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Archives for May, 2009

Science Scout twitter feed (From MonkeyBicycle) 6. Ray Romano Is it just me or is this guy too funny? I mean, that thing he does with his TV mom and wife just cracks me up. Plus, he once made $50 million bucks in one season, which is totally cool, and is in no way the…

Science Scout twitter feed Thanks so much for all the great feedback with the Mitochondria song, and as promised, I picked a request from the comments for my next attempt at song writing. Specifically, this one: That’s right – we’re talking about the Buckminsterfullerene!

Science Scout twitter feed Recently, I heard of a new documentary called “Act of God” by Jennifer Baichwal, that involved looking at individuals struck by lightning. I haven’t had a chance to check out this new film, but it did remind me of a previous movie that she had done called “Manufactured Landscapes,” which highlighted…

Song 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 1. Waterfall – James 2. Wake Up – Arcade Fire 3. Never Had Nobody Like You – M Ward 4. No one is to blame – Emile Millar Finding a great cover tune is tantamount to a glimpse of the promised land for a mixed tape afficionado.…

Very cool. Called, the “Mother of All Funk Chords,” this song and video is made only from various YouTube clips. Must of taken forever, but boy did it ever pay off. More at thru-you.com/. It’s stuff like this that really dictates the passage of copyright laws, since it’s obviously a creation of considerable originality and…

Science Scout twitter feed Yes, those forlorn looking children are my kids, Hannah and Ben. This post is another oldie but goodie, but with the summer looming ahead, this picture still cracks me up. Mainly because it’s an example of total misrepresentation of the product. Specifically, here is what the picture on the box looked…

Science Scout twitter feed I’m thinking of highlighting a few of the silly things I write every Wednesday on this blog. And so this particular piece, which was written about 2 years ago, seems as good a place as any to start. At the time I was thinking “environment” and “Chewbacca” – how can I…

I’ll be headed to D.C. next week to start a research Fellowship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (above). This is a signal of transitions in several senses. Not only has the semester ended here (with graduation this Sunday and so far only two students protesting their grades), but I am officially finished…

Differences tabulated. In columns. And marked by me. I’ll start above the fold with an excerpt: The main distinctions are between a system that tends toward domination and one that strives for harmony; between that which seeks to specialize and that which promotes diversity; between promoting competition and seeking community and cooperation; and between that…

Science Scout twitter feed Tonight, I’ll be heading out to the Vancouver Cafe Scientifique, where noted bee biologist, Dr. Mark Winston, will be giving a talk about science and dance (May 12th, 7:30pm at the Railway Club). Now, although the linkage between dancing, science, and bees would be normally fairly straight forward, I’ve been told…