Archives for December 11, 2009

Russians: “UFO was rocket”

More than 24 hours after the incident, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirms that it was a failed Bulava missile launch that caused the strange spiral shaped lights over Northern Norway yesterday…. details

Congratulations Amanda!

Today, Amanda marched for her Masters of Biological Science at the University of Minnesota.

OpenSource Science?

If you have not yet read John Wilbanks’ posts on OpenSource Science, which is a critique of the idea, than you should. Start with this one. There are two more right after that. But they are very long, so by the time you are done reading all three of those, there will probably be a…

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Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah starts tonight, as you probably know. This is the celebration of the Jewish version of Peak Oil. My family will be celebrating Hanukkah Sunday night (though we probably won’t go with the newborn) but you can celebrate now by visiting two interesting blog posts and reflecting on their meaning: White Coat Undeground: Just a…

Sunday Radio

The author of How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic, will be on the Radio this Sunday. Tune in!

Orac has been blogging for five years. That’s a long time, and it is impossible to look at that five years and say that his blog has not made an important difference. What? Huh? It’s “insolence”? Not “innocence”? Oh right…. all this time I was thinking it was Innocence! … suddenly, it all makes sense!