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Speech by a famous feminist on the importance of empowerment of women in the business world:

Donald Trump’s Penis

I don’t really want to write a blog post about Trump’s junk. But I did feel a responsibility to get this image, the one at the top of this post, out there. If you want to know more about penis size, including the large vs. small hand as indicator of large vs. small penis idea,…

It is all about the honest conversation. And the dishonest conversation. Corporate Funding of the Research Endeavor: Good Corporations have an interest in research. They use this research for profit or to minimize liability. Some corporations have their own researchers, some provide grants to scientists to conduct research, and some fund activities that might not…

Back in the old days, yesterday, making comments on the mobile version of Scienceblogs.com was sometimes difficult because the thingie at the bottom of the post that suggests the other wonderful blog posts you might want to visit tended to cover up the comments. That has been fixed! That is all, thank you very much…

Did humans kill off the last dinosaur?

Classic dinosaurs went extinct long before humans existed. But birds are dinosaurs, and birds still exist. So, no. But birds are not classic dinosaurs mainly because they are not extinct (a tautology) and they are not big and scary. But some of them were. One of the last (but not the last) big scary bird-dinosaur…

Senator Leo Foley RIP

Just a quick note that will be of interest to my local readers. Senator Leo Foley passed away at the age of 87, just a few days ago. Senator John Hoffman, who now hold Senator Foley’s old seat, wrote this: Last Friday, Feb. 5 former Coon Rapids Senator Leo T. Foley passed away peacefully surrounded…

The John Droz Letter

The following is a repost of a Facebook Post by Michael Mann. I don’t think this needs any comment from me. The original is here. Begin Repost Several colleagues have notified me of the following email that has been sent to a presumably broad group of researchers and academics by John Droz of the ‪#‎Koch‬-funded…

New Elements for the Periodic Table

Four elements are being added to the Periodic Table of the Elements. (I’m going to need a new shower curtain). These elements have been “known” for a long time, but are only now being added for reasons explained in the video below. Meanwhile, have you read The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of…

The Time Scales of Political and Climate Change Matter The US is engaged in the laborious process of electing a new leader, who will likely be President for 8 years. Climate change has finally become an issue in US electoral politics. The climate policies of the next US President, and the Congress, will have a…

August Berkshire of Minnesota Atheists has organized an Atheist Talk radio show for tomorrow, Sunday Morning, in which various people will discuss many of the top science stories of 2015. The idea is for each guest to take the Discover Magazine’s top 100 stories of 2015, pick a subset of ten, and have at them.…