Archives for December 7, 2008

But almost no papers report retraction of the story following the coroner’s verdict that the vaccine played no part in the death. On Tuesday the Telegraph, the Independent, the Mirror, the Express, the Mail, and the Metro all reported that a coroner was hearing the case of a toddler who died after receiving the MMR…

Hat Tip: Atheist Media Blog

Ubuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10 Compared

And the results are at the same time boring and astonishing. I mean, look at this graph: Never mind the details of the graph. The point is that the two distros, running on an almost identical Linux kernel and using identical desktops and an almost identical X system, are almost identical when run on an…

Get your science news in 3D

This is a bunch of people getting their science news in 3D: It must be a story about one of those parasites that come flying out of your head after breeding in your brain or something. Anyway, 3D Science News is HERE.

Today an LOL Cat …

Tomorrow, this dog is a snack.

Some Science News

Genetic Tests of Athletic Prowess — For Babies A new genetic test offers to predict the sports at which a baby will someday excel. But even if the science were sound — it’s not — this might not be a good idea. The $150 test, offered by Colorado-based Atlas Sports Genetics, looks at ACTN3, a…

Psffffffffewwww…. BOOM

Welcome to the War on Christmas. As I think it was Mike who pointed out for himself, “Happy Holidays” is what I learned to say when I was a kid because it was inclusive of New Years. Later, it continued to make sense because I discovered Jewish People. Eventually, by the time I was ten…

Sing the Atheist Anthem!

… so, you think can sing, eh? Well, Desiree Schell, talk show host with Q. Transmissions of Edmonton, Canada, has asked me to tell you about a contest. Q Transmissions wants YOU to sing us what is sure to be the next smash hit on the Skeptical charts… Fervent Unbeliever! … Perform your best rendition…

On Thin Ice

Gmail Stickers

So how do you get your stickers? We may be all about speedy electronic communication, but this time we’re going old school with snail mail. Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope (along with a note if you’re so inclined) to: Send me some Gmail stickers already P.O. Box 391420 Mountain View, CA 94039-1420