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Archives for January, 2007

CNN has the story of a mysterious falling object that punctured the roof of a home in New Jersey on Tuesday evening, damaging bathroom floor tiles on impact before bouncing and lodging itself in a wall. The object is metal; lab tests will determine whether or not it is a meteorite. Steinn covers the story…

From Doc Bushwell’s Chimp Refuge, Hypermiler or Hyperdumb?. “Some hypermilers have managed to get very impressive figures out of their vehicles, in excess of 100 miles per gallon, but the way some of them go about it is downright crazy. Techniques used include over-inflating tires, tailgating trucks on highways to within one car length, turning…

Ring in 2007 with manna for the science-starved. From Mike the Mad Biologist, So This is What Theistic Geology Looks Like. “You might not know this, but, due to pressure from Republicans beholden to batshit lunatic creationists theological conservatives, park rangers at the Grand Canyon are not allowed to discuss how old the Grand Canyon…