Archives for August 13, 2008

Carnivalia!!!

The Four Stone Hearth #47–Unasked Questions Edition is at a most unlikely place, Almost Diamonds. Carnival Of The Recipes is at “I’ve Got a Little Space to Fill” Get scared at The Boneyard #22 at Laelaps. The Carnival of Cinema: Episode 86 – Blogger of the Paradise is at Good News Film Reviews Carnival of…

A robot controlled by a blob of rat brain cells could provide insights into diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Created at the University of Reading, the project marries 300,000 rat neurons to a robot that navigates via sonar. The neurons are now being taught to steer the robot around obstacles and avoid the walls of the…

Webster Cook Acquitted

Webster Cook, the kid to made off with a Holy Eucharist from a Catholic Church (see this and links there-outwards) was acquitted after a seven hour trial, according to an email sent by Webster’s friend, Ben. Details are expected to emerge later.

This just in: A federal judge has ruled the University of California can deny course credit to Christian high school graduates who have been taught with textbooks that reject evolution and declare the Bible infallible, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. U.S. District Judge James Otero of Los Angeles ruled Friday that the school’s review committees…

From Sex, Genes and Evolution, a story of publishing in PLoS Open Access Journal: My lab has taken its initial journey on the PLoS ONE train. Yesterday, our paper entitled “An Expanded Inventory of Conserved Meiotic Genes Provides Evidence for Sex in Trichomonas vaginalis” was published in PLoS ONE. It’s a updated and detailed report…

When the shit hits the fan…..

A giant inflatable dog turd brought down a power line after being blown away from a Swiss museum. The artwork, entitled Complex Shit, was carried 200 metres on the night of 31 July, reportedly breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again. The sculpture, by American artist Paul McCarthy, was equipped with a safety system…

Unspoilt Amazonian rainforests covering an area almost as large as Texas have been provisionally earmarked for oil and gas exploration. A new report reveals that the area has been divided into 180 “blocks” designated for exploration by governments of countries that own the land on the western fringe of the Amazon. Their intention is to…