Archives for October 25, 2011

It is called Comet Elenin.

Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

Please note, the whole “left side right side” brain thing is WRONG and we’ve known it has been WRONG for a very long time. Very. Long. Time. The reality is complex and interesting, but it is probably not what you think. The following video on this topic is pretty good:

Update: LeRoy Went Through To The Next Round!!!!!11!!

I have a few items for you from the Evolution Front. First, you can have a free copy of an excerpt form the book Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating by Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig: Click here for the PDF file. That was complements of the…

A new study confirming the accuracy of existing global temperature records has been ignored by the all the major television news outlets, except for one mention in a CNN news brief. But the omission is most conspicuous at Fox News, which routinely casts doubt on the temperature data, accuses climate scientists of doctoring research to…

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“No Child Left Behind” was doomed to be a failure, because it was ill concieved, politically cynical, and underfunded. But like the War in Iraq, the Patriot Act and Tax Breaks for the Rich, and all the other initiatives of the Bush Administration that never should have happened, we have been saddled with this melt…

Is Findings any good?

Looks interesting, but so far my “highlighting” in ebooks is fairly quirky and has to do with specific objectives I have that others may not know. In other words, sharing them would be potentially problematic considering how easy and common it is to take anyone’s words off the web and get all whingy about them.

w00t! My blog post on Urban Heat Islands has won the prestigious Editor’s Selection Award from News! See the awarding blog post here, and the awarded blog post here. Thank you Sarah Kendrew. Two other posts won the award as well: Ovarian Cancer at Microfluidic Future and In Praise of the Comet at the.soft.anonymous.…

“Copiale Cipher” Cracked

It is a document linked to a secret society. Here is the translated text