Archives for December 1, 2008

Upgrade Your MoralMaster 2.0

Do you remember the Moral Master 2.0? Well, you may have noticed that the training video gave you the first and last of the Fundemental List of Moral Question, but not the ones in the middle. This is because it was assumed, correctly I’m sure, that we are a culture of immediate gratification and rapid…

A sugar molecule linked to the origin of life was discovered in a potentially habitable region of our galaxy. The molecule, called glycolaldehyde, was spotted in a large star-forming area of space around 26,000 light-years from Earth in the less-chaotic outer regions of the Milky Way. This suggests the sugar could be common across the…

Ghost Bird: The Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Cool. Is it or isn’t it? Hey … the UPS guy… he saw it! Learn more here.

What a gneiss picture

This is my best bud Stephanie relaxing in her rock. I have a whole series of photographs of Stephanie inside rocks. I think it is utterly hilarious that in an entirely unrelated stream of events, a friend of hers (whom I do not know) asked her to model for a photography class she was taking,…

Give the gift that keeps on giving.

Seed Media Group, who brings you Scienceblogs.com and Seed Magazine, is …. offering the chance to give the gift of science year-round. Donate a Seed magazine subscription to a science classroom and we’ll give you the base subscription price of $14.95. You may donate one or more subscriptions to a school (or schools) of your…

Anonymity & Credibility

The following is a comment, which in turn is intended to invite your comment, on Anonymity & Credibility, by B.Z., a student at the University of Minnesota. I have chosen at this time to keep B.Z.’s identity anonymous, but perhaps it will be revealed at a later time. B.Z. is researching the development and nature…

Carnivals!!!

Carnival of Recipes: Holiday Gift Giving Edition 2 Change of Shift: November 27, 2008 Volume Three – Number Eleven Carnival of Cinema: Episode 102 – Escape to Blog Mountain the November 30, 2008 edition of Everything Worth Reading >

The Twenty Thousandth Comment Award

As you know, this blog is heading quickly towards its twenty thousand’s comment. Now, I know this is nothing like a million comments, but it is still a good round number in base ten. And we forgot to notice the ten thousandth comment. So we’re celebrating this one. There will be three awards. This is…

What a November

It is December 1st, so it must be time for the November Rehash. And what a November it was: Surely one to go down in history. But, never mind that. What I want to know is, what happend on my blog last month! Well, November was my biggist month ever in terms of readership, even…