Archives for December 1, 2011

Four students in one of our local junior high schools were involved in an uncontrolled fire and/or explosion a few hours ago. It was in a physical science class. One of the students was burned severely and is in the Hennepin County Hospital burn unit. His injuries are not life threatening by my understanding is…

Top Science Books of the Last Year

These are books that I’ve reviewed here, and would like to recommend that you seriously consider picking up if you are looking for a cool present for someone and you think they should read more science. I’m including a couple of bird books in this list, but I also recently wrote up a summary of…

Adventures in Defending Evolution

NCSE’s Josh Rosenau and Steve Newton sit down with the West Virginia University freethinking, inquiring, secular humanists, and chat about the rise of science denial, the ongoing battles with creationists, NCSE’s new climate change initiative, and more. Where: Morgantown, West Virginia. When: 4/5/2011

Sciency links you will like

Get out your 3D glasses and have a look at Vesta. Coolest pictures of dinosaur nest ever. Best science books of 2011 according to a Science Librarian

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

Do iPhones really do this?