Archives for December 9, 2009

2000-2009 = warmest decade on record

This decade is on track to become the warmest since records began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday on the second day of a pivotal 192-nation climate conference. For central Africa and southern Asia this will probably be the warmest year, but overall 2009…

Technology and Cookies and Stuff

Google Chrome BETA is now available for Linux. Click here. I get the distinct impression that Google is no taking Linux seriously. Most interesting Christmas card for under $200.00. … made out of an iPhone. Science cookies. (Hat tip PZ)

Traumatized By Truth discussed Kids and Drugs: Time for that chat with the kids about drugs… Comrade PhysioProf notes the non-skeptical nature of some of the reactions among Skeptics to apparent sex bias in the volume edited by Skeptidemigod Dawkins. I had noticed that as well, and the irony is interesting. See: Defending Dawkins A…

This is being covered here, at Dynamics of Cats. I think it might be the Bat Signal. Here’s a cool video of the event:

Primate Diaries has an excellent writeup on the very important news that came out overnight regarding the “Danish Text” draft climate agreement, leaked to the UK’s Guardian. This climate agreement, if implemented, would significantly change the way climate management happens on this planet over the next several years, putting the bulk of the power in…

Sciencewomen Leaving Science Blogs

Alice Pawley and SciWo (nee Science Woman), the bloggers of Sciencewomen Blog here at, are retiring from the blogosphere . Please go visit their blog, check out the last two posts (a Farewell to Blog from each) and wish them well.

Here be monsters

Carnival of the Elitist Bastards is at Almost Diamonds. It is a particularly literary version of the beast.

The other day I was speaking with my future brother in law about the fact that most people remember that there was more snow in the past than there is now. This is totally true for me because I moved from a part of the country with a lot of snow (NY and New England)…

7 X 13 = 28

Now, if you would like to examine the significance of this new math, check out this post on Denialism at TUIBG


Stephanie Zvan is Still Not Dead. But there is a lot of blood. The fox holes, it turns out, are full of atheists, according to Greta.