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Archives for October 6, 2007

The IgNobels winners have been announced

Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again. The winners of the 2007 IgNobel Prize have been announced. There have been several “worthy” winners, for example: Mayu Yamamoto from Japan won the Ig Nobel prize in chemistry for her development of a novel way to extract vanillin, the main component in vanilla bean extract, from…

Cephalopod Awareness Day?

I know I’ve said before that I don’t really “get” the whole cephalopod thing that P. Z. has, but I wonder if he’s heard of this little thing: Monday, October 8 is Unofficial International Cephalopod Awareness Day. Certainly, I hadn’t.

Only one more game…

…for the Indians to advance to the ALCS. I know, I know, long time readers know that I’m a Detroit Tigers fan. Sadly, after dominating their division during the first half of the season, my hometown team took a late season plunge right out of playoff contention, much to my dismay. Fortunately, there is one…