Archives for August 15, 2008

But I thought I’d throw together a few of the more amazing scenes from earlier olympics. Hey, did you see the Cuba/US baseball game? Anybody know how Nix is? Anything broken? (Boy, that was rough…. talk about the agony of rolling around on the ground bleeding….) And now for today’s closing ceremonies….

This sweeping mosaic of Saturn’s moon Enceladus provides broad regional context for the ultra-sharp, close-up views NASA’s Cassini spacecraft acquired minutes earlier, during its flyby on Aug. 11, 2008. See PIA11114 and PIA11113 for the higher resolution views. This false-color mosaic combines Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) narrow-angle camera images obtained through ultraviolet, green, and near-infrared…

The leader of a religious group that authorities believe preys on children was released from a Pennsylvania prison Friday but won’t be required to register as a sex offender, triggering outrage in the community where he plans to live. George Feigley, now 68, was convicted in 1975 on charges including statutory rape, indecent assault and…

A Portrait of The Brain by Adam Zeman

Published by Yale University Press A Portrait of the Brain by Adam Zeman is a new book describing how the brain works (and does not work) in something of an Oliver Sack’s experiential manner, but with a twist. Zeman is a Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Nerology at the Pininsula Medical School. A Portrait of…

This color image is a three dimensional (3D) view of a digital elevation map of a sample collected by NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The image shows four round pits, only 5 microns in depth, that were micromachined into the silicon substrate, which is the background plane shown in red. This image…

The much-anticipated Bigfoot press conference Friday afternoon in Palo Alto, Calif., revealed little more than two men — introduced by a self-styled Sasquatch seeker — claiming to possess the 7-foot “body” of a “bipedal creature” on ice in a secret location, awaiting an autopsy. * Bigfoot finders Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer and bigfoot expert…

DNS Bug: It is still there.

Assume for a moment that I’ve used this DNS exploit to take control of your email account. The most obvious effect is that I can now read your mail. Also, I can read your mail and continue forwarding it to you, so that you never realize there is a problem. I can add attachments to…

The New Obama Ad

Carnivals

The 2nd Giants’ Shoulders Oekologie # 18 Carnivals of the Vanities Carnival of Space #67: Planets, Rockets, Books and Olympic Torches The Carnival of Cinema: Episode 87 – BVP: Bloggers Vs. Predator Friday Ark #204

Human Evolution on the Radio, Sunday

Betsy This Sunday on Air America Minnesota AM 950, Digital Artist Lynn Fellman (see: FellmanStudio and gallery) will interview … let’s see, who’s on the list this week … Oh, right, ME! As soon as they send me the information on the rest of the show, I’ll pass on the schedule for Sunday’s Atheist Talk…