Archives for August 26, 2009

Two items on Ted Kennedy

Fellow Blogger Pat on Fairer Science has a tribute. And, for some reason, so does MIT, the school.

Carnival of the Vanities

… The original blog carnival … is out, and it is here.

Science blogospherics

Interesting reading: The Origin of the Hepatitis C Virus. Resistance shmisistance. Viruses will save our butts. A write-up of London Science Online 09

Blogospherics

Funniest religion related video I’ve seen in months: HERE. Signs of the time: Judd Gregg does not want you to know that the stimulus is working. Some guys are paddling down the Mississippi river to raise awareness of the word’s global water crisis. Interview with Reef Madness author David Dobbs. A review of Reef Madness…

Can Bachmann be beat in 2010?

An analysis by Eric Ostermeier says … In only one instance since the DFL merger has a political party both taken back control of the Governor’s mansion and lost a U.S. House seat…. … so it depends. It does make sense that a strong race for governor is going to have coat tails. Ostermeier’s analysis…

Fat Body = Not Fat Head?

A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today. Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years I don’t know what…

Let The Eagle Soar

Golden Eagle I hope I won’t disappoint you … this is not about John Ashcroft. It is about golden eagles (actually, maybe its about one golden eagle in particular).

Ted Kennedy 1932 – 2009

It has been said that everyone who grew up or lived in Kennedy country has at least one Kennedy story. This is true, of course, though mine are not especially impressive. But since this is a wake, you have to hear them anyway. Grab yourself a beer and a plate of steamed clams while I…

…within weeks, the English-language Wikipedia will begin imposing a layer of editorial review on articles about living people. The new feature, called “flagged revisions,” will require that an experienced volunteer editor for Wikipedia sign off on any change made by the public before it can go live. Until the change is approved — or in…

Back to school: Books on Creationism

If you are a teacher or a parent you may find some of these books especially useful to: a) prepare yourself; b) give to your child’s teacher or a colleague; or c) give to a school administrator. Seriously. Each link is to a review of the book to help you decide if you are interested.