Archives for January 2, 2009

As a daughter, I was raised to know nothing about money. Whenever I tried to ask my father a question on the subject he would respond, “Nu, Daphne? Since when the interest in business?” and shoo me away. … apropos our discussion here, read about Bernie Madoff -> here ty Ana

Bird News

Scientists monitoring at Mount Moreland – South Africa’s largest Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica roost – have captured their first overseas ringed bird from a festively snowy location. The young Barn Swallow had flown all the way from Finland – a total of 11,000 km! “This is an amazing Christmas gift”, said Hilary Vickers of the…

Pirates Captured

A French warship has intercepted two suspected pirate boats in the Gulf of Aden and arrested eight Somalis on board, the French navy says. International naval patrols are credited with helping deter most recent hijack attempts off Somalia, with only two ships captured last month. But pirates still managed to hijack a cargo vessel with…

I live in Minnesota, and our team is the Vikings. So I know something about losing, and from this perspective, I can explain to you what Norm Coleman is doing.

2008 Weblog Awards

The 2008 Weblog Awards are coming up, and apparently you can vote to help determine who wins. The site is here. I’m not sure how this works, exactly, but voting starts in a couple of days from now. You can, for instance, vote for ME or some other blogger for best science blog, as I…

Yellowstone Caldera Resources

With the increased seismic activity in the Yellowstone Caldera, it is likely that there is some increased interest in in the geology of the area. Here are some resources that should be of interest. First, we have a fairly recent peer reviewed publication on the “Super Volcano” known as Yellowstone, including some discussion of just…

More on the 12.9 k impact

Abundant tiny particles of diamond dust exist in sediments dating to 12,900 years ago at six North American sites, adding strong evidence for Earth’s impact with a rare swarm of carbon-and-water-rich comets or carbonaceous chondrites, reports a nine-member scientific team. story here