Archives for April 3, 2009

Weekend Diversion: Do Tinfoil Hats Work?

As a new tradition since we’re on a new site, in addition to giving you a post about fun stuff on the weekend, I’m going to try exposing you to some new music, either by an uncommon artist or a song that really caught my fancy. This week’s artist is Chicago-based bluegrass musician Colby Maddox,…

Is Uranium the Heaviest Natural Element?

Last night, I was watching the Daily Show, and they had Tom Zoellner on, talking about his new book: Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock that shaped the world. There are certainly a lot of interesting things about Uranium in culture, particularly in terms of energy (hey, we can use this thing to power the…