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Archives for September, 2006

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/29/2006

Fun With YouTube: Zero Gravity Balloon Edition A balloon pops in Zero G. Everything’s more fun in orbit. Well, maybe not everything. Celebrity Ecological Footprints – how many Earths would we need if we all lived like Tom Cruise? “Come on, Matt. Matt, have you studied the history of environmentalism? I’ve studied the history of…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/28/2006

Laser Challenge Game A Nobel Prize winner has invented the laser: Let’s get this party started! Hey, if it’s put out by the Nobel people, it’s not just a computer game; it’s science education. (via Chad) Three Lectures by Hans Bethe The Man teaches quantum. Watch his magic. (via fark) When crime-fighting tools go bad:…

We had so much fun interviewing the three most recent ScienceBloggers that we decided there’s no good reason to limit ourselves to the newbies. Now we’re going after all the ScienceBloggers for interviews, and we will be running conversations with many more of your favorites over the coming weeks. This time around, we’re talking to…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/27/2006

Anousheh Ansari Space Blog Yup, she’s blogging from space. Fan your jealousy flames several times a day. Curious Pop Quiz #4 and E. coli As Roughage-Gate continues, take this quiz on what delicious spinach dishes you should avoid. Then do what you know you must. Quicktime Virtual Reality Apollo Panoramas Witness the moon in all…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, September 27

The 2006 Nobel Laureates will be announced on Monday, October 2. Any early guesses as to who this year’s honorees will be?

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/26/2006

GMO Kimchi, Coming to a Korea Town Near You They might have botched that whole cloned stem cells thing (what, should we not blame the whole country?), but the Koreans are blazing the trail of breath-freshening biotech. Gabby guys: the effect size The Female Brain author Louann Brizendine is coming under fire for her claim…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/25/2006

Special Feature: Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2006 Science features some very cool photos, illustrations and graphics. Check ‘em out. Your Friday Dose of Woo: If our intestines were lungs we could drink our oxygen! We’ve already breathed in the woo, now we drink the woo. Next can we absorb the woo through mucous membranes?…

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/22/2006

Lawyers call for science to clear AIDS nurses in Libya Declan Butler reports on the Tripoli Six, medical workers sentenced to die by firing squad for supposedly infecting over 400 children with HIV. The evidence points to their innocence, and their lawyers are calling for the science community to rally to their cause. The bloggers…

Ask A Sb, September 21

Why do men have a longer period of fertility, relative to their lifespan, than women? (Bonus: is this true of other species as well?)

Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: 9/21/2006

Charles Darwin and the Racing Asparagus NPR dishes about how Darwin used food to his advantage…besides eating it. What ingenuity! (via Jonah) Climate-controlled White House “Oh no, we’d never control the information presented to scientists! We’re all about open discourse on the issues.” Right. Pale Blue Dot III.0 Don’t come in too close. A little…