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Archives for October, 2006

An Interview with RPM of evolgen

This time around, we’re talking to RPM of evolgen. What’s your name? RPM. Well, that’s my pseudonym. Once I get to know you a little better I’ll tell you my real name. What do you do when you’re not blogging? I’m a graduate student. When I’m not sitting around trying to figure out when I’m…

Genetic Savings & Clone If the $4,000 price tag on a hypoallergenic cat seems like too little to spend on a new kitten, perhaps you’d like to invest $32,000 in cloning your old kitten? Be sure to send them Puss’s DNA while he’s still alive! (via Ng) No Abacus Handy? Use your hands. OK, smarty…

More Than Just a Pretty Face

I wrote a story for seedmagazine.com that got posted yesterday to much excitement. The excitement was largely for the unusually pretty composite face featured with the article (thanks, Face Research), but I’d like to comment on the theory proposed. Over at Frink Tank, Mr. Orange is less than impressed:

WNYC – Radio Lab: Musical Language (April 21, 2006) Check out at least the first four minutes of this. You’ll learn first-hand that a looped recording of speech takes on a musical quality, to the point where you can’t hear it as anything but song. Wow. (via CV) Homo floresiensis: Two Years Out Carl Zimmer…

Best. Mars. Picture. EVAH! The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographs Opportunity in the context of a beautiful crater. Your Friday Dose of Woo: H2Ooooooommmm It must be something in the water. Wait…can you see it?…it looks like…it has to be…woo! Science Friday: Pipe Dreams “Poppies! Poppies will put them to sleep.” Freitag Takes Container Architecture to…

The Amateur’s Revenge Expert is as expert does? Fungus Grow a beautiful and thriving mushroom colony. (via inkycircus) A Simple Show of Hands Explore the science, the politics, and the social significance of hand-holding. Aw. But We Feel Good About Ourselves Some might call it “lack of humility,” we call it “that can-do American spirit.”…

Remember … walking in the sand. Come on, baby, do the starfish locomotion! (via PZ) Product Warranties Mental accounting cuts as many corners as real accounting, and it does so at your loss. Yet Another Warm Fuzzy Disney Tale They have deceived us about lemmings. Curse you, Disney! I’m Going To Be A Star A…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, October 4

What’s an antioxidant, and why are they healthful? I thought oxygen was supposed to be good for you!

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…

Buying an Allerca Kitten For a mere four grand (plus one extra for shipping and handling), a beautiful hypoallergenic kitten can be yours! Stop looking at the price tag ,and start looking at those adorable selectively-bred faces below the bullet points. Welcome to the Blogger SAT Challenge Chad and Dave are pleased to announce the…