Archives for September 16, 2008

Hat Tip: Truth Is a Woman

For a mere half a billion dollars, NASA plans to send a robot to the Red Planet in 2013. NASA has selected a Mars robotic mission that will provide information about the Red Planet’s atmosphere, climate history and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before. Called the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft,…

Midnight Snack Time

I’m back from HQ and I must say phone banking is both frustrating and rewarding. Let me tell you some facts about Minnesota’s third congressional district: 1) Nobody is home. Well, OK, that’s one fact, but a very solid one. But seriously, Starting tomorrow and for ten days hence, Madia HQ has some super hot…

Engage In Civics, Get a Free Kitten!!!

Not enough people are visiting A Vote for Science yet. So we’ve got a special offer. Go to A Vote for Science and get your free LOL Kitten!!!!! In the mean time, I’m off to Ashwin Madia HQ to wrangle up some votes. You do realize, yes? … that McCain has pulled ahead of Obama…

Million Comment Redux Machine

We now have a rotating comment thingie on the Sb Main Page, where we will be playing back the best couple hundred thousand or so of the million comments we have received so far. Also, don’t forget to sign up for the contest.

hat Tip: TUIBG

Republican right wing women threw a hissy fit (as Republicans are famous for doing) because Oprah Winfrey chose to not interview Sarah Palin. The Oprah Empire appears to be unaffected by this reactionary bullying. So, does this mean that Palin’s policies when she becomes president will include dictating who does what on TV? Does it…

Loggerhead Turtles

Vote for the best biology project video

I. The Mitosis Cycle by Numbuh4 Best Cell Movie Ever by Jman1547 AP PKU Biology Project by prometheusjptr

A science blog reader made the millionths comment!?!?! Man, we’ve got to find that guy and stop him!!!!!1 Details Here Realize, of course, that we can’t actually officially count the actual number of actual comments for technical reasons. But we are there statistically fer sher. The Party on the black forest is on. I went…