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The Great Divide

The Continental Divide runs north-south from Alaska to northwestern South America. It separates waters flowing into the Pacific Ocean from those flowing into the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. We stopped in New Mexico to document traversing this natural boundary…

New Mexico

While in Shreveport, Louisiana also we stopped at the Science Center to stretch our legs in the gift shop. Friendly folks, but still a reminder of the unfortunate Pluto affair. About half of the solar system mobiles, puzzles, and games had the 9th planet and the other half–not so much. What’s a space-loving youngster to…

Properly driving cross country involves stopping at unusual roadside attractions and sampling every regional delicacy you find. And once the landscape gets monotonous, calling into the local pop radio station to say you’d like to fill in as their guest DJ. Props to Brad Wells on Louisiana’s Star 101.9 for indulging me.

Crossing The Mississippi

The wind drowned out my commentary over the river, but watch for the train:

Finding Dreamland

This morning I woke up in Mississippi. Our highlight so far was Dreamland BBQ in Birmingham, Alabama. Has anyone been there? I also gave The Flip a try when the sun appeared in Georgia, so here goes a test run: Tonight, it’s Austin, TX.

On The Road

By the time this post publishes, I’ll be on the open road somewhere between the Atlantic and Pacific.  I’m leaving NC a couple months to circle the states for meetings, talks, and some fun along the way.  Stopping soon at UT Austin before heading west to USC where I’m looking forward to catching up with…

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…

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…

It was a long, hard, and tumultuous battle, but the clash of the titans that began here at The Intersection–that will go down in science blogging history as the Great Marine Invertebrate Wars–has ended.  And yes readers, our own fighting echinoderm has emerged victorious!  The final showdown happened this weekend when Jason of Cephalopodcast brought…