Archives for July 16, 2012

Baby Birds

This is baby bird week on 10,000 Birds. From the intro post: Somehow it seemed fitting that after our last theme week – Bird Love Week – that we should spend a full seven days examining what could be the results of that theme. It’s Baby Bird Week on 10,000 Birds and the adorable, fuzzy-wuzzy,…

Curiosity Update

We’re getting closer to the Impossible Landing that NASA is going to attempt on Mars, and the space agency has sent out a new press release.

I want to tell you about a cool book, but first, here’s something interesting about Dragonflies. Terrestrial animals (like humans) require long chain fatty acids but don’t synthesize them from basic parts. Higher terrestrial plants don’t make the biggest of these molecules either, but plants do make molecules that can be turned into things like…

Louisiana is preparing to spend over $11 million to send 1,365 students to 20 private schools that teach creationism instead of science as part of Governor Bobby Jindal’s new voucher program. It is time to halt the implementation of this creationist voucher program. It is increasingly clear that one of Governor Jindal’s primary education goals…