- Huzzah for Smoot and Mather!
In this comment, Momma Free-Ride discusses her time working on COBE (the project, not the satellite itself) with the newest Nobel laureates.
- TEDTalks: Al Gore
Al Gore talks about averting disaster and shows off his bizarrely attuned comic sense. (via The World’s Fair)
- Best of Nikon Small World Contest (flash-free edition)
These may be the most attractive science-photo-contest-winners of all time. Did someone say “set as desktop background?”
- And now for something completely different: What makes foods disgusting?
Hint: Brains fit the bill.
- Numbers Are Male, Said Pythagoras, and the Idea Persists
Read a history-based take on the exclusion of women from science.
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