Archives for April, 2010

hat tip for this video to Isis and the Thoughtful animal.

Tonight’s dessert is plum cake: Tante Lissy’s Flaumen Kuchen (Plum Cake) 1 c Butter 1 c Sugar 1 Egg 2 tsp Almond extract (or vanilla) 1 tsp Salt 1 c White fl our 1 c Barley 10 Plums, pitted and cut in half 2 Tbsp warmed apricot jam 1. Beat together butter and sugar. Add…

Today I wore a bikini for science.

For Earth Day, let’s celebrate Stewart Brand, the distinguished writer, lecturer and author of the classic Whole Earth Catalog, which won the national book award in 1972. He also has a new book called “Whole Earth Discipline” where he argues that the established Green agenda is outdated, too negative, too tradition bound, too specialized, too…

For a short 5 minute tour of Bill Gates tackling the controversy of GE crops, please see the blog ERV. Thanks for the plug ERV If you have 45 minutes, watch the entire video here. Bill is serious, sincere and a good speaker with important concepts to convey: The video starts about 11 minutes in.

> WASHINGTON- (AP) The leader of the United States Department of > Agriculture’s National Institute for Food Research, Dr. Roger Beachy, > admitted that the release of last week’s request for proposals (RFP) > from scientific researchers was “simply a gag to lighten the research > funding environment” and that the real one will be…