Archives for October, 2010

View image The gullies on a Martian sand dune in this trio of images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter deceptively resemble features on Earth that are carved by streams of water. However, these gullies likely owe their existence to entirely different geological processes apparently related to the winter buildup of carbon-dioxide frost. Scientists at the…

That’s what they say.

Settlement in Freshwater case imminent

A settlement is in the works in Doe v. Mount Vernon Board of Education et al., the case in which John Freshwater, a Mount Vernon, Ohio, middle school science teacher, was accused of inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including displaying posters with the Ten Commandments and Bible verses, branding crosses on the arms…

NCSE and climate change

The Oatmeal Experiment

If you are a teabagger or a Republican, don’t read below the fold. Just go away.

Michele Bachmann on Science

My Ballot for Next Tuesday: Page One

US Representative to the House, District 3 Jim Meffert I’m very familiar with Meffert’s stand on the issues, and agree with them fully. State Senator District 47 Leo Foley Leo Foley is a centrist Democrat who has done a great job to date. State Representative District 47A Denise Dittrich Dittrich has been a great representative.…

Interesting to look back at this now that the Arctic Ice Cap is opening up and disappearing: A new NASA study shows that the rising frequency and intensity of arctic storms over the last half century, attributed to progressively warmer waters, directly provoked acceleration of the rate of arctic sea ice drift, long considered by…

Cats vs Dogs

Hat tip: Todd.

… and I thought I’d share it with you …