The Intersection

Archives for March, 2009

Today, we move to our new home at Discover Blogs: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection While we have immensely enjoyed being a part of Scienceblogs, we’ve decided together that it is time to move on. Our tremendous thanks go out to Seed for hosting The Intersection since 2006 where we’ve been honored to share the network with such an…

Every now and then we plan something big and today’s no exception so check back this afternoon…

Our Blogger Panel At Duke

As promised, photos* from last Friday with ‘the Bloggerati‘. Here I’m in terrific company with Misha, Bora, and Abel over lunch in Durham: Bora and I chat with students about why we blog: * Special thanks to Abel for sharing the images!  For a terrific detailed description of the day, visit Terra Sigillata…

My oped is second only to a roundup of business news, as of 4 pm ET. See here. The op-ed has generated some 440 comments, too, at last count. I wonder if we will hear anything further from Mr. Will…. UPDATE: Scratch that, as of 7 ET, it is the number one article on the…

As any reader of this blog knows, I was for a while very critical of the Washington Post editorial page amid the George Will affair. Now, my view has changed. Today the Post publishes, replete with links to many scientific sources, my op-ed answering three claims Will made in his now infamous “Dark Green Doomsayers”…

Several readers have emailed me to comment on Michael Steele’s ummmm…imaginative explanations of both global ‘cooling‘ and Greenland: “We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I am using my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process. Greenland, which is now covered in…

Today Bora, Abel, and I visited Duke’s Sanford Institute on Public Policy for the second year in a row to discuss the coverage of science, health, and policy. We chatted with a group of undergraduates about the evolution of science blogs, the emergence of blogging networks, the role of science blogs vs the MSM, and…

Nothing else matters today. Nothing except what is going to happen in the very last episode of Battlestar, which has been running since 2004 and now culminates in a two hour extravaganza. We know the Battlestar is about to jump into the Cylon colony to rescue Hera, the human-Cylon hybrid child, and to make a…

‘Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington.’ – Governor Bobby Jindal, February 24, 2009 If this video is any indication, both eruptions have the potential to do a lot of damage and it seems to me they’re not mutually exclusive. So let’s keep an eye on…

Go Tell Bobby Jindal…

..about the undersea volcano that’s been erupting over the last four days in the South Pacific! What you see is smoke, steam, and ash shooting up thousands of feet near Tonga. And while this activity poses little threat to islanders right now, the image reminds me why I’m in favor of “something called ‘volcano monitoring’,”…