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Archives for September, 2007

Today in Science (0930)

Events 1977 – The Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are terminated. 2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken. PZ Myers is ecstatic.

Sun Devil football roundup

So let’s put this in perspective … ASU hadn’t won in California in fourteen games. ASU hadn’t won in Stanford since 1997. Nine of the top-25 teams lost over the weekend. Colorado – whom ASU beat – went and won against #3 Oklahoma. The Cal/Oregon game was a good one. Cal should rise through the…

Today in Science (0929)

Being a little quiet here … combination of a looming Sunday deadline, grading, and the fact that I threw my back out on Thursday afternoon and am now in constant pain. Ah, the joys of life! There will, however, be some exciting news on Monday, so stay tuned. Here’s your Today in Science ….

Today in Science (0928)

Friday Poem

Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way, And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning…

Today in Science (0927)

Events 1937 – Balinese Tiger (Panthera tigris balica) declared extinct after the last specimen was shot in 1925. 1956 – Milburn G. Apt becomes the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2. Shortly thereafter, the craft goes out of control and Apt is killed.

In the past, he asked “Is our children learning?” Yesterday, when commenting on No Child Left Behind he said "As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured" (source). No comment is necessary.

Scientific Literacy

Just a quick note to point out that my colleague, Tom Martin, who occupies an office just down the corridor from me, has won the Second Annual Seed Science Writing Contest with his essay “Scientific Literacy and the Habit of Discourse.” Take a look.

Today in Science (0926)

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