Archives for August 5, 2009

Texas is now a blue state.

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Open Access Comes of Age

Ginny Barbour, Part 5: Open Access, Achievements and Looking Forward from PLoS on Vimeo. Hat Tip: ABATC


Please Help the Louisville Library Yesterday the city of Louisville suffered a freak thunderstorm that dumped half a foot of rain in an hour and a quarter. Their library has been devastated, to the tune of a million-plus dollars in damage…. I ask anyone who is able to throw a few bucks their way.,,, How…

… Over the Dead.” “Hey, you can be so stupid sometimes,” chimed in another of the guys. “That’s a monkey tooth. I’m sure of it. Of course, how would you know, since you’ve never been close to a monkey!” At Quiche Moraine

Marilyn Monroe Found Dead ….

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis …. in her brentwood home, on this day in 1962. She was 36 years old. A concerned housekeeper called doctors to the scene, who were forced to break into her bedroom. This was in the days when you could call a doctor to the scene, and no special group of…

The man who entered an LA Fitness aerobics class and killed three women and shot many others legally purchased the two Glock 9 mm guns that he used. This makes him the current poster child for banning the sales of handguns in the US. Now. Not just one gun a month max, not just guns…

Oh! I got a Wiki. Oh.

The Wikios are out, and Bad Astronomy is the number one science blog. And, as of this morning, I was number 15! (but right now, I seem to be number 16…. but moving up again, so I’m sure it is only a matter of time before I’m number 15 again). Hey, wait a minute, didn’t…

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Health Care Reform is no longer designed to kill old people. Now, “Obamacare” will mandate free sex change surgery! … Well, I’ve always wondered what it would be like…. Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

This is a follow-up on the TED talk I just posed.