Archives for September 29, 2009

Two Sblings and their forthcoming books

Coming Soon: Written in Stone “Hey, PZ, how’s the book coming along?”

An international team of researchers, including Monash University biochemists, has discovered evidence at the molecular level in support of one of the key tenets of Darwin’s theory of evolution. … that it happened …

You may know that much of the climate change on earth over the last two million years-the coming and going of ice ages-is caused by the “orbital geometry” of the planet. The amount of planetary tilt and the time of year the tilt occurs change over time. When the Northern Hemisphere is less tilted towards…

Excellent Reading in the Blogosphere

Whatever she wants – sexual selection …. A post translated by Igor Santos from the original published by Atila at the Brazilian blog Rainha Vermelha. Check out what is New and Exciting in PLoS ONE, including “The Genome of the Stick Insect Medauroidea extradentata Is Strongly Methylated within Genes and Repetitive DNA” Will ants trump…

Maddow on Acorn

The De-Fund Acorn Act of 2009: Shame. Maybe even illegal.

Do not watch this if you can’t handle geeks wearing viking hats.

Boycott the Pure Sensia digital radio

It runs Linux as its OS. But …

What makes a perfect day at the lake?

When the wind stiffens it blows the fog off the lake and replaces it with a biting spray. And when the wind slackens the sound of air rushing though the leaves and around the cabins is replaced with the crashing of the white caps that stand off from the more protected bay. Either way it…

Sagan and Hawking’s new music video

Here at The Lake I don’t get enough intertubules to watch a video reliably. So I can’t separate the DJ effect from the Slow Connection effect in this video, but it looks good: