Archives for November 12, 2008

Blogospherics

Must go teach …. can’t blog now…. arrrrgggg…. OK, I got nothing so please enjoy the following blogosphereic suggestions. Well, you can start out by going HERE and voting for me for best Science Blog (just click on the little plus sign!). Or you can suggest some other blog if you must. Or both. Mama…

This image of the northern polar region of Saturn shows both the aurora and underlying atmosphere, seen at two different wavelengths of infrared light as captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Energetic particles, crashing into the upper atmosphere cause the aurora, shown in blue, to glow brightly at 4 microns (six times the wavelength visible to…

UN appeals for DR Congo back-up

The head of UN peacekeeping has asked the UN Security Council for more than 3,000 extra troops to protect civilians in the eastern DR Congo. Alain Le Roy said current peacekeeper numbers were not enough to protect civilians from violence perpetrated by rebel groups and the Congolese army. There are 9,000 UN peacekeepers in the…

Holy crap! Jesus in a Cheeto!

Or is “cheetos” singular … I’m not sure. But wait, there’s more…

The name of Allah is written in this eggplant. (source) … in Western Europe. Currently, strange shaped veggies … carrots that look like human sex organs, potatoes that look like Mr. Potato head wearing glasses, and of course, rutabagas in the shape of the Virgin Mother Mary cannot be legally sold in Western Europe. That…

It is hard to kill fungus. Well, not really. They can’t handle being burned and chlorine does them in and lots of other chemicals are bad for hem. But when a fungus infects a person … like with Aspergillos, an infection with Aspergillus in the lungs, fungi are tricky. To kill an infectious agent, one…