Archives for June 26, 2008

The Perfect Bird Family Tree…

… is certainly still in the future. But we have seen a step in that direction in a new paper, coming out this week in Science. This research applies intensive and extensive genomic analysis to the avian phylogenetic tree. The results are interesting. This paper is summarized in a number of locations, most notably here…

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show Sunday, June 29, 2008, 9-10 a.m. Central Time In honor of Minneapolis Gay Pride, Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out discusses “Exposing ‘Ex-gay’ Ministries” and Jane Bowman of Project 515 discusses “515 Minnesota Laws that Discriminate Against Gays.” “Atheists Talk” airs live on AM 950 KTNF in the Minneapolis/St.…

Pile On

Join Zuska and her commenters in a pile on regarding the Smithsonian Magazine’s recent article on the archaeology of southern Africa. It’s racist, it’s sexist, and it’s even anti-Neanderthal. (The article, not Zuska’s post) Regarding the writing about the use of stone tool technology in the article: It says, “could be women – but no…

Harvard Medical Labcast

Harvard has a new podcast called Harvard Medical Labcast, Science that’s Changing your World. It’s pretty good, and you can find it here. If you want the latest Linux podcast managing client, check this out.

Cool on the Intertubes

Please have a look at the latest I and the Bird (Number 78) blog carnival, located HERE at It’s Just Me. Also, PLoS has published a number of avian biology papers lately, all of which I want to read and eventually will (at least some of them). But for one of them, there is a…

This is not a time to be profound. This is a time to rehydrate and make some more coffee. And search around for stuff that fell out of pockets.

Mike!

Seven Days of Carlin Three

Blog Carnival

The Tangled Bank # 108 is HERE at Wheat-Dogg’s World.