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Maggie Wittlin

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…