Archives for September 25, 2009

I thought you would never ask …

The detectives who waited on my doorstep the afternoon after Jake’s murder asked lots of questions, even if they were about Carla, and they listened very well. I was nervous at first, but once I got over the shock of seeing them at my door, I was telling them everything. Enjoy a little free on…

I have to admit that when I first saw the headline for this story (which I’ve used as the title of this post) in the 365-gay-news service (a GLBTA news aggregator), my first thought was “Is this something happening on Cape Cod, out in P-Town? Or is this something happening in South Africa, in Cape…

Have a Windows 7 Launch Party! Yipeeeee!!!

This is not a parody. I think. Hey, wait, is that the Apple guy on the left? OK, let’s do an activity. Let’s list all the things that could GO WRONG at this party! OK? I’ll start:

Some science links for you

Eric Johnson has a review of Frans de Waal’s book in Seed, readable here at Seed Dot Com. Brian writes up fossils found by Bain (and later studied by Brain, of course) that I find near and dear. Both Brian’s review and the fossils themselves. From South Africa. We’re more likely to behave ethically when…

Brian Malow: Science Comedian

Is on Skeptically Speaking tonight. Click here for details.

You’ve certainly heard of the ARIS 2008 survey from Trinity College. One of the more interesting aspects of the survey is the demonstration that there is a sex difference in patterns of religions identification. Below I give some links where this has been discussed, but I want to note that in many discussions one of…

The Importance of Scientific Literacy

“At least once a week, if not once a day, we might each ponder what cosmic truths lie undiscovered before us, perhaps awaiting the arrival of a clever thinker, an ingenious experiment, or an innovative space mission to reveal them. We might further ponder how those discoveries may one day transform life on Earth.” ~Neil…

The meme of honourable death

The Anglo Boer War (in what is now South Africa from October 11th, 1899 to May 31st, 1902) was a turning point in European style military history. Previously, infantry would operate in large blocks that would move forward, turn and open or close ranks, and winning an infantry engagement would involve getting your columns around…

The Rundown on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier (14,410 ft) has lately attracted a small amount of attention because of what is considered by some an increase in seismic activity there, so I thought it might be nice to get a baseline description of this volcano for those of you interested in such things. For scientifically accurate information and interesting discussion…

Send GrrrlScientist South with the Birds!