Stranger Fruit

Archives for January, 2007

Limbaugh on women in the military

Rush Limbaugh yesterday had the following to say about women serving in the US military: So what does it tell you they of the military? Its nothing but a little social playground for experimentation, by the way since they’re liberals they’d love to weaken it and love to tear it apart and cause all kinds…

Castle Almodovar

Courtesy of APOD.

Today in Science

January 27th 1621 – Birth of Thomas Willis, English physician 1851 – Death of John James Audubon, French-American naturalist, ornithologist, and painter 1860 – Death of János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician 1880 – Thomas Edison files a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. 1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded. 1903 – Birth of John…

Today in Science

January 26th 1630 – Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician 1697 – Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician 1823 – Death of Edward Jenner, English physician 1904 – Birth of Ancel Keys, American scientist 1911 – Birth of Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate 1942 – Death of Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician 1943 –…

Friday Poem

Widgeon For Paul Muldoon It had been badly shot. While he was plucking it he found, he says, the voice box – like a flute stop in the broken windpipe – and blew upon it unexpectedly his own small widgeon cries. Seamus Heaney

Oldie but still a goodie.

Today in Science

January 25th 1627 – Birth of Robert Boyle, Irish chemist 1736 – Birth of Joseph Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician 1794 – Birth of François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist 1796 – Birth of William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. 1900 – Birth of Theodosius…

Newbie alert!

Darren Naish (“Tetrapod Zoology“) has joined our merry band. Wander over, say “Hi”, and learn about the evolution of vampires.

A few of my SciBlings have posted on the frilled shark (Chlamysoselachus anguineus) that turned up off Japan. Shelley and PZ have two different videos to check out. A CNN story notes that the species “sometimes referred to as a ‘living fossil’ because it is a primitive species that has changed little since prehistoric times.”…

A catfish to keep you happy

This little beauty is a new species of Pemelodus catfish. P. tetramerus was described from the Rio Tapajos and Rio Tocatins in Brazil. It is related to the Pictus catfish that are available in many fish stores.