Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2007

Kyle Sampson tells the senate that Gonzo lied regarding the dismissals of the eight US prosecutors.

According to the creationists, the mighty and fearsome T. rex started out as a coconut eater until humans ruined it all — after the fall, innocent T. rex suddenly found it had to make a living by eating meat instead of coconuts.

As We Suspected …

Kyle Sampson, Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff, says in remarks prepared for delivery to Congress tomorrow that eight federal prosecutors were fired last year because they did not sufficiently support President Bush’s priorities.

Bathing Ducklings

I just took this in my garden when the first ducklings I have seen this year arrived to take a bath in the bird bath! Photographer: Diana Barker, UK. As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My…

Now Here’s a Real Slimeball

The governing board of the Smithsonian Institution announced that it accepted the resignation of its top official, Lawrence M. Small, after an internal audit showed that the museum had paid for his routine use of lavish perks like chauffeured cars, private jets, top-rated hotels and catered meals.

Gliding Lizard

Scientists have uncovered a fossil lizard in the Liaoning Province of north-eastern China, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports. Its most striking feature is a wing-like membrane, supported by the animal’s elongated ribs, that the lizard would have used for gliding. Photographer: Z Chuang/X. Lida. As long as you send images to…

When twins are born, they are either the product of separate eggs that are fertilized by separate sperm (fraternal twins) or they are the result of one egg plus one sperm that divided to produce two babies (identical twins). However, a set of twins has been discovered that is very likely unique: they are the…

Media-opoly

Here’s a streaming video, a la Schoolhouse Rock regarding the media.

Some mites are known to live exclusively in moist grasslands and pastures, where they break down vegetable matter (including livestock excrement) to provide a rich food source. Studying ancient civilizations can be difficult when they have left no detailed written records behind. But researchers say they now have a new tool for examining the fortunes…

Female Sex Drive Booster

It’s not viagra, which doesn’t work for females, but like viagra for men, it promises to increase a woman’s low sex drive nonetheless. Intrinsa is a clear patch that delivers a low dose of testosterone and is worn on the woman’s abdomen. Intrinsa, manufactured by Procter and Gamble, will only be available to women who…