Archives for December 18, 2008

Math

We’ve been doing a lot of math in our house lately. Amanda is working out the relationship between ATPase production and force in muscle (turns out that requires piles of math) and Julia is learning Algebra. Meanwhile, I’ve mainly been cooking dinner. Like this: OK, OK, so that one does not work so well. This…

Darwin Award Tunnel, Russia

Actually, it’s Lefortovo Tunnel, Russia. Don’t go to Russia. And if you do, stay out of the tunnel.

Leopard

Mala Mala, Limpopo Prov., South Africa.

PLoS ONE Second Birthday Synchroblogging Competition is well under way with some sixteen sets of entries covering over twenty PLoS ONE peer science articles. Since the bloggers are working in the heat of competition, they are putting out extra good posts on a diversity of science topics. If you are a blogger and have not…

Right now, the best estimate for the difference between Franken and Coleman in the Minnesota Senate Race Recount is between about two and five votes (Coleman leading). The challenges that are currently underway and that will be finished tomorrow come hell or high water will shift that mainly towards Franken. It is quite likely that…

When Norm Coleman Is Indicted …

Donors to Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman’s reelection campaign may be surprised to learn that [he] is planning to use their contributions to pay blue-chip criminal defense lawyers to defend him against a reported FBI probe into his dealings with a wealthy businessman. … Coleman and his wife, Laurie, have retained lawyers … to deal with…