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“Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas, was killed Thursday [December 28th] by small arms fire in Baghdad, the Defense Department said.” (source)

Witness the power of headline writers.

Real headlines: AP poll: Americans optimistic for 2007 Poll: Americans see gloom, doom in 2007 … and these are talking about the the same AP-AOL News poll.

Slo-mo pool with thermal imaging

This is kind of cool – pool shots in slow motion with thermal imaging. (Seen on fark.com)

Freepers on AiG finances

Noticed a few hits from FreeRepublic.com this morning as someone called “truthfinder9″ had linked to my post about Ken Ham and AiG revenue. Here is a highlight:

Evolution and Math

The November 30th edition of the London Review of Books has a review by John Whitfield of Burt & Trivers’ Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements (which has been on my shelf unread for awhile now). Here’s a nice quote: [R]eading [the book] did help me work out why evolutionary biology is…

Poor Ken Ham

Back in March, I noted that creationism was a profitable business … at least for Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis who had a salary of $121,764 for 2004. Now Jim Lippard is reporting that Ham has taken a pay-cut and only made $60,000 in 2005. Poor, poor Ken … must be rough surviving in…

Rumble in Finland

Over at Tetrapod Zoology, Darren Naish has a great series of photos of a golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) taking on a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) over a carcase.

#3 Villain to Hang Tonight

AP is reporting that Saddam Hussein will be executed by 10pm EST. No doubt it will bring a smile to Bush, but it is difficult to see how the hanging will make any difference to what is occurring in Iraq. And it certainly wont bring to account those responsible for the WTC attack.

An AP-AOL News poll has revealed that Bush is both the greatest “villain” and “hero” of 2006. When asked to name the past year‘s biggest villain, Bush was far and away the #1 choice, commanding 25% of the vote, distantly trailed by Osama Bin Laden (8%), Saddam Hussein (6%), President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran (5%),…

I’ve noted before that the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) will be meeting in Phoenix next week and also that PZ, Grrl Scientist, and I will be participating in a media workshop on blogging. We’ve decided that this might also be a nice opportunity for Scienceblogs readers to get together, so here’s what…