Archives for May 24, 2011

The last communication from the Mars Rover Spirit was on March 22, 2010. A few moments ago NASA announced that there would be no more attempts to contact the space robot after a transmission that will end on May 25th. It is suspected that Spirit’s internal circuitry was damaged by very low temperatures experienced during…

Please turn off your cell phone

Or else there will be … consequences.

It didn’t really occur to me that anyone actually believed that the world was going to end the other day. Honestly. I had assumed that some crazy preacher made the claim, that it was being used to scam the gullible here and there, but that almost no one was really taking it seriously. But, in…

Two pieces of sad news, some useful information, and a personal note (well, more of a political note). First, the useful information. For those of you affected or busy passing information to those who are, the City of Minneapolis has set up this web page with information: Resources available for North Side residents affected by…

Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Bruce Aylward says: Almost isn’t good enough with a disease this terrifying. Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world — and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.

Tim Pawlenty Lied

As documented by Dana Milbank, Tim Pawlenty has been telling us that he will be the one who “looks the American people in they eye and tells them the truth” and furthermore that Barak Obama can’t do to that.

How Birds Migrate

As part of Migration Week (inspired by this post), I’m covering migration related books (mainly having to do with birds). How Birds Migrate by Paul Kerlinger (with Illustrations by Pat Archer), Second Edition, is an affordable, up to date (2009 publication) comprehensive and intelligently written book. It is written for the general public but is…