12, 2008

Wolves, Coyotes, Pronghorns.

The big, bad wolf could use a few friends. If western states remove the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act–a decision currently under debate–consequences could be grave. Wyoming and Idaho announced they would reduce their populations of approximately 300 and 700 wolves, respectively, by 50 percent and 80 percent. Amidst the debate,…

(click the bunnies)

Yale Peabody Evolution Exhibit

Charles Darwin turns 200 next year–Happy birthday, dude!–and the Peabody Museum of Natural History is getting excited. You would think that a couple centuries would have kicked the last bit of dust over the grave of “intelligent design,” but sadly, it ain’t so. The people at the Peabody still have some convincing to do, and…

Carnival of the Liberals

The Blog Carnival, is here, at Tangled up in Blue Guy

The Browser Acid Test

The Acid Test is a webs standards test to which browsers can be subjected to see which is best. Here are some of the current results for browsers that are released (the one you are likely to use if your software is reasonably well updated): Konqueror on Ubuntu 7.10: 62% Epiphany on Ubuntu 8.04: 59%…

Faces of Shame

This is a picture of David Vitter, who was caught up in a prostitution ring in 2007. His face exhibits a certain look, one that may be referred to as an expression of shame. Here we have New York Governor, or should I say the Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, in a state of…

… well, just a little carnival. More like a street fair. On a small side street:

There is a campaign to bring attention, of the public and of congress, to a five year long stagnation of NIH funding, which is being called a broken pipeline. NIH funding had been increased significantly prior to that, to address major shortfalls in funding for mostly medical research in key important issues. However, over the…

Last week, a secret recording emerged of a disturbing speech by Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern stating that homosexuality is a bigger threat to our nation than “terrorism or Islam.” Rep. Kern has refused to apologize for her remarks. She also said: “They’re going after two year olds….” “Eureka Springs is now controlled by gays ……

Spitzer Will Quit Just Now

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is going to resign any moment now. Mr Spitzer, 48, made a public apology on Monday for what he called his unacceptable behaviour, but did not give details. He was allegedly identified by federal agents arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington hotel. Mr Spitzer made his name as…