Archives for April 25, 2008

In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein’s notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. (This mind-bending theory may soon be put to the test at…

Earthquake Dangers

Did you ever notice how when there is one earthquake in the news, more follow right away, often leading to the impression that earthquakes come in clusters? Well, maybe they do come in clusters, but if they do, it is not the cluster you are observing on the news. That is entirely an effect of…

Technology Tidbits

The newest computer is 150 years old; Whatis the most popular embedded OS?; Linux backups; HTML Editors reviewed;

… Well, actually, they are probably laughing AT us. Yet another parody of the coolest science blogging network on The Intertubes, by which I mean ScienceBlogs-Dot-Com, is to be found at Malaria, Bedbugs Se Lice & Sunsets. It’s the Science Blogging Drinking Game and it mostly makes fun of Sciencebloggers. Just In Time For The…

New NCSE Video

“Teaching Creationism in Schools,” the second in a series of videos produced by NCSE, debuted at expelledexposed.com on April 23, 2008. The brief video presents three incidents in which NCSE helped concerned citizens to resist assaults on the integrity of evolution education. In the video, NCSE’s Eugenie C. Scott explains: “If we’re going to have…

A new poll asks “Do you think the thoery of Intelligent Design should be taught in our education system? Respondents to this on line poll were given the options: Yes, No, Not Sure, and What is it? The results show that nearly 90 percent of respondents oppose teaching ID in schools. Almost no one was…

Good News for Great Apes

The world’s rarest great ape has found a safe haven in the mountains of the west central African nation of Cameroon. With guidance from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Cameroon’s prime minister, Ephraim Inoni, has created the world’s first sanctuary exclusively for the Cross River gorilla. Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary spans only 19.5 square kilometers but…

The Bell Museum, in Minneapolis, has some fun stuff planned.

Poll Crashing Time

Pharyngula exhorts us to crash a poll on Intelligent Design. It is here. down on the lower left side. About eight hours ago, when PZ discovered the poll, the pro-intelligent design vote was overwhelming. Now, for some reason, the anti-intelligent design vote is overwhelming. So your vote is not needed, but you can still feel…

Obama-Rama

Why wait. You can vote for Obama now.