Archives for September 22, 2011

Minnesotans: Save the Planet Saturday!!!!

Ride your bike to the state house on Saturday for MN 360 2 to 7pm on the State Capitol Lawn – St. Paul, MN Inspiring Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis: to create a new sense of urgency and possibility for our planet. On September 24th, millions of people all around…

The first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface produced by NASA’s new Aquarius instrument reveals a rich tapestry of global salinity patterns, demonstrating Aquarius’ ability to resolve large-scale salinity distribution features clearly and with sharp contrast. NASA/GSFC/JPL-Caltech One of NASA’s newest Big Sci machines has generated a high quality map…

Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body is a book you should read. With one small caveat I’ll give you below, it can be used as a behind-the-desk supplement for teachers of anatomy or any kind of organismic biology in High School or Intro College. It can be assigned…

Death, Dating, Doubting, and More Death

A few items over on The X Blog that you may not want to miss: “Our Generation Has The Power To End It” regarding the tragic death Jamie Rodemeyer (feel free to spell that “Jamey”); We address the question “Should Scientists Date People Who Believe in Astrology?“; Huxley got called a sissy by some guy…

As you know, the UARS (Satellite) is in the process of de-orbiting. It is a bit more like a death watch (have you ever done one of those?) than a technological procedure. The satellite was pushed into a dangerous orbit that would drag it down within several days, and it is now losing its grip…