Archives for April 9, 2009

I think I rented the wrong DVD

… is here, at Quiche Moraine. Please go and visit this blog carnival, then visit all the sites pointed to by the blog carnival, read them, submit them all to social networking sites, enter them in blogspheric contests, and so on and so forth. Because that’s how we do things in The Blogosphere . I’ll…

Photo Synthesis …

… isn’t just for plants anymore. It’s a new blog here at the Blorg, a Scienceblogs Dot Com production. The internet is home to a wealth of captivating science images, from the many microscopic components of a cell to the remote corners of the universe captured by Hubble. On Photo Synthesis, we aim to bring…

The First Pacemaker

I heard an interesting story today from someone involved in heart surgery research, a story about the first battery powered pacemaker to be used on a human. I don’t know if any aspect of this is apocryphal or not, but I can tell you that the source is pretty reliable, and parts of this story…

Voters in a small town in … Missouri have re-elected their popular mayor to a fourth term, several weeks after he died of a heart attack. Harry Stonebraker died at the age of 69 in March … He won by a landslide, securing 90% of the vote in the 723-population town. Winfield [town] will appoint…

Pirate Update

Negotiations are continuing for the release of an American captain held by Somali pirates in a lifeboat in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa. He was taken from cargo ship Maersk Alabama after it was briefly seized by pirates a day earlier. A US warship on anti-pirate patrol in the high-risk area sailed…