Archives for July 14, 2010

The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.

Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Head of the Global Landscapes Initiative speaks about what is happening with the latest ecological disaster and what lessons can be learned from it. Hat Tip: Emily

You know Darwin sailed, famously, on The Beagle. But did you know he also sailed on another boat? Check it out. More Bird Body Part Blogging: Spurs and blades on the wings of jacanas, lapwings, sheathbills and archaeotrogonids (clubs, spurs, spikes and claws part II)

This could be one of the strangest stories out … well, this week. Prominent Twin Cities lawyer, Aaron Biber, has been charged with getting a 15-year old boy drunk and sexually assaulting him. I don’t know a lot more about the case than that. In his defense, Biber claims that the 15 year old was…

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

Improv Everywhere does Star Wars

The New Yorkers … they laugh now.

First, strange creature passes in front of BP Oil Spill Cam. Click here to help identify it. Hat TIp Mad Lolscientist. Second, “Chupacabras in Texas?” Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy See Commentary by Joshua Rosenau.

Do you support Big Space Science?

If you do, now is when you should do something about it. The Planetary Society is asking for Americans to contact their Senators, RIGHT NOW.

And we need your help to move it. Please click here so the global network of DNS servers knows that you want to visit the MnCSE. You should really visit the site anyway, it’s very cool, even if you are not a Minnesota. I love the graphic thingie on the top of the right sidebar…

Well, at Gombe, the longest running chimp project, fifty years today!