Archives for January 31, 2009

Autostarting Programs in KDE 4 (Linux)

Bambi Googled!!!!

The Google Map Van, apparently, travels around the world, wherever there are streets, taking pictures of those self same streets to be on Google Map Street View. A student of mine recently contacted me for ideas about what to do about the fact that the Google Map Van took a picture of her house during…

Blogospherics

It’s a good idea to have a Fire Drill now and then. Do you know where the nearest fire extinguisher is? Right now? Go find it. Don’t forget: Atheists Talk–Bora Zivkovic, Sunday Morning!!!!! Hey, Atheists: It’s all your Dad’s fault! Here.

Science News Tidbits

Paleontologist reflects on Darwinian connections (PhysOrg.com) — As the former director and chief executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in England, Sir Peter Crane often walked in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Peanuts tainted with metal fragments (AP) — The government acknowledged Friday that a shipment of peanuts from the plant linked to a…

Bell Museum Events

from The Bell … This February the Bell Museum of Natural History will be celebrating the opening of the internationally acclaimed exhibit LIFE: A Journey Through Time; Photograpy by Frans Lanting. We hope you will join us on the evening of February 12th for a special exhibit opening event that will combine University of Minnesota…

Dumb Fugitives

And this week’s Darwin Award Honorable Mention goes to these two prison escapees in New Zealand: hat Tip: Geekology

Happy Birthday Grrrrrrrl Scientist!

A huge sculpture of the footwear hurled at President Bush in December during a trip to Iraq has been unveiled in a ceremony at the Tikrit Orphanage complex. Assisted by children at the home, sculptor Laith al-Amiri erected a brown replica of one of the shoes hurled at Bush and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by…

But it got better. Google has the capacity to place a sentence just underneath the title of a web site on a Google Search that says “This site may harm your computer.” Apparently, over the last several hours, Google started labeling every site on the internet with this sentence. Then it stopped. Some people think…

The Monaco Declaration (PDF) warns of the dangers to our oceans if we don’t terminate the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere. The oceans are becoming increasingly acidic thanks the to rise in the levels of CO2 brought about by the industrial age. This is leading to the reduction of habitable space for coral. So,…