Archives for March 19, 2011

Bloggy Threads of Interest

“Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand” by Chris Hedges was brought by Mike the Mad Biologist to the attention of Stephanie Zvan who wrote: Rights Must Be Protected *and* Shared Nature Blog Network turns us on to a blog of photos and video about about wildlife conservation, and a blog by a forest conservation officer.…

Death of a Russian Cosmonaut

Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin is coming out next month and it sounds pretty amazing. …The space vehicle is shoddily constructed, running dangerously low on fuel; its parachutes — though no one knows this — won’t work and the cosmonaut, Vladimir Komarov, is about to, literally, crash full speed into Earth,…

Related to Fukushima …

James at Class:M has an important post on the perception and cost of Nuclear Energy: What Fukushima doesn’t change PalMD at The White Coat Underground has an important rant about iodine, which is much in the news these days for obvious reasons: Saturday Evening Rant, Iodine Edition

Skepchick Evelyn (who also comments here now and then) is writing an interesting series of posts that consist of interviews by her of her dad, an Nuclear Engineer, regarding what is going on in Japan. I think this link is probably the best way to get to them. Speaking of Skepchicks, you should check out…

The Water is Rising

The amount of water available to produce floods is at a much higher than average level for Minnesota, including the Minnesota, Red, Mississippi and Saint Croix river drainages, not to mention smaller rivers and streams. As I write this personnel at the National Weather Service are dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on watches…

One day I was walking along a path dedicated to philosophers in Kyoto, Japan, with my friend Hitomi. It was interesting that there even was a path dedicated to philosophers. It made me think deeply about paths, which at the time was the subject of my PhD Thesis. Suddenly, earning a Doctorate of Philosophy with…