Archives for June 22, 2010

McChrystal will resign

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I have an ex facebook friend with no sense of proportion, no sense of humor, and very little sense of her own lack of importance. We disagreed on guns. She wants unfettered gun ownership. We disagree, apparently, on anthropogenic global warming. She thinks its made up. I don’t. And now, she wants the whole world…

A mite bit of a problem

Did you know that there is a mite problem? Among other things, they appear to have infested the dog food supply chain, and it may even be that through this vector, mites may affect both humans and dogs with allergy more widely than previously. This is an interesting emerging disease, in a way. To start…

Divers Topics (not about diving)

Can prayer reduce the number of abortions? One of the most interesting stories in evolutionary biology is reviewed by Larry Moran: On the Origin of the Double Membrane in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts At least one bad idea by Big Oil has been stopped.

Drill, Baby, Drill

Biologist fears Gulf oil threat to dolphins “We will brace for the worst if the oil comes here, but we don’t think there is any protection we can give to the dolphins if it does. What will happen if they can’t move away from it? It scares the hell out of me,” Randall Wells said…

In graphic design, Marian Bantjes says, throwing your individuality into a project is heresy. She explains how she built her career doing just that, bringing her signature delicate illustrations to storefronts, valentines and even genetic diagrams.

I dunno. But Stephanie Zvan has worked out the Gun Protection Best Case Scenario. And it happens to be the latest post on Quiche Moraine so I know you won’t want to miss this.

Brookhaven National Lab Blogs

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research laboratory funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Located on Long Island, NY, Brookhaven operates large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and advanced technology. The Laboratory’s almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 5,000 visiting researchers…

Weizmann Blogs

The Weizmann Institute of Science is a basic research institute in Rehovot, Israel. About 2,700 graduate students, scientists and staff work in 100 buildings on a 300-acre campus. There are five faculties: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Mathematics and Computer Science; as well as the Feinberg Graduate School and an educational arm – the Davidson…

… Which might well be cold and dead because the firearm discharged by accident or was taken away from me by a home invader or I got depressed and shot myself. Yes, folks, there are things to consider when contemplating private firearm ownership other than what you see on TV or read in the NRA…