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Archives for April, 2012

Yes. But don’t assume you know a stupid person when you see one. Our governor just vetoed a bill passed by our Pointy Headed Republican Legislature which would have significantly reduced regulation on dangerous fireworks in the state, allowing everyone access to explosives that are currently banned. Which reminds me of a story.

New Catscans

The latest in Cat Scan Research:

I don’t know if this phrase … … originally from Adam Savage or if he’s quoting someone. I think it might be his. Today, I was in an internet argument with someone (can you believe how many people on the internet are WRONG???) and I used a phrase like that. Then I instantly lost the…

The American Economy

So you can help them collect data????? OMG, this is so cool! The USGS is trying to achieve a denser and more uniform spacing of seismographs in select urban areas to provide better measurements of ground motion during earthquakes. These measurements improve our ability to make rapid post-earthquake assessments of expected damage and contribute to…

Here’s the real thing:

Happy Anniversary ACT UP

Technically, it was a few days ago, but I missed it. Here’s Rachel Maddow’s coverage: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Why do most Americans doubt AGW?

Features Michael E. Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Bear in The Cities

For the second time in six months, a wild black bear was found wandering around deep in the urban zone in Saint Paul. I’m not sure what happened to the last one, but this one was killed by Saint Paul police under advisement of the Department of Natural Resources. To give you an idea of…

Staring tomorrow morning, if you are in the Twin Cities, there is Lynn Fellman’s talk at the Hennepin County Library downtown. Lynn Fellman creates art that combines genetic data with creative imagery. Fellman will discuss basic genetic concepts, how art can uniquely express science concepts, and why many of us may find Neanderthal genetics in…