Archives for March 21, 2011

A Young River in an Old Valley

The Red River in Minnesota flows backwards in its channel, in a northerly direction. Its course is backwards not because it’s going north (many people in America do think that rivers flow south), but rather, because its channel is part of a larger channel that historically carried more water than any other river on this…

DN Lee’s stuff

I just wanted to let you know about two recent on line items concerning my fellow blogger DN Lee: Henrietta Lacks Gave You Life: Black woman who died of cancer helped advance cell culture and develop drug treatments. By: Dr. Danielle N. Lee Black folks gave America (and the world) gospel music, blues, jazz, hip-hop,…

The Friend of Darwin Award, also known as the Chucky, honors NCSE members for outstanding effort to support NCSE and its goals. Here’s what it looks like. And this year’s award goes to ….

Former USGS geologist Jim Berkland links tides, whale beaching, magnetic fields, lunar cycles, earthquakes, and stuff to predict that there will be a major earthquake on the North American west coast between March 19th and March 26th. The following video is rather mixed up but it will amuse you:

Women@NASA

New Web Site is Here. And here’s the video:

Live and unplugged version. Send this to your governor and state reps wherever you live.

There are new fires at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plants. There was a fire on the roof of Reactor Unit 3. It burned for several hours causing workers to pull out of the area to have radiation levels tested. The radiatoi levels did not, however, change. About 6:00 PM local time fire went out…

Japan quake, tsunami, nuke news 06

Continued from here … Ana’s feed starting Friday 8 PM TEPCO has raised the occupational limit of radiation for its workers to 150mSv/hr. Some workers have already been exposed in excess the old limit of 100mSv/hr. Workers who have been exposed to the limit will not be sent back in. -NHK morning broadcast Saturday: Those…

The Story of Nuclear Boy

So that Japanese children can be traumatized by the Fukushima in a more appropriately Freudian way and never really learn to love properly: Personally, I think this would be more accurate if Nuclear Boy was sitting next to three or four Diaper Genies on fire. See also this post at Class:M … “At first glance,…