Archives for June 16, 2010

Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen again. Marine scientists studying the effects of the BP disaster are seeing some…

Paula Begoun is the bestselling author of “The Beauty Bible” and “Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me.” We’ll examine the science behind some popular beauty products, and find out what real research says about makeup myths. Submit a question for Paula to live@skepticallyspeaking.com for a chance to win a copy of “Don’t Go…

The Tobias Plinth

Technology explorations

Check out this thing. It’s called the “em chart” and it allows the quick application of the formula that you use to calculate relative “em”‘s … a measure of space in HTML. Web designers who use this sort of technique are making web page that scale properly when the user changes the size of the…

Oh deer!

startled …

And check out today’s picture. It’s … different.

Here’s one theory: Earlier this week, Pickle Monger pointed us to the very, very bizarre story of Alvin Greene winning the South Carolina Democratic primary despite being broke, unemployed, holding no campaign appearances or rallies, and having raised no money. No one knew who the guy was, basically, until after the election happened… which is…

The oceans of Mars teemed with life

… maybe. Maybe there were vast oceans, and maybe they were occupied by microbes. This, according to reserearch being discussed in Natoial Geographic.

Or, not… There is what appears to be a very good FOSS alternative: