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Archives for October, 2006

Pumpkins, Incoming!

Image: Chuck. There’s nothing festive about a past-its-prime jack-o-lantern accruing mats of vegetable mold in the the driveway. At this weekend’s 2006 Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Championships in Millsboro, Deleware, a few resourceful folks will pronounce a nobler, or at least more spectacular, good-bye.

Tectonic Colonic

When Tungurahua erupted earlier this month, three hundred local people were forced to evacuate. Tungurahua is the most active volcano in Ecuador, which is itself a volcanically active region. This image, captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on October 25, shows Tungurahua mid-eruption; a plume of dark, rather than white, volcanic ash blows westward from the…

Ask a ScienceBlogger, October 27

What’s the most underfunded scientific field that shouldn’t be underfunded?

Ask A ScienceBlogger, October 20

What’s the best science TV show of all time?

Only We Can Do That to Our Pledges Labs are just one big frat party. Hey, first year, time to collect the stool sample… Today’s blog is brought to you by the letter R These linguists hate America. Have you no decency, people? Do Higher Eukaryotes Smoke More Weed? RPM doesn’t actually answer the question,…

This time around, we’re talking to Afarensis of Afarensis: Anthropology, Evolution and Science. What’s your name? Afarensis What do you do when you’re not blogging? I read a lot. I also have an interest in old science fiction and horror movies. I also sail – weather permitting. What is your blog called? Afarensis: Anthropology, Evolution…

I’m Bringin’ Paxil Back: Timberlake SexyBack Remix ‘Cause SSRIs are totally kickin’. One° Climate Change Churches are rallying around Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” What, disillusioned with Mel Gibson? Super Monkey Poop Fight (the post you can play) Yes, this is extremely educational. It mimics the true behavior of our primate relatives…and some bloggers. Complex…

“Every 52 seconds”: wrong by 23,736 percent? How often do men and women think about sex? Well, there’s only been one study on the subject, and that paper indicates that it’s a few times a day, but please, feel free to put any frequency you want in your book. No need to source the figure.…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, Week of October 15

A reader asks: Is severely regulating your diet for a month each year, as Muslims do during Ramadan, good for you?

Living a Second Life A psychiatry professor teaches his students about schizophrenia by making them live through hallucinations in a virtual world. Freaky. (via 3QD) Einstein’s High School Diploma Yes, but how were his extracurriculars? (via boing boing) Open Letter to Scientific Equipment Manufacturers Listen to the man! Make Your Very Own Virgin Mary, Tentacle,…