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Lights Out 2009

Google takes part in Earth Hour 2008 Hope illuminated the darkness… The next Earth Hour happens March 28th, 2009.

Dark Planet

Earth Hour 2008 Montreal Chicago Sydney

After taking some time to mull over the events of last week–when I saw a side of Scienceblogs.com I’ve not seen before, and that troubled me a great deal–I felt a strong need to clear the air. So let me say, at the outset of this first post in a series, that I speak for…

Cities Go Dark

Earth Hour 2008 Bangkok Toronto Dubai

Over the weekend, an hour of darkness brought reason for hope. Earth Hour 2008 serves as evidence that around the world, we’re collectively recognizing climate change and ready to act to curb our planetary fever. Detroit London San Francisco Check back for more photos throughout the day…

I’m hitting the road this morning for a week-long, three stop trip that takes me first to Princeton, New Jersey; second to Georgia Tech; and third to D.C. The first two stops are for talks, the last is for R&R, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting up with Sheril to work on a new project…

Don’t forget.

This hit my inbox last night, and after a week that left Scienceblogs reeling, it’s a much needed reminder that we all ought to stop taking everything so seriously and laugh at ourselves too now and then. I don’t know who made this, but atheist, agnostic, or spiritual at all, it’s absolutely hilarious! Listen for…

The Hunt Begins…

Today’s the start of Canada’s annual seal hunt and this year a new rule is in place to ensure seals are dead before they’re skinned. Hunters must sever the arteries under a seal’s flippers in an effort to make sure ‘it’s humane as it can be.’ Seal pups 10-21 days old who haven’t molted their…

Of Frogs and Ice Shelves

I haven’t blogged in the last few days–what happened here over Expelled has been quite a shock to my system, and I’m still trying to process it. I will have something to say about all that as soon as I’m ready, so prepare the expletives. Meanwhile, though, I wanted to point out my latest Daily…