Archives for April 17, 2008

Check out the new Climatology of Global Ocean Winds Atlas: You can drill down to various segments of the planet (well, the oceans) and loot at wind patterns in great detail, with nice rose plots and everything. (Click on the picture to go to the site.) Winds are the largest source of momentum for the…

Bird Web Carnival

The I and the Bird #73: The Other Diary of Samuel Pepys web carnival is up at A Snail’s Eye View

Carnival

The 103rd edition of the Tangled Bank is available at Nature Network.

Blogospherics – Recommended reads

From Cosmic Variance, a very very short but oddly reassuring blog post: What Should I Say if Someone Asks Me, “Will the Large Hadron Collider Destroy the World?” Genomicron on Phylogenetic fallacies: “early branching equals primitive”. Evolutionary trees, or “phylogenies”, are a major part of modern evolutionary science. They depict hypotheses regarding the relationships among…

And Nature is bigger than PNAS, but PLOS is giving all the top dogs a run for their money. Oh, and Scienceblogs.com’s navel is still the most interesting thing in the science blogosphere, apparently. What the heck am I talking about? This post from Flags and Lollipops, which is a blog about bioinformatics and genomics.…

A couple of weeks ago, Bayblab blog requested that I join a discussion on their site regarding pseudonymous blogging. It was obvious to me given the reputation of Bayblab that this was likely an ingenuous request, but I went ahead and joined the discussion anyway. In the course of that discussion, the question of an…

The Seattle Times, which as far as I know is a regular newspaper, has published a guest editorial by Bruce Chapman in their opinion section. Chapman has published a lot of editorials in the Seattle Times, and in sum, they make him look like (I’m just sayin’) he’s on the payroll of both Microsoft and…

New Darwin Papers On Line!

A huge archive of Darwin’s unpublished material has been put on line this week at The Complete Works of Charles Darwin. Many of his notebooks were already on line, but much of that was previously published (so the notes that were on line were actually published. The newly netted material has no previously been available…

Why PC’s are evil