Archives for August 5, 2010

Darwin’s Google Bio

Evolved Carnival

The Carnival of Evolution #26 is Here on The Thoughtful Animal. Submit your posts for the next carnival here.

After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest — and so began a journey that would teach him a…

Check out the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” web site. Get rid of the senate method of fillibuster. If you are in CA, work against Prop 23.

“When my life is through, bury me in barbeque.” Hat Tip: Miss Cellania.

Astonishing Stuff from The Deep

Watch it now before AGW makes it all go away.

My grandfather fought against the assault on our freedoms in the form of the Kaiser’s army in WW I. At one point he became gravely ill (the “Spanish flu” perhaps) and was not allowed to march forward with his unit. They were all killed. My father fought in WW II against the Nazi’s, who were…

There, I said it.

Named Tropical Depression Colin, which started to dissipate more quickly than expected yesterday, looks like it may be getting reorganized again. It is now just a low pressure area 300 miles north of the Virgin Islands, but probably contains some tropical storm force winds. It is possible that over the next two days Colin could…