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The Colbert Video, Embedded

Here it is: The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Obama’s New Science Policy – Chris Mooney Colbert Report Full EpisodesColbert Report Tickets Paul McCartney AppearanceMore Funny Videos I’ll have more to say about the whole experience in my next column….thanks to everyone who wrote in with positive words about the segment.

Apocalypse When?

Over the past decade, I’ve spent many weekends camping in Boone, North Carolina. It’s a lovely place with rolling mountains and excellent BBQ. The town itself is features all sorts of unusual shops where you can make your own hemp jewelery, admire blown glass, and there’s also a particular bookshop known for mysticism and alternative…

The Colbert Report Clip

You can watch it here. Tons of funny stuff in Colbert’s segment on science, which starts roughly at 6:15 and runs to roughly 10:45. I was on for about three minutes, and was instructed: “No monkey business. No evolution.” Of course, even though Colbert plays a rightwinger who thinks with his gut rather than his…

While Chris is overhead somewhere flying to New York, I want to remind readers to tune in and watch him on The Colbert Report tonight!  He’ll be discussing the ‘war on science‘ and how the Obama administration can fix it.  And for those who just can’t wait until then, here’s Chris on The Daily Show…

Changing Landscapes

Four hundred years ago, my hometown sure looked different to Henry Hudson… This image from the New York Times provides interesting perspective on how times–and culture–have changed in Manhattan.

New Punk

Sb has a new guy who calls himself SciencePunk (aka ‘Frank Swain’). He’s from the UK and claims a history of ‘making zines, being a filthy scenester, stage-managing burlesque shows, climbing buildings, hanging out with strippers, arguing the toss and generally being a force for good.’ I haven’t followed his stuff, but the way this…

In two days, my favorite co-blogger will be appearing on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to discuss the ‘war on science‘ and how the Obama administration can fix it. With the nation abuzz over the stimulus package, melting ice shelves, and new cabinet appointments, it’s a timely subject, no? Chris has already shared some ideas…

Name The DeSmogBlog Book

DeSmogBlog will be putting out a book and it sounds like the publisher is ready for a title. Our co-blogger there, Richard Littlemore is taking suggestions and I encourage Intersection readers to add your ideas to the mix… Head over to provide feedback on the titles already being considered, vote, rewrite, or submit your own…

Sex, Work, Children, Trends

Science bloggers are still abuzz over Wednesday’s discussion of women in academia and now Razib (one of my very favorite sciblings) has taken the topic one step further.  He collected data on the mean number of hours worked last week broken down by sex and compared that with the number of children per individual. I…

Unscientific America Unveiled

As we’ve announced, our new book due out this Spring will be entitled Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future. We’re in the final stages of editing the manuscript and will be able to say more about its content very soon, but for now, we’re excited that we can finally show you the cover…