Archives for June 20, 2008

Well, now it’s official. The leader of Zimbabwe is an out of control nut-job who will probably linger in office until very slow moving pressures from outside push him out, or until there is a bloody coup of some kind. This comes after his opposition has publicly considered pulling out of a contested electoral process…

Ice! Ice I say! IIICCCEEEEE!!!

To stop this obnoxious flashing, just hit the ESC key! It’s like gold, but better. It’s ice! On Mars! If there’s ice, there is water. If there is water, there cold be life. Maybe. I’m pretty sure the presence of H2O on Mars is not that surprising. But what are the chances of scooping up…

The Evolution 2008 conference started out today with a special program for K-12 teachers (mainly life science teachers) organized by the Minnesota Citizens for Science Education (MNCSE). The opening speaker was Scott Lanyon, director of the Bell Museum of Natural History. (The Bell hosted this event.) Scott’s objective was to outline several areas of evolutionary…

This is unbelievable. I go away for a few hours to attend a conference and this kind of crap happens: The school board of a small central Ohio community voted Friday to fire a teacher accused of preaching his Christian beliefs despite staff complaints and burning the image of a cross on students’ arms, according…

Blood flow in the brain is linked to neuronal activity. Therefore, various ‘brain scanning’ techniques can be used to observe neuronal activity in the brain. This has led to an astonishing revolution in knowledge of how the brain works. Of course, you knew that already. Also astonishing is that the reason for changes in blood…