Archives for March 18, 2011

Japan quake, tsunami, nuke news 05

… continued … Ana’s Feed Starting about midnight, March 17th Today’s chopper missions over Daiichi have been canceled. The IAEA has asked Japan to cooperate with the international community. Kan says he will do the utmost to overcome the crisis – vows to disclose more info to the int’l community. -kyodo news The new electrical…

Join artist Lynn Fellman and Professor Perry Hackett for a science and art presentation at Hennes Art Gallery in Minneapolis. It’s an evolutionary tale about an ancient fossil gene discovered by Hackett’s Lab at the University of Minnesota. The lab awakened the gene from an evolutionary sleep and named it “Sleeping Beauty”. Intrigued by the…

Nine of ten nuclear reactors at two locations at Fukushima, Japan, have problems ranging from damaged cooling systems to partial meltdowns, and spent fuel storage facilities at several of these reactors are severely damaged. In some cases, facilities seem to have been shut down safely. In other cases, there is a strong suspicion of serious…

You can’t explain this.

Random sn and tech news

There will not be a Mark Zuckerberg action figure. After being told it can no longer sell its Apple CEO Steve Jobs action figure, M.I.C. Gadget has been ordered to kill off its Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg action figure as well. The lifelike Zuckerberg doll was available for $70 online, but now Facebook has had…

Evomouse

For the first time, rain has been observed falling at low altitude on this moon of Saturn. Extensive rain from large cloud systems, spotted by Cassini’s cameras in late 2010, has apparently darkened the surface of the moon. The best explanation is these areas remained wet after methane rainstorms. The observations released today in the…

Why teach evolution?