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My other half sent me this link on Friday: from Wired, rating weapons used to kill zombies (in Zombieland, and elsewhere). Their number 13: 13. Rock hammers Not to be confused with tremendous mallets, these things are faster to wield and don’t leave you exhausted after two or three swings. Used for busting rocks, they…

We need some new geologic metaphors

I’m already on the record as being highly amused by the use of “set in stone” to imply permanence. I find “tectonic shift” and “glacial pace” equally hilarious, given that glaciers can move faster than plates. (Fast tectonic plates move at cm per year; fast glaciers can move at miles per year.) In fact, geology…

Two summers ago, the extent of Arctic sea ice reached a historic low. What’s it going to do this year? Chuck at Lounge of the Lab Lemming has opened a betting pool. No money involved; winner gets to make him blog on a topic of the winner’s choice. (This is a good prize; Chuck is…

My reviewers commenters on yesterday’s post on chocolate chip cookie deformation had some great points. (Some of them also seem to have been very hungry. For those who want me to experiment more, and to get to analyze the results: looks like I’ve got something that I can promise once the Donors Choose challenge rolls…

I probably shouldn’t have baked chocolate chip cookies yesterday, what with today being one of the two biggest chocolate-buzz holidays on the American calendar. But I did. I’ve had a lot of trouble figuring out the best recipe adjustments for high elevation. My cookies have a tendency to puff up big, and then collapse into…

Legos and poetry

The Small Human sometimes insists that I build Something with his legos. So today, in honor of National Poetry Month, I made this: Can anyone name that poem? (It’s about the only poem that I have memorized.) (This post is brought to you by the encouragement of my English-major husband.)