Archives for August 2, 2010

Politically Speaking …

It turns out the American Teabagging Party is very diverse after all. They have all sorts of nutbags and morans amongst their members: Tea Party Diversity Event at Crooks and Liars. Mn Guv Candidate picks up key endorsement from the Star Tribune. … And, in that very same race, the Democrats hold a lead in…

… from the National Center for Science Education. Click the picture to get the PDF of Darwin’s Universe: Evolution from A to Z .

Scientifically Speaking ….

A new mammal species has been discovered in Madagascar, and is described here on Tetrapod Zoology. It is NOT a primate. Brian Switek reviews Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, an important book that “an in-depth look at wild animals on film, covering the history of wildlife…

Coal Ash … ick

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Atlanta Skeptics Star Party 2010

When: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Where: The Emory Math & Science Center, 400 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322 Proceeds to go to Light the Night – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Please join the Atlanta Skeptics on Thursday, September 2, 2010 for stargazing, food, drinks and conversations with astronomers. We are once again…

Tropical Depression FOUR is here

And somewhat notable. We are looking more closely than usual at hurricanes this season because this is expected to be a fairly intense year for this category of meteorological event. Tropical Depression Four is now located at about 12.6N 41.1W, otherwise known as out in the middle of the Atlantic. It is heading WNW at…

Which Kindle Do You Really Want Now?

Which Kindle should you buy (or beg the relatives to give you for your birthday)??? The Regular 6 inch Kindle or the fancier Kindle DX? It is said that the two extant technologies …. Kindle-like low power ePaper displays vs “real tablet computers” will merge. I’m sure this is true. It is just as sure…

Then played back real slow:

And then …. there’s this: At the beginning of every school year, I try to post new and “the best of” blog posts specifically written for teachers. If you want to see this year’s “back to school special” posts in a list, click here. I’ll be posting these items through the month of September. There…