Archives for August 31, 2010

… similar diets, similar physiology, and they are even very intelligent …

Human growth has strained the Earth’s resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine “planetary boundaries” that can guide us in protecting our planet’s many overlapping ecosystems.

Stuff to read

While the world was focused on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a BP refinery here released huge amounts of toxic chemicals into the air that went unnoticed by residents until many saw their children come down with respiratory problems. Ick, BP! Fossil Hunters in Romania Find a 2-Clawed Relative of Velociraptor. Here.…

A Bloggy Announcement

Starting tomorrow, September 1st, and running through the entire month, I’ll be posting one or two (or more) items each day specifically written for (or at least, that I think will be useful for) teachers, as part of the usual “Back to school” effort I do every year. This year’s effort will be significantly more…

Plant Carnival Sprouts

The current edition of Berry Go Round is at Seeds Aside, here.

If not, you should join it. This is a good time of year, with school starting and all, to show some support for science education.

She was a church lady. I could see it a mile away. Her hair cut, her clothing, her way of standing, and as I got closer, her way of speaking and, eventually, the things she said. I will call her Joan. It is not that surprising to find a church lady like Joan at Har…

Despite rather bizarre rumors to the contrary, Earl was never headed straight for Haiti, but it is a large and strong hurricane, and strong tropical force winds are affecting and will continue to affect the northern regions of the island. Earl is now a Category Four hurricane and will remain so for the next few…