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Archives for October, 2015

Sanity-saving tip: never visualize a nautilus from the perspective of its prey.

The money is all green, anyway

This retracted article is proof that there is a diversity crisis in Silicon Valley. Forbes has removed a contributor piece titled “There Is No Diversity Crisis in Silicon Valley” after being hit with a barrage of criticism from readers, including many leading the tech industry’s movement to hire more women, Hispanics and African-Americans. The article,…

Last year, Nature Chemistry published an article by Alexander F. G. Goldberg and CJ Chemjobber titled “A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products“. Everyone should read it. It’s a thorough description of all chemical-free products, and the paper itself is a free download. Here’s the introduction. Manufacturers of consumer products, in particular edibles and cosmetics,…

It will be a fine day to be glued to the computer, because TONMOCON VI is happening, and this year they’ll be broadcasting it on the internet. Some day I will be there, when I’m not stretched thin and tied down with classes.

Pacific striped octopuses like to get up close and personal when intimate. Can you blame them? Oooh, cephaloporny.

But all dinosaurs are mutants!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: yet another creationist has disproved evolution. This one has a site called creationdino.blogspot.com — he thinks dinosaurs are evidence against evolution — and calls himself “@BeholdBeast” on Twitter, and is actually named David Wilson. He thinks he has an undeniable proof that evolution did not occur. His…

Bill Nye and abortion

Bill Nye talks about the realities of reproduction, and the right wing completely loses its shit. It is not Nye at his most eloquent, but…he’s actually right about everything important. Read this title for an example of the inanity of far right responses, titled WATCH: Bill Nye, Science Guy Makes An Idiot Of Himself On…