Archives for July 2, 2008

Is PLoS Coming of Age?

Heavyweight science journalist Sir Delcan Butler has published an update, of sorts, on the status of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), published today in the journal Nature.* In it, he presents a study carried out by Nature on the financial status of PLoS, and describes the ups and downs of Open Access publishing.

Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity — to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he’s come up with a system that works.

Right winger Republican (RwR) Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado has quite a record: During her eight years in the Colorado Legislature, Musgrave, the mother of four and grandmother of five co sponsored a successful 2000 bill that defined a marriage as a union between one man and one woman. She has also pressed the legislature to…

Norm Coleman: Wrong.

Surprising Poll Results

In a surprising result, most Young Earth Creationists would prefer that Creationism not be taught along side Evolution. Source

…Until recently, “waterboarding” was something that Americans did to other Americans. It was inflicted, and endured, by those members of the Special Forces who underwent the advanced form of training known as sere (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape). In these harsh exercises, brave men and women were introduced to the sorts of barbarism that they might…

Happiness is a Hot Distro

“Great” you say… “But what’s a “Distro”????” Well, even if you don’t know what a Distro is, I can tell you that somewhere out there is the perfect Distro for you. Linux 101: An operating system is something you will never see. A “shell” is a way to get at the operating system. If you…

Attend the Lindau Meetings

… In the privacy of your own home or office, via the Intertubes! Here is how the Lindau meetings describes itself: The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the exchange of knowledge between Nobel Laureates and young researchers. The original idea of the meetings goes back to the two Lindau physicians…

The Civil Rights Bill

On this day in 1964…. The Civil Rights Bill – one of the most important piece of legislation in American history – has become law. US President Lyndon B Johnson signed the bill creating equal rights in voting, education, public accommodations, union membership and in federally assisted programmes – regardless of race, colour, religion or…

One excellent year of blogging. Here.